Antonio Brown was voted for the cover of the 2015 football magazine

Published 1:08 pm Saturday, July 25, 2015

Antonio Brown received the most Facebook "likes" to be voted as the cover of The Vicksburg Post 2015 football preview magazine.

Antonio Brown received the most Facebook “likes” to be voted as the cover of The Vicksburg Post 2015 football preview magazine.

The city of Vicksburg has voted and selected linebacker Antonio Brown from Vicksburg High School for the cover of the 2015 football magazine.

Four separate covers were shot representing the local high schools. A Facebook contest was held and the cover with the most “likes” was selected the winner.

Brown, half-back Liam Hopson from Warren Central, running back DeMichael Harris from St. Al and quarterback Patrick Minor from Porters Chapel were the selected players to represent their schools.

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“I feel good and it’s exciting to be on the front cover of a magazine,” Brown said. “It makes me want to play more and gives me more exposure.”

Brown received 1,253 votes and coming in second place was Liam Hopson’s cover with 1,210 votes. DeMicahel Harris received the third most votes and Patrick Minor rounded off the competition with 681 votes.

Once Brown woke up from a brief nap earlier in the day, he checked his Facebook to see the results of the contest. He waited the entire day to find out if his face will be on the cover.

He even thanked those who voted for him on his personal Facebook account.

Coaches, friends and family members all called Brown to congratulate him on being on the cover.

He spoke with friends and family members every day encouraging them to vote for him.

Brown works hard at being a good football player and this makes him want to grind and work harder.

Brown said he wanted to have a great senior year and this will definitely make his last season special.

“Now I’m just ready for the season,” Brown said.

Hopson didn’t know a lot of people knew to vote for him. He would’ve really enjoyed seeing his face on the cover of the magazine and would’ve felt honored.

“I’m a little disappointed, second place out of four isn’t awful,” Hopson said. “I wish I could have had a few more votes.”

He said it’s great that many people showed out and voted for him.

“It shows how many people care about football in our community,” Hopson said.

Hopson is also focused on his first game against Wayne County after spending the entire summer conditioning for the season.