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  09/26/21 - Malik CunninghamrSr/2022, Louisville, 6-1, 200 (DS#6 QB) + More +

  Louisville seemingly could do no wrong in the first half, building a 24-point lead. But even as the game flipped on the Cardinals, they again made a big defensive play in the second half to hold on for a second straight critical win. Malik Cunningham had four first-half touchdowns - two passing and two rushing - and Louisville held off Florida State's second-half rally, 31-23, in the Cardinals' Atlantic Coast Conference opener on Saturday.

Cunningham now has eight rushing touchdowns, two in each game for Louisville (3-1, 1-0). He completed 25 of 39 passes for 264 yards and ran 14 times for 56 yards. "They definitely made adjustments because if not we would have had 60," Cunningham said. "I think we relaxed a little bit as an offense. We kind of laid back a little bit and thought the game was over. We got to finish off games. We started off fast. We just have to finish better in order to get to the next step to an elite offense." The Seminoles trailed 31-7 with 1:49 to halftime but gradually chipped away at Louisville's lead in the second half, trimming the deficit to 31-23 on Ryan Fitzgerald's 45-yard field-goal with 8:40 left. But the Seminoles' rally fell short when McKenzie Milton's downfield pass was picked off by Louisville's Kei'Trel Clark with 48 seconds left. Despite a shaky second half, Louisville can now claim back-to-back wins over UCF and Florida State. The Cardinals can also credit their defense for again coming through with a late interception - Jaylin Alderman picked off a tipped pass and returned it 66 yards for a touchdown in a 42-35 win over UCF. - Louisville/AP College Football


(DS#6 QB) rSr/2022 QB Malik CunninghamLouisville
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  09/17/21 - Jaylin AldermanFr/2025, Louisville, 6-1, 215 (DS#48 ILB) + More +

  Jaylin Alderman returned an interception off a tipped pass for a 66-yard touchdown with 13 seconds remaining, giving Louisville a thrilling 42-35 victory over UCF on Friday night. The Knights and their high-speed offense appeared primed to win the back-and-forth battle after intercepting Louisville's Malik Cunningham off a deflection on the previous play for possession at the Cardinals 41 with under a minute to play.

But Alderman, a freshman linebacker, was there to snatch a tip of Dillon Gabriel's pass on the next snap before finding room down the right sideline for the TD to spark a delirious celebration for Louisville. "He's just an instinctive player," linebacker C.J. Avery said of Alderman, who was not available for postgame interviews. "Right before that play, I knew he was going into the game and I just told him, ‘just do your job and you'll make a play.' And he did." UCF (2-1) attempted several laterals on the game's final play before being penalized for an illegal forward pass that closed the victory for Louisville (2-1). Cunningham ran for two touchdowns and threw for another TD in helping Louisville. He was 23-of-38 passing 265 yards and rushed 13 times for 99 yards. The victory was huge for a Cardinals team playing their third game in 12 days and in a second consecutive short week. They trailed twice early but rallied both times and then led twice more before getting the final word on defense. - Louisville/AP College Football


(DS#48 ILB) Fr/2025 ILB Jaylin AldermanLouisville
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  09/13/21 - KeiTrel ClarkrSo/2024, Louisville, 5-10, 180 (DS#17 CB) + More +

  SEPT 13 ACC CO-DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Kei'Trel Clark, Louisville, So., CB, Richmond, Va.,...Finished the night with a team-high six tackles, two for loss, and a pair of interceptions in Louisville's 30-3 win over Eastern Kentucky ... First Cardinals player to record two interceptions in a game since Trumaine Washington against Florida State on Oct. 21, 2017 ... Two tackles for loss tied his career high. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

(DS#17 CB) rSo/2024 CB KeiTrel ClarkLouisville
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  09/12/21 - Malik CunninghamrSr/2022, Louisville, 6-1, 200 (DS#6 QB) + More +

  Malik Cunningham ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead Louisville, which cruised to a 30-3 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night. In guiding the Cardinals (1-1) to their first victory of the season, the redshirt junior quarterback completed 15-of-23 passes for 277 yards. He got some early help from special teams. Marvin Dallas recovered a muffed punt return at the Colonels 25, leading to Cunningham's first score, a 5-yard touchdown run with 4:27 left in the first quarter.

Braden Smith made it 13-0 with a 49-yard punt return for a score with 10:15 left in the first half. Cunningham would have had another touchdown, but freshman Ahmari Huggins-Bruce dropped the ball on the EKU 1 on what would have been a 95-yard touchdown pass with 10:16 left in the fourth quarter. The ball rolled into the endzone, and the Colonels recovered for a touchback. "It's unfortunate," Louisville coach Scott Satterfield said of Huggins-Bruce, who finished with a Louisville true freshman record 150 receiving yards on four catches. "He did the hard part. The heavy lifting was outrunning the whole defense. Then the easy part, anybody in this room could just carry the ball across the line, but… he still had a great night." - Louisville/AP College Football


(DS#6 QB) rSr/2022 QB Malik CunninghamLouisville
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  08/31/21 - Josh MinkinsrFr/2025, Louisville, 6-2, 179 (DS#999 FS) + More +

  Louisville opens the season against Ole Miss on Sept. 6 and coach Scott Satterfield said the Cardinals will be at full strength. That includes safety Josh Minkins, who missed the entire spring session and much of the summer with an offseason injury. During ACC Media Days, Satterfield said Minkins was working his way back onto the field but wasn't sure when he would be in shape to play. "Will he be in good enough shape to play the first game? I don't know. That's a question mark," Satterfield said. "Will it be three games or conference play? I just don't know where he'll be physically. We want to be able to count on him as we head forward because he played a little bit last year."

That time is now. Minkins, a Louisville native and Ballard graduate, played in six games last year and had six tackles. The coaching staff entered this year with high hopes for the athletic safety. His progress, after injury, was faster than the staff expected. "He had some issues with his shoulder but he's progressed a lot faster than we thought he would," Satterfield said. "We actually thought he would be ready for the start of the season, we didn't know if it would be the first game, second game or the third game. We are glad he's available now." - Courier Journal


(DS#999 FS) rFr/2025 FS Josh MinkinsLouisville
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  08/21/21 - Bralyn OliverFr/2025, Louisville, 6-2, 195 (DS#999 SS) + More +

  Louisville lost a player to the transfer portal Friday. Freshman safety Bralyn Oliver announced Friday he has entered the transfer portal after arriving at Louisville in January. Oliver, a 6-foot-2 South Carolina native, was a three-star recruit in the 2021 recruiting class. He was expected to be paired with four-star Ben Perry at safety. Perry is still with the team, likely the backup strong safety this season, but Oliver's departure now leaves a whole in the depth chart. The Cardinals don't have a lot of depth at safety and with Oliver gone, it's likely Louisville will utilize corner Chandler Jones at safety this season. Josh Minkins is also still on the roster, but is battling back from a winter injury. - Courier Journal

(DS#999 SS) Fr/2025 SS Bralyn OliverLouisville
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  08/10/21 - Marshon FordrJr/2023, Louisville, 6-2, 240 (DS#21 TE) + More +

  Louisville's star tight end Marshon Ford is a local product shining on the national stage for his hometown team. In two years, after walking on and earning a scholarship with the Cardinals, Ford has scored 13 touchdowns. The Ballard graduate has made his mark at the high school and college level athletically and now the latest NIL legislation is allowing him to make his mark on local businesses. Ford has signed a partnership with Dan-O Seasoning according to Danny Mosby, who is representing Ford. They also worked on a Tik Tok commercial filmed at Ballard High School, Friday afternoon. "I am blessed to team up with a local company that's doing huge things, in Dano's Seasoning," Ford said. "I look forward to our partnership, growing together, and representing Louisville to the best of our ability." "We are thrilled to announce our partnership and officially welcome Marshon to the 'Dan' Family," said Meredith Lawrence, executive vice president of Dan-O's Seasoning. "We love supporting hometown heroes! Marshon's hard work and dedication is inspiring, and we look forward to working together" - Courier Journal

(DS#21 TE) rJr/2023 TE Marshon FordLouisville
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  08/09/21 - Malik CunninghamrSr/2022, Louisville, 6-1, 200 (DS#6 QB) + More +

  The most important player for the Louisville football team to have success in 2021 starts with "QB1" himself. There is no quarterback battle. His starting job is not in jeopardy. Malik Cunningham will be the starting quarterback when the Cardinals take the field in Atlanta in the season opener against Ole Miss. Cunningham hasn't always had it easy. He had to be a quarterback under arguably the biggest shadow ever. Heisman Trophy winner and NFL superstar Lamar Jackson. Despite odds being against him at times with coaching changes and more, he's been really good for U of L. Passing for 5,153 career yards and 43 touchdowns and rushing for 1,588 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career proves how good he's been. Turnovers were an issue in 2020, but I don't think that will be an issue this year. How far will this team go in 2021? A big answer to that question will be on how Cunningham plays. - Courier Journal

(DS#6 QB) rSr/2022 QB Malik CunninghamLouisville
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  08/07/21 - Kenderick DuncanrSr/2022, Louisville, 6-2, 225 (DS#13 FS) + More +

  Louisville desperately needed a free safety this offseason, even before the departure of Lovie Jenkins in June. It got that in Duncan Jr. The Georgia Southern transfer arrived at Louisville in the spring and immediately made his presence felt. Louisville's coaching staff raves about the 6-foot-2 safety who has two years of eligibility remaining. He already knows Louisville's defense and made his mark as a leader on and off the field. Some coaches believe an NFL future isn't far off for Duncan Jr.

He tallied 146 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, six interceptions and 21 defended passes while at Georgia Southern. If he can duplicate those numbers at Louisville, he will be a massive upgrade for the Cardinals over any safety they've had the last few years. The reason I have him as the most important defensive player is because of the importance at safety. Duncan Jr., is filling a hole that didn't have an answer after the season and will be a key piece in Louisville's ability to force turnovers. If he lives up to the hype and can turn into an all-conference player, expect Louisville's defense to force more turnovers and limit big plays a bit more this season. - Courier Journal


(DS#13 FS) rSr/2022 FS Kenderick DuncanLouisville
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  08/04/21 - Marshon FordrJr/2023, Louisville, 6-2, 240 (DS#21 TE) + More +

  There might not be a more important playmaker on Louisville's offense than Ford this season. Ford already returns as one of the most productive receiving threats on the team and in the ACC. In the last two seasons, he's tallied 13 touchdowns, six last year despite playing with a torn labrum. With so many playmakers leaving, Ford's role is about to grow even more. At ACC media days, coach Scott Satterfield said Louisville may be able to move Ford around offensively. There's times where Ford will play as an H-back in the backfield, on the line and out wide as a wide receiver. At 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds, Ford has a chance to be a very versatile weapon for Louisville.

When quarterback Malik Cunningham needs a big play, he'll likely find Ford open somewhere and because of the lack of experience, Ford returns as a crucial piece of the offense. He's healthy and ready to contribute, yet again. Ford was a pleasant surprise in 2019 which was a big reason he went into 2020 as one of the captains. The former Ballard star has battled some injuries and missed most of spring due to his shoulder. Despite the U of L team taking a step back from 2019 to 2020, Ford didn't. He ended last year with 25 receptions for 309 yards and six touchdowns. He'll be the most experienced pass catcher and the get most receiving yards returning. If he proves to be healthy, he'll be a problem for defenses. - Courier Journal


(DS#21 TE) rJr/2023 TE Marshon FordLouisville
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  08/03/21 - Jawhar JordanrSo/2024, Louisville, 5-09, 186 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Former Syracuse running back Jawhar Jordan has landed at Louisville seven months after seeking a transfer. Jordan will enroll this week at Louisville, according to 247Sports. He'll be eligible to suit up for the Cardinals this season as a result of new transfer legislation passed in the spring. Jordan was one of the fastest players on SU, and his impact on the field came and went in a flash. He appeared in four games during a redshirt year in 2019, exploding for 223 all-purpose yards in a 56-34 loss at Louisville. - The Post-Standard

(DS#999 RB) rSo/2024 RB Jawhar JordanLouisville
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  08/03/21 - KeiTrel ClarkrSo/2024, Louisville, 5-10, 180 (DS#17 CB) + More +

  Not that Clark needed another reason to be motivated this season, but after being left off the All-ACC preseason team there will be an extra chip on his shoulder. Clark returns as one of the best corner backs in the ACC after leading the conference with 10 pass breakups, while also tallying one interception. He surprised many last year jumping onto the scene after transferring from Liberty and immediately locking down the No. 1 corner spot. At 5-foot-10 and 172 pounds, he's athletic and skilled enough to lockdown his side of the field, but also extremely competitive, which is a good trait for a corner back.

He might have brought down just one interception, but he dropped a few last year and what he does best is tighten the passing windows to receivers, as seen by his 10 pass breakups. I expect Clark will have an even better year this season under Bryan Brown. He could be a dominant corner that jumps into the Jim Thorpe Award conversation. If he is at his best, Louisville's defense is able to get more creative with blitzes when it knows its corners are doing their jobs consistently. - Courier Journal


(DS#17 CB) rSo/2024 CB KeiTrel ClarkLouisville
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  08/01/21 - C.J. AveryrSr/2022, Louisville, 5-11, 227 (DS#41 ILB) + More +

  Arguably the biggest news of the offseason was the return of Avery. The inside linebacker has led Louisville in tackles each of the last two seasons and hasn't missed a start in the Scott Satterfield era. With Dorian Etheridge gone, Avery's return makes sure Louisville brings back some key experience. Paired with Monty Montgomery and KJ Cloyd inside, they have a chance to be a dangerous linebacker corps with Avery as the glue. He has 252 tackles in four seasons, 171 in the last two. With his athletic ability, experience and leadership, Avery could be looking at an All-ACC type year this season if the defense takes another step forward. I personally believe both Avery and Montgomery will be all-conference players by year's end. - Courier Journal

(DS#41 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB C.J. AveryLouisville
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  07/30/21 - Malik CunninghamrSr/2022, Louisville, 6-1, 200 (DS#6 QB) + More +

  Malik Cunningham stood at the podium during last week's ACC Media Days, confident and comfortable. He's used to answering questions from the media as the Cardinals' starting quarterback for the last two years. He has all the answers ready to go for questions like: "How do you fix the turnovers?" "What's the potential of this offense?" "How do you replace Javian Hawkins, Tutu Atwell and Dez Fitzpatrick?" Cunningham doesn't flinch in the face of the spotlight. He never has, but the Cunningham on the podium in 2021 is different than the one that took over Scott Satterfield's offense in 2019. He's more a polished leader, now, one the team and coaching staff looks at to lead the 2021 program. Most of his personal growth, though, came during the highs and lows of the Cardinals' 4-7 2020 season.

"I was older and was already in the system but more than anything, it made me a better person," Cunningham said. "Going through the stuff we went through, the slump and now that we are here and able to be regular, it's even better now." Those losses stuck with him. Four in a row in the first five games. Back-to-back losses to Virginia Tech and Virginia and a stripped fumble on a potential game-winning drive against Boston College in November. It was hard. "Just every day knowing I had to go home and look in the mirror and know that I lost and I could've done something better," Cunningham said. "Now it's just build off it, learn from it." - Courier Journal


(DS#6 QB) rSr/2022 QB Malik CunninghamLouisville
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  07/29/21 - KeiTrel ClarkrSo/2024, Louisville, 5-10, 180 (DS#17 CB) + More +

  One day after Louisville was picked to finish sixth in the Atlantic Division in the ACC preseason poll, no Cardinal was picked on the preseason All-ACC team, either. The biggest snub from the Cardinals was corner back Kei'Trel Clark. The second-team all-ACC corner a year ago is one of the best returning players in the conference. He tallied 11 passes defended with one interceptions in his first year with Louisville, after transferring from Liberty. Instead, voters went with Clemson corner Andrew Booth Jr., and North Carolina's Tony Grimes. Clark begins this year tied as the ACC's returning leader in pass breakups with 10 a year ago and gave up just one touchdown. - Courier Journal

(DS#17 CB) rSo/2024 CB KeiTrel ClarkLouisville
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