Cardinals return four starters on a defense that was the best in the nation a year ago
Brown is currently sitting out this spring after having knee surgery
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In addition to individual awards, the Cardinals celebrated an abundance of team accomplishments
Preston Brown led the Cardinals in tackles last season
2013 SOPHOMORE SEASON
Missed most of the year with a knee injury... played in three games before suffering an injury... totaled three tackles.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON Named a freshman All-American by FoxSports.net... Appeared in 11 games at linebacker, making five starts... Registered six tackles in a loss at Syrause... Credited with eight stops in a win over Temple... Totaled a season-best 13 tackles in an overtime victory versus Cincinnati... Recorded 12 tackles in a 45-35 win over Pittsburgh... Registered nine tackles in a win over Southern Mississippi... Made collegiate debut versus Kentucky.
Enrolled at Louisville in January of 2012... Played for Daryle Heidelburg at Miami Norland High School... Selected as a U.S. Army All-American... Voted to the 5A first team All-State squad... Selected first team All-Dade County... Led Norland to a perfect 15-0 record and Class 5A Florida State championship... Recorded 113 tackles, five sacks and returned an interception for touchdown as a senior... Finished with 142 tackles and four sacks as a junior... Rated the fourth-best linebacker in the state of Florida and the 34th-best overall prospect in the state by SunStateFootball.com.
Son of LaQuanda and Morris Atkins... born 1/17/94... health and human performance major... brother of fullback Lamar Atkins.