Every year we release a hype video to help get your football juices flowing. Football season gets closer every day and I can’t hardly wait. Here is the 2017 Louisville Football Hype Video. Enjoy… Read the rest of this entry
What is Chucky Williams’ favorite TV show? What is his hometown known for? What was Chucky’s first jersey number? These are just some of the questions we get answers today in today’s fast facts. Here is Fast Facts with Chucky Williams.
After looking at the first edition of the depth chart, I noticed some guy named Lamar at quarterback. I hear he is pretty good so I guess there is no need to discuss that position unless you noticed that the back up is officially listed as “Puma Pass.”
Lamar Jackson and Jaire Alexander are quite the duo, their latest preseason accolade is they have both been named to the All-ACC Preseason team. Both Cardinals received more than 100 votes, with Jackson receiving a league high of 132, with little surprise to anyone. Catch Alexander and Jackson in action when the Cards open up the 2017 season on September 2nd at 7:30 versus Purdue at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Cardinal quarterback, Lamar Jackson has been named to the Davey O’Brien Award Preseason Watch List, an award he was a finalist for last season. The junior demolished record after record in 2016, one being that he finished with 51 touchdowns, the most in school and ACC history. Three finalists for the O’Brien Award will be announced on November 20, and the award will be handed out live on The Home Depot College Football Awards on December 7.
Follow Jaire, Lamar and coach Petrino behind the scenes st ACC media day on the Mic’d up series from the GoCards Youtube channel.
Ja’Quay Williams was a highly touted 4 star recruit from Georgia who ranked as the nation’s No. 90 recruit in the 2012 class. He spent a year at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia and remained a four-star prospect. In 2013 he signed with the Texas A&M Aggies where he earned playing time as a freshman.
After that season, he decided to transfer to Louisville. When I heard about his transfer I immediately became a fan of his. He sat out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Prior to the 2015 season, Ja’Quay Williams decided to legally change his name to Ja’Quay Savage, taking the last name of his mother. When Felecia Savage was visiting her son, he presented her with a legal document showing her that they now share the same name. Felecia said she was honored and speechless about that unexpected actions of her son, as she cried tears of joy.
The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Savage, played the 2015 season at Louisville where he started six games and played in nine, catching 12 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown. He was injured for most of the 2016 season and didn’t have a reception.
Ja’Quay is one of those guys who was never in trouble, always worked hard and led by example. Ja’Quay earned his degree and will be eligible to play right away. He is the only receiver (according to my research) who has caught a touchdown from 2 different Heisman trophy winners. I am and will always be a fan of his. I am thankful that he took the time to do an interview with me. He is our interview…….. Read the rest of this entry
First, let’s start by defining what a big or successful season is. To me I measure success by the win total set by Las Vegas. This year the total is 9 so if we win 9 regular season games then the season is successful. However, early season success often raises our expectations. It shouldn’t but it just does – it’s human nature. * See last season.* Maybe you have a different definition of a successful season and that’s perfectly okay. I love our fans having high expectations. Our goal every season should be nothing less than a national championship but there is absolutely nothing wrong with being happy after a 10 win season. Read the rest of this entry
“I promise you, winning a national championship is still the No.1 goal.” Jackson says. “There will be no down year for me. I love this game, this team, too much for that.” Read the full Bleacher Report story in the link below… Read the rest of this entry
Per GoCards.com –
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville tight ends Micky Crum and Jordan Davis have been named to the John Mackey Award Watch List, the Friends of John Mackey announced on Tuesday morning.
While we continue to countdown the days until Louisville is set to square off against Purdue up at Lucas Oil Stadium, get to know wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick. He talks about everything from his favorite food, what his hometown is known for, and even his favorite emoji.
As a part of the “Coming Full Circle” campaign to turn the horseshoe-shaped Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium into a completely 4 sided stadium, the Cardinal Athletic Fund revealed a new aspect of the new section of the stadium called the “Three Stripe Zone”.
In the Three Stripe Zone part of the new section, fans will not only have a great view, but additional perks as well. This includes cushioned chairback seating, increased leg room, and priority on the football parking waiting list.
However, there are only 534 seats available in the Three Stripe Zone. If you want to join the waiting list for this prestigious football experience, follow the link here.
Adding to the preseason hype, both Lamar Jackson and Jaire Alexander were named to the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award watch lists respectively. As you may remember, although Alexander’s stellar season was not enough to warrant being a Bednarik finalist, Jackson on the other hand won last year’s Maxwell Award, just one of many awards for the now junior QB.
This afternoon on Twitter, Class of 2018 linebacker Robert Hicks III announced his decision to commit to the University of Louisville.
Hicks III is the 262nd ranked prospect according to the ESPN300 list for the Class of 2018, and is also listed as a 4* recruit by the same website. He is the 8th best linebacker in the class, and was also fielding offers from Kentucky, Oregon, Michigan State, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
This time of year is often referred to as the “Dead Period.” We are approximately 65 days away from college football and there is not much else going on. For me, it’s the time of year where I start watching games from the previous season on Youtube and start searching the internet to see what other conference rivals are saying about their expectations for the upcoming season. I always go on vacation the first week of July and it’s my yearly tradition to pick up a college and NFL football magazine at the airport to read on the plane. It’s my time to start preparing for my preseason predictions and brush up on transactions and projections for fantasy football. Read the rest of this entry
The 2017 ACC Football Kickoff, or as most like to call it – ACC Media Day, will be held on July 13-14 at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. No surprise to anybody, Louisville has chosen to send Lamar Jackson and Jaire Alexander as their two representatives.
Per ACC.com – The football student-athletes who will be attending the 2017 ACC Football Kickoff are: Read the rest of this entry
The Russ Smith Foundation, TBM and Sullivan’s Tap House have teamed up to form a charity basketball event in honor of Officer Nick Rodman, who was killed in the line of duty this past March. The event will feature the Metro City Stars, a team comprised of former Louisville players and prominent local figures up against a team of members of the LMPD, and will be hosted by Ballard High School this upcoming Saturday, June 24th at 6:30.
Metro City Stars Roster:
Russ Smith, Sr.
Peyton Siva, Jr.
After being drafted 14th overall in the 2015 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins, Card forever DeVante Parker has not exactly lived up to the elite receiver status that the Dolphins had hoped for. His 2 year career totals of 82 receptions, 1,238 yards and 7 touchdowns is more like what the Dolphins had hoped for in one year.
So what is the reason for Devante’s less than elite numbers? Well, it’s definitely Read the rest of this entry
Athlon Sports sat down with Heisman winner Lamar Jackson for a Q & A. Lamar talks about having 2 years left at Louisville to win a championship. He also talks about coach Petrino, signing autographs for kids, the Heisman and much more. It’s a very interesting article.
Landing their fourth commitment in 2 days, and their fifth in 3 days, the Louisville Football program landed another Class of 2018 recruit on the defensive side of the ball, this time from 3 Star defensive back Jarek Campbell. According to Rivals, Campbell is the 19th ranked athlete in the state of Tennessee.