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The Cardinal Countdown: 39 Days Until Kickoff

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#39 Griffin Uhl

Class: RS Junior

Ht/Wt: 6-2/264

Position: Fullback

Hometown: Henryville, IN

Twitter: @GriffinUhl

Thoughts: I know what you’re thinking. Here we go with the Griffin Uhl recap. Let’s see some crazy weightlifting videos….let’s see him blow some kid from Murray State up…let’s see him squat like 700lbs….Nope. Not today. Don’t get me wrong, all of those videos are readily available online at your disposal if you want to take a look, but this year is different. Griffin coming into the program was almost some type of Cardinal folklore. The kid didn’t have a high school football team but worked his way onto the team as a walk-on via his performance at summer camps and the impression he made on Coach Hurtt. At his time here at Louisville Griffin has performed well on special teams but was never really an impact along the defensive line. Griffin was moved to fullback and drew praise from Coach Watson about his play, but still couldn’t overtake BJ Butler and subsequently Lamar Atkins for the starting gig. Now, three years later Uhl sits as the #1 FB for Louisville with 39 Days until kickoff. Griffin has been a weight room savage and has shown signs of translating his raw strength onto the field on occasion but this is the season he needs to step into the role of being a permanent Division 1 fullback. I have full confidence that Uhl can take on the challenge just like he has every other obstacle he’s faced up until this point. Time will tell if he can play the position against the top competition weekly but there is no way I’m betting against his determination to get it done. Blow some fools up Griff.

Sweet Tweet:

This would sound 100% made up if someone told me this story…“Man, I was sitting at my buddies house and Griffin Uhl shows up with some Sonic. I swear on my life the kid walked in with a bag of like 15 corndogs, sat down like he’d done it 100 times before and just smashed all 15 of them in front of everyone, ketchup and all. It was crazy.”

The legend continues.





#39 John Stitch

Class: Junior

Ht/Wt: 5-10/185

Position: Cornerback

Hometown: Simpsonville, KY (Product of Trinity High School)

Twitter: N/A

Thoughts: Stitch walked-on to the team a few years back as a wideout but has been shifted around some due to various position needs each season. A local product and Trinity graduate John hasn’t seen any playing time during his career but has provided some solid assistance on the scout team. A big thanks to John for his efforts and sacrifices the past few seasons.

Sweet Tweet: No twitter that I could locate. So, Go Rocks??



#39 Aaron Floyd

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 5-10/172

Position: Cornerback

Hometown: Florence, KY (y’all)

Twitter: @AaronFloyd4

Thoughts: Floyd comes to the Cards from Boone County High School out in Florence, KY. He played both sides of the ball and hopefully his speed and quick feet will translate well at the college level. Is Aaron going to be a starting corner in 2015? Probably not, but he has talent and will be a nice piece of the practice team this year. Similar to Stitch above, these players aren’t headlining the local paper every Sunday morning but are important pieces to the puzzle and the minute you start to sleep on a walk-on a Scotty Radcliff of Griffin Uhl emerges and you’re looking at a starter on a championship caliber team. Keep it up John.

Sweet Tweet: Tweets are locked down, just like he plans to lock down wide receivers, but feel free to check out Floyd’s 2014 highlights below.

(P.S. Happy Anniversary to my beautiful wife. You all only get about 1/3rd of the crappy jokes she puts up with on the daily. Best decision I ever made....although buying 15 corndogs could give it a run)