Preston Brown: University of Louisville
*Second Place with 18.2% of the vote
Louisville’s senior middle linebacker, Preston Brown is making waves himself. Preston played in every game last season which means the Cards now have some quality experience at a position that many, including Coach Charlie Strong believe is the core and leadership position of the defense.
Why is Brown’s name familiar? You probably heard it quite a few times during the Cardinals’ bowl game when he was recording 13 tackles in Louisville’s 33-23 Sugar Bowl victory over Florida. Brown is a Cincinnati native that had originally committed to UC verbally, but was impressed with Coach Strong enough to join the Cards instead. If his junior season was any indication, Louisville fans can look forward to a big 2013 from Brown.