The Kentucky Wildcats will not have former four-star Glenn Faulkner for the upcoming college football season.
Faulkner is set to undergo surgical procedure on his knee that will sideline for him the entire 2016 season, according to Jon Hale of the Cats Pause. Faulkner was buried on the depth chart coming into summer training camp, so it's not that big of a loss for UK.
Still, you never want to see someone's season end before it even begins. That will be the case for Faulkner this year after rarely seeing the field to this point in his college career.
Back in 2011, Faulkner was the crown jewel of UK's class that ear. He was the No. 1 prospect in Illinois, the No. 8 safety and overall No. 128 player in the nation by Rivals.com.
Faulkner did appear in all 11 games on special team making only one tackle as a freshman in 2011. As a sophomore, Faulkner sat out and redshirted because of high ankle sprain. In 2012, Faulkner played in all 12 games and started the Georgia game and the Vanderbilt game. He recorded seven tackles all year and a career-high four tackles against Vanderbilt.
Last year, Faulkner appeared in 10 games and registered nine total tackles and one pass breakup.