Tyler Shough, Louisville’s new quarterback, has played college football for six years, going 13-7 as a starter and earning the 2022 Texas Bowl MVP. But he hasn’t had a fully healthy year since his COVID-shortened redshirt sophomore season in 2020 at Oregon.
Shough has never played more than seven games in a season and officially was granted a seventh year of eligibility in December via a medical hardship waiver. He’s still recovering from a broken fibula. Despite the chain of what Shough called “freak injuries,” U of L coach Jeff Brohm wasn’t deterred from pursuing Shough after he entered the transfer portal in November.
“We studied exactly what they were,” Brohm said of Shough’s injuries. “We’ve had him in for a physical. We analyzed everything he had. We went through it in great detail. He’s had some unlucky times that happened during the season that has caused him to miss some action. That sometimes happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. We’ve all had injuries throughout our time.”
Former Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough has had his share of injuries, but that did not deter Louisville coach Jeff Brohm from adding Shough to his roster via the transfer portal.
When healthy, Shough has the potential to help Louisville’s offense be one of the ACC’s best. He was a four-star recruit, the No. 1 player in Arizona and seventh-ranked pro-style quarterback in the country, per 247Sports, as part of the 2018 recruiting class.
As Oregon’s starter in 2020, replacing Justin Herbert, Shough averaged 222.7 passing yards per game with 13 touchdowns to six interceptions. Prior to injuries at Texas Tech, he averaged 218, 186.3 and 186.5 passing yards per game, totaling 20 touchdowns with 11 interceptions in 15 games over three seasons.
“He has a great deal of talent,” Brohm said of Shough. “He’s very skilled;…
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Author : The Courier Journal
Publish date : 2024-02-08 10:33:09
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