Teddy Bridgewater

Why wouldn’t I start with Louisville’s Heisman Trophy Candidate?  Teddy Bridgewater has amassed 5939 yards of total offense (5847 passing)  and 46 Touchdowns (41 passing).  Bridgewater’s post-sophomore pace is well ahead of Chris Redman’s, but the Miami-native is unlikely to surpass Redman’s Total Offense & Career Passing Totals for the simple reason that Teddy is a sure-fire Top 5 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.  As it stands Teddy is currently #6 All-Time in Total Offense and could finish #2 All-Time with an outstanding junior campaign (3rd most-likely), and could also make a run at the #2 spot for Career TDs passes, & Career Completions all-time for the Cards.  The Louisville Football Quarterback Fraternity is  full of stat-stuffers, so if Bridgewater can achieve these marks in just 3 seasons it is nothing short of remarkable. Teddy is nominated for just about every award a junior quarterback can be nominated for in the pre-season.

Total Offense    
Career    
1 Chris Redman 12129
2 Brian Brohm 10819
3 Dave Ragone 9161
4 Stefan LeFors 6609
5 Jay Gruden 6564
6 Teddy Bridgewater 5939
7 Jeff Brohm 5410
8 Ed Rubbert 4979
9 Marty Lowe 4683
10 Browning Nagle 4495
11 Benny Russell 4363
Career       Career    
Completions       Touchdown Passes    
1 Chris Redman 1031   1 Chris Redman 84
2 Brian Brohm 780   2 Dave Ragone 74
3 Dave Ragone 685   3 Brian Brohm 71
4 Jay Gruden 572   4 Jay Gruden 44
5 Teddy Bridgewater 478   5 Teddy Bridgewater 41
6 Ed Rubbert 430   6 Jeff Brohm 38
7 Marty Lowe 416   6 Stefan LeFors 38
8 Stefan LeFors 416   8 John Madeya 34
9 Jeff Brohm 402   9 Browning Nagle 32
10 John Madeya 364   10 Dean May 29

Senorise Perry 

Running Back suffered an ACL tear in the Cards 10th game of 2012, is expected to play after receiving good news just in time for training camp.  The Doak Walker Award Watch List Back had 11 Rushing Touchdowns in 2012, just 2 shy of cracking the Top 8 for a single season  at UofL.  But Perry’s career 12 Touchdowns places him just 8 shy of cracking the Top 10 All-Time, and with an injury-free similar performance in 2013 Senorise could land as high as 4th All-Time in Career Rushing TDs at UofL.  Running Back is a stacked position for the Cards in 2013, but we’ll be sure to keep track.

Career
Rushing TDs
1 Lenny Lyles 43
2 Michael Bush 39
3 Eric Shelton 30
4 Anthony Shelman 27
4 Frank Moreau 27
6 Howard Stevens 25
7 Tom Lucia 23
7 Nathan Poole 23
7 Calvin Prince 23
10 Lionel Gates 20
10 Anthony Allen (’06) 20
Senorise Perry 12
Dominique Brown 4
Corvin Lamb 1
Brandon Radcliff 0

Eli Rogers 

STEADY. RELIABLE. That’s Eli Rogers. Eli currently has 87 career receptions at Louisville, just 48 shy of tying Lavell Boyd for 10th All-Time in Cardinal history for catches.  Considering Rogers had 41 catches as a freshman, and 46 as a sophomore we’ve got to keep an eye on this in Rogers’ junior season. Rogers also has 959 total receiving yards in his career, 845 shy of Zek Parker for 10th All-Time as a Cardinal.  Lastly, Rogers has 5 Touchdowns in two seasons, Eli needs 8 to crack into the top 10 in career Receiving TDs as well.

DeVante Parker

The Biletnikoff Award Watch List receiver has been highly productive with his touches as a Louisville Cardinal. Parker has just 58 career catches and owns 16 career Touchdowns.  In fact, Parker’s10 Touchdown grabs in 2012 was the 2nd best single season performance in Louisville history!  As it sits, DeVante Parker is currently 7th All-Time in career receiving Touchdowns as UofL and should easily get to #3 early in the season.  If Parker stays for his senior season the Ballard product could make a serious run at history of Ibn Green’s 33 Career TDs.

Career Career   Career  
Receptions Rec Yards   Rec TDs  
1 Arnold Jackson 299 1 Arnold Jackson 3670 1 Ibn Green 33
2 Ibn Green 217 2 Harry Douglas 2924 2 Arnold Jackson 31
3 JR Russell 187 3 Ibn Green 2830 3 JR Russell 19
4 Miguel Montano 175 4 JR Russell 2619 4 Anthony Cummings 18
5 Harry Douglas 173 5 Miguel Montano 2305 5 Deion Branch 18
6 Joshua Tinch 162 6 Mario Urrutia 2271 6 Gary Barnidge 17
7 Jamie Asher 153 7 Deion Branch 2204 7 Mario Urrutia 16
8 Ralph Dawkins 151 8 Joshua Tinch 2195 7 DeVante Parker 16
9 Deion Branch 143 9 Mark Clayton 2004 9 Harry Douglas 15
10 Lavell Boyd 135 10 Zek Parker 1804 10 Zek Parker 13
Eli Rogers 87 DeVante Parker 1035 Eli Rogers 5
DeVante Parker 58 Eli Rogers 959  
Damian Copeland 58 Damian Copeland 741  

Hakeem Smith

Nominated to the Nagurski & Jim Thorpe Pre-Season Watch Lists Hakeem Smith has been highly effective at the Strong Safety spot since his freshman year as a Cardinal garnering All-Conference honors in all 3 years.  Hakeem currently has 245 career tackles, just 101 shy of 10th All-Time Curry Burns.  While Smith has yet to produce a 100+ tackle season, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility, so we’ll keep tabs on it during 2013.

Preston Brown

The Lombardi & Butkus Award Pre-Season Watch List Linebacker has 203 career tackles after recording just 10 during his Freshman season.  Brown’s production increased from 84 takedowns in 2011 to 109 in 2012.  Preston will need a big season of 143 tackles to crack the Top 10 as just 5 players in college football had totals of 143 or better in 2012.  That number is possible from the Middle Linebacker position, especially if Jamaine Brooks can come in healthy and cause the type of disruption in front of Preston that we all think Brooks is capable of at Nose Guard. We will watch and see.

Career
Most Tackles
1 Mark Sander 488
2 Otis Wilson 484
3 Doug Buffone 479
4 Eddie Johnson 457
5 Ricky Skiles 415
6 Jeff Henry 408
7 Tyrus McCloud 403
8 Pat Fitzgerald 385
9 Tom Jackson 373
10 Curry Burns 346
Hakeem Smith 245
  Preston Brown 203

Marcus Smith

It’s been an interesting journey to defensive end for Marcus Smith.  The Columbus, GA native came to Louisville as a quarterback and was transitioned to linebacker rather quickly before making the move to defensive end. In 2011, Marcus played almost exclusively in pass rushing situations before getting more of an every down role in 2012.  Smith’s best game to date was the 2013 Sugar Bowl vs. Florida and that has left fans hoping he can continue that type of stellar play in 2013.  While Smith really has been playing ‘catch-up’ his entire time at Louisville learning the defensive end position, he’s also been the most productive getting to the QB with 9.5 career sacks, thanks to his athleticism and acumen for football. Marcus Smith is now entering his 3rd season playing the position and I am expecting big things on the outside.  The senior needs just 4.5 sacks to tie Ted Washington in Career Sacks with 14 all-time.  With 8+ sacks in 2013 Marcus Smith could leave Louisville 8th All-Time (or better) for career sacks.

Career
Sacks
1 Dewayne White 37.5
2 Elvis Dumervil 32
3 Michael Josiah 31
4 Kendirck Gholston 29
5 Mike Flores 27
6 Joe Johnson 25
7 Marcus Jones 23
8 Carl Powell 17
9 Jim Hanna 15
10 Ted Washington 14
Marcus Smith 9.5
Lorenzo Mauldin 4.5
Deiontrez Mount 4
Roy Philon 4

Season Records

We will of course also be keeping a close eye on season records as they happen.  Last year’s Offense was the 7th most productive in Cardinal History, the 3rd best Passing Season in Cardinal Football History, and posted the 9th most points per game.  We’ll keep you up to date with record changes as they happen game-by-game for team performance and individual records.  If you find an error please tweet me @UofLSheriff50 and I will do my due diligence.

 

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