Ryan Day with SBNation predicted what would happen if the top ten picks in the NFL draft – picked Lamar Jackson. While it is still too early to get a grasp on what the draft will look like, I think this is a solid start.
Cardinal forever and current Pittsburgh Steeler, William Gay, has teamed up with former Vice President Joe Biden to put an end to domestic violence. Kelley Evans with The Undefeated wrote a great piece talking about how domestic violence has impacted Gay’s life from an early age. His mother was killed by her boyfriend when William was just 8 years old. On Thursday, February 8th, William Gay was named to the advisory council for the Biden Foundation, which focuses on ending sexual assault and violence against women, among other causes. You can read more about Gay’s story below and find out more about what the Biden Foundation is set out to do.
Kevin McGuire with Athlon Sports put together a list of how the 2015 class would be ranked today. With no surprise to anyone, Lamar came in at number one and Kevin highlights on what a steal Louisville got with Jackson.
Interested in becoming a sponsor for the JBrown Foundation Golf Scramble coming up on April 9th? Here is your chance, below you will find the sponsorship letter that details what each level of sponsorship will give you. All letters must be turned in by March 1st.
Patrick Clayborn with the NFLNetwork, put together a highlight reel of all of Lamar Jackson’s passes over 20 yards in the 2017 season. Needless to say, it is a lot of fun and gives a nice break in the day!
Jaire Alexander had an outstanding career at the University of Louisville. Even with an injury riddled junior year, he made sure to let his presence be known when he was on the field. He was one of the most dynamic playmakers ever in the defensive backfield at UofL. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone cannot wait to watch him play on Sundays this fall!
Press Release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department:
“Eric Wood enjoyed a tremendous career in the NFL, playing nine seasons with the Buffalo Bills. Eric always played the game the right way, worked extremely hard and was a tremendous leader of young men. He was a pleasure to coach because he came to work every day willing to get better and was a key component in a great run for the University of Louisville football program. Off the field, Eric was an even better young man and a great ambassador for the university. I’m saddened his NFL career was cut short, but I know the next chapter of his life will be just as successful.
-University of Louisville Head Football coach Bobby Petrino
Just over 24 hours ago, the Vikings were eliminated from the NFL Playoffs. Now, the fight for the starting quarterback position has begun, and Teddy is letting everyone know where he stands. He fully believes he will be the starter for the Vikings this fall, despite the fact he is an unrestricted free-agent and the Vikings did not pick up his 5th year option. We here at CSZ surely hope he is right!
We are not worthy of Lamar Jackson. Truly. After signing autographs the last few weekends at local Planet Fitness’s, he donated part of his profit back to the organization behind it all.
Keep at it 8, you make us all proud!
Planet Fitness has announced that Lamar Jackson will be back for three more autograph signings this weekend. Saturday (1/20) Jackson will be at the Valley Station location from 10-noon. That same day, he will be at the Elizabethtown location from 5-7 pm. On Sunday, (1/21), he will be at the Hurstbourne pkwy location from 1-3 pm.
Cardinal forever, and Louisville native, Reggie Bonnafon gave his all to CardNation for four years. No fan will ever forget his epic game at Notre Dame when he took down the Irish (as a true freshman)! Take a look at some of his career highlights below!
One of the greatest players to ever wear the University of Louisville will be back in town this weekend to sign autographs.
According to the Courier Journal, Jackson will sign autographs at the Planet Fitness next to Jefferson Mall (7450 Jefferson Blvd.) on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. and at the Planet Fitness in New Albany (3527 Grant Line Road) on Sunday from 1-3 p.m.
Guests can receive an autograph by showing a Planet Fitness membership or by donating $25 to Blessings in a Backpack on the day of the event.
He truly may be, the greatest of all time.
Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – One of the greatest players in University of Louisville and Atlantic Coast Conference history, junior quarterback Lamar Jackson has decided to forgo his final year of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.
In just three seasons, Jackson put his imprint on the Louisville program, becoming the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner, attaining numerous player of the year awards, and rewriting the school and conference record books.
There is a lot going on at The University of Louisville but the question everyone is asking is, “Will Lamar declare for the NFL draft or will he return for his senior year?”
It’s funny that everyone seems to have the answer. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who said that they know what he is going to do. Don’t believe anything you hear because nobody really knows, including Lamar.
Lamar said that he wouldn’t even entertain the idea until after the bowl game. While I believe that he and his mom probably didn’t start talking about it till after the bowl game, you would be crazy to believe that he hasn’t spent a few restless nights pondering what he should do by weighing the pros and cons. It’s just human nature.
Let’s be honest here. The only reason to leave is money and the only reason to stay is to put yourself in a better position to make more money in the future. Read the rest of this entry
Late Wednesday night, Geron Christian took to Instagram and Twitter to announce he is forgoing his senior season. We here at Cardinal Sports Zone would like to wish Geron the best of luck as he prepares for his future and to thank him for three years of heart and dedication!
3 years later and I have become an outstanding scholar, a wonderful father, and an exceptional athlete. I have been honored to go through my collegiate journey as an LOUISVILLE CARDINAL. As I say goodbye and take my next step in the 2018 draft I just wanted to take this time to thank my family, teammates, friend, coaches, and fans for your support.
Cardinal forever, Preston Brown led the NFL in tackles this year with 144. He is currently playing on the Buffalo Bills, who just snapped a 17 year postseason drought this weekend.
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.
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.
Photo Courtesy of the Dallas Morning News
Dragging a little after the Thanksgiving break? Needing some extra motivation to get through this Tuesday? Here is the story for you then.
Amobi Okoye had a full ride to Harvard, or a full ride to play football at the University of Louisville. He graduated high school at 16 and became the youngest player in the NCAA when he dressed for the University of Louisville. He graduated college a semester early and was the 10th overall pick to the Houston Texans in 2007. In March of 2013, he nearly died after he contracted a rare disease that also took his memory. Now, he is fighting to find his spot on an NFL roster.
You can watch or read the full story below.