Devonte Fields "happy" to be in Louisville

Louisville newcomer Devonte Fields arrived in the Derby City just in time for the start of the Cardinals fall camp. The former Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year chatted about his transition and practice following the team's work on Thursday.

A lot of fall camp buzz has surrounded the presence and play of Devonte Fields, the former Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year that arrived in Louisville just days before the start of practice.

Following eight days of work, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound outside linebacker visited with the media to discuss his first fall camp at Louisville.

"I'm just enjoying myself," he said. "Happy to be here."

It was a unique road that eventually led Fields to becoming a Cardinal. Following that stellar rookie season at TCU, off the field issues led him to leaving the Horned Frogs program three games into his sophomore season. He spent the 2014 season at Trinity Valley Community Valley College.

While impressive during the first few days of fall camp, where he has used his speed and length become a disruptive presence, head coach Bobby Petrino and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham have both stated while they like his abilities, that he is behind in being physically ready.

"I feel like I'm in better shape than the first practice for sure, but I'm still not where I want to be and where coach wants me to be," Fields explained. "I still have to keep working."

Check out the videos below for all of Fields comments.


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