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The University of Louisville football team will conduct its annual Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Spring Game on Friday, April 13 at 7:30p.m. inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Admission to the game is FREE.

Parking lots will open at 2:30 p.m. and gates open at 6:30 p.m. Drink specials will be available on the Norton Healthcare Terrace for only $3. StreetFest will open at 5:30.

All of the events and fan-friendly entertainment is awesome but I’m just here for some football. This will be your first and last look at the 2018-2019 edition of the Louisville football team until probably August. Because the public has not been allowed to any of the spring practices, you will have to watch closely for the answers to all your questions and try to take in as much as you can. Here are the top 10 things that I will be looking for or paying attention to… Read the rest of this entry

Exit Interview With Traveon Samuel

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Photo: Jeff Nunn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First of all, I wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication during your time here at Louisville. I’m sure I speak for all of Cardnation when I say we appreciate you.

I also wanted to say congrats on getting your degree. That is a great accomplishment and you should be proud.

Now for some questions…

CSZ – Was the main reason you transferred to be closer to home for your final season or were you seeking more playing time?

TSYes, to seek more playing time and set me up in a better position to show my talents. Wasn’t used to my abilities at UofL.

CSZ – Was Troy an easy decision because of the proximity to your family?

TSNo choice is easy to make when u trying to be in the position to showcase your talent. Troy just happened to be the place.

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Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

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On Saturday, September 30th, the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Murray State Racers 55-10 at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. Lamar Jackson led the Cards with 4 touchdowns. Here are some pictures from the victory. Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Football Preview: Wide Receivers

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In the final installment of position breakdowns by Justin & Mitch, Justin breaks down the Breadwinners.

Last Year: Louisville native James Quick led the team in receiving yards (769), while leading the position group with six touchdowns. Jamari Staples and Jaylen Smith had nearly 600 yards each, with the latter scoring six touchdowns in 2016 (one of which was a game-winner at Virginia). Smith also averaged 22.2 yards per catch, emerging as a consistent deep threat for Louisville.

Reggie Bonnafon only had 13 receptions as the #4 wideout, but also had five touchdowns in 2016.

Listed Starters: Jaylen Smith (Jr.), Seth Dawkins (Soph.), Traveon Samuel (Jr.)

Dubbing themselves “The Breadwinners,” the Louisville wide receiver group is one of the deepest in the ACC. But despite their upside, the Cardinals have to replace three of their top four spots from last year, with Quick and Staples graduating and Bonnafon moving to running back (for now).

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Louisville Football Freshman Summer Progression

Photo by: Michelle Hutchins | Louisville Athletics

The Freshman class for the University of Louisville Football team is on campus and have been working hard. This class was full of big time players that we could not wait to see perform. Here is an update from Mr L (requested to be anonymous)

Enjoy

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Louisville Is Stacked At Wide Receiver… Again

Photo: Courier-Journal

Louisville lost receivers James Quick, Jamari Staples and tight end Cole Hikutini to graduation. They accounted for a total of 131 receptions (out of 248), 2052 yards (out of 3777), and 16 touchdowns (out of 32 receiving TD’s). That’s a lot of production to replace. Louisville also lost senior Ja’Quay Savage who transferred. The leading returner is Jaylen Smith. Jaylen had 599 yards and 6 touchdowns. After Jaylen, the most productive receiver is Traveon Samuel with 230 yards and 1 touchdown. At most schools, this would seem like a problem but at Louisville it’s just an opportunity for some younger studs to showcase their talent – And they have plenty of talent on this team.

Seth Dawkins is the guy to watch. He will have a breakout year. Dez Fitzpatrick will have some highlight catches and he is the best route runner I have seen in quite a while. Dez is the future and will contribute behind Jaylen, Seth and Traveon this year. Devante Peete, Emonee Spence, Javonte Bagley and Keon Wakefield should all contribute as well. Corey Reed, Justin Marshall and Josh Johnson are all going to be studs but are true freshman this year. And don’t forget senior Reggie Bonnafon will be at running back this year. Don’t be shocked if you see him at receiver and maybe taking a few snaps at QB.

The future is bright at the receiver position for the University of Louisville.

Enjoy this video that coach Petrino posted on Twitter about his receivers. Read the rest of this entry

Josh Johnson Signs His NLI With UofL

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Josh Johnson

Wide Receiver
5’11’, 170 lbs
College Park, GA

Scout: 3*
Rivals: 3*
24/7: 3*

Other Schools of Interest: Notre Dame, Boston College Wake Forest

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