Stoudt’s Past A Predictor Of Future Success?

Zack Stoudt probably has the best pedigree of the four players competing for the job of starting quarterback for the University of Louisville, starting with the fact that he was a first team all-stater in football-talent-rich Ohio during his senior year.

  • At Dublin Coffman high, a perennial power,  he was picked by the Columbus Dispatch as Division 1 Offensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Mr. Football Award given to the top player in the state.
  • He threw for 3,545 yards and 34 touchdowns while completing 65 percent of his throws as a senior.
  • Stoudt led his team to a 13-1 record before falling to Cincinnati St. Xavier in the Ohio state semifinals. He will team with three players at Louisville from St. Xavier –Darius Ashley, Greg Scruggs and Stephon Ball.
  • He is the son of Cliff Stoudt, who was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, serving as backup to Terry Bradshaw and finishing the season after Bradshaw was injured during the 1983 season.

Did we mention that he was first team all-state in Ohio? If he doesn’t get the job, there must be some pretty good candidates battling for the starting position.



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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.