Team leader in tackles... had eight tackles, including one for loss in win at Cincinnati... returned a fumble 48 yards for a touchdown against Memphis... totaled nine tackles in wins over Memphis and Houston... credited with seven tackles in a win at Connecticut... registered a season-best nine tackles in the opener versus Ohio... tallied eight tackles, forced a fumbles, notched three tackles for loss and two sacks in a win over Eastern Kentucky... tallied seven stops against Kentucky.
Started all 13 games, earning second team All-BIG EAST accolades... Totaled six double-digit tackle performances... Finished fifth in the BIG EAST and tied for 71st in the country in tackles... Registered five tackles versus North Carolina and FIU... Contributed with eight tackles versus Southern Mississippi... Totaled a career-best 17 tackles in a win over South Florida... Credited with 13 tackles and his first career interception versus Cincinnati... Made 10 stops in a 45-17 victory at home versus Temple... Totaled 12 tackles as the Cardinals suffered their first loss versus Syracuse... Registered 10 tackles for fifth game in a row with at least 10 tackles... Led the Cardinals with 13 tackles in the Sugar Bowl win over Florida.
Tied for second on the team with 84 tackles... Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 31... Appeared in all 13 games, making 11 starts... Added 5.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks... Made seven tackles at USF... Credited with nine tackles in loss to Pittsburgh... Made six solo stops in win at West Virginia... Recorded first sack versus Syracuse... Totaled six stops in win over Rutgers... Reached double figures in total tackles for second time at Cincinnati with 10 stops... Registered nine stops at North Carolina and seven versus Marshall... Set a then career-high with 12 tackles in season-opener versus Murray State.
Appeared in all 13 games at linebacker and on special teams... Totaled 10 tackles in 13 games... Recorded two tackles versus Syracuse and Rutgers.
Played for Jeff Neal at Northwest High School... Earned first-team All-District honors... Selected to play in the North-South All-Star game... Carried 143 times for 973 yards and 12 touchdowns.
05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: BUFFALO BILLS: Round 3/73 -- Preston Brown, LB, 6-1, 251, Louisville...Brown should be able to come in and become the primary backup at middle linebacker behind Brandon Spikes. The Bills really don't have a true middle linebacker on the team other than Spikes, so Brown will get plenty of reps in training camp at the position. However, he also played some outside linebacker in college, and he can be a useful member of the special teams, so the Bills likely will get some mileage out of Brown in his rookie season. His production was certainly high at Louisville, as he made 301 tackles, all but 10 of those in his final three years. - The Sports Xchange