This article was written by Kelly Patrick, a contributor with KentuckySports.co.
It’s nice to see Tyler Bloyd has picked up where I started and began a countdown of the top ten players on UKs football program. Although the excitement isn’t there for football in the state as it is for basketball I like to think that knowing and following football for both schools is what separates the “fair-weather” fans from the true Red and Blue faithful.
Continuing with my countdown of the top ten highest rated Cardinal Football players I will talk a little about Daniel Brown:
Daniel Brown is a 6-1 225 lb Junior linebacker out of Atlanta, GA and Douglas high school. He wears #24 and started all 13 games for the Cards last season while recording 55 tackles. During high school Brown played mostly in the defensive secondary and also ran the 400 meter and was a member of the 4 x 100 relay team.
One of the players who the current coaching staff seems to have really elevated the play of is Daniel Brown. After red-shirting the 2008 season Brown played in eight games as a freshman before thriving as a starter during Charlie Strong’s first year with the team. Brown started all 13 games and along with Preston Brown and Dexter Heyman will lead the 2011 linebackers’ corps which as a unit is projected to be one of strengths for the defense this upcoming season.