UK Football: Eli Brown Hoping for a Bigger Role in 2017

08/25/2017 03:38 PM

Redshirt sophomore weakside linebacker Eli Brown is focused on seeing more time on the field this season. The Bowling Green native recorded 24 tackles in 12 games last season.

Brown is a bit undersized for his position, weighing 215 pounds. But he’s not worried that will affect his play.

“Since my freshman year, you can ask anybody. I’ve always been the most physical one on defense,” said Brown. “I’m going to hit regardless.”

Brown currently sits behind the star of Kentucky’s defense, junior Jordan Jones. Jones led Kentucky in total tackles and tackles for lass last season. While Jones is the unquestioned starter at the position heading into the season, Brown is confident that he will make an impact on the field.

“Jordan is a player, man. We’ve been battling for the 1-2 spot since I’ve been here and it’s always been a close fight.”

What kind of role will Brown have this season? Bradley McKee and Clayton Abernathy discuss.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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