Hall of Fame coach and former Heisman winner, Steve Spurrier has nothing but great things to say about Lamar Jackson. Not only does he think Jackson will be a first round draft pick, he believes he will be a great NFL quarterback. You can read everything he had to say below thanks to the Courier Journal.
Sure, Saturday night did not go the way any UofL fan wanted it to. Seeing Lamar lose the Heisman (by coming in third!?) But our friends at All Sports DACC bring up some great reminders of why UofL fans should still be extremely proud of Lamar and the year he had.
Senior running back, Jeremy Smith will be transferring from UofL. His father announced this on Monday night. He maintains that he loved his time at the University of Louisville but after having to take a medical red shirt for this season, he wants to use his last year of eligibility at a school he will get more playing time at. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone wish him nothing but the best for Jeremy moving forward and thank him for the last three years.
Lamar Jackson has a lot on his plate at the moment. Finals just took place, he is currently in New York enjoying being a finalist for the Heisman for the second year in a row, preparing for Mississippi State in the TaxSlayer Bowl. Yet, we live in a world that is always looking ahead, so people are ready to find out if Lamar will be playing on Saturday or Sundays next year.
Lamar Jackson, whenever a cardinal fan hears, reads or sees his name, their faces light up. Rightfully so. Lamar is currently in New York preparing for the Heisman ceremony, hoping to become only the second person to ever win the Heisman twice. Throughout all of his interviews, one thing has remained constant in the craziness, the love he has for his teammates and coaches. Not only is Lamar a once in a lifetime player, he is a once in a lifetime young man. No matter what the voters decide, I want Lamar on my team, every day, all day.
Photo Courtesy of Pat McDonogh/Courier Journal
Regardless of what happens Saturday night at the Heisman Ceremony in NYC, take joy UofL fans in the fact we all witnessed one of the greatest football players in history. Is this hyperbole on my part? Perhaps. Then again, it is hard to deny what mine eyes have seen. Lamar Jackson is a Heisman person off the field and a Heisman player on it.
Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together an awesome highlight reel of Lamar Jackson. Help yourself get through the end of the week and watch the greatness unfold.
Press release from the University of Louisville athletics:
“I’m honored to be chosen as a finalist with these two outstanding players. They both had great seasons and deserve this tremendous honor. I want to thank all my teammates and coaches for achieving this honor together.”
Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is seeking to become the second player in college football history to win consecutive Heisman Trophy awards.
The junior was named on Monday night during ESPN’S Monday Night Countdown as one of the three finalists for college football’s most prestigious honor, the Heisman Trophy Trust announced.
Reggie Bonnafon, Charles Standberry, Chucky Williams and Vince Tyra all spoke with the media today to discuss the cardinal’s bid to the TaxSlayer Bowl and their opponent Mississippi State. Take a listen below.
The University of Louisville football team is heading to Jacksonville to take on Mississippi State in the Taxslayer Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon on December 30th. Get your tickets below!
Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together the 5 best plays of November that came out of ACC football. All 5 of them were spectacular but number one is the catch heard around the world. Lamar to Jaylen that earned a spot on SportsCenter Top 10! Take a look below.
Lamar Jackson demands respect of every opponent he faces and reminds them why, week in and week out. Not only does he handle himself well on the field, that behavior transpires off the field as well. He is quite simply, the best.
It was announced today that Lamar Jackson will be on SportsCenter tonight at 6:30. Be sure to check it out!
Want to rewatch the beat down that occurred nearly a week ago? Sad there is no UofL Football this weekend? We have a solution for you. You can now watch the full UofL VS UK game thanks to B2B Sports! Afterwards check out the phenom TJ Barr’s rather large photo gallery documenting the entire game!
Press release from the University of Louisville:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Adding to his list of potential hardware for a standout junior season, University of Louisville quarterback has been named one of the 11 finalists for the Manning Award.
On Wednesday, Jackson became the first player in Atlantic Coast Conference history to be named the league’s Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons.
Press release from the University of Louisville:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville defensive end/outside linebacker Trevon Young has been named the recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2017 Brian Piccolo Award, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced on Thursday.
The Piccolo Award has been given annually since 1970 in memory of the late Brian Piccolo to the “most courageous” football player in the ACC. As a standout running back at Wake Forest, Piccolo was the ACC Athlete of the Year in 1965 and played for the Chicago Bears before his career was cut short when he was stricken with cancer. His courageous fight against that disease was an inspiration to the Bears and the entire football community.
With one more game left in his Cardinal career (probably), Lamar Jackson has done more in those 3 years than most do in 4. He has shattered record after record, and has time to put his final stamp on an outstanding collegiate career.
Press Release From The University Of Louisville Athletics Department:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Quarterback Lamar Jackson has etched his name throughout the University of Louisville’s and Atlantic Coast Conference’s record books.
The junior signal-caller made history on Wednesday, becoming the only player in the ACC’s 65-year history to be named the league’s player and offensive player of the year in consecutive seasons.
The awards were chosen by a vote of a select 45-member media panel and the league’s 14 head coaches.