Former Louisville Cardinals linebacker Nick Dawson-Brents is headed to The Hill

Louisville grad transfer Nick Dawson-Brents rejoins former Cardinal and fellow linebacker Keith Brown on The Hill

WKU head coach Jeff Brohm continues to fill needed vacancies, picking up a second linebacker transfer from Louisville in as many days. 

Former Cardinals reserve linebacker Nick Dawson-Brents confirmed with WKUInsider.com on Wednesday evening that he will rejoin teammate Keith Brown, who announced his move to The Hill on Tuesday.

"I want to thank everyone who has been there for me," he said. "I want to thank the coaches at WKU for giving me a scholarship offer and giving me another chance to showcase my talent.  I'm proud to be a Hilltopper."

Prior to his official visit, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Dawson-Brents didn't know much about the Hilltoppers, expect that they had an explosive offense and finished the season ranked among the Top 25.

"I didn't know to much about Western before, but I'm happy with my decision and look forward to getting started."

A close friend of fellow U of L linebacker graduate transfer Keith Brown, Dawson-Brents is excited for the chance to rejoin his teammate.

"I'm excited to get to play with Keith Brown again. He's a brother to me. I'm glad that he chose the same place, so we're ready to shock the world. We'll bring a lot of leadership.  Obviously, they already know how to win, so we can big pieces to them winning next season. WKU is going to do big things next year."

Among the "big thing" opportunities is a trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to face the defending national champions in week two of the season.

"That'll be a great opportunity," he said. "It'll be on a national stage. They will be ranked and we will be ranked, so it'll be a big game."

Dawson-Brents garnered Army All-American honors as a senior at Berry Academy in Charlotte, N.C.  He appeared in 37 games during his time at U of L. 

"I had a great experience at Louisville," he said. "I was able to get my degree. I didn't get to play as much as I wanted, but in the long run, I told my aunt and my uncle that my goal was to get my degree and I did that.  I want to thank those coaches for all they did, but I'm ready to go WKU."


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