The Florida Gators have landed one of the best defensive transfers available in the country. Former Louisville outside linebacker Jon Greenard has announced that he will transfer to the University of Florida. Greenard is coming to the University of Florida as a graduate transfer so, he will be eligible to play for the Gators next season. The redshirt-junior is coming to Florida with a lot of hype around him after a very solid 2017 season. Greenard was sidelined for most of the 2018 season due to a wrist injury. The Florida Gators have added another talented pass rusher to their team.
Who is Jon Greenard?
Out of high school, Jon Greenard was a three-star outside linebacker out of Hiram High School in Hiram, Georgia. He signed with the Louisville Cardinals over the Kentucky Wildcats and the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders. In his first year at Louisville, Greenard didn’t play and was redshirted. As a redshirt-freshman, Greenard participated in 12 games and even started in one. He had 22 tackles and 2.5 sacks in his first year on the field. His only start came against LSU in the Citrus Bowl. As a redshirt-sophomore, Greenard started to make a name for himself. Greenard played in all thirteen games and one of Louisville’s most disruptive defensive lineman. He led the Cardinals with 15.5 tackles for loss and also was tied for first in sacks with seven.
Jon Greenard is a 6’4” 260 pound outside linebacker/defensive end. Greenard was one of the most prolific pass-rushers in the ACC. The Peach State native is a big, physical defensive lineman. Greenard has a great first step and gets out of his stance quickly. He can beat offensive tackles with pure strength or with his swim and spin moves. He’s also a smart defensive end as he usually doesn’t get fooled on RPOs and creates havoc in the backfield. Greenard is known as a big-time pass rusher but he is also a very solid run stopper. This is a great pick up for Todd Grantham and the Florida Gators defense.