#32 Alex Witcpalek
Class: RS Junior Ht/Wt: 5-11/205 Position: Linebacker Hometown: Oswego, Illinois
Louisville’s Take: (No Notes Provided)
Thoughts: Many Card’s fans may not be all too familiar with Alex, but I think over the course of the season he will be someone you want to continually cheer for, a real fan favorite if you will. Is he in the Brad Gianiny category? Not quite…but he has some potential. Alex is a walk-on who earned his way onto the roster out of pure determination and damn near annoyance. I found his story very interesting and he was nice enough to provide the whole thing in written form…
He’s listed as a linebacker, but I believe he was seeing action at safety in the spring game. While he may not be a Rudy clone (P.S. I hate Notre Dame and Rudy), his small size and big heart hopefully translates well onto the field this year.
Potential Nicknames: "A-Wit"
#32 Senorise Perry
Class: Junior Ht/Wt: 6-0/203 Position: Running back Hometown: Summerville, Ga
Louisville’s Take: Valuable special teams player ... moved to running back in the spring and showed an ability to be productive ... one of the fastest players on the squad... showed a good burst through the hole... continues to develop as he learns the position.
Thoughts: Speedy Senorise could be a big part of the offense and special teams this year. I really like this guy (I’m thinking about offering him a buddy band) and so do the coaches. Last year Senorise appeared in all 13 games as a sophomore. While he was more of a weapon on special teams (26.2 yds per return) last year including three 50yd+ returns, a blocked punt and a few solo tackles, I see Senorise lined up more behind Mr. Bridgewater this season. He’ll keep his special teams position, Coach Carter will make sure of that, but Watson will enjoy mixing it up with some speed after Brown and Co. run over a few defenders. I’m not sure Charlie will like seeing one of his running backs flying down the field as a gunner on punts, so that spot could be available, but after finishing first in the nation in punt return defense last year I say keep the "if it aint’ broke.." mentality. The touchdown in Morgantown was nice (outside speed), but his touchdown in the Spring game (power through the middle) was even more impressive. Easily one of my top five favorite Cardinals this year, I hope everyone else falls in love with Senorise as well.
Potential Nicknames: "Señor", "Speedy"
#32 Gerald Christian
Class: RS Sophomore Ht/Wt: 6-3/260 Position: Tight End Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
Louisville’s Take: Transfer from the University of Florida... saw action in eight games as a Gator... enrolled at UF in January of 2010...dressed in all 13 of Florida's games...
Thoughts: I’m excited about Mr. Christian over the next two years. Both coming out of Dwyer High School, Christian joins Robert Clark as a transfer from Florida. While neither is eligible this year, Gerald has a year to learn the system, teach and learn from Nate Nord, and ultimately become a better player. Coming out of high school, Gerald was the #2 ranked TE in the country, with good size, hands and agility. While not seeing action for the Gators as a freshman, Gerald grabbed four catches for 72 yards and a touchdown in 7 games last year. I like Gerald to step up and potentially grab the starting role next year after Nord graduates. I’m sure Hunter Bowles, Hubbell and Chris White might have something to say about that, but the competition should be fun.
Potential Nicknames:"Brickhouse", "G-Chrisp"