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 is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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