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Two JUCO Defensive Backs Emerge as Playmakers

Matt Bush | USA TODAY Sports

It took a little time for UK’s two junior college defensive back transfers to get acclimated to big-time college football. Since the start of SEC play, Brandin Echols and Quandre Mosely have proved they belong on the field.

Even though he’s a cornerback, Echols has been one of Kentucky’s top tacklers over the last two games, combining for 17 tackles, including a team-high ten against Mississippi State. He gave Kentucky new life in Starkville, stripping the ball from quarterback Garrett Shrader to keep the driving Bulldogs out of the end zone on the first possession of the second half.