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The Cardinal Countdown: 38 Days Until Kickoff

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#38 Drew Brenowitz

Class: Sophomore

Ht/Wt: 5-11/210

Position: Long Snapper

Hometown: Olney, MD

Twitter: @2kbreno

Thoughts: Drew joined the Cards last season out of Maryland because the young man can really whiz the ball through his legs. Drew played some center and long snapper for ‘Our Lady of Good Counsel’ (Churck Smrt was not a graduate) and was throwing dimes to the punter and holder year after year. “But you don’t have to take my word for it…”

Drew has worked his way onto the depth chart as the backup long snapper behind Mitch Hall who is somehow already a Senior. As of today Drew is the next man up for a very underappreciated responsibility that can have major impacts on the game. While the buzz isn’t quite as loud for long snapper nationally there is still a nice little niche carved out for those who appreciate the talent. If you want to beat the rush for the 2021 season I did find a nice Brenowitz jersey online…not sure about the “NIL” impacts on that just yet.

Sweet Tweet:

No need to mention me Breno, you know I always got your back.


#38 Jack Fagot

Class: RS Junior

Ht/Wt: 6-0/195

Position: Defensive Back

Hometown: Lexington, KY

Twitter: @jack_fagot

Thoughts: Jack’s progression is just about the ideal scenario that every coach dreams of when they bring on a player like him as a walk-on. Let them take a redshirt their first season and adjust to the game, slowly introduce them to the game positionally or on special teams the next season, and then turn them into a contributor the following year working towards significant minutes or even becoming a starter before they leave. Jack is following that progression almost to a T.

After knocking out a redshirt season Jack supported the special teams unit in 2018 and then impressed the heck out of the new staff and earned a scholarship prior to 2019 where he played in all thirteen games and made some big plays at safety, especially after being called upon to replace the injured Khane Pass. He finished the year with 21 total tackles and had a little interception on the goal line against a guy who many project to be the #1 pick in next years draft….

No matter how successful Trevor Lawrence goes on to be Jack can always tell his grandkids he picked him off at the goalline (even though it floated right at him, but we won’t bring that up). A nice little stat for you while we’re on the topic. Lawrence has thrown 12 interceptions in his college career, 3 of those have been against Louisville. That’s 25% for all you non math majors.

Jack is projected to be the backup at free safety on the summer depth chart but make no mistake, he will get plenty of looks this year and see the field quite often if not earning the starting role outright. Look for Fagot to be a guy you see often this season and has the potential to step into a leadership role on that defense next year.

Sweet Tweet:

At this point int time Jack was still in high school. Little did he know he’d have the opportunity to write the same story for himself. #2021Playoffs