Jawhar Jordan Needs To Be in The Heisman Conversation

Louisville’s Jawhar Jordan runs for a touchdown against Boston College Saturday afternoon in L & N Stadium.Sept. 23, 2023
Louisville’s Jawhar Jordan runs for a touchdown against Boston College Saturday afternoon in L & N Stadium.Sept. 23, 2023 /
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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – OCTOBER 07: Jawhar Jordan #25 of the Louisville Cardinals runs with the ball during the 33-20 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at L&N Stadium on October 07, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – OCTOBER 07: Jawhar Jordan #25 of the Louisville Cardinals runs with the ball during the 33-20 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at L&N Stadium on October 07, 2023 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Jawhar Jordan is explosive, dynamic, and needs to be in this years Heisman race

Jawhar Jordan has led the Louisville Cardinals to being one of the best teams in the ACC and is heavily underrated when it comes to the national media.

Jordan has one of the most explosive running backs in not just the ACC but the entirety of college football, and the stats prove it. Jordan on the year so far has had 824 rushing yards on 110 carries, for ten TDs and 7.5 yards per carry. Jordan ranks 2nd in the ACC in total yardage only behind Omarion Hampton, who has 100 more scrimmage yards, but 50 more carries and the same amount of TDs. Jordan ranks 13th in the entire NCAA when it comes to total rushing yards as well, but also has the least amount of carries in that group. I’m sure if Jordan had 141 carries like Ollie Gordon, he would also have over 1,000 rushing yards.

Louisville overall has not had a lot of national media attention, and I guess you can chop that up to the Cardinals not playing “quality competition” but that is simply not true. Louisville has faced Notre Dame and Duke in the last couple weeks, and those are 2 of the best defensive teams in the nation. Not only did Jordan play good against higher competition, but he dominated.

Jordan had 21 carries for 143 yards, 2 TDs, and 6.8 yards per carry against Notre Dame. Notre Dame gives up 120 rushing a game on average, ranking for 37th in the FBS. Jordan last week had 21 carries for 161 yards, 2 TDs, and 7.8 yards per carry against Duke. This was very impressive for Jordan as Duke is one of the best defensive teams not only in the ACC but all of college football.

Jordan also has torn apart almost all of the other competition he has faced this season. He has rushed for over 100 yards in all his games this year except for against Georgia Tech and NC State. Even in the Georgia Tech game he had a 74 yard TD to ice the game in the 4th quarter, finishing with 96 yards. The NC State game was the only time Jordan has been remotely close to being shut down by a defense this year.

Jordan’s ranks in the FBS are also very impressive, as seen here:

Jawhar Jordan dominates the big explosive plays, leads Louisville to wins, and if he was given more carries he would definitely just move higher up in all of these stat rankings. It’s not hard to see why he is one of the best running backs in the country, and he deserves so much more national media spotlight.

Jordan deserves to at least be in the Heisman conversation when it is talked about, and not even being on the Draftkings sportsbook top 10 is outright disrespectful.

Jawhar Jordan will just have to prove them wrong in the coming weeks and lead Louisville to the promised land, we all know he can and will.