Cardinal Football

Lamar Jackson Earns National Offensive Player of the Week Honors

Photo: Chris Humphrey

After breaking the program record for touchdowns in a single game in just one half action in the Louisville Cardinal’s season opener, it should come as no surprise that sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson earned some serious recognition.

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Following his eight touchdown performance (6-passing-TD’s & 2-rushing-TD’s) in Louisville’s 70-14 win over Charlotte, Jackson later made an appearance with Scott Van Pelt on the midnight edition of Sports Center.

On Monday he was named Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. He is the third Cardinal, and the first offensive player to earn the award — joining defensive standouts Gerod Holliman in 2014 and Elvis Dumervil in 2005.

Jackson completed 17-of-23 passes for 286 yards. His six touchdown passes tied a school record, but his eight total touchdowns is now the most ever recorded from a single player.

Lamar Jackson winning awards is likely something we’re going to have to get used to.

Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick also hosts The Red Zone weekdays from noon – 3:00 PM on Cards Radio 790 KRD.

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