Yesterday, Kentucky Wildcats QB Terry Wilson announced that he would be returning for one more college season but instead of playing at Kentucky, Wilson announced that he would be entering the transfer portal.
Wilson, a fifth-year senior in 2020, will use the NCAA eligibility relief ruling to get an extra season to play out next fall. He had previously said 2020 would be his final season, but this announcement indicates that Wilson believes he has more to accomplish at the collegiate level.
Since arriving in 2018 as a highly-touted junior college recruit, Wilson has completed 336/517 passes (65%) for 3440 yards 6.7 (avg.) with 20 touchdowns vs. 12 interceptions in 25 games, good for a 129.0 passer rating. He also ran 256 times for 1015 yards (4.0 avg.) and 10 scores.
While Wilson has drawn the ire of some Kentucky fans for his erratic play and inconsistencies leading the offense, Wilson did compile a record of 17-8 as Kentucky’s quarterback and led Kentucky to some significant wins.
Here are a few that stick out, that just so happen to include wins over Florida, Louisville, and Tennessee.
- Wilson was the QB when the Wildcats went down to Gainesville and ended the Florida streak where he totaled 256 yards of offense and three touchdowns.
- Wilson threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns while adding 79 yards and a touchdown on the ground in a 56-10 thrashing of Louisville in 2018.
- Wilson led the way for the Wildcats as they traveled to Knoxville in 2020 and easily defeated Tennessee 34-7.
- Wilson was the QB in two of Kentucky’s three consecutive bowl wins, defeating Penn State in the Citrus Bowl and NC State in the Gator Bowl.
Was Terry Wilson a superstar at the quarterback position for Kentucky? No, but he played a key role in some huge victories for Kentucky and leaves with one of the best win-loss records for a quarterback in program history.
That’s something to applaud him for as he seeks out his next chapter in his career, and as the Wildcats move forward with what is expected to be a close competition for the quarterback spot in 2021 between Beau Allen, Joey Gatewood, and perhaps others.
Thank you Terry Wilson, for all you’ve done for the Kentucky Football program.
Tweet of the Day
Thank you Terry Wilson. Led the Cats to all-time program heights and broke nasty losing streaks to Florida and Tennessee while winning 2 bowl games. Forever a Terry fan. Thank you #3 https://t.co/1kclimARqr— Freddie Maggard (@FredMaggard606) January 5, 2021
Askew is clearly improving game to game.
So much of Kentucky’s success hinges on Boston.
Not bad to be mentioned with those guys.
Don’t worry, any losses surely won’t count against him.
Looks like Durant will miss four games.
The problem is bigger than the Eagles.