I’m sure it took a little longer than he had hoped, but Damian Copeland is finally an integral part of Louisville’s offense. Copeland, a 6-foot-1 redshirt junior receiver from Bradenton, FL., has struggled with injuries since arriving at Louisville in 2009. As a redshirt freshman in 2010, Copeland played in seven games and showed a lot of potential, but was only available for one game last season due to a knee injury.
Copeland has always been highly regarded by his teammates and the coaching staff, but fans hadn’t been able to see it until now. Seven games into the 2012 season Copeland leads Louisville’s very talented group of wide receivers with 23 receptions. He had a career high five catches for 93 yards and his first career touchdown on Saturday against South Florida.
Copeland is just one of the few guys who were initially brought to Louisville by Steve Kragthrope that are still with the program and thriving under Charlie Strong and staff.