2012 Louisville Football Outlook: Running Backs

Louisville features one of the best running back foursomes in the nation in juniors Dominique Brown, Jeremy Wright and Senorise Perry and redshirt freshman Corvin Lamb.

Moving over from the quarterback position full-time last season, Brown showed an ability to run behind his pads and get the tough yards, rushing for 533 yards and four touchdowns, while averaging 3.8 yards per carry. His smooth transition to the backfield was evident when he led the Cardinals with a career high 91 yards in a 24-17 win at Kentucky.

A native of Clermont, Fla., Wright rushed for 334 yards and one score, averaging a solid 4.6 yards per carry. He totaled the lone 100-yard rushing game last season when he ran for 108 yards on 11 carries in a 16-14 win over Rutgers.

Perry saw limited carries in 2011, but look for him to be a larger part of the offense this season. He carried just 12 times for 27 yards, but did score a touchdown in the road win at West Virginia. Perry showed a good burst and toughness in the spring that will garner him more touches this season.

Lamb displayed ability this spring to make defenders miss and was able to run through tacklers. He will also get a chance to earn repetitions in the fall and could be one of the surprises in fall camp.

The Cardinals will use the fullback more this season, and have multiple candidates to assume the role this season. Sophomore Jarel McGriff-Culver and senior Nick Heuser both filled the role last season at times and proved to be solid contributors. Senior Bo Eggers also is expected to see playing time this season.

Position outlook courtesy of 2012 Louisville Football Media Guide


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