Monday saw UK hold its annual Catspy Awards, which honored many Kentucky Wildcats throughout all sports.
However, none were as emotional as Joshua Paschal, who won the 2019 Heart of the Wildcat award, which is given to the ultimate competitor who overcomes significant adversity to play the sport he loves. This comes after Paschal battled melanoma on his foot last year, which was discovered in the summer.
It looked like it was going to sideline him for the 2018 season, but he fought off the form of cancer to eventually get back on the field and be part of a historic 10-3 season for Kentucky Football.
What made the award even more special is it was presented by ESPN reporter Holly Rowe, another cancer survivor. And as you can imagine, it was a very emotional scene with tears flowing throughout Memorial Coliseum: