LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Four University of Louisville football players were selected on Monday as Atlantic Coast Conference players of the week following the Cardinals’ impressive victory over Florida State on Saturday.
Lamar Jackson was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week; James Quick was voted wide receiver of the week; Josh Harvey-Clemons shared defensive back of the week; and, Jaire Alexander earned specialist of the week accolades.
Now a consecutive winner of the league award, Jackson directed the Cardinals to a 63-20 victory over then-No. 2 Florida State. The sophomore rushed for 146 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 8.6 yards per carry, and threw for 216 yards and one score. Through only three games, the Pompano Beach, Fla., native has amassed 464 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground and boasts 913 yards and eight scores through the air.
Jackson, nationally, ranks first in points responsible for per game (36.0), rushing touchdowns (10), and rushing yards per carry (9.47), is second in passing yards per completion (18.26) and total offense (459.0), and eighth in passing efficiency (181.8).
The Cardinals’ leading receiver, both against the Seminoles and on the season, Quick totaled seven catches for 122 yards in helping Louisville to a 3-0 mark. The Louisville, Ky., native, who had a game-best 44-yard reception, has 12 catches for 262 yards and is averaging 87.3 yards per game.
A starter in 16-straight games at safety, Harvey-Clemons was responsible for eight tackles and a 13-yard sack as the Cardinals limited the Seminoles to 284 yards of total offense, including 113 yards through the air. The Seminoles were just 8-of-24 passing and converted just 2-of-13 third-down conversions.
Alexander earned special teams accolades after a pair of punt returns each that went longer than 60 yards. His first return of the game went for a 69-yard score, the first of his career, and his second resulted in a 61-yard return. The sophomore from Charlotte, N.C., is the only player nationally with two 60 or more yard returns this season.
The Cardinals travel to Huntington, W.Va., on Saturday to face nonconference opponent Marshall at 8 p.m.
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