Cards travel to Miami to face FIU on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
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The Cardinals received 564 votes and were picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division.
Cardinals return four starters on a defense that was the best in the nation a year ago
Marcus Smith was named AAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Louisville Football at Virginia
Louisville Football v Murray State | Military Day
USATSI -- 9/1/14
Louisville Football v Miami | Russell Athletic Bowl
Louisville vs. Miami
Started 10 of the 13 games he appeared in... totaled 22 tackles in his first full season on defense... led the team in interceptions with five... has four picks in last the six games... has scored three touchdowns this season on a kick return, interception return and blocked punt return... Had season-high four stops, an interception, blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown in win at UConn... Had 70-yard interception return for a touchdown in victory at USF... made his first collegiate start at cornerback in the win over Kentucky and registered his first interception... returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown in a win over FIU... returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown against USF.
2012 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in seven games... Caught 11 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown... Averaged 15.6 yards a reception... Caught three passes for 73 yards in first action against Missouri State... Recorded a career-long 55-yard catch versus Missouri State... Totaled five receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown against North Carolina.
Played for Telly Lockett at Miami Central High School... Member of the Rivals.com Top 100 in Florida... Rated by Southernpigskin.com as one of the top 50 prospects in south Florida... Helped Central win the 6-A state title with a crucial interception and subsequent touchdown return that sparked team late in the second quarter... Averaged better than 18.0 yards per catch during scholastic career... Had a career-long 91-yard reception versus Blanche Ely... Caught 24 passes for 440 yards and eight touchdowns and was third team All-Dade County during his junior season despite missing at least five games with an injury... Totaled 35 passes for 662 yards and eight touchdowns during sophomore season... Was named first team All-Dade County and given 6A Honorable Mention accolades All-State by the FSWA.
Son of Tonja White and Charles Gaines, Sr... born 10/3/92... justice administration major.