Making An Impact!

A number of players have stepped up their game and have made an impact through four games this season, including senior tight end Adam McCauley (pictured).

With the season four games old and the Louisville Cardinals sitting at 4-0 and ranked 20th in the country, we thought we'd take a look at a few of the players that have surprised us in the early going.

Elvis Dumervil

Despite being slightly shorter than most defensive ends, Dumervil, a junior, has played very well in the early going and shows no sign of slowing down. He, along with his counterpart Marcus Jones, is getting pressure on the quarterback more frequently than a year ago. Currently third on the teams in tackles.

Season Stats: 16 tackles, 2 sacks, 3.5 TFL, 1 FF

Adam McCauley

Entering the season the tight end position was an area of concern, but McCauley, a first-time starter, has quickly quieted the worries and has played very well through the first portion of the season. The senior is currently fourth on the team in receptions.

Season Stats: 9 catches for 130 yards

Johnson returns an interception
against East Carolina
Brandon Johnson

What can be said about the play of the junior outside linebaker? Through four games, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Johnson has flown to the ball on nearly every down and has recorded his first two career interceptions. His 25 total tackles are second best on the team and is exactly half of his total from all of last season.

Season Stats: 25 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 INT

Abe Brown

Brown, a converted safety and first time starter, has adjusted quickly to his new position at MIKE linebacker. Similar to Johnson, Brown uses his 6-foot-4, 215-pound frame to his advantage and has been causing havoc in the opponents backfield often. Through four games he leads the team in sacks.

Season Stats: 13 tackles, 3 sacks, 2.5 TFL, 1 FF

Brian Brohm

While we expected Brohm to play well, we didn't expect him to be so calm and confident in the pocket this early in the year. Through four contests, the freshman quarterback has completed 75.6% of his pass attempts. He has also proven that he is a threat to run the ball as well.

Season Stats: 41-31-0 for 351 yards and 1 TD. 2 rushing TD's.

Terrance Butler

Playing mostly special teams at this point, the true freshman strong safety has a nose for the ball. He is playing with the fire and emotion needed on special teams.

Season Stats: 6 tackles

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