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The Cardinal Countdown: 80 Days Until Kickoff

NCAA Football: Louisville at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

#80 Hunter Crowe

Class: Sophomore

Ht/Wt: 6-1/228

Position: Tight End

Hometown: Louisville, KY (Product of Butler High School)

Twitter: @huntcrow01

Thoughts: Hunter is a local kid who once again should add some solid depth to the tight end position, likely getting the majority of his reps on the practice field in 2019 but showing enough in the Spring to warrant some PT this fall. With the addition of Ean Pfiefer the tight end position has bodies for sure, but just as I spoke about back on Day 88 the position will take on some shifting responsibilities from the offense Petrino was running the last 5 years.

With a heavy emphasis on downfield blocking and the potential to line up as an H-back a smaller player with speed may have a chance to work their way onto the field this season and beyond. We saw that very thing in motion this spring with Marshon Ford (Day 83) sliding into a more predominate role, and the opportunity will be there for players like Hunter to do the same. I will say that while speed is important, someone taking on blocks every single play will need some more....shall we say…”bulk” on their frame. I’d like to see Hunter throw on a few LBs to get up in that 240 range. Nothing strength Coach Mike Sirignano and a few weekends at ‘Mike Linnig’s’ or ‘Bonnie & Clyde’s’ can’t fix.

Oh, and as a reminder, Hunter was pulling babies from smoking cars back in high school. NBD.

Sweet Tweet:

English: I can speak it gooder than most

Arts: Michelangelo, Donatello, and all the other Ninja Turtles

Science: Get normal cylinders out of my face, nothing but elongated cylinders for me.

Math: What do we care about in football? Angles, bro. Got to get to that spot before the other guy does. When I’m looking at recruits I’m scoping that ‘Plane Geometry’ score every time. 74th percentile. It’s a wrap, man. Get this kid a scholly.