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Friday Quickies: Jared Lorenzen Day Edition

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Kentucky will honor the late, great former Wildcat this October.

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

On Saturday, October 12th, Kentucky will honor their late, great former Kentucky Wildcat Jared Lorenzen during their home game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Lorenzen, who lost his battle to obesity this summer, passed away at age 38.

The University of Kentucky $22 off tickets to their home game against Arkansas when purchasers use the code “TWENTYTWO” at TicketMaster.com. This day will also be recognized as “Jared Lorenzen Day,” forever celebrating the life of the extraordinary Wildcat.

Lorenzen, a spectacular player for the Wildcats but more importantly an impeccable human being, will be truly missed by family, friends and the fans of Big Blue Nation. October 12th will forever be a special day in the Bluegrass.

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Josh Allen had a quiet start to the preseason but absolutely brought the heat during Thursday night’s game. This immediate pressure on the Miami Dolphins quarterback brings back memories of Allen in Kentucky blue.

Friday Quickies

Jordan Griffin, who is expected to lead Kentucky’s secondary this season, gives insight on the team’s fall camp. - Kentucky Sports Radio

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Former Kentucky tight end and current New York Giant, CJ Conrad, catches one ball for 11 yards during Thursday night’s preseason outing against the Cincinnati Bengals. - ESPN

Mississippi State and their football coaching staff have named their new starting quarterback. - Kentucky Sports Radio

Cam Newton leaves the Carolina Panthers’ preseason game against the New England Patriots after suffering a foot injury. - ESPN

Kentucky’s defense was stellar last season and looks poised to continue a relatively strong pace this year. - Kentucky Sports Radio

The Green Bay Packer and Oakland Raiders Thursday night preseason game got interesting when the field was shortened from 100 to 80 yards. - Yahoo! Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie and this summer’s top-draft choice for Kentucky, Josh Allen, wrecked the Miami Dolphins backfield throughout Thursday night’s outing. - Kentucky Sports Radio

Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys have reportedly offered Zeke Elliot a contract that would make him the second-highest paid player at his position. - Yahoo! Sports