It all changed on September 13th, 2011.
Dominique Brown, then a quarterback on the Louisville football team, was asked to make a switch to running back leading into the Cardinals game against Kentucky. And after nearly 100-yards rushing and an upset victory in Lexington, the decision became permanent.
Brown was recruited to U of L to play quarterback after playing the role of "option QB" during high school in Cincinnati. And he's now trying to follow the lead of former Cardinal superstar tailback Michael Bush, who, like Brown, played quarterback in high school before making the switch to running back in college, eventually turning that trade into an NFL career.
"I had the good fortune to talk to (Bush) earlier," Brown said. "He was messing with me, telling me don't get a big head."