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Brian Brohm named new quarterbacks coach at Western Kentucky

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Congrats to the former Cardinal great, who will begin his coaching career with his brother in Bowling Green.

Here's the release from Western Kentucky:

Former professional and collegiate star quarterback Brian Brohm has been tabbed to lead the Hilltopper quarterbacks, WKU head football coach Jeff Brohm announced on Monday.

The third-year head coach also announced further coaching assignments for 2016. Bryan Ellis, who previously served as WKU's running backs coach, will lead the receivers and offensive assistant Chris Barclay, a former NFL running back, will coach the running backs. Defensive assistant Reggie Johnson will direct the defensive ends this season.

Brohm comes to The Hill following an eight-year professional career in the National Football League and Canadian Football League, in which he played for the NFL's Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills as well as the CFL's Hamilton Tiger Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

A second round NFL Draft pick in 2008 (56th overall), Brohm threw for 10,775 yards and 71 touchdowns as a three-year starter for the Cardinals and took home MVP honors in the 2007 Orange Bowl. The Cardinals finished 12-1 in 2006 and No. 6 in the final Associated Press poll, as Brohm led a Louisville attack that finished No. 2 nationally in Total Offense, averaging 475.3 yards per game. Brohm threw a then-school record 30 touchdown passes for the Cardinals in 2007 while his 10,755 career passing yards are No. 2 all-time in Louisville history as are his 4,024 passing yards in 2007.

Brohm enjoyed one of the most storied prep careers in Kentucky high school football history at Louisville Trinity where he led the Shamrocks to the KHSAA 4A state title three consecutive seasons (2001-03) and took home MVP honors of all three title games, including a 555-yard, seven-touchdown performance in the 2002 title game. In 2003, Brohm was named Kentucky's "Mr. Football", USA Today's Offensive Player of the Year and Gatorade Player of the Year. Brohm's 119 career passing touchdowns and 698 completions at Trinity both rank sixth all-time in KHSAA history. Brohm's 10,579 passing yards are fifth all-time in KHSAA history.

He is the younger brother of head coach Jeff Brohm and Director of Football Operations Greg Brohm.