Every UofL fan knows the name Preston Brown. The big middle linebacker that was one of the best to come through UofL. He was a ferocious football player, making big hits and being a general tackling machine. It could be argued he was the heart of some of Charlie Strong’s best defenses while he was here. Now, he returns to his alma mater as the new sideline reporter for the Louisville Cardinals Radio Network.
The Cincinnati native had a nice career in the NFL and has now decided to get involved in the podcasting game. He’s a very gregarious and we’ll spoken man and he was a very intelligent football player which will serve him well in his new role.
Welcome back Preston! Btw, he’s also one of our podcast guests. You can listen to his interview on the CSZ podcast here.
Below is the press release from UofL Athletics announcing the hiring of Preston and more details about him:
Press Release From Louisville Athletics:
Former Linebacker Named Sideline Report for Louisville Football
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former University of Louisville linebacker Preston Brown was named the sideline reporter for the Louisville Cardinals Radio Network.
Paul Rogers will continue his role as the play-by-play announcer, while Jody Demling moves into the booth as the analyst.
A standout for the Cardinals from 2010-13, Brown finished his career with 301 tackles, seven sacks and 26 tackles for loss during his four seasons as a linebacker with the Cards.
As a junior in 2012, Brown, a second team All-BIG EAST selection, led the team with 109 tackles, leading the Cardinals to an 11-2 record and an upset win in the Sugar Bowl over third-ranked Florida.
The Cincinnati native set a career-high with 17 total tackles in a win over USF and added 13 stops in a win over Cincinnati. For his efforts against the Bulls and Bearcats, Brown would win his second Big East Player of the Week honor.
Brown returned for his senior season, recording 98 total tackles as the Cardinals finished 12-1 with a win in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The 6-foot-1 backer forced three total fumbles and returned one 48 yards against Memphis for a touchdown.
Following his UofL career, Brown was a third-round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals and went on to play six seasons in the NFL.
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Elizabethtown WIEL 106.1 FM
1400 AM Frankfort; WFRT 103.7 FM
Lexington/ Lawrenceburg WKYL 102.1 FM
Cincinnati WDBZ 1230 AM
Bowling Green WKCT 104.1 FM / 930 AM
Owensboro WLME 102.7 FM
Paducah WPAD 99.5 FM / 1560 AM
Manchester WKLB 104.5 FM / 1290 AM
Mayfield WYMC 93.9 FM / 1430 AM
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