Smith selected to the Outland Trophy list, while Mauldin voted on to the Nagurski Award list
Jake Smith spoke with the media about football coach Charlie Strong's departure and the search for his replacement.
Marcus Smith was named AAC Defensive Player of the Year.
The Cardinals and Bearcats square off on Thursday night on ESPN at 7:30 p.m.
Both Louisville and Houston are sporting 4-1 records in league play.
Louisville Football Russell Athletic Bowl | Practice IV
Louisville Football v Cincinnati
Louisville Football v Memphis
Louisville Football v Houston
Louisville v Rutgers
2013 JUNIOR SEASON
Earned the team's Offensive Grinder Award... made the move to center during fall camp and started all 13 games... was a first team all-conference selection... led an offense that averaged 460.8 yards of total offense... helped an offense score 30 or more points nine times, including a season-high 72... graded out 80 percent in nine of his starts.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON
Started all 12 games at guard on a team that went 11-2 and won a BIG EAST title... didn't start the Florida game in the Sugar Bowl due to illness, snapping a string of 25-straight starts... was instrumental in turning around the Louisville offense... helped the Cardinals score 23 rushing touchdowns... guided quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a career year, averaging 286.0 ypg
2011 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Started all 13 games at guard... first player in school history to be named to the FWAA Freshman All-America team.
2010 FRESHMAN SEASON
Big-body who moves well for a 300-pounder... has great size and has excellent upper-body strength... quick out of his stance and mauls the opposition when locked into the frame of the defender and runs legs on contact... played for Roland Houston at Jacksonville High School in Jacksonville, Ala... could play both tackle and guard... named Honorable Mention All-State... selected All- Area and All-County... named Player of Week by Alabama A-10 radio station... earned the Scramble Award for the squad... twoyear team captain... played both off ensive guard and defensive tackle...rated as a two-star off ensive lineman by Rivals.com and a two-star prospect by Scout.com... ranked as the 111th-best off ensive by ESPN.com... played defensive end before moving to the off ensive side of the football... was a three-year starting pitcher on the baseball team.
Son of Jane Eldemire and Wayne Smith... born 3/17/92... economics major... graduated in May.