Though the depth charts lists he, Dominique Brown and Michael Dyer as equals, Senorise Perry will be Louisville's starting running back when the Cardinals take the field against Ohio on Sunday.
Charlie Strong made the announcement during his weekly press conference Monday afternoon, saying the senior had "earned it" after coming back from the torn ACL he suffered late last season.
"It's amazing the training camp that (Perry)'s had," Strong said. "You would never have thought that he had a knee injury at all."
Perry was Louisville's leading rusher through nine games last season before he tore the ACL in his right knee during U of L's loss at Syracuse. He finished the season with 705 yards (second-most on the team) and a team-high 11 touchdowns.
While Perry will be the first guy on the field, Strong noted that Brown, Dyer and sophomore Corvin Lamb will all also get their chance to carry the ball in the season-opener.