I just received my Sports Illustrated today and guess who has a full 5 pages dedicated to him, University of Louisville football quarterback and hero, Teddy Bridgewater. The article, written by Pete Thamel, does a wonderful job giving us insight into Bridgewater’s childhood, being by his mother’s side during her battle with cancer, and an excellent chronology of his playing time here at U of L.
Pete subtitled the article titled “TEDDY FOOTBALL” with the following: “As the completions and victories pile up, low-key star Teddy Bridgwater brings Louisville closer to New Year’s Day and himself closer to New York City, fulfilling his vast promise.” I like the fact that Johnny Manziel, previously known as Johnny Football, has now been replaced with the sport namesake by Teddy and that he is beginning to gain steam with Heisman voters as a model of the type of character they want the award to represent.
One of my favorite parts of the article is where Bridgwater was considering switching positions or even leaving altogether. He confided in a friend and former high school team-mate of mine, Team Chaplain Chris Morgan who has played such a pivotal role in the lives of so many student athletes at the University of Louisville as the FCA leader. The piece goes on where Bridgewater shares his first drive as a the quarterback of the Cardinals and how humbling it was. #5 had his number called early in the second quarter of the Murray St. game where the Cardinals were leading 21-0. As he came out on the field the crowd began to cheer… and it hasn’t stopped sense.
If you’re not a Sports Illustrated subscriber, you need to be, you can go pick up a copy of this weeks edition that also features the same picture included above and Andrew Wiggins on the cover. There is so much more to these fine people that play sports for our school. Players like Teddy, Peyton Siva, Russ Smith, Michelle Amon (field hockey) and Courtney Robinson (volleyball) that are making the University of Louisville a very special place to be a part of.
GO CARDS! BEAT RUTGERS!
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