Brian Brohm is apparently in the chase for the starting quarterback position with the Buffalo Bills. Meanwhile, hoever, he still has the challenge of shaking off a less than stellar NFL start during at Green Bay.

In a recent interview, Brian discussed the advantages of growing up in a football family, with two older brothers who both played at the University of Louisville.

Q: Your father was a QB at Louisville. Your oldest brother, Greg, played receiver at Louisville. Your older brother, Jeff, was 1988 Kentucky Mr. Football, starred at Louisville and played QB in the NFL. What was it like carrying on such a heavy family tradition?

A: I pretty much grew up with a football in my hand. My older brother Jeff played in the NFL for seven years. He’s the guy I always looked up to. I wanted to be just like him. He’s 15 years older than me. Greg is 16 years older. I think I was 8 years old when my brother went to the Super Bowl with the Chargers. I got to experience that. I just fell in love with the game and the position of quarterback. They were always helping out, coaching me, in every sport.

It wasn’t just football. Basketball, baseball, they’d get me in the backyard. I remember in eighth grade my brother Jeff had just gone through Bill Walsh’s QB school. He came back and had me doing all the 5-step, 7-step drops, all that stuff. I was very fortunate. I think it really helped me out when I was younger that I had that coaching and a lot of other guys didn’t.

You can read the entire interview with the Buffalo News here.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.