GAINESVILLE — When I talked with Gators edge rusher Jonathan Greenard for a story on his transition from Louisville to Florida, I had to ask him about one of the most memorable games I've ever covered. “Oh, man,” Greenard said. “I got my first sack against them. That was a hell of a game.” I'm not sure I'd say that. I'd describe it as probably the most shocking result I've seen in my career. I knew Louisville was good, and I knew quarterback Lamar Jackson was a rare talent. That was obvious the week before when he hurdled a Syracuse defender in one of the biggest highlights of his Heisman Trophy season. Greenard and his teammates saw the same thing. “We knew the game before when we played Syracuse
Florida pass-rusher Jon Greenard twists his wrist and reveals a 3-inch scar on the back on his hand. Greenard's 2018 season ended after nine plays inside Camping World Stadium, cut short on Louisville's opening defensive series when he dislocated his right wrist and tore several ligaments in a 51-14 loss to Alabama in the opener. Greenard had 12 bone suture anchors inserted into his hand - three still remain - and then spent several months in a cast and a few more in a brace.