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Where Are They Now? UK Football's Jerry Bell


Thanks to Jerry Bell who played Defensive End for UK from 1988 to 1991 for agreeing to do this and to special thanks to Dawn Felty for all her help.

1) What brought you to play football at UK? Jerry wanted to play for Coach Claiborne. He was recruited by Louisville, Michigan, and Tennessee he would say, "I don't look good in orange and look good in blue." UK was close enough to home so his parents could attend every game.

2) Who was your favorite coach at UK? Coach Claiborne

3) What team did you want to beat the most? Florida

4) What is your favorite game you played in at UK? There are 2; LSU knocking out Chad Loop and Florida knocking out Emmitt Smith in the swamp.

5) What is your favorite memory from playing at UK? Playing with Joey Coach, Freddie Maggard, Greg Lahr and many other brothers.

6) What type of work have you done since your playing days? Suffered a traumatic brain injury in 1997 was given a 10% chance to live and still here today. Attends every home game and supports Joker and the team. Jerry lives for UK FB and it shows in his smile.

7) Where are you now? Lives in Louisville, KY

8) Proudest accomplishment at UK? Graduating and becoming a Letterman.

9) Proudest accomplishment in life? Playing football for the University of Kentucky.

10) Season predictions? UK beats UofL wins 7 games and makes the Chick-fil-a Bowl.

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