LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Former Trinity Shamrock and Louisville Cardinal Reggie Bonnafon returned to his roots to meet fans before NFL training camp begins in July.

Bonnafon, currently a running back with the Carolina Panthers, signed autographs and snapped photos with beloved Card Nation at Oneness Sneaker Boutique.

He says he’s met with some of the new Louisville coaching staff and is impress with the environment they’ve created.

“The atmosphere is great around those guys right now. The energy is high, coaches are flying around always eager to be in the film room and stuff like that, so I couldn't be more excited about the upcoming season."

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