UofL FOOTBALL | The Super Regional Through Jeremy Smith's Lens

06/12/2017 05:00 PM

Louisville running back Jeremy Smith has been caught on camera too many times to count. He never dreamed he’d end up on the other side of the camera.

“Never. Like I’d probably take a picture here and there, but it was never me recording anything. I don’t think I would have ever done that before,” Smith told Spectrum News, minutes before he began shooting the Louisville/Kentucky baseball Super Regional match-up.

He needed internship credits for his major in Sports Administration. He knew he wanted to be close to the action somehow.

“I decided to do film because it was sports and I wanted to see what goes on behind the film and see what all they put into it,” Smith explained.

Just because he’s an athlete himself doesn’t mean he gets any special treatment from the Louisville video department.

“I set up, I shoot, and then after we’re done shooting I take it and edit it back at the office,” Smith said.

Head football coach, Bobby Petrino, even brought it up at the annual Governor’s Cup luncheon.

“It’s been great for him, you know, to do that internship and really get out there and have those responsibilities but it’s been good. You know, we’re going to expect a lot out of him.”

Smith said he picked up on shooting pretty quickly, but admits he doesn’t enjoy editing.

“The sitting behind the desk part isn’t so fun but when you’re out here with all the fans and everything it’s pretty cool,” he added.

But fear not, Cardinals fans. Once the season starts, Smith will get back to being the guy in front of the camera.

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Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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