As much as we’re all hurting right now over the tragic passing of Kentucky great Jared Lorenzen, this should also be a time to celebrate the life that he lived as a player, and most importantly, as a person.
From all the touching tributes poured out on social media, to sports anchors such as SVP and Stanford Steve memorializing the former Cat on late night television, Lorenzen was loved by everyone.
However, there is one memorialization that I need, and want, to happen.
Terry Wilson has hinted at wearing Jared Lorenzen’s old No. 22 in the first game for the Cats against Toledo:
Rock the deuce deuce for the first game ?— Terry Wilson (@TerryTouchdown3) July 4, 2019
I personally cannot think of a better way for Lorenzen to be honored than to have his old No. 22 playing at the QB position for one final game, from the man who quarterbacked Kentucky to their best season in school history.
Whether the number will be retired yet is still an unknown, but if it were to be, having 22 play one last game under center is the perfect way to retire the number.
Also, there would not be a dry eye in the stadium if this were to happen, and that’s perfectly okay with me.
This would be one hell of a moment, so let’s make it happen, boys.