Can he – YES. Will he – Maybe. The Heisman Trophy has been given out annually since 1935 to “the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” In the 81 year history of the Heisman trophy, there have been 80 players who have won the trophy. The reason is that only 1 player has ever won the award twice – Archie Griffin (1974 and 1975).
Lamar Jackson is not the first player to have a chance to repeat as the award winner but he is currently the only player with a chance to repeat. I know that statement is obvious but I make it to remind you just hard it’s going to be to repeat. If that statement is obvious to you and I, then think about every opponent he and the Cards will face this year. They are all aware too and would love nothing more than to beat the reigning Heisman trophy winner or, at minimum, would love to sack him. If Lamar is going to repeat, he will have to do so with a target on his back. Read the rest of this entry
Long before he came to Louisville, he was a champion. Before his first college pass was an interception against Murray State on Sept. 1, 2011 or his last run was a final nail in Miami’s coffin on December 28th, 2013, he was a champion. Before he was Teddy 2 Gloves, Teddy Ice-water, Teddy Ballgame, TD Teddy, or whatever other name we derived for him, his first name was champion. You have heard the saying, “not all heroes wear capes”. In this case not all champions have rings to prove it.
Fort Scott JUCO running back Harry Trotter announced today on Twitter that he has decided to commit to the University of Louisville. Trotter recently visited Louisville during the spring game, and is immediately eligible to play.
Louisville Football announced this morning that they have extended their home-and-home series with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. They will be playing the Irish at PJCS in 2030, 2033 and 2035, while they will go up to South Bend in 2032.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft and originally signing a post-draft deal with the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Jamari Staples has now signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, wide receiver Gio Pascascio has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, offensive lineman Kiola Mahoni has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.
After being passed up in the NFL Draft, wide receiver Jamari Staples has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears.
[Update: Staples’ deal with the Bears did not follow through, and he has signed a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs]
After being passed up in the draft, tight end Cole Hikutini has signed as an undrafted free agent with the San Francisco 49ers.
After being passed up in the draft, running back Brandon Radcliff has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Indianapolis Colts.
After being passed up in the draft, defensive tackle DeAngelo Brown has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Tennessee Titans.
After being passed up in the draft, inside linebacker Keith Kelsey has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After being passed up in the draft, Keith Towbridge has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buffalo Bills.
With the 2017 NFL Draft just days away, our own Matt McGavic looks at the draft eligible Cards.
6’1″, 317 lbs
Being one of the strongest players in all of college football, Brown has a tremendously strong lower body and can bully his way around an offensive lineman at the point of attack. However, his strong lower body is also his Achilles’ heel, as he can be a bit stiff at times and lack explosiveness.
Projected Draft Position: Round 7, Pick 243 (Texans)
In the days after the 2017 Spring game, I have asked many people what was their take on the Spring Game attendance. Would you go if it were on a different day? Different time of day? Is it important to you? What kept you from going? Read the rest of this entry
ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”
Please be seated. Saturday afternoon marked the beginning of the long 4 1/2 month wait for tailgating, horrible football taeks, bold ACC predictions, and CARDS-FIRST-DOWN chants (more on this later). Sure the baseball team is rolling through Spring with it’s eyes set on Omaha. The NBA Playoffs also known as “when the pros actually try” has begun but lets not act like the dead period is not quickly approaching. So if you didn’t make it out to the Spring Game I would suggest you invest in YouTube and catch some old games. Fact of the matter is, the Spring Game is just a nice fix until September.
Louisville Football put on a semi-competitive showcase for the first time since the Citrus Bowl in the annual spring game, and as expected, reigning Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson did what he did best and lit up the scoreboard in front of the announced crowd of 14,000.
The junior quarterback was 19-36 through the air for 346 yards and three touchdowns, as well as a rushing score for the Red team. Second string quarterback Jawon Pass, who started for the White team, didn’t have quite the outing that Jackson did, as he threw for 20-37, as well as 4 interceptions, including a pick-six by Jaire Alexander. However, it is worth noting that 3 of his 4 picks came off of deflected balls.