In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the Louisville Cardinals have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?
And who from Louisville is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?
Louisville Cardinals Best of 2023
At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.
Below, find the Cardinals’ noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.
Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!
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Good: Jawhar Jordan/Bryan Hudson, RB/C
Jawhar Jordan gets all the national attention, rightfully so, but the offensive line needs some love for Louisville.
While Jordan’s shown he can be electric in space, Bryan Hudson has paved the way for huge rushing lanes and kept the offensive line on schedule with his calls in both facets.
Great: Ashton Gillotte, EDGE
A menace off the edge, Ashton Gillotte has been in the backfield of his opponents more often than not. He has three sacks on the season but that hardly counts the total pressures and pass trajectories he’s altered this season.
Grand: Jamari Thrash, WR
We knew he’d be an impact transfer, but Jamari Thrash has exceeded even our loftiest expectations so far with the Cardinals. Thrash has recorded 400 yards and five touchdowns, averaging a ridiculous 21.1 yards per catch in doing so.
Wonderful: Jack Plummer, QB
While Jack Plummer came to Louisville with a knowledge of Jeff Brohm’s system, he’s exploded from within the structure of the offense like we didn’t know he could.
He’s thrown 10 touchdowns, been accurate to every level of the field, and become a true distributor of the ball as six receivers have caught at least five passes this year.