Cardinal Football

Jeremy Smith Expected To Return To Louisville For A Fifth Year

Chris Humphrey

Despite suffering a season ending injury in the first game of his senior season, Louisville running back Jeremy Smith will reportedly be back for another season.

Smith’s father tells the Courier-Journal that his son will apply for a medical redshirt and if it’s granted he’ll be a fifth year senior for the Cards in 2018.

The Louisiana native received five carries in the season opener against Purdue. After fumbling at the goal line, Smith didn’t return. During practice leading up to Louisville’s week two match-up with North Carolina, Smith suffered a season ending toe injury.

Smith missed the entire spring and was just getting back to 100% prior to the injury in practice. Coincidentally, it was a toe injury on his other foot that kept him out during the spring.

It’s hard to predict what type of role Smith will have in 2018, but with Reggie Bonnafon and Malik Williams graduating after this season, he’ll certainly be able to provide some solid depth.

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