Lamar has posted better numbers this year than he did last year, when he actually won the Heisman Trophy and is the youngest player ever to do so. Yet this year, he is fourth in voting with his only hope of winning being some type sort of miracle. David Hale with ESPN dives into the mystery a little deeper.
The Cards will be in all Red for senior day vs Syracuse on Saturday. Be sure to be in your seats early to honor our seniors.
Through the first 11 weeks of the college football season, wide receivers across the country have gone above and beyond to help pack their quarterback’s stats, as well as their own. Seth Dawkins and Dez Fitzpatrick have some of the highest passer ratings when targeted thus far in the ACC. PFF helps break down the numbers.
Short answer - Yes, Yes, No and Hope So.
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On Saturday, we will honor our senior class that has won 32 games over a four-year span and will make its fourth-straight appearance in a bowl game. The game against Syracuse at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium is set for a 3:30 kick off and the seniors will be honored prior to the game. Louisville officially announced that a total of 14 seniors will walk on to their home field for the final time as a player. I hope that every fan gets in their seat early to show their appreciation for these student athletes. Also, during the game, former University of Louisville quarterback Stefan LeFors will become the 23rd football player to have his jersey honored.
Football Seniors Ready for Farewell at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
The Cardinals’ 14-member senior class will be honored before Saturday’s kickoff.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In what is sure to be an emotional time, the University of Louisville football team will honor its senior class before prior to the 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Syracuse at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.
A total of 14 seniors will walk on to their home field for the final time in their careers, which has been filled with many fine moments and accomplishments.
“It’s kind of overwhelming,” senior tight end Charles Standberry said following Tuesday’s practice. “These four years really flew past and I didn’t expect it to go this fast, but I’m very excited. I want to go out there and leave it all on the field.”
For senior running back Reggie Bonnafon, a Louisville, Ky., native, the emotions will be wide-ranging. He played at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium growing up, playing little league football and for local powerhouse Trinity High, so his feelings are a little different than the other seniors on the team.
He’s backkkkkk. After somehow falling from the rankings for a few weeks, Lamar Jackson has made his rightful return to the Heisman rankings. With just a few more weeks left to play, it will be interesting to see where the reigning Heisman winner lands.
Cardinal forever and current LA Ram, Jamon Brown is looking to give back to the Louisville community this holiday season.
(Louisville, KY) NFL star Jamon Brown and his foundation (J. Brown Foundation) are teaming up with WHAS11 TV and the Homeless Coalition For The “#502StepUp” for the Holidays Fundraiser.
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Cardinal forever, Colin Holba announced today he has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their long snapper. Congratulations Colin!
Cardinals to Honor Former QB Stefan LeFors on Saturday
Stefan LeFors led the nation in completion percentage in 2004.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Former University of Louisville quarterback Stefan LeFors will become the 23rd football player to have his jersey honored, when the Cardinals face Syracuse in their final home game of the year at 3:30 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The mood around the University of Louisville football program is positive heading into Saturday’s regular-season home finale against Syracuse after the 38-21 win over Virginia last Saturday.
“I think it was our overall best game of the year when you look at offense, defense, (and) special teams,” head coach Bobby Petrino said. “Defensively, I liked the way we played. I thought our defensive front set the tone early, getting the pass rush out of (redshirt senior linebacker) James (Hearns) and (redshirt sophomore) Jonathan Greenard and (senior linebacker) Trevon (Young).”
“Offensively, I was happy with our offensive line. They had a lot of new looks for us, some crazy stuff, and our offensive line did a good job of sorting it all out and blocking well. We ran the ball with a lot of physicalness.”
Here is a TweetCap of today’s press conference from University of Louisville Head Coach, Bobby Petrino via @UofLFootball.
Jaire Alexander returned this week after breaking his hand in practice in October. He put crazy stats as usual and reminded everyone why he is a preseason AP All-American. PFF College breaks down the numbers for us from this past week.
Lamar Jackson threw an insane pass to Jaylen Smith, which ended in one of the greatest catches you will see this season. It was good for #7 on the SportsCenter Top 10!
Head Coach Bobby Petrino, sophomore linebacker Jon Greenard, senior linebacker James Hearn, senior running back Reggie Bonnafon, freshman running back Dae Williams, junior wide receiver Jaylen Smith, and junior quarterback Lamar Jackson all sat down with the media after the win against Virginia. Listen to what they had to say below.
For the 8th straight year, the UofL Cardinal Football team is headed to a bowl game! You can reserve your tickets below.
UofL football is finally back home! After a few weeks away, UofL will be back at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium tomorrow to take on the Virginia Caveliers at 3:30. Here is how the match up looks on paper.
UofL equipment announced the uniform combination that the football team will wear against Virginia. In honor of Veterans Day, they will be wearing the Stars and Stripes!
There is a very real possibility that Lamar Jackson could play his final game as a Cardinal in Lexington. I know it’s not what I want either but we must brace ourselves for that fact. Selfishly, I want to see him play his senior year but the kid has given so much to the University and it’s fans, I will support any decision he makes – He has earned it.
There are several scenarios that could happen but the one I hate the most is that Lamar walks off the C.M. Newton Grounds at Kroger Field inside Commonwealth Stadium, to a chorus of Boo’s because he just handed them another loss. Or even worse, the fans cheering because, despite Lamar’s efforts, our defense just couldn’t get the job done.
Scenarios for Lamar’s last game as a Cardinal
- Louisville doesn’t become bowl eligible and he decides to enter the 2018 NFL draft.
- Louisville goes to a bowl but Lamar doesn’t play to prevent injury and protect draft status.
- Louisville goes to a lower level bowl and Lamar’s competitive juices refuse to let him sit out despite risk of injury.
- Lamar decides to come back for his senior year and plays his last game in PPJC vs UK.
- Lamar decides to come back for his senior year and plays his last game in a bowl game.
* Two of these scenarios would result in Lamar playing his last game in Lexington. Read the rest of this entry
UofL announced yesterday that due to construction on Eastern Parkway, there will be a new traffic pattern for the last two home games of the season. You can see the full detail below.