Marcus Smith was named AAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Cardinals must replace two starters on the offensive
Watson likes the progress of the first offense
First of 15 practices start on Wednesday
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Louisville Football Russell Athletic Bowl | Practice IV
Louisville Football v Houston
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Louisville v Rutgers
2013 JUNIOR SEASON
Started all 13 games at left tackle after playing right tackle in 2012... played on an offense that averaged 460.8 yards per game... offense scored 30 or more points nine times.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON
Started all 13 games at right tackle... helped the Cardinals average 296.1 yards though the air and 122.7 yards on the ground.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON
Appeared in nine games, making one start... started the year at defensive tackle before making the transition to offense... made collegiate debut at defensive tackle against Murray State... earned first start at offensive guard versus North Carolina in a 14-7 loss... appeared in seven other games on the offensive line.
Big, athletic defensive lineman who is considered one of the best prospects in the state of Kentucky... played for Curtis Higgins at Fern Creek High School... a three-year starter on defense and two-year starter on offense... rated seventh on the 2011 Kentucky's Watch List... ranked as the 52nd-best defensive line prospect by Scout.com... rated three-star prospect by Rivals.com and the 58th-best tackle... recorded 25 tackles for loss in his career, including 12 as a senior despite playing with a nagging ankle injury... voted All-District 6-A... named to the All-Southern First Team by the Orlando Sentinel earned Honorable Mention All-State accolades... rated as the 14th-best senior in the state of Kentucky... played on both sides of the football at Fern Creek... rated as the 47th-best defensive tackle by ESPN... helped his power-lifting team to a second-place finish in the state... raised his bench max to 300 pounds and his squat to 525... selected third team All-State as a junior.
Son of June Embers... born 3/15/93... justice administration major... sang a solo at the banquet of the Russell Athletic Bowl.