Reports: Nebraska RB Braylon Heard will transfer to Kentucky

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

Former Nebraska RB Braylon Heard is headed to Kentucky. (USATSI)
Former Nebraska RB Braylon Heard is headed to Kentucky. (USATSI)

Nebraska running back Braylon Heard has decided to transfer to Kentucky, according to multiple reports.

Heard, a sophomore last year for the Cornhuskers, will sit out the fall of 2013 and have two seasons of eligibility remaining for the Wildcats. He also considered transferring to Pittsburgh.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder rushed for 348 yards and three touchdowns for Nebraska in 2012, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. However, he was third on the tailback depth chart behind 1,000-yard sophomore Ameer Abdullah and veteran Rex Burkhead.

Getting the former four-star recruit to come to Kentucky is a big coup for new coach Mark Stoops who, incidentally, went to the same high school as Heard -- Cardinal Mooney High in Youngstown, Ohio.

Kentucky's two leading rushers from last year, Raymond Sanders and Jonathan George, will both be seniors this fall, paving the way for Heard to potentially grab the starting spot in 2014.

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