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Braylon Heard will transfer to Kentucky

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Sources tell Rivals’ Justin Rowland that Nebraska running back Braylon Heard will transfer to Kentucky. He will likely sit out the 2013 season and have two seasons of eligibility left.

Heard visited UK two weeks ago, and is currently a sophomore at Nebraska. He attended Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio, which should sound very familiar to you by now since it’s the alma mater of both Mark Stoops and Vince Marrow, who was on Nebraska’s staff prior to leaving for UK. Coming out of high school, the four-star Heard was ranked the fifth best running back in the nation and the 57th overall player in the 2010 class. Last year, he averaged 6.69 yards per carry in 55 attempts and scored three touchdowns, but was unhappy with his reduced role in the Husker offense.

Watch him work:

Welcome to the fam, Braylon.

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40 Comments for Braylon Heard will transfer to Kentucky



  1. uknbama
    2:41 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    That’s great news!
    Go Cats!



  2. dave
    2:42 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    boom!!!



  3. Graham
    2:44 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Will he have to sit out a yr?



  4. Jeff
    2:47 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Great News! Welcome aboard



  5. Cats
    2:49 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    STOOOOOPS!!!! SPRING GAME COULDN’T COME SOONER!



  6. Limited-edition holographic flat-top
    2:55 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Bummer he has to sit but at the same time. OMG



  7. Eric
    2:56 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    I Heard that!



  8. El Pollo Loco
    2:56 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Awesome! Welcome aboard.

    If he was class of 2010 that means he redshirted 2010, played in 2011 & 12, so if he sits out 2013 he’d only have 1 more year of eligibility in 2014 unless he was granted a 6th year, right?



  9. fireant
    2:57 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    This is fantastic. He is a beast.



  10. HuskersHate
    2:59 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Nebraska will hate us. Saw on a Cornhusker site a couple of months ago “Please don’t go to Kentucky”. This is a huge pick up for the Cats!



  11. Braylon
    3:01 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    http://www.huskers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=100&ATCLID=205213152

    According to Nebraska’s athletic site his first season there was 2011.



  12. UKfan89
    3:09 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    YESSSSSSSSS



  13. Bama Fan
    3:11 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    This kid couldn’t make the scout team for us. Good get for yu guys though.



  14. brendtmcintosh
    3:13 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Have we EVER had a running-back that was 5th best in his high-school class? That’s unprecedented!



  15. WWMKGD?
    3:14 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    11 – The first season he played for Nebraska was 2011, but he was definitely in the 2010 class. As #8 mentioned, he must have redshirted in 2010. So, how many years does he have left?



  16. ReverendBlue
    3:15 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    This kid is a big get. I like his combination of size, speed, and elusiveness. Hope he can catch the ball out of the backfield and fit well in our system.



  17. Eligibility
    3:20 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    He has not used his redshirt. He played as a freshman for NU in 2011 and as a sophomore in 2012. He will redshirt this season and have two years of eligibility remaining.



  18. Wait till Football Season!
    3:21 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    This is great! It seems as though we will be loaded at the Running Back position for years to come. I’m very excited to see the freshman, JoJo Kemp, start his career this fall. From what I’ve read he should be a major impact from the first day he steps foot on campus. Can’t wait for the actual rise of UK Football. See you all on Saturday! Go Cats!



  19. wm
    3:22 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Joe Schad and J Rowland reporting he will sit out this year and then have two years of eligibility remaining.



  20. wildcat
    3:25 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    he is a touchdown machine on the field OMG he is awesome welcome



  21. wm
    3:26 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    “Heard signed a letter of intent at NU in February 2010, but he failed to meet the NCAA’s initial eligibility requirements and did not join Huskers last year.”

    omaha.com/article/20110518/HUSKERS/705189731/-1



  22. Stoops Poops Ice Cream
    3:45 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Braylon has 3 years to play 2



  23. SoCal Will
    3:46 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Marrow is a Wizard. Believe it and enjoy. Braylon originally chose Nebraska not FSU if anyone still doubts.



  24. Ryne
    4:14 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Thank You Cardinal Mooney!! I think I am going to have to visit this place for a game sometime.



  25. john
    4:20 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    He greyshirted his first year. Has 3 years to play 2.



  26. Kybkueblood
    4:36 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    If he was the 5th best back in the class, who was 1st? This kid looks amazing!!!!



  27. Unit to tha G
    4:51 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    26- Marcus Lattimore was #1….



  28. timer
    5:04 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    This cures any hangover from the UL basketball run. This guy is incredible. Go CATS!



  29. BigBlue
    5:22 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    This guy’s a beast!!!



  30. Reggie Bush
    5:40 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    Did anyone else notice the ref at the bottom left at :38? The ref was the quickest person on the field haha



  31. Guy sounds Legits
    6:22 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    I HEARD THAT Too!!



  32. Guy sounds Legits
    6:24 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    30, hilarious and accurate



  33. Dustin
    6:55 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    #16 Do you honestly think that the staff would give up a spot if they didn’t think he fit the system? C’mon now, have faith. This staff isn’t foolish. They are young and hungry to succeed here at UK. I have never in my life had so much faith in a UK football staff. Hopefully, I am correct in assuming that this coaching staff will make every effort possible to make UK football relevant and compete in the SEC on a weekly basis. Only time will tell but I am excited to see what our product looks like come 2016-2017.



  34. Johnboy
    7:45 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    North/South runner that can bust gaps and get big pickups by making secondary miss. Pack some more weight on him and Kentucky will have a strong running back. Quality talent. Great get for Stoops.



  35. s.motley
    8:41 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    This kid is amazing!!!



  36. fireants25
    9:00 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    dude looks like a beast…nice vid



  37. fireants25
    9:05 pm April 11, 2013 Permalink

    #30 yeah he was flying damn haha…at 2:30 on the option play was impressive as hell that he scored wow



  38. CamTuck
    2:02 am April 12, 2013 Permalink

    He runs like AP!



  39. football school
    10:27 am April 12, 2013 Permalink

    Yes!!! 7-5 / 8-4 this year and 9-3 / 10-2 in 2014! Write. It. Down. Go Big Blue



  40. scoot30
    2:34 pm April 12, 2013 Permalink

    Fumble at 6:38. Other than that, very talented kid! Can’t wait to see him play as a CAT!