UofL FOOTBALL | Pair of Cards Recognized by Associated Press

08/22/2017 12:20 PM

Louisville football’s two biggest names have found themselves once again in the national spotlight.

Junior cornerback Jaire Alexander and junior quarterback Lamar Jackson were each named to the AP Preseason All-America team, which was revealed on Tuesday.

Alexander was named a member of the AP Defense Preseason All-America First-Team. Last season, he led the Cards with five interceptions. He also had 39 tackles for Louisville.

Meanwhile, Jackson was named a member of the AP Offense Preseason All-America Second-Team. Jackson won the Heisman Trophy last year for his performance during the 2016 season. He finished the season accounting for 51 total touchdowns, 30 passing touchdowns and 21 rushing touchdowns. Overall, he had 3,543 passing yards and 1,571 rushing yards.

Earlier this month, both Alexander and Jackson were named team captains by their teammates.

The AP Preseason All-America Team was voted on by 51 members of the AP Top 25 media panel.

Andrew Chernoff

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