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Jared Lorenzen admitted to hospital

Prayers up for the UK legend.

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Kentucky great Jared Lorenzen is battling health issues that have led to him being admitted to a hospital, according to KSR’s Matt Jones.

During his time in Lexington from 2000-03, Lorenzen set six NCAA records, four SEC records and 11 school records for passing and total offense.

A four-year starter at quarterback, Lorenzen’s career totals feature 862 completions in 1,514 attempts for 10,354 yards and 78 touchdowns to go with 12 rushing scores.

After Lorenzen’s UK career ended, he played three years in the NFL with the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts. He was a member of the Giants’ 2008 Super Bowl champion team. He went on to play in several arena football leagues before retiring in 2014.

Lorenzen recently embarked on a weight-loss journey that was featured on ESPN’s E:60 series:

Lorenzen also partnered with Now Let’s Get Fit, a non-profit focused on childhood obesity.

Here’s to hoping and praying for a speedy recovery for the former UK quarterback.