Kentucky Wildcats offensive tackle Landon Young has been named to the SEC Community Service Team.
This is the latest of many community-related awards Young has earned, as he’s one of UK’s top student-athletes in terms of community service and excellence in the classroom. He has already been named one of just 11 players from the FBS to the 2019 Allstate Good Works Team, which is annually given to college football players for the impact they make off the field. He is also a nominee for the Wuerffel Trophy, given to college football’s top community servant.
In the classroom, Young is on track to graduate in December with a degree in animal sciences with hopes of one day becoming a veterinarian. He’ll likely need to put that on hold for several years, however, as he should be playing on Sundays whenever he enters the NFL. He’s eligible to enter the 2020 draft, and it’s unclear what his plans are following the 2019 season.
One thing is for certain: Young has been an excellent representative of what UK Athletics strives to be, so it’s good to see him be honored for such.