Position Breakdown: Running Backs

The 2011 football season is quickly approaching and Louisville begins fall camp next month. Today, InsideTheVille.com breaks down the running backs.


Victor Anderson
Victor Anderson, 5-9, 188, SR
Senorise Perry, 6-0, 192, SO
Kamal Hogan, 6-0, 209, RS FR
Jeremy Wright, 6-0, 199, SO
Corvin Lamb, 5-9, 205, FR

OVERVIEW: Despite the loss of Bilal Powell, who was selected in the NFL Draft by the New York Jets, Louisville still has two good running backs in Jeremy Wright and Victor Anderson. If Wright proves durable and Anderson returns to his freshman form, Louisville will have one of the best running back tandems in the Big East.

GOING, GOING, GONE: Bilal Powell, the face of the program and the first star of the Charlie Strong era, leaves a big void in the backfield. After rushing for 1,400 yards last season and playing a big role in Louisville's turnaround, the Cardinals now must turn to returners Jeremy Wright and Victor Anderson for continued success on the ground.

NOTABLE NEWCOMERS: Senorise Perry, a converted WR/DB, seems to have found a home at running back. A good sized back with plenty of speed, Perry emerged as a promising prospect during the spring. Hogan, a physical redshirt freshman, runs tough and could become a short-yardage option for offensive coordinator Mike Sanford, while Corvin Lamb, a speedy freshman, could emerge as a big-play threat if academics are in order.

MAJOR STORYLINES:
Jeremy Wright produced when called upon last season, but missed spring with a groin injury. Will he prove durable enough to help carry the load with Victor Anderson this season?

Victor Anderson battled injuries the past two seasons after a stellar freshman campaign. Can Anderson return to his old form and provide the Cardinals a big-play threat in the backfield?

Can Kamal Hogan deliver tough yards in short yardage situations?

Senorise Perry looked like a rising star in the spring. Is he ready to become a consistent contributor for the Louisville offense?

Will 2010 signee Corvin Lamb finally be able to play after missing last year with academic problems? If so, what role will he play this season for UofL?


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