Found December 08, 2012 on Louisville Card Game:
A surprise visitor showed up during a football signing day party back in February. Wild applause rippled through the old Parrish House across the street from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium when Jack Coffee announced that a special guest had arrived. Keith Brown (ESPN photo) Down the aisle strolled a smiling Keith Brown, a four-star linebacker prospect from Miami Nordland High School. Not close behind him were two other talented newcomers, James Burgess and Gerald Holliman. The future was bright indeed. Ten months later Brown has been named a first team freshman All-American by FoxSports.net He’s the second freshman at UofL to earn All America honors since Teddy Bridgewater was picked on several teams last season. Brown played in nine games for the Cardinals and was one of the team leader with 56 tackles and forced and recovered a fumble this season. He registered 12 tackles in his first career start against Pitt and added a career-best 13 tackles in an overtime-win over Cincinnati.
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