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Lynn Bowden tabbed as one of college football’s most underrated players

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They keep sleeping on Kentucky Football.

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Kentucky Football shocked the world last season.

Now, returning impact starters on both sides of the ball and much of the offense in tact outside of Benny Snell, the Wildcats will be primed for another bowl season.

One of their main players to lead them last season was wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. The soon-to-be third year receiver took his game to the next level his second season, totaling 770 all-purpose yards.

However, Bowden isn’t talked about often, despite all of the highlight-reel plays he’s made.

That being said, the 2018 breakout receiver has been named one of college football’s top-50 underrated players by Athlon Sports’ Steve Lassan.

“After a solid freshman season in 2017, Bowden was even better last fall. He emerged as one of the nation’s top all-around players, catching 62 passes for 728 yards and five scores, averaging 21.9 yards on kickoff returns and taking two punts back for a score,” Lassan wrote.

The Wildcats finished last season 10-3, the team’s first 10-win season since 1977.

While players like Josh Allen were involved in making the Wildcats a top defense, it was Terry Wilson and Lynn Bowden Jr. that helped them win seven of those 10 games by double digits.

In his third season, Bowden will play a major role in helping this team take their performance to yet another level. With Terry Wilson’s returning as well, this offense will be primed to be one that can carry this team to a bowl game.

Bowden could be looking a 1,000-yard season. That should be the goal to put the conference and entire industry on notice.