Brohm and Toppers visit Louisville Tuesday for kickoff party

Brohm and Toppers visit Louisville Tuesday for kickoff party

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU head coach Jeff Brohm and the Hilltopper Football program will host its second annual Louisville Kickoff Party on July 28 from 7-9 pm ET at the Buffalo Wild Wings in the Shelbyville Road Plaza located at 4600 Shelbyville Road.

"I love this state. This state has been great to my family and it has been great to our football program in that many of the best football players we have are wanting to stay home and play for Western Kentucky University," said Brohm. "We are excited to continue to have the chance to connect with our fans across the state, including this trip to Louisville, as we continue to strengthen our Hilltopper Nation and broaden our fan base."

Brohm, who enters his second season as WKU's head coach, led the Hilltoppers to an 8-5 record, broke 50 team and individual records, and guided the Red and White to a season-ending five-game winning streak that included a win over No. 19 Marshall, the first win over a ranked team in FBS history, and the program's first FBS bowl win at the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.

The upcoming event will feature autographs, prizes and giveaways and food specials. Brohm, select WKU Football assistant coaches, WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart and select Hilltoppers of local interest will also speak at the event. Fans will also have the chance to get their photo taken with the 2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl trophy and Big Red Vette Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win a 2015 Corvette.

Several coaches and nearly 20 members of the WKU roster have ties to the Louisville area, representing 10 area high schools.

It is also the first opportunity for fans in the Louisville area to pick up 2015 WKU Football schedule posters and schedule cards in the city prior to the season.

Brohm was one of four family members to earn a gridiron letter from Louisville. He wrapped up his four-year collegiate career with the Cardinals as one of the most prolific offensive players to wear Louisville's jersey. As a three-year starter for the Cards, Brohm ranks among the all-time leaders for passing yards, touchdown passes, completions, total offense and completion percentage. He was also a 1988 Mr. Football winner at Louisville's Trinity High. 

Official release from WKU sports information