Our friends at ACC Digital Network put together an awesome preview of the TaxSlayer Bowl. The University of Louisville will take on Mississippi State at Noon on December 30th in Jacksonville. Are you going to the game?
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.
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Right after Saturday’s Heisman Ceremony, Spectrum Sports KY caught up with Lamar Jackson and they were able to ask a few questions and get his thoughts on various things.
In typical Lamar fashion, he answers every question and comments on everything with great poise, humility, and humor. Of course, he also does it with his trademark smile.
Never change Lamar, never change.
You can view the interview below.
Lamar Jackson has been named a Second Team All-American QB by the Associated Press and the Football Writers Association of America. Baker Mayfield was named the First Team All-American QB by both.
Jackson was the only UofL player selected as an All-American by the AP and FWAA.
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.
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Just when you thought you couldn’t love Lamar Jackson any more than you already do, he does something that makes you love him even more.
Today, Lamar visited The West End School where he doled out advice about striving for As and not just Bs. He also led students in a rousing “Go Cards” cheer before later showing them all how to strike the proper Heisman pose.
Lamar Jackson keeps on proving he is a Heisman person off the field and a Heisman player on it.
Below you can see video clips of his visit courtesy of UofL Football’s Twitter account.
Louisville started the game slowly and only led 39-36 over Sienna at halftime, but a strong second half performance gave the Cards a comfortable 86-60 win.
Louisville looked sloppy for the majority of the first half and even trailed for a good chunk of time. Credit to David Padgett for making the necessary adjustments at halftime to put the Cards in the best chance to win.
Louisville was led by Anas Mahmoud with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 blocks. Ray Spalding added a double-double of his own with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Quentin Snider emerged from his scoring slump to a tune of 16 points. Freshmen Jordan Nwora and Darius Perry provided a spark off the bench with 11 points and 7 points, respectively.
Up next: Louisville hosts Indiana on Saturday at 2pm, the game will be televised on ESPN.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post
2018 UofL QB Commit Jordan Travis of the Benjamin School, was named the Lou Groza Palm Beach County Player of the Year tonight at the Lou Groza Awards Banquet.
Travis, a dual threat QB, had an excellent year throwing and running the ball. Per Scout.com, he completed 62% of his passes for 2190 yards, 24 Passing TDs, and just 6 interceptions. Travis rushed for 905 yards and 16 TDs while averaging 11.9 yards a carry.
The award has been given annually to the best player in the county of Palm Beach, FL. The winner is selected by a panel of Palm Beach County football coaches and local media.
Past winners include former NFL RB Fred Taylor, former NFL WR Anquan Boldin, NFL S Matt Elam, and UofL’s current Heisman QB Lamar Jackson.
Jordan Travis continues the trend of excellent dual threat QBs to attend UofL and seems to be following in the footsteps of Lamar Jackson. That’s not a bad person to follow. Congrats Jordan Travis on your award.
You can see the video of the announcement of his winning of the award at the awards banquet below, courtesy of Adam Lichtenstein of the Palm Beach Post.
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.
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.