Lamar Jackson steps into spotlight as Quarterback for the Cards

09/06/2015 11:06 AM

He threw an interception in his first play as a card and people are already comparing him to Teddy Bridgewater. Lamar Jackson, freshman quarterback for the University of Louisville stepped up after Head Coach Bobby Petrino pulled Reggie Bonnafon, and then led the cards in a respectable comeback effort before falling to the Auburn Tigers 31-24.

Lamar Jackson stretched Louisville possessions with his quickness and ability to run the ball and brought the cards within a touchdown to tie the game. He had multiple quarterback keepers for first downs and even found pay-dirt as he scored his first collegiate touchdown on a QB draw from 10 yards out.

Lamar wasn’t the only freshman to make an impact in the game. Wide Receiver Traveon Samuel, and Tight End Micky Crum both saw quality playing time.

After the game, Lamar Jackson talked with media about his playing time, Traveon Samuel’s skill set, and addressed early comparisons to Teddy Bridgewater.

Garrett Moore

Garrett joined cn|2 as Sports Producer in July 2015. Garrett is a Kentucky native who has been enveloped by Kentucky sports culture his entire life. He is excited to contribute to the cn|2 team by covering sports in the state he loves. Outside the office, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and being a sports spectator at every level.


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