University of Louisville redshirt freshman running back Jalen Mitchell was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
Mitchell had a career day, carrying 20 times for 168 yards in the 45-21 win over Wake Forest on Saturday, the eighth-most ever by a Louisville freshman. He averaged a solid 8.4 yards per carry as the Cardinals totaled 254 yards on the ground and four touchdowns in the win over the Demon Deacons.
The native of Southwest Brevard, Fla., became the 10th Louisville freshman to rush for at least 150 yards in a game. He also added a career long 70-yard run — the fourth rush of at least 70 yards this season and sixth play from scrimmage of at least 70 yards for the Cardinals this season.
Mitchell finished his first season third on the team in rushing with 347 yards and three touchdowns.
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