The Cardinal Countdown...25 days till kickoff

#25 Calvin Pryor


Class: Sophomore Ht/Wt: 6-2/213 Position: Safety Hometown: Port St. Joe, Fla

Louisville’s Take: Big-play safety who made an immediate impact as a true freshman ... good ability to make open-field tackles and can come up to provide run support ... not afraid to unleash a big hit... one of the team leaders in interceptions.

Thoughts: Last year, all Cards football fans got introduced to a great safety in the form of Mr. Pryor. Unfortunately for them, so did many opposing offenses. Calvin played every game last year, but became the starting free safety against Rutgers and didn’t lose that position for the last 7 games. Let me throw some stats at you from last year. Calvin had 43 tackles with 4 of them for loss, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries and a sack….as a true freshman. I’m excited about Calvin’s future here and I think we have another player being mentioned with the Thorpe/Nagurski Awards in the next few seasons.

Potential Nicknames: "Pryor-ity", "25 to life" (i.e. He has you locked up)


#97 DeAngelo Brown


Class: Freshman Ht/Wt: 6-1/316 Position: Defensive Tackle Hometown: Savannah, GA

Louisville’s Take: Played for Donald Chumley at Savannah Christian Prep... three-star recruit by and has good size and quickness... was voted as one of the team captains... three-time All-Conference selection... registered 85 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and 12 sacks as a senior... credited with 10 pancake blocks on the offensive line... named the Georgia Class A All-State Defensive Player of the Year... was voted the All-Savannah Defensive Player of the Year... three-time All-Region selection... member of 2011 GHSA Class A state championship team after finishing as state runners-up as a junior and sophomore... team finished with perfect 15-0 record... part of a stifling defense, which only surrendered 84 points... Raider defense only allowed 41 yards of total offense in the state championship game... made verbal commitment right after championship game... 93rd-best defensive tackle by played in state championship game in three consecutive seasons... had been recorded benching 420 pounds and has been clocked at 4.9 seconds in the shuttle run...

Thoughts: If you just read the "Louisville Notes", I’m not sure what more to add. DeAngelo was a big get for Cards and someone who could definitely see some playing time this year. Our D-line isn’t exactly "old" so finding a spot over the next couple years might be challenge, but Brown has the potential and the size.I'm looking forward to seeing Brown become a star as he grows up in the program. Future Big 12 Player of the Year?!?

Potential Nicknames: "Big Brown", "Lo Bro", "Brown Sugar"(via Cardfan63)

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