After being named ACC Defensive Back of the Week, Louisville cornerback Quincy Riley earned yet another accolade. He was named the Jim Thorpe Player of the Week.
Riley earned the honor after his brilliant performance against Wake Forest. He secured two interceptions and returned one for a TD. In addition to his interceptions, Riley records 3 total tackles.
To read more about Riley’s honor, check out the press release below:
Press Release From Louisville Athletics:
UofL FB: Quincy Riley Named Jim Thorpe Player of the Week
Quincy Riley returned one interception for a touchdown.
Date: Nov. 3, 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville cornerback Quincy Riley was named this week’s Jim Thorpe National Player of the Week after his performance in the Cardinals’ 48-21 win over No. 10 Wake Forest last Saturday at Cardinal Stadium.
Riley earned the prestigious honor after a two-interception performance in Louisville’s first win over a top 10 opponent since 2016 and the first as an unranked team since 2002. The Cardinals intercepted Sam Hartman four times in the win, including returning two for scores in the third quarter.
The native of Columbia, S.C., returned one of the interceptions 90 yards for a pick-six and was a part of a Louisville defense that helped force eight turnovers on the day, including six in the third quarter.
The Cardinals host James Madison this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU.