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Devonte Fields | Defensive End

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 240

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Redshirt junior DE Devonte Fields has been cleared to enroll at Louisville and will join the team on August 4, according to ESPN's Max Olson.
Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino was previously unsure when Fields would get the go ahead to enroll and play for Louisville, but the edge rusher will join the team two days before practice begins. Fields starred at TCU his freshman year before his career fell off a cliff due to off-field issues. He spent a season at the JUCO level and will hope to rebound with the Cardinals, who have produced a high number of defensive prospects in the last few seasons. Jul 23 - 9:15 AM
Source: ESPN

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Updating a previous report, Louisville redshirt junior DE Devonte Fields hasn't yet been cleared academically by the University of Louisville or the NCAA.

"That's an ongoing process, and we've got two more weeks (before camp)," Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said. "You find out something new every day." Fields was dismissed from TCU last August after a domestic assault charge which was dropped when he completed an anger management course. The 6-foot-4, 254-pounder, who was the 2012 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (10 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss), must be cleared by the time Louisville's fall classes begin on Aug. 24.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 22 - 6:29 PM

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is still waiting on confirmation that redshirt junior DE Devonte Fields will be cleared to play this year.

The former TCU star has still not been officially cleared by the NCAA, but everyone involved considers that a formality. "The legal case has been cleared and everything dropped," Petrino said, "but we’re waiting for certification [from the NCAA] and the university tells us they’re good to go." The 6-foot-4, 254-pound Fields was dismissed from TCU last August after a domestic assault charge; those charges were dropped when Fields completed an anger management course.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 21 - 9:51 PM

Louisville redshirt junior DE Devonte Fields "has great natural ability and star potential if he's coached up," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"It's hard to call him a wild card given that he won Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year as a true freshman, but that's exactly what Fields is at this point after being kicked out of TCU for off-field issues and spending last season in junior college," Kiper wrote. Kiper says Fields is the No. 4 underclassmen defensive end prospect in the nation. The 6-foot-4, 254-pound Fields had a Round 1 grade back in 2012 when he was ripping up the gridiron as a freshman at TCU, but he's a true wild card heading into the fall.
Jul 21 - 12:54 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein writes that Louisville redshirt junior DE Devonte Fields' "2012 season won't mean much to NFL scouts unless he shows that same form as a JUCO transfer at Louisville this season."

The 6-foot-4, 254-pound Fields, the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2012 and preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year last season, was booted off TCU in August and transferred to Trinity Valley Community College because of a a domestic violence issue. He had a Round 1 grade in 2012, but his stock is very much up in the air at this point. Fields needs a big season as much as anyone.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 6 - 11:38 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that If Louisville redshirt junior DE Devonte Fields "plays anywhere close to the potential he showed as a true freshman in 2012, Fields will put himself back on the NFL radar."

"He has two seasons of eligibility remaining, but if he plays anywhere close to the potential he showed as a true freshman in 2012, Fields will put himself back on the NFL radar. He is a good-sized athlete with the flexibility, agility and fight for the next level, but who knows what to expect from the fallen star in 2015," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-4, 254-pound Fields was dismissed from TCU due to his connection with a domestic violence issue. Fields transferred from Trinity Valley Community College to Louisville this past spring, in hopes yo get his career back on track. At TCU, Fields made a big impact as a freshman, recording 18.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, winning Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 12 - 2:09 PM

The dismissal of Louisville edge rusher Devonte Fields' misdemeanor assault charge, pending the completion of anger management courses, has been confirmed.

It was previously thought that an agreement would not be reached, but Fields said otherwise last Friday. The former TCU defensive end must complete four courses to hold up his end of the agreement.
Source: ESPN
Jun 1 - 2:17 PM

Louisville edge rusher Devonte Fields' assault charge will be dismissed after he completes an anger management course.

Fields is scheduled to go on trial on June 17, but an agreement could be in place before that date. The news comes from Fields himself, so we would not blame others for waiting until a second source confirms this action.
May 30 - 2:31 PM

Louisville senior DE Devonte Fields will go to trial for a misdemeanor assault charge on June 17.

Fields' representatives failed to reach an agreement to dismiss his charge -- he allegedly hit an ex-girlfriend -- so he will now stand trial for it. The defensive end spent last year at Trinity Valley Community College after he was dismissed from TCU. He intends to enroll at Louisville in July.
Source: ESPN.com
May 27 - 8:43 PM

Louisville senior DE Devonte Fields is expected to start, reports NFL Media.

"Fields (6-4, 250) won't arrive at Louisville until next month, and the hope is he becomes the pass-rush force he was at TCU," writes College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "Louisville's top two edge rushers from last season are gone -- both were drafted -- and Fields is expected to start." NFL Media ranks Fields as the No. 2 impactful transfer in the country with some trepidation. "Fields easily could be the biggest success story on this list; he also easily could be the biggest bust," noted Huguenin.
Source: NFL.com
May 25 - 3:39 PM

Louisville senior DE Devonte Fields could emerge with a re-breakthrough campaign in 2015.

Fields was the Big 12's defensive player of the year and a Round 1-caliber prospect back in 2012 as a freshman at TCU. Everything has cratered since then. Injuries limited him to three games as a sophomore and he was dismissed prior to his junior year. Fields played at a JUCO last year and returns to big-time college football this fall with a school known for giving second chances. " It will be interesting to see if he can regain his previous form and show off his potential for a new FBS team," noted NFL Media.
Source: NFL.com
May 21 - 6:27 PM

Louisville JUCO commit DE Devonte Fields ranks as 247Sports.com's No. 4 JUCO recruit in the country.

On talent and track record alone, Fields should be at the top of this list. One of the nation's premier edge talents, Fields was the Big 12's defensive player of the year and a Round 1-caliber prospect in 2012 as a freshman. The preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year was booted off TCU in August after a series of off-field issues. Fields didn't dominate at the JUCO level as his talent dictated, and he even admitted to having a difficult time motivating himself, both alarming developments. "If healthy and motivated, he is a big-time pass rusher who has the ability to make an immediate impact," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 3 - 9:49 PM

Former TCU DE Devonte Fields announced his transfer to Louisville.

It was recently reported Fields was visiting the Cardinals after playing at Trinity Valley Community College. He received some negative attention for his effort last season, and Fields even admitted to having a difficult time motivating himself. Fields posted an outstanding freshman season at TCU, but he has fallen short both on and off the field since. Louisville has turned into transfer-U.
Feb 1 - 1:31 PM

Former TCU DE Devonte Fields is visiting Louisville today and the Cardinals are in the lead to land the transfer, according to Max Olson.

Fields played a number of games for Trinity Valley Community College this year, but his effort was spotty according to eye witness reporter accounts via Sports Illustrated. Fields, in fact, said it was difficult to stay motivated. The edge rusher's freshman season was outstanding at TCU, but he has since dealt with injuries and off-field transgressions. Louisville loves to give second chances.
Jan 26 - 9:42 AM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller reports that former TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields, who played last season at Trinity Valley Community College, is "likely heading to a junior college instead of testing the NFL draft."

The preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year was booted off the team in August. Fields didn't dominate at the JUCO level as we expected him to, but apparently he currently plans to return to that level. If so, it'd be a surprising decision, as one would expect Fields to return to a Power 5 FBS school now that he's eligible to play at that level in 2015. As a true freshman, Fields was a Round 1-caliber prospect.
Jan 11 - 7:30 PM