USF's Webster, Cards' Bridgewater go way back
USF senior cornerback Kayvon Webster has the challenge of helping stop the passing attack of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, but the two Miami natives have known each other for 15 years, as Bridgewater is a close friend of Webster's younger brother Paul.
"I've known Teddy for a long time, since I was like 6," Webster said. "I'm proud of Teddy. I've seen him come up from a 6-year-old kid playing at the park. He always played quarterback. ... I've never really played against him. I always played a pound (division in Little League) higher, and my school never played his school. He's something like family to me. It's going to be a good game to play against him."
Webster played at Miami's Monsignor Pace High -- he actually played with Louisville corner Adrian Bushell his sophomore year -- while Bridgewater played at Miami Northwestern, along with receivers Eli Rogers and Michaelee Harris, who Webster knows as well. Webster's brother Paul is now a junior at Minnesota-Crookston, where he has 24 tackles for the Division II program.
Webster missed last year's Louisville game with concussion-like symptoms, but said he's looking forward to facing Bridgewater, hopeful the Bulls defense can pick up its first interception of the season.
"We have to do our job by breaking on the ball, doing what Coach teaches us," he said. "Going to get the ball, being more aggressive while the ball is in the air, we have to do that out there like we've been doing in practice."