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Thursday Quickies: Jared Lorenzen Tributes Edition

As Lorenzen was laid to rest, UK plans to recognize him this season

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Jared Lorenzen for the open receiver Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

As Jared Lorenzen was laid to rest yesterday and was memorialized by family, friends, former teammates, fans and more, it seems like the University of Kentucky plans to pay tribute to Lorenzen a few ways in the coming months.

First of all, Mark Stoops voiced his support for Terry Wilson wearing #22 in the season opener.

Terry apparently decided to do that and then talked to UK about it, which is a really awesome gesture by him. If you ask me, I think Terry is becoming one of the most likeable players on this team and that gesture goes a long way in solidifying that. Seeing him wear #22 will be a neat sight.

But Stoops mentioned paying tribute to Lorenzen in other ways this upcoming season. We’ll have to wait and see what that will be but I would expect a helmet sticker or jersey patch or something similar to recognize him which will be a cool thing to see.

As I’ve mentioned in this space before, my first memories of UK Football involve Jared Lorenzen and at 24, I’m slightly older than most of the guys donning the blue and white this year. Many of them probably never seen Lorenzen in a Wildcats uniform, but it’s really awesome to see guys like Terry Wilson step up to honor one of the legends.

I’m excited to see how UK pays tribute to Lorenzen in the next few months, particularly in the football season.

In addition, you can help his family by donating to the Jared Lorenzen Memorial Fund through KSR.

Tweet of the Day

Last night wasn’t easy but we made it through.


Lorenzen remembered by former teammates - Herald Leader

Jared’s teammates reflect on his uniqueness.

Stoops supports Terry Wilson’s Lorenzen tribute - Cats Pause

Looks like Terry wearing 22 in the opener might happen.

How Lorenzen inspired others around Highlands - Cincinnati Enquirer

Worth a read to learn more about the guy Jared was.

Herro signs with Heat - Courier Journal

It looks like the Heat plan to keep Tyler Herro in Miami.

Heat reportedly don’t want to move Herro or Bam in Westbrook trade - CBS

The two former Wildcats are two of Miami’s top assets.

Football: Hot start could set the stage for historic season - KSR

If the Cats can start 3-1 in their first four, we could be headed for another great season.

Brandon Boston planning to visit UK this month - Cats Pause

Boston is one of Kentucky’s top 2020 targets.

NC State hit with NCAA allegations - ESPN

The allegations stretch back to when Dennis Smith Jr. was recruited.

Cousins aiming for full 82 game season this year - Bleacher Report

Cousins said his quad injury is fully healed.

Robot umpires make debut - ESPN

Not sure if we’re ready for robots...