Redshirt junior QB Jawon Pass began this season as the starter for Louisville. He started the first two games against nationally ranked Notre Dame and EKU. However, he injured his toe and it ended up keeping him out of the next 4 games against WKU, Florida State, Boston College, and Wake Forest. While he did participate in practices on a limited basis, the toe injury kept nagging him. Now Pass will have season ending surgery on the troublesome toe. UofL is saying it’s his right toe.
Jawon Pass finishes this season having passed for 330 yards and 4 TDs and 1 interception. He also contributed to the rushing attack for the Cards with 104 yards and 2 TDs.
Louisville now enters Saturday’s game against Clemson with two healthy scholarship QBs in redshirt sophomore Micale Cunningham and true freshman Evan Conley. Both have played extremely well in the absence of Jawon Pass, but Cunningham has gotten hurt in all 4 starts he’s had.
We here at CSZ wish Jawon a speedy recovery.
Below is the full press release from UofL.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville’s Jawon Pass to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery
The redshirt junior quarterback played in two games this season.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.– University of Louisville quarterback Jawon Pass will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday on his right toe, head coach Scott Satterfield announced.
Pass, a redshirt junior, injured his toe in the season-opening loss to Notre Dame after rushing for two scores in a 35-17 loss to the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish. The Columbus, Ga., native earned the start the following week against Eastern Kentucky, going 12-for-19 for 196 yards and a career high four touchdown passes in a 42-0 win over the Colonels.
In two games this year, Pass completed 24-of-46 passes for 330 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 104 yards and two scores.
The Cardinals host No. 2 Clemson on Saturday at noon.