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Head Coach | Second Season

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   Brohm In the News

  • Enters second season as WKU's head coach after breaking 50 team and individual records in 2014
  • Came to The Hill in 2013 as offensive coordinator under former coach Bobby Petrino
  • Enjoyed a nine-year NFL career, notably backing up Hall of Famer Steve Young in San Francisco
  • A four-year letterwinner at Louisville whose uniform number was retired in 2006

Hilltoppers Offense

Brandon Doughty
#12 | QB | 6-3 | 220 | Grad Student

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   Doughty In the News

  • Registered his fourth consecutive 400-yard passing game at Rice, fourth-longest streak in FBS history
  • In first half this season, he has thrown 34 TDs, which is more than 118 FBS teams have thrown for the year
  • Only player in C-USA history be named the league's MVP in consecutive seasons (2014-15)
  • Leads the FBS in completion percentage (71.8), TDs (45) and points responsible for (286)

Tyler Higbee
#82 | TE | 6-6 | 250 | RS Senior

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   Higbee In the News

  • Before his injury, he ranked No. 1 among all FBS tight ends in yards and was tied for most touchdowns
  • Named All-C-USA first team and Midseason All-America first team by CBS Sports
  • In his return to the WKU lineup against Marshall, he had 2 TDs and a team-high 92 yards
  • Racked up a career-high 109 yards and 11 rec., tying for fifth-most by a WKU player in a single game at IU

Forrest Lamp
#76 | OL | 6-4 | 300 | RS Junior

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   Lamp In the News

  • Has been WKU's starting left tackle for 35 consecutive games and has started every game of his Hilltopper career (38)
  • Rated as the No. 2 offensive tackle in the nation by Pro Football Focus and graded out as top WKU offensive lineman in 2014
  • Entering the C-USA Championship Game, he had only surrendered five hits and five hurries on 489 attempts according to PFF
  • All-Conference USA First Team selection and Rotary Lombardi Watch List member

Taywan Taylor
#2 | WR | 6-1 | 195 | Junior

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   Taylor In the News

  • Named All-C-USA 1st Team and ranks 2nd in FBS in receiving TDs (17) and tied for fourth in yards (1,363)
  • Broke the single-season receiving TDs, receiving yards and receptions record at WKU this season
  • Has nine 100-yard receiving games for his career (7 in 2015), which is the most at WKU in FBS era
  • One of just 2 players in the FBS this season to have 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns as a Biletnikoff Semifinalist

Jared Dangerfield
#21 | WR | 6-3 | 215 | RS Senior

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   Dangerfield In the News

  • Averaging 5.8 catches and 57.8 yards a game this season and was named Honorable Mention All-C-USA
  • Ranks sixth all-time at WKU in career TD receptions (18) and sixth in career receptions (148)
  • Tallied new single-game career highs in receiving yards (148) and receptions (11) and added a TD against Miami
  • Only player in WKU history to have two seasons of at least 60 receptions (69-2014, 67-2015)

Leon Allen
#33 | RB | 6-0 | 235 | Senior

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   Allen In the News

  • Led Conference USA and ranked seventh nationally with 2,018 yards from scrimmage during junior year
  • Set C-USA and WKU single-game rushing record with 345 yards vs. Army last season (16th in FBS history)
  • One of only three players in FBS to post 1,500 rushing yards and 400 receiving yards in 2014
  • Registered six 100-yard rushing performances and a pair of 200-yard showings

Hilltoppers Defense

Gavin Rocker
#88 | DL | 6-2 | 255 | RS Senior

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   Rocker In the News

  • Ranks 2nd among all WKU defensive lineman with 6.0 TFLs and total tackles with 37 this season
  • Has made 30 consecutive starts on the WKU defensive line, the most on the defensive unit
  • Racked up seven total tackles in the victory over the Commodores, tying a career-high and added a TFL
  • Tied with Bryan Shorter for team lead in sacks (5.5) and tallied 7.5 tackles for loss last season

Wonderful Terry
#5 | DB | 5-10 | 190 | RS Senior

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   Terry In the News

  • Returned his second interception of the season 92 yards for a touchdown in the win at FIU
  • Had a season-high six tackles (all solo) in the win over Middle Tennessee
  • Tied for second nationally with three defensive touchdowns (2 INT, 1 FR) in 2014
  • Broke up Central Michigan's potential game-winning two-point conversion pass on final play of bowl game

Nick Holt
#10 | LB | 6-1 | 230 | RS Senior

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   Holt In the News

  • Racked up a career-high three sacks, including a strip sack which he recovered, and added 12 tackles at ODU
  • Registered a two interceptions and forced a fumble against Marshall to be named C-USA Defensive POTW
  • Tallied at least six tackles in eight games and ranks third on the team in the category (84)
  • First Team All-Conference USA performer this season after leading team in tackles last year