Louisville senior linebacker Preston Brown has been added to the initial watch list for the 2013 Rotary Lombardi Trophy, an award given annually to the nation’s top lineman.
Brown has played linebacker for Louisville for the past three years, but meets the requirements for this award. The eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, or linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage.
The Cincinnati native has started 24 games in his three years with the Louisville program, including the season opener of his true freshman season in 2010. Brown is a three year letter winner and earned Second Team All Big East Honors in 2012 after leading the team in tackles.
Brown has been an integral part of Louisville’s rising success over the past few years. He is one of the many recruits that Charlie Strong has brought into the ...