UofL Football | Jackson, Jaylen Smith earn ACC honors

09/11/2017 02:06 PM

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and wide receiver Jaylen Smith have earned Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week honors.

Monday’s announcement named Jackson one of the league’s two offensive backs of the week and Smith as the league’s Receiver of the Week. It noted Jackson’s 525 yards of offense and six touchdowns in the Cardinals’ (2-0) 47-35 win at North Carolina. Meanwhile, Smith had career highs of nine catches and 183 receiving yards, including a career-long 75-yard touchdown that provided the Cardinals a 20-14 lead at halftime.

No. 14 Louisville returns to action on Saturday in its home opener, facing reigning national champion and No. 3 Clemson. The match-up will be featured as part of ESPN’s College GameDay, the second time in as many seasons.


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