Marshon Ford & Jordan Davis
H-back & tight end
Another local guy, Marshon Ford has quickly become a household name around Card Nation. Marshon started his career at UofL as a walk-on, but quickly earned a starting spot and a scholarship with his performance in camp. Coach Satterfield knew he had something special in Ford before we even played a game
Jawon Pass has to be able to link up with Seth Dawkins and Dez Fitzpatrick the way that Louisville fans had hoped he would through two ball games. While that hasn’t happened yet, he has found a reliable, consistent target in Marshon Ford who is currently second on the team with five catches total in 2019 two receiving touchdowns.
Ford is listed as a tight end but does a little bit of everything for the Cards in terms of where he lines up. Only Brycen Hopkins from Purdue has more touchdowns through two games in terms of power five tight ends than Ford. His emergence has in a way saved a struggling Louisville passing attack.
He’s become a safety valve who has a lot of potential to do something positive with the ball every time he gets it. With WKU heavily focused on stopping the run in week 3, Louisville could really use Ford’s consistent production this week, as they’ve grown to rely on it in early in this young season.
The wrinkle this week against Western Kentucky will be working in Jordan Davis who will be available for the first time after serving a two-game academic related suspension.
Davis was one of the most talked-about Cardinals’ throughout spring, summer, and into fall camp for his overall improvements to his body as well as his game.
Standing 6’4, 255-pounds, Davis made tremendous strides this offseason picking up Scott Satterfield’s new offense quickly and excelling with his new responsibilities as a leader on the offense.
Davis will provide the Cards and Jawon Pass another big target over the middle of the field and in red zone situations, which could only stand to help improve the all-around passing game for Louisville. Not to mention, he’ll provide solid blocking on the outside, making the running game even easier.
As a redshirt senior, Davis has been waiting for this moment for his whole career and starting against Western Kentucky, he’ll get the chance to be the number one tight end for the first time.
With Davis lined up at the TE-Y position and Ford in the backfield as the TE-H or H-back, Louisville’s offense just became a little more dangerous.