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Kentucky graduate WR Jeff Badet will transfer.

Tough blow for the Wildcats, as Badet just put in his best all-around season. He averaged 21.6 yards per reception in 13 games, good for sixth-best in the country. The 6-foot, 180-pounder registered a 31-670-4 receiving line for the 2016 campaign as a whole. In a statement, he said, "I just feel like it’s the best decision for me to finish my career as a graduate transfer. I’ll always be proud of receiving my degree from UK and I’ll bleed blue forever." Badet will be eligible to play immediately for another FBS program in 2017. His preferred transfer destination is not known at this juncture.
Jan 13 - 4:13 PM

Rivals' Justin Rowland reports that Kentucky is seeking a medical redshirt for sophomore TE Justin Rigg.

According to Rowland, Rigg suffered three lacerations to his kidney in a win over New Mexico State on September 17. The 6-foot-6, 251-pounder did not play again during the past campaign, though he did manage to return for TaxSlayer Bowl practices in December. He did not see the field in the eventual bowl loss to Georgia Tech. Should his application for a medical redshirt be approved, he will have four years of eligibility remaining come the start of the 2017 season.
Source: Rivals
Jan 12 - 5:03 PM

Kentucky junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams indicated that he would forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Williams told reporters he would throw his hat into the NFL ring following Saturday's 33-18 loss to Georgia Tech in the Taxslayer Bowl. He rushed for just 35 yards in that defeat, so not exactly the cleanest note to exit on. The 5-foot-9, 196-pounder posted his first career 1,000-yard rushing season in 2016, cruising his way to 1,170 yards and seven touchdowns. Williams was underutilized at times during his Kentucky career, but offers a nice combo of speed and power for a change-of-pace back. He could sneak onto the Day 3 radar if the process breaks right for him.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 03:33:00 PM

Kentucky received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017 CB Yusuf Corker.

Corker opted to join the Wildcats over Michigan State, South Carolina and Tennessee. He adds to an already deep corner class for HC Mark Stoops, who has now gained pledges from five 2017 prospects at the position. The 6-foot, 185-pound Corker ranks as Scout.com's No. 268 overall prospect in the 2017 cycle, with the outlet noting that while he is "strong fundamentally," there is "still [room to] improve his footwork." The Scout team writes that "Corker is very smart, he loves to be coached, and he is a very hard worker."
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Kentucky junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams indicated that he will not be announcing his draft decision until after the Wildcats' TaxSlayer Bowl showdown with Georgia Tech.

"The main thing is I don’t wanna cause any distraction within the team before we get ready for our game against Georgia Tech. Trying to keep it as low as possible," Williams said. In 12 games this season, the 5-foot-9, 196-pounder has rushed for 1,135 yards (7.1 YPC) and seven touchdowns. "Main focus right now is getting ready for the bowl game and just being the player I am," Williams said, "being there for my teammates and being able to enjoy this moment."
Source: SEC Country
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Alabama senior DL Jonathan Allen called Kentucky's offensive line the "most physical" unit he faced this season.

"I feel like we kind of overlooked them a little bit at first. It was a wake-up call upfront that said ‘hey, you got to bring it. These guys are playing. It’s SEC ball now," Allen said of Kentucky's offensive line. Allen notched a sack in that game, but this is extremely high praise from the highly touted defensive lineman. Kentucky center Jon Toth is on his way to the Senior Bowl.
Source: SEC Country
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Kentucky sophomore WR Garrett Johnson caught five passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 41-38 win over Louisville.

Both of Johnson's touchdown catches came in the first half and both were of the longer variety, coming from 75 yards out and 63 yards out in the first and second quarters (respectively). The 5-foot-11, 182-pound sophomore finishes the regular-season campaign with a 36-568-5 receiving line. He will now await bowl assignment with the rest of his Wildcat friends. Kentucky has won five of their last seven games.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Kentucky junior QB Stephen Johnson completed 16-of-27 passes for 338 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 41-38 win over Louisville.

In an entertaining, offense-friendly game, it was the Wildcats who ultimately clawed their way in front when the final gun sounded. Johnson led them to the game-winning 47-yard field goal after Lamar Jackson fumbled away a Cardinals' scoring opportunity in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. The 6-foot-2, 183-pound Johnson has largely been a quiet performer since taking over for an injured Drew Barker back in September. He has thrown 12 touchdown passes in 11 games this season.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 04:06:00 PM

Kentucky C Jon Toth has earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Toth is a four year starter at center, so there should be plenty of tape for evaluators to check out against top flight SEC competition. He's on the taller end of the center spectrum at 6-foot-5.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 11:25:00 AM

Kentucky HC Mark Stoops said that there is a "good chance" redshirt junior WR Jeff Badet (hip) will be able to play against Austin Peay on Saturday.

While Badet is dealing with a hip pointer, it looks to be a minor injury. He has yet to miss a game this season. Through 10 contests, the 6-foot, 180-pound wideout is working to a 23-545-4 receiving line.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Kentucky redshirt junior WR Alexander Montgomery has retired after undergoing knee surgery.

Knee concerns aren't new for Montgomery, as he tore his ACL last November. The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder suffered a setback in his recovery from that tear during August camp and had not appeared in a game during the 2016 campaign. He finishes his Kentucky career having caught 19 passes for 155 yards and two touchdowns.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 02:54:00 PM

NFL Media Draft analyst Chad Reuter believes Kentucky C Jon Toth is a "technically sound, intelligent leader" who has "an NFL future."

"He's tall at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, but Toth still usually won the leverage battle against Missouri's shorter, strong defensive tackles," Reuter wrote. "He'll need to play with knee bend more consistently to anchor against NFL-caliber players, though. Toth stayed with his block through the whistle, keeping his feet alive and hands engaged. He also moves well to linebackers and keeps his balance on the move because he doesn't overreach." Toth was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week last month after the Vanderbilt game.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 01:32:00 PM

Kentucky junior RB Stanley "Boom" Williams rushed for 182 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Saturday's 35-21 win over Missouri.

Kentucky absolutely buried Missouri via the run in this one, rushing for 380 yards as a team. The bulk of that came via the fine work of Boom and Benjamin Snell Jr. (192 yards, two touchdowns). For his part, the 5-foot-9, 196-pound Williams opened the scoring with a bang, rushing for a 60-yard touchdown with 8:41 remaining in the first quarter. In addition to that long score on the ground, he also caught a 13-yard touchdown pass. Williams has now rushed for 821 yards and three touchdowns. He has surpassed 100 yards rushing in three of eight games played. Boom is talented enough that he will occasionally bring home the bacon for fantasy owners, but doesn't offer the week-to-week consistency of a true RB1.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Kentucky freshman RB Benjamin Snell Jr. carried the ball a ridiculous 38 times for 192 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 35-21 win over Missouri.

Snell's fresh legs carried the team to a win and helped him secure a Kentucky freshman record in the process. Snell's most impressive run originated from the Wildcat, and he pushed through Missouri's entire defense from about three yards out to reach beyond the goal line. This is NSell's third 120-plus yard performance, including two in a row.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Kentucky freshman RB Benjamin Snell Jr. rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries in Saturday's 40-38 win over Mississippi State.

Snell and Boom Williams both proved to be effective runners in this one, with Mr. Williams rushing for 99 yards of his own in the victory. For his part, the 5-foot-11, 220-pound Snell averaged 6.7 YPC. This was his second 100-yard effort in five games. Those in dynasty formats should consider picking Snell off the waiver wire if he is not owned, as he should have decent future value once Boom (a junior) is out of the picture, but those in single-season formats will find less bang for their buck here.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 11:47:00 PM


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