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UofL Football Lands 2019 FL Offensive Lineman

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Photo Courtesy of Jamari Williams Twitter Account (@jamariwilliams3)

Coach Bobby Petrino continues to beef up his offensive line with the addition of 2019 FL OG Jamari Williams. Williams is a consensus 3 Star prospect out of Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

The 6’4 275 lbs Williams had offers from Mississippi State, NC State, Pitt, UK, Syracuse, and Purdue among others. Mike Summers was the primary recruiter for UofL according to 247 Sports.

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100 Years Of UofL Football

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football program has enjoyed a long history and will celebrate its 100th season in 2018.

Thursday is just the start of the year-long celebration, which also marks 100 days before the Cardinals open the season against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 in the Camping World Kickoff game in Orlando, Fla. The nationally televised game will kick off at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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ACC Releases More Kickoff Times For 2018 Football Season

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UofL will be playing 5 weekend night games this year!! Three of the games will be on Saturdays (including the home opener) and two will be on Fridays.

 

Jawon Pass Is Ready To Take Charge

 

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Our friends at the ACC Digital Network put together a great highlight reel of Puma Pass. Take a look at the new era of UofL football.

Time And TV Channel Announced For UofL VS Alabama

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football’s season opener against Alabama in the 2018 Camping World Kickoff Game has been scheduled for an 8 p.m. ET start on ABC, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday morning.

The Cardinals and Crimson Tide are scheduled to face off at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, Sept. 1 – the first time in school history the Cardinals will open the season against the defending national champions.

Louisville and Alabama will meet for the fourth time in program history, with the Crimson Tide holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. The last pairing came on Jan. 1, 1991 with the Cardinals claiming a 34-7 win in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Ariz. Alabama defeated the Cardinals in consecutive home games – winning 24-3 in 1976 and 55-6 in 1977.

The Cardinals return 15 starters from last season’s 8-5 team, highlighted by wide receiver Jaylen Smith, who led the Cardinals with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensive end Jonathan Greenard returns on defense after totaling a team-high 15.5 tackles for loss and equaling the team lead with 7.0 sacks.

Get all the latest information on the team by following @UofLFootball on Twitter and Facebook and @UofLFootball on Instagram.

Jaire Makes It Official With Green Bay

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Jaire has signed his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers. He is only the 7th first rounder to have signed so far. You can also get an inside look at what some of the Packers analysts said about their first impressions of the first round pick.

Congratulations again to Jaire Alexander!

Tickets On Sale For UofL Vs Alabama Season Opener

 

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Press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tickets for the University of Louisville’s football season opener versus defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 1 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla., are on sale beginning Monday through the UofL Ticket Office.

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Lamar Jackson Meets With Media After Rookie Minicamp

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Photo courtesy of The Ringer

Lamar Jackson is transitioning into his role as a Baltimore Raven. After his first two days of rookie minicamp, he met with the media, see what all he had to say below!

Preston Brown Meet And Greet

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Want to meet Cardnial Forever and current Cincinnati Bengal, Preston Brown? Here is your chance!

On Saturday May 19th, at Molly Malone’s in the Highlands – support the Preston Brown Foundation for youth education initiatives! Expect great time with sports talk Q&A, autograph signing, free signed 8×10 photo, and 1/2 price appetizer with each advanced ticket!!!

Follow this link to get your tickets NOW : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cincinnati-bengal-uofl-alum-preston-brown-nfl-meet-greet-tickets-45792864691

Former UofL QB Kyle Bolin Gets Tryout With Defending Super Bowl Champs

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Photo: Tim Haag/CardinalSportsZone.com

Former UofL QB Kyle Bolin is getting a shot at his NFL dream with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kyle was invited by the Eagles to try out at their rookie mini camp according to his QB training coach Tony Racioppi. It’ll give him a chance to get his name and game noticed not just by Philly, but potentially by other teams.

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2018 NFL Draft Weekend Wrap-Up

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We all saw Jaire Alexander and Lamar Jackson get drafted in the 1st round of the NFL Draft Thursday night. Then we saw Geron Christian get drafted in the 3rd round Friday night.

However, they weren’t the only Cards to find an NFL home. Here are a list of the other players who now find themselves on NFL rosters.

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Trevon Young was a JUCO star who chose UofL over Iowa. In his first season, he showed himself to be a sack artist with excellent speed from the edge. He ended up with 8.5 sacks which ranked 33rd nationally per gocards.com. Then in the 2015 Music City Bowl, Young suffered a hip injury similar to one Bo Jackson suffered that ended Bo’s career.

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Lamar’s Introductory Press Conference (Videos)

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Lamar Jackson was formally introduced as a Raven today along with his new coaches and fellow draft pick, Hayden Hurst. While the coaches are still keeping things tight lipped about what they plan to do with all of Lamar’s talents, one thing is for sure. Lamar will be a quarterback with the Baltimore Ravens. Check out all of the videos from Lamar’s first NFL press conference below!

Lamar Receives Surprise Message From His Brother After Being Drafted (Video)

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Photo Courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel

Good luck watching this without tearing up.

Jaire Alexander And Lamar Jackson Go First Round Of 2018 NFL Draft

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We at CardinalSportsZone.com wish these two young men & the one drafted today the very best if luck in their journeys. Here is a press release from the University of Louisville athletic department:

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander and quarterback Lamar Jackson were selected in the first round of the 2018 National Football League Draft Thursday evening AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The two first-round selections for the Cardinals are the second most in school history, one shy of equaling the 2014 draft, when three players went on the first day.

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Lamar Jackson Is A Baltimore Raven

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Photo Courtesy of UofL Football Twitter Account (@UofLFootball)

Lamar Jackson, possibly the greatest football player to ever don a UofL Football uniform, was drafted 32nd overall by the Baltimore Ravens tonight.

The former Heisman winner was electric as a college player. He was the first player in college football’s long history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in back to back seasons. Lamar has the arm strength to make every throw a QB needs to make combined with unreal agility, quickness, speed, and running ability.

Baltimore has Marty Mornhinweg as their OC. He was OC in Philadelphia when Michael Vick had arguably his best years as an NFL QB.

Joe Flacco may also be on his way out after this year, allowing Lamar to learn for a year before taking the reigns.

Lamar appears to have found a perfect fit with the Ravens and he appears he’s ready to prove his doubters wrong.

Congrats from Cardinal Sports Zone, the UofL fans, and Coach Bobby Petrino to the great Lamar Jackson! We are happy for you and wish you the best.

Here are some interviews Lamar did just after having his name called as well as they official draft card for Lamar from the Ravens.

Here is a tweet from Lamar himself with his instant draft card.

Jaire Alexander Is A Green Bay Packer

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Photo Courtesy of UofL Football Twitter Account (@UofLFootball)

One of the best CBs to ever play at UofL, Jaire Alexander, was just drafted 18th overall by one of the most storied franchises in the NFL in the Green Bay Packers.

Jaire is arguably the best CB in the draft. He’s got swagger, he can pick off passes, and he’s got speed to return them for TDs. He can also be a game breaking punt returner if called upon to do it.

Jaire will make Green Bay Packers fans happy with his skill, swagger, and style. He made UofL fans very happy with his play and his personality.

Congrats to Jaire from Cardinal Sports Zone, all UofL fans, and Coach Bobby Petrino.

2019 UofL Football QB Commit Invited To Under Armour All-America Camp

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UofL 2019 QB commit Jaden Johnson has been invited to participate in Under Armour’s All-America Football Camp in Chicago, IL.

The camp, per Jaden Johnson’s tweet above, will be on May 6th from 8 am to 2:30 pm.

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Lamar Jackson Highlights (Video)

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Need something to get you through this Monday? How about 20 minutes of Lamar Jackson’s greatest moments? Thanks to Just Bomb Productions, we’ve got just that for you.

Lamar Is Ready For The NFL, Is The NFL Ready For Him?

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Lamar Jackson is a once in a life time athlete who made his mark not only on the University of Louisville record books, but college football record books as well. With the NFL draft just one week away, Lamar remains the draft’s biggest story. Lamar Jackson is ready for the NFL, but is the league ready for him? Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth with The Undefeated talk about how Lamar can change the NFL, if it’ll allow it.

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UofL Football Picks Up Commitment From 2019 KY Offensive Lineman

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UofL Football picked up another commitment from an in-state recruit tonight in Jack Randolph from Franklin-Simpson High School in Franklin, KY.

Randolph, a 6’3 290 lbs OT chose UofL over offers from Cincinnati, EKU, Georgia State, Morehead State, and Middle Tennessee State. He also had interest from Purdue, Vanderbilt, and WKU. UofL’s primary recruiter for Randolph was Offensive Line Coach and Co-offensive Coordinator Mike Summers per 247sports.com.

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