For the past few years, Louisville fans could rest easy knowing that their offense was in the hands of a player like Lamar Jackson, but with him moving on to the NFL, that time is over now, and it’s time to start putting your faith in a player by the name of Jawon Pass. The 21-year old from Columbus, Georgia is the favorite heading into the season as the Cardinals starting quarterback and feels confident that he’s ready to leave a mark of his own in Louisville.
Here is a little more info on the potential heir to the Louisville quarterback throne.
High School Career: Carver High School (Columbus, GA)
Pass attended Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia where he began gaining the attention of scouts during his sophomore season when he led his team to a 9-2 record. He threw for 2,197 yards and 23 touchdowns with only 2 interceptions, along with 404 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns, earning him All-Bi-City Offensive Player of the Year.
He followed that up with a second straight All-State season his junior year and capped it all of with an impressive senior season that included 2,215 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions, with 789 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns to go with it.
With numerous Division I offers for both football and basketball, Pass would eventually sign with Louisville in February of 2016.
College Career: Louisville
Jawon would redshirt his freshman season but saw some action this past year. Appearing in just five games, Pass was able to throw for 238 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions while tallying up 62 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Pass has demonstrated more than enough talent to play at an elite level, and has received nothing but high praises from players and coaches alike, but will it be enough to fill the void left by Lamar Jackson?
We’ll find out September 1, when the Cardinals take on Alabama at Camping World Stadium in Orlando for their first game of the 2018 season.