Kentucky great Jared Lorenzen is battling health issues that have led to him being admitted to a hospital, according to KSR’s Matt Jones.
I just spoke to Jared Lorenzen’s mother. He has been admitted to the hospital with an infection and is dealing with some medical issues at this time— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) June 28, 2019
She asks for prayers from the Big Blue Nation and privacy at this time
Prayers for one of the best people I know
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:
.@JaredLorenzen22 aka "The Hefty Lefty" was a legend at @UKFootball. Now he’s in the fight of his life. pic.twitter.com/M5kcHMWsZ5— E:60 (@E60) July 17, 2018
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.