Jonathan Greenard transfers to Florida Gators

Former Louisville linebacker/defensive lineman and team captain Jonathan Greenard will transfer to the University of Florida for his senior season. Greenard graduated from Louisville in December and will be immediately eligible to play in 2019 as a graduate transfer.

Greenard announced on Christmas day that he would transfer away from Louisville. He wrote on Twitter: “These past 4 years have been filled with many memories that I will never forget. The many ups and downs came with multiple life lessons. I thank my family, my teammates and everyone who was involved throughout my journey at UofL. This was one of the hardest decisions I was faced with. With that being said, I will be transferring from the University of Louisville. I will always have Louisville in my heart. I thank you all for the support and many wishes during this tough time in my career. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to play collegiate football I wish my brothers nothing but the best in the future.”

Greenard, from Hiram Georgia, played in 23 games over four years at Louisville. He led the Cardinals with 15.5 tackles for a loss in 2017, was elected a team captain and represented Louisville at ACC Media Days. In the 2018 season opener he sustained a ligament injury in his wrist and missed the rest of the season. Greenard was regarded as Louisville’s best pass rusher. With the loss of Jachai Polite and CeCe Jefferson the Gators’ will be looking to fill the void and Greenard certainly helps in that area.

His transfer to Florida will reunite Greenard with Todd Grantham. Greenard played one season for Grantham at Louisville before the defensive coordinator left Louisville after the 2016 season for the same position with Dan Mullen at Mississippi State.

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