Brandon Radcliff scored 12 rushing touchdowns last season.
The Cardinals garnered one first-place vote and 746 points in the poll.
Nick Burdi and Kelsi Worrell earned the adidas High Performance Athlete of the Year awards.
The Cardinals threw for 315 yards but had three turnovers.
Cards set to leave Christmas Eve for Charlotte
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2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON
Played in all 13 games, making five starts... team rushing leader with 737 yards and 12 touchdowns... averaged 5.1 yards per carry... led the team with three 100-yard games... ran for 97 yards and two scores versus Murray State... rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns in a 20-10 win over Wake Forest... scored from 16 yards out to put the Cardinals ahead 14-10... rushed 23 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-6 win over Syracuse... scored twice in a 38-19 win over Boston College... carried 17 times for 136 yards and one score in a 31-28 win over Notre Dame.. scored from 15 yards out to extend Louisville's lead to 31-20... rushed 21 times for 67 yards and two scores in a 44-40 win over Kentucky... put the Cardinals ahead to stay with a four-yard run in the fourth quarter... Carried 19 times for 89 yards and a score in the Belk Bowl versus Georgia.
2013 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Has played in 12 games, mainly on special times.. has rushed the ball in four games overall... Had career-high eight carries for career-best 47 yards and scored first touchdown in win over FIU... Made collegiate debut and career-long run of 19 yards in season-opener against Ohio.
2012 FRESHMAN SEASON
Three-start prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com... ranked 31st by ESPN and 106th by Scout.com... named third-team All-State by The Miami Herald... played for Chris Merritt at Columbus High School in Miami... team won the regional and district championships in 2011... very physical, bruising running back... compact runner who thrives between the tackles... carried 49 times for 473 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior... battled injuries in 2010, but is considered one of the hardest running backs to tackle in the state.
Son of Irene Nixon... Born 3/18/1993... Business major