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Devonte Fields | Defensive End

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

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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. Jun 12 - 2:09 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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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

Former TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields has just 2.5 sacks and 3.5 TFLs through five games at Trinity Valley Community College.

Fields was dismissed from TCU after a series of off-field issues. We expected him to dominate at the JUCO level and then apply for the 2015 draft, but apparently that isn't Fields' plan. Firstly, he obviously isn't dominating. Secondly, Fields told Trinity Valley Community College head coach Brad Smiley earlier this month that he intends to play at the Division I level again. If he uses this season to get his life in order, Fields could return to big-time college football in 2015 with the opportunity to rebuild his draft stock, which as a true freshman was Round 1-caliber.
Source: Fox Sports
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 11:10:00 PM

Former TCU DE Devonte Fields admitted it is "somewhat" hard to remain motivated while playing for Trinity Valley Community College this season.

"On Saturday, Fields hardly looked like a potential first-rounder, let alone a college star," the SI duo of Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel write. "He jogged on many plays, stood and watched passes downfield, and even got pancaked by an undersized left tackle. Fields spent most of halftime standing outside the locker room, briefly killing ants climbing on his cleats." Fields was forced out of TCU after receiving a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. With the NFL focusing on domestic abuse charges, one scout asked "who is going to take him?" in regards to Fields possibly making it in the NFL.
Tue, Sep 30, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Trinity Valley Community College head coach Brad Smiley has been told by ex-TCU and current TVCC edge rusher Devonte Fields that he intends to play at the Division I level again.

"Everything he has said to me and everything his family has said to me is the plan is for him to get his (Associate's Degree) and to play Division I again," Smiley told Mac Engel. "He is excited about going through that process and playing Division I again. He has not said anything about coming out to play in the NFL." Fields was a tremendous player as a true freshman, but injuries and off-field issues have since stunted his development. He is eligible for the 2015, and a change of heart is not out of the question.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Former TCU redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields is now playing for Trinity Valley Community College.

Fields has had a whirlwind of an offseason, but it seems that he will actually play football this season. After multiple off-field encounters, Fields and TCU permanently separated, however he was not eligible to transfer to any FBS or FCS program. Fields should obviously destroy the competition at the JUCO level, but there are multiple layers to his evaluation.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Former redshirt sophomore DE Devonte Fields and TCU are "permanently separated," the school announced.

Apparently Fields appealed the school's initial decision. It was heard and denied. Field was hoping to transfer to FCS level Stephen F. Austin, but since the edge rusher was suspended prior to his expected move he was ineligible to play at a new program. We expect him to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. If he wants to play, the junior college level might be Fields' only opportunity.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 01:29:00 PM