Julius Brents: How the Hometown Kid Can Make an Immediate Impact in the Colts Secondary

Julius Brents can make an immediate impact for the Indianapolis Colts secondary
Oklahoma's Brayden Willis (9) fumbles the ball after being hit by Kansas State's Julius Brents (23). NATHAN J FISH/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY NETWORK

In April Julius Brents realized his dream. He got the call from Ballard and celebrated with his family. Julius Brents was an Indianapolis Colt. After graduating from Warren Central, Brents would start his collegiate career at Iowa. In his two years there, he played eighteen games, only starting five of them.

Brents knew he needed a change of scenery if he had any hope of continuing his football dream. In 2021, Julius Brents transferred to Kansas State where he really started to turn heads.

The Game Breaker

The first thing you will notice about Brents when you watch his tape is just how big he is for his position. Standing at 6’3” and weighing in at 200 pounds, Brents towers over his fellow center backs. Brent’s size and wingspan make it very difficult for quarterbacks to throw around him and he quickly became a thorn in the side of Big 12 quarterbacks.

Brents also has extremely quick feet for a guy his size, giving him the ability to cope with double moves and other quick-breaking routes. His combination of size and rapid feet make him impossible to throw on when he’s on his game. 

There’s No Place Like Home

The significance of donning the Blue and White is not lost on Brents. When being interviewed by Colts.com writer JJ Stankevitz Brents said, “Now, just being able to put on that same Horseshoe man, it’s nothing short of a blessing. It’s crazy, but I know this is just the start of the journey. I’m just ready to get to work man.”

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Brents grew up a massive Colts fan in Indianapolis and is living out the dream shared by millions of us growing up, and we’re all excited to live vicariously through him. Colts need him as well. With the departure of Stephon Gilmore, the Colts are pretty empty at the outside corner position. Brents is far from a finished product, but the Colts secondary will be more than happy to take the sudden injection of physicality. 

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