When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Louisville, KY. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.
Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Louisville's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.
If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!
There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.
Mediterranean countries include:
Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.
This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.
We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Louisville, KY.
Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.
If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.
Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.
So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?
It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!
Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:
Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.
In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.
First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.
Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.
Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.
Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.
They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.
Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.
Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.
Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.Free Estimate
ATHENS, Ohio — The rain was falling at a steady pace with winds whipping as the Bellarmine Knights and the Ohio Bobcats began play at Pruitt Field today, and that bad weather was sign of what was to come for the visitors. While the poor weather conditions improved, Bellarmine's fortunes did not, as the host Bobcats rolled to an 8-2 victory in the Mid-American Conference contest.Entering play, the Bobcats were the top-scoring team in the league featuring the MAC's leading individual scorer, and both Ohio an...
ATHENS, Ohio — The rain was falling at a steady pace with winds whipping as the Bellarmine Knights and the Ohio Bobcats began play at Pruitt Field today, and that bad weather was sign of what was to come for the visitors. While the poor weather conditions improved, Bellarmine's fortunes did not, as the host Bobcats rolled to an 8-2 victory in the Mid-American Conference contest.
Entering play, the Bobcats were the top-scoring team in the league featuring the MAC's leading individual scorer, and both Ohio and Katelyn Whittle improved on those numbers today. Whittle stuffed the stat sheet with five goals and two assists.
Despite the lopsided score, the Knights were competitive in the first half, trailing just 3-1 at the break. However, a four-goal outburst in the third quarter by Ohio put the game out of reach, and the teams traded fourth quarter scores to make the final 8-2.
Senior Anna Crump was awarded the assist on both Bellarmine goals. The first came on a corner when she took a pass from Teresa Schmidt and smashed the ball toward the goal where Peyton Hobson got the tip for the goal. In the final quarter, Crump passed from the outside circle to just in front of the goal where Paige Hoyer collected the ball and beat the goalie for Bellarmine's second score.
The final statistics showed that Bellarmine kept fighting throughout the game and ended with just three fewer shots than the Bobcats (18-15) and equaled the home in both shots on goal (10) and penalty corners (6).
Bellarmine, which falls to 7-8 and 3-3 in the MAC, remains in the Buckeye State for its next game. The Knights take on No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Knights end their regular season with a home contest against MAC foe Kent State on Friday, Oct. 27.
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In case you missed a high school football game Friday, here are the scores from games that happened in Kentuckiana.LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In case you missed Friday night's games, here are the results from week 10 of high school football.Adair Co. 49, McCreary Central 20Allen Co.-Scottsville 20, Hopkinsville 19, OTBeechwood 41, Bracken Co. 0Belfry 54, Powell Co. 15Bell Co. 41, Clay Co. 20Betsy Layne 32, Pike Co. Central 21Bishop Brossart 57, Trimble Co. 28Bowling Green 48, Greenw...
In case you missed a high school football game Friday, here are the scores from games that happened in Kentuckiana.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In case you missed Friday night's games, here are the results from week 10 of high school football.
Adair Co. 49, McCreary Central 20
Allen Co.-Scottsville 20, Hopkinsville 19, OT
Beechwood 41, Bracken Co. 0
Belfry 54, Powell Co. 15
Bell Co. 41, Clay Co. 20
Betsy Layne 32, Pike Co. Central 21
Bishop Brossart 57, Trimble Co. 28
Bowling Green 48, Greenwood 13
Boyd Co. 22, Lawrence Co. 14
Boyle Co. 49, Wayne Co. 14
Breathitt Co. 50, Danville 13
Campbell Co. 28, Great Crossing 22
Campbellsville 21, Lou. Ky. Country Day 13
Carroll Co. 21, Gallatin Co. 9
Casey Co. 41, Marion Co. 32
Caverna 52, Ballard Memorial 6
Central Hardin 43, Barren Co. 0
Collins 21, South Oldham 20
Conner 38, Boone Co. 13
Cooper 21, Dixie Heights 14
Corbin 55, Perry Co. Central 0
Cov. Catholic 50, Mason Co. 14
Crittenden Co. 27, Caldwell Co. 7
Daviess Co. 14, McCracken County (Paducah) 6
East Carter 28, Russell 21
Fleming Co. 41, Bath Co. 0
Frankfort 43, Berea 0
Franklin Co. 49, Western Hills 0
Frederick Douglass 50, George Rogers Clark 6
Glasgow 47, Butler Co. 0
Graves Co. 55, Muhlenberg County 21
Grayson Co. 53, Breckinridge County 0
Green Co. 38, Metcalfe Co. 21
Greenup Co. 55, Rowan Co. 19
Hancock Co. 30, Hopkins Co. Central 20
Harrison Co. 45, Holmes 0
Hart Co. 21, Franklin-Simpson 18
Henderson Co. 64, Christian Co. 32
Henry Co. 34, Shelby Co. 28
Jellico, Tenn. 31, Jackson Co. 7
Johnson Central 36, Ashland Blazer 33
Letcher County Central 35, Whitley Co. 31
Lex. Bryan Station 49, Madison Central 3
Lex. Christian 55, Washington Co. 12
Lex. Dunbar 16, Lex. Lafayette 14
Lex. Sayre 12, Eminence 8
Lex. Tates Creek 35, Lex. Henry Clay 6
Lexington Catholic 72, Pendleton Co. 0
Lloyd Memorial 47, Bourbon Co. 6
Logan Co. 49, Warren East 21
Lou. Atherton 24, Lou. Fairdale 6
Lou. Ballard 48, Lou. Eastern 0
Lou. Central 50, LaRue Co. 7
Lou. Christian Academy 55, Elizabethtown 7
Lou. DeSales 49, Lou. Doss 14
Lou. DuPont Manual 48, Meade Co. 21
Lou. Fern Creek 43, Lou. Southern 0
Lou. Holy Cross 42, Bethlehem 27
Lou. Jeffersontown 42, Lou. Valley 8
Lou. Male 42, Bullitt East 6
Lou. Seneca 47, Bullitt Central 7
Lou. St. Xavier 55, Lou. Pleasure Ridge Park 0
Lou. Trinity 38, Oldham County 0
Ludlow 38, Cov. Holy Cross 13
Madison Southern 39, West Jessamine 7
Madisonville 45, Owensboro 38
Magoffin Co. 38, Estill Co. 19
Martin County 55, Floyd Central 16
Mayfield 49, Murray 14
McLean Co. 44, Trigg Co. 14
Mercer Co. 48, Garrard Co. 20
Monroe Co. 42, Clinton Co. 22
Montgomery Co. 14, East Jessamine 13
Morgan Co. 48, Phelps 8
Nelson Co. 32, John Hardin 28
Newport 38, Dayton 7
North Bullitt 21, Lou. Moore 20
North Hardin 49, Warren Central 16
North Laurel 28, Harlan Co. 12
Owensboro Apollo 30, Marshall Co. 13
Owensboro Catholic 56, Fort Campbell 7
Paducah Tilghman 70, Calloway Co. 7
Paris 31, Fairview 0
Pikeville 43, Hazard 7
Pineville 29, Lynn Camp 23
Prestonsburg 52, Knott Co. Central 20
Raceland 49, Nicholas Co. 14
Rockcastle Co. 52, Knox Central 14
Russellville 42, Fulton Co. 6
Ryle 24, Simon Kenton 21
Somerset 36, Leslie Co. 13
South Warren 41, Ohio Co. 0
Southwestern 28, Pulaski Co. 16
Taylor Co. 37, Lincoln Co. 21
Thomas Nelson 18, Grant Co. 12
Todd Co. Central 26, Edmonson Co. 14
Union Co. 36, Webster Co. 7
Virginia High, Va. 61, Jenkins 14
W.E.B. DuBois 23, Lou. Shawnee 6
Walton-Verona 24, Owen Co. 0
West Carter 41, Lewis Co. 6
Williamsburg 28, Harlan 14
Woodford Co. 40, Anderson Co. 0
Ft. Wayne Blackhawk 43, Vanlue, Ohio 28
Kankakee Valley 37, Gary West 22
NorthWood 52, S. Bend St. Joseph’s 10
Northridge 39, Logansport 3
S. Bend Washington 43, Plymouth 28
Wawasee 35, S. Bend Riley 26
DeKalb 21, Angola 14
E. Noble 43, New Haven 0
Ft. Wayne Dwenger 21, Ft. Wayne Wayne 10
Leo 42, Ft. Wayne South 0
Columbia City 27, Huntington North 7
Kokomo 21, Jay Co. 14
Marion 63, Frankfort 0
Mississinewa 35, Western 14
Indpls Roncalli 42, Indpls Shortridge 0
Indy Brebeuf 55, Northview 50
Lebanon 35, Indpls Attucks 32
Mooresville 56, Indpls Washington 0
Beech Grove 42, Muncie Central 28
Greenfield 27, Pendleton Hts. 17
Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 56, Richmond 21
New Palestine 63, New Castle 0
E. Central 62, Shelbyville 7
Greenwood 49, Connersville 20
Jennings Co. 46, Edgewood 21
Martinsville 28, Silver Creek 14
Bedford N. Lawrence 27, Evansville Harrison 6
Evansville Memorial 38, Evansville Central 8
Evansville Reitz 24, Boonville 0
Jasper 41, Evansville Bosse 24
Hanover Central 48, Calumet 16
W. Lafayette 42, River Forest 13
Fairfield 17, Jimtown 6
Glenn 64, S. Bend Clay 0
Knox 46, Lakeland 19
W. Noble 46, Mishawaka Marian 43
Delta 47, Norwell 7
Garrett 35, Bellmont 7
Heritage 35, Woodlan 0
Yorktown 31, Ft. Wayne Concordia 14
Guerin Catholic 27, Peru 19
Hamilton Hts. 42, Oak Hill 17
Indpls Chatard 40, Tippecanoe Valley 7
Maconaquah 55, Northwestern 13
Monrovia 56, Purdue Polytechnic 8
N. Montgomery 20, Western Boone 7
Speedway 48, Crawfordsville 13
Tri-West 42, Danville 7
Pike Central 25, Princeton 20
Vincennes 54, Owen Valley 0
Washington 46, W. Vigo 7
Batesville 35, Rushville 6
Franklin Co. 25, S. Dearborn 7
Indian Creek 49, Greensburg 7
Lawrenceburg 40, Centerville 6
Heritage Hills 51, Charlestown 14
Salem 20, Madison 8
Scottsburg 13, N. Harrison 0
Southridge 49, Corydon 12
LaVille 25, Andrean 23
Cass 32, Delphi 13
Lafayette Catholic 42, Winamac 14
Seeger 14, Benton Central 12
Central Noble 14, Prairie Heights 0
Eastside 48, Wabash 7
Ft. Wayne Luers 41, Churubusco 30
Bluffton 26, Alexandria 14
Eastbrook 28, Frankton 3
Eastern (Greentown) 55, Elwood 0
Tipton 35, Blackford 0
Cascade 41, S. Vermillion 20
Greencastle 30, N. Putnam 29
Linton 48, N. Knox 14
Southmont 32, Sullivan 21
Eastern Hancock 45, Lapel 43
Heritage Christian 35, Shenandoah 0
Winchester 14, Northeastern 12
Brownstown 56, Indpls Scecina 27
Eastern (Pekin) 49, Christel House Manual 29
Switzerland Co. 28, Brown Co. 21
Triton Central 41, Clarksville 6
Forest Park 57, Mitchell 7
N. Posey 55, Perry Central 8
Triton 71, N. Newton 6
Clinton Prairie 41, Covington 6
Indpls Park Tudor 42, Fountain Central 6
N. Vermillion 41, Attica 6
Carroll (Flora) 42, Tri-County 8
Caston 34, N. White 28
Tri-Central 41, Frontier 35
Adams Central 42, S. Adams 6
Madison-Grant 50, Northfield 0
N. Miami 20, Southern Wells 6
Southwood 38, Fremont 14
Sheridan 41, Hagerstown 0
Milan 46, Cambridge City Lincoln 0
N. Decatur 41, S. Decatur 3
Tri 35, Knightstown 0
Covenant Christian 42, Parke Heritage 12
Riverton Parke 39, Cloverdale 14
S. Putnam 52, N. Central (Farmersburg) 0
N. Daviess 42, Tecumseh 14
Providence 49, Eastern (Greene) 22
Spring Valley 36, S. Spencer 33
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Clock EKU Visiting Team Score Team Logo Home Team Score BELL Score Play 00:00 Smith, Shelby at goalie for Bellarmine 00:00 Krick, Marah at goalie for Eastern Ky. 02:17 Offside against Eastern Ky.. 05:19 ...
|Clock||EKU||Visiting Team Score||Team Logo||Home Team Score||BELL||Score||Play|
|00:00||Smith, Shelby at goalie for Bellarmine|
|00:00||Krick, Marah at goalie for Eastern Ky.|
|02:17||Offside against Eastern Ky..|
|05:19||Foul on Douglas, Teagan.|
|07:14||Corner kick [07:14].|
|08:43||Corner kick [08:43].|
|09:41||Foul on Ransom, Maia.|
|11:20||Foul on Spurlock, Clara.|
|11:56||Foul on Anderson, Jami.|
|16:02||Corner kick [16:02].|
|18:48||Shot by EKU Premoli, Chiara, out left.|
|20:28||Foul on Herranz, Paula.|
|26:58||Foul on Burdick, Mackenzie.|
|28:14||Foul on Burdick, Mackenzie.|
|28:58||Foul on Orozco, Alexa.|
|34:33||Foul on Hamm, McKenna.|
|40:24||Corner kick [40:24].|
|41:10||Corner kick [41:10].|
|42:28||Foul on Murphy, Maddie.|
|45:00||End of period [45:00].|
|Clock||EKU||Visiting Team Score||Team Logo||Home Team Score||BELL||Score||Play|
|45:00||Start of 2nd period [45:00].|
|45:00||FOR EKU: , #0 Krick, Marah, #2 Anderson, Jami, #3 Griffin, Kaia, #13 Ransom, Maia, #28 Premoli, Chiara, #33 Herranz, Paula, #14 Burdick, Mackenzie, #20 Rowlett, Kaitlyn, #24 Miller, Ciana, #8 Fitzgerald, Kylie, #7 de Diego, Nerea.|
|45:00||FOR BELL: , #20 Smith, Shelby, #2 Douglas, Teagan, #7 Bramer, Dakota, #12 Whitehead, Sydni, #13 Orozco, Alexa, #18 Passini, Emily, #21 Spurlock, Clara, #23 Nicholson, Emma, #27 Skyberg, Rachel, #30 Heuglin, Brielle, #31 Rigsby, Sidney.|
|48:40||Corner kick [48:40].|
|54:40||Corner kick [54:40].|
|55:30||Foul on Rigsby, Sidney.|
|58:10||Foul on Whitehead, Sydni.|
|65:56||Corner kick [65:56].|
|66:22||Foul on Douglas, Teagan.|
|69:07||Shot by EKU Ransom, Maia, out top right.|
|70:57||Corner kick [70:57].|
|76:22||Corner kick [76:22].|
|82:56||Foul on Premoli, Chiara.|
|83:38||Foul on Rigsby, Sidney.|
|86:17||Foul on Heuglin, Brielle.|
|86:26||Yellow card on BELL Heuglin, Brielle.|
|86:26||Yellow card on BELL TEAM.|
|88:57||Foul on Whitehead, Sydni.|
|90:00||End of period [90:00].|
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday that a Nevada-based and woman-owned pretzel company will be investing $137 million into west Louisville over the next 10 years.Beshear was joined by several state and city officials, including Mayor Craig Greenberg, Sen. Gerald Neal, Rep. Keturah Herron and Metro Councilman Phillip Baker.Stellar Snacks, which makes pretzel snacks, will be the business making the million-dollar investment in west Louisville, which Beshear said will create 350 f...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Gov. Andy Beshear announced on Tuesday that a Nevada-based and woman-owned pretzel company will be investing $137 million into west Louisville over the next 10 years.
Beshear was joined by several state and city officials, including Mayor Craig Greenberg, Sen. Gerald Neal, Rep. Keturah Herron and Metro Councilman Phillip Baker.
Stellar Snacks, which makes pretzel snacks, will be the business making the million-dollar investment in west Louisville, which Beshear said will create 350 full-time jobs in a 10-year timeframe.
He called the investment a game-changer and said it is the biggest "jobs announcement in west Louisville," in the last two decades.
"This investment isn't just big, it's historic," Beshear said.
Watch the full announcement in the player below:
Beshear touched on the company having values of being involved in the community, being active about environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. With those values in mind, he said west Louisville makes a perfect place for Stellar Snacks to set up.
"We know that the people of west Louisville have been overlooked when it comes to big investments like this," Beshear said. "Today, we are changing that."
Since Beshear was elected in 2019, he said it has been a part of his administration's goal to bring big investments to west Louisville.
Founder of Stellar Snacks, Elisabeth Galvin, said the company has set ambitious goals in setting up in west Louisville. In addition to that, she said the company is proud to be bringing opportunities to the area.
"We have set ambitious goals, and together we will achieve them," Galvin said. "This is my promise to you."
While the project was announced, it is contingent upon final approval of state incentives by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. This may include incentives such as support for rail access to the facility and per-job grants with added benefits for hiring residents who live in the nine neighborhoods in west Louisville.
Stellar Snacks will be taking over a 434,000-square-foot building at 1391 Dixie Highway in the Park Hill neighborhood for its bakery operations.
Jobs at the facility will include pretzel-makers, production, engineering and maintenance, mechanics, technicians, receptionists and human resource assistants.
The company is expected to begin hiring in March 2024, but there will be a job fair on Dec. 16, 2023. For more information on that, click here.
Work on the building is set to begin next March, and the first products are scheduled to be baked in September 2024.
No. 21 Louisville has had one of its best starts with a new coaching staff and 26 transfer players. The Cardinals opened with a 39-34 win over Georgia Tech. They climbed as high as No. 15...
No. 21 Louisville has had one of its best starts with a new coaching staff and 26 transfer players. The Cardinals opened with a 39-34 win over Georgia Tech. They climbed as high as No. 15 in the US LBM Coaches Poll after defeating then-No. 11 Notre Dame, 33-20, for the program's first 6-0 start since 2013.
Louisville's undefeated season ended Saturday night with a 38-21 loss against host Pitt, dropping the Cardinals six spots in the rankings. Despite the loss, the Cardinals are 6-1 for the first time since 2016. Returning players and newcomers have contributed to the team's success.
The Cardinals already are bowl eligible and have five games left in the regular season.
Here are five impact players for Louisville:
With a new cast of receivers, Jamari Thrash, a Georgia State transfer and Biletnikoff Award watch list honoree, emerged as Louisville’s top pass catcher. In his U of L debut against Georgia Tech, Thrash had seven catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns. He has 639 yards (10th most nationally) and six TDs (T-14th) on 39 catches. Thrash topped 100 yards receiving against Indiana (159) and Pitt (120). His 91.29 receiving yards per game is 17th best in the country.
After waiting for his time last year, Jawhar Jordan was one of the known bright spots heading into the season. He has become one of the top running backs in the country. Despite sitting out most of the game against Pitt, the New York native is 13th in the country in rushing yards (661), fourth in yards per carry (7.4) and 20th in rushing yards per game (94.43). He’s also totaled nine touchdowns (8 rushing, 1 receiving) to go along with 174 yards on 10 catches and 63 yards on two kick returns for a total of 898 all-purpose yards, 16th most in the nation.
Having lost all of its most experienced players, Louisville's linebacker room was clouded in uncertainty. TJ Quinn quickly alleviated the concerns, earning a starting spot and becoming the team’s leading tackler. Following in his father Terry’s footsteps, Quinn’s hard-hitting, aggressive style has produced 55 tackles, a fumble recovery, pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. He’s averaging 7.9 tackles per game but has had double-digit tackling performances over the past three games, including a career-high 12 against Pitt.
A returning starter, Quincy Riley is the Cardinals' highest-graded defensive player and the nation’s 41st-highest-graded defensive back with an 81.9, per Pro Football Focus. He’s fifth on the team in tackles (29) and has seven pass breakups in nine passes defended. The South Carolina native had a game-ending interception against N.C. State and opened the game against Notre Dame with a pick a week later. The Fighting Irish game was also his best coverage performance, with a 79.4 grade for a season coverage grade of 80.6.
Special teams have been key in many Louisville wins this season, and Brock Travelstead has been the star. With the the loss of punter Mark Vassett, Travelstead has handled kickoffs, field goals, extra points and punting — all with efficiency. Travelstead made his first four field goals (33, 30, 22 and 38 yards) against Georgia Tech and set a school record with a 53-yard field goal that lifted Louisville over N.C. State on the road, 13-10. Travelstead is 10 of 14 on field goals and 27 for 27 on PATs, giving him 57 points, tied for 21st nationwide. He’s averaging 63.1 yards on kickoffs (with 17 touchbacks) and 39.8 yards on punts, placing six punts inside the 20-yard line.
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