Running Back Spotlight
By Annie Moore
6’2” 216 lbs
After missing all of last season with an MCL tear, redshirt junior Dominique Brown
looks to lead the Cardinal running back core and says he is back to 100% healthy
and confident. The Cincinnati, OH native was originally recruited as a quarterback,
but showcased his athleticism in his sophomore season when he made the
transition to running back. After a year of injury rehab, Brown’s confidence is back
and look for him to put up big numbers for Louisville’s offense.
6’0” 187 lbs
Another Cardinal coming back from injury, Senorise Perry will start the 2013-2014
season coming off an ACL tear — an injury the senior suffered in the Syracuse game
last November. Perry’s quick recovery this spring has drawn comparisons to Adrian
Peterson, and earned the respect of the coaching staff, as he was given the starting
RB spot for the Cardinals’ home opener against Ohio University. Louisville’s secondleading rusher had 705 yards last season, as well as 11 touchdowns and looks to be
an integral part of the AAC Champion-hopefuls yet again this season.
5’9” 215 lbs
Perhaps the most talked-about member of the running back core this off-season,
Michael Dyer will be an exciting addition to the already stacked Cardinals lineup.
Dyer was an integral part of the 2011 National Champion Auburn University team—
he was the Offensive Player of the Game, rushing for 143 yards on 22 carries. Dyer
left Auburn after the 2011 season, due to a failed drug test. The controversial RB
then transferred to Arkansas State, where he had more discipline problems, never
playing a snap before transferring to Louisville. Coach Strong has Dyer on a “zerotolerance policy” discipline-wise, but if Dyer can stay out of trouble, look for him to
have solid yards as one of the top three receivers on the Louisville roster.
5’9” 216 lbs
The young gun of this running back squad, the RS sophomore could make the
difference for the Cardinals in the backfield this season. Radcliff was ranked the
No. 31 RB in his class by ESPN, and was a three-star recruit on Rivals.com and
Scout.com. After red-shirting last season it will be exciting to see what Radcliff does
in the rotation for Louisville.
5’9” 207 lbs
One of the lesser-talked-about members of the running back core this year is the
junior out of Miami, FL. Lamb had 108 yards for the Cardinals last season and will be
waiting in the wings if Coach Strong needs a solid carrier to back up the leaders in