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Louisville adds JUCO running back Harry Trotter for 2017

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Trotter will add some much-needed depth at the RB position.

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Louisville has added a junior college running back who will be eligible to play for the Cardinals during the 2017 season.

Harry Trotter, a 5’11, 190-pound back out of Fort Scott Community College in Kansas, announced Monday that he is heading to U of L for the remainder of his college career.

Trotter, who will be joining Louisville as a preferred walk-on, rushed for 503 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman at Fort Scott last season. He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Running back has become something of a position of need for the Cardinals after losing Brandon Radcliff to graduation, LJ Scott to transfer, and Dae Williams to a (presumably) season-ending ACL tear. A less serious injury to Jeremy Smith left Trey Smith as the only scholarship running back available to play in the spring game last month.

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