3 Star Defensive Tackle/Offensive Guard Dejmi Dumervil Jean announced this morning on twitter that he has officially committed to the University of Louisville. Dumervil Jean is the nephew of former Louisville great Elvis Dumervil.
Card forever, Elvis Dumervil has signed a two-year deal with the San Fransisco 49ers. Dumervil, who is 33 , has 99 sacks in his 10-year career. Dumervil is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro. He tied his career-high with 17 sacks for Baltimore in 2014 but an Achilles tendon injury limited him to just 6 sacks in 2015. After off-season surgery, Dumervil just appeared in 8 games last season with only 3 sacks. Baltimore released him on March 8th in a cost-cutting move, freeing up $6 million in cap space.
Adam Wells of Bleacher Report says “Last year was the first time Dumervil has missed more than one game in a season since 2011. It may have been a bit of bad luck at the wrong time for the 33-year-old, leading the Ravens to dump him when his value was at its lowest.
In a league that places incredible value on pass-rushers, Dumervil could end up being a steal this offseason. He may have to be limited more at this stage of his career, getting on the field in obvious passing situations, but no one will care as long as he still gets to the quarterback.”
New 49ers General Manager John Lynch Tweeted, “Faithful – Just added another stud to harass QBs. Thrilled to announce we’ve agreed to terms w/ (Elvis Dumervil). Welcome to the squad. #BrickByBrick”
I am not sure when the last time is that you watched the NFL Pro Bowl, or when I watched it for that matter. But this Sunday (January 31), the 2016 version of the NFL’s “all-star” game will feature four former Louisville Cardinals. Teddy Bridgewater, Gary Barnidge, Eric Wood, and Elvis Dumervil will all be hanging out in Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium playing some football and representing their respective NFL teams, as well as the Cards of course.
They do things differently now. There is a draft, so it is not really the NFC vs AFC anymore. That draft happens Wednesday evening. Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin are the team captains and will pick their rosters. The game will be Sunday at 7:00 on ESPN.
Here is how the former Cards performed in week 9 of the NFL season…
Harry Douglas (Atlanta): 3 receptions for 82 yards. Also had 1 solo tackle in 34-10 loss to Carolina.
Here is how the former Cards performed in the NFL this past week…
Bilal Powell (NY Jets): 12 carries; 58 yards
Kerry Rhodes (Arizona Cardinals): 6 tackles (all solo)
William Gay (Arizona Cardinals): 5 tackles (4 solo); 1 sack; 1 QB hit
Michael Bush (Chicago Bears): 7 carries; 39 yards
Elvis Dumervil (Denver Broncos): 2 tackles (both solo); 1 QB hit
David Akers (SF 49ers): 2/3 FG Long of 33; 1/1 XP
Here is a look at how some former Cards performed in the NFL in Week 11! Keep in mind, not all UofL players in the NFL are at skill positions.
Here is how the former Cards did in Week 2 of this NFL season…
Here are some stats from former UofL Cardinals in the NFL in week 1!
All this week, we will be bringing you exclusive write-ups from former UofL football players about the rivalry with UK. We have asked them just their general thoughts about the rivalry, and some mention their best and worst memories. We hope you enjoy these! Go Cards!
Kicking it off this week: Art Carmody!
When it comes to football recruiting, some people get so caught up in where their team’s class is ranked or how many stars their players have. I did some research from our Gator Bowl and Orange Bowl years and looked up where some of our best players were ranked coming out of high school. I mainly looked at Scout’s and Rivals’ websites, which rank players from 1 to 5 stars. Here is what I found…