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Will Levis earns national honors

Will Levis scored the most TDs in a game by a Kentucky QB since Terry Wilson vs. Louisville.

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Kentucky Wildcats QB Will Levis has been named the Football Bowl Subdivision National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, it was announced Sunday. He also earned College Football Performance Awards honorable mention after leading Kentucky to a 42-21 win over the LSU Tigers.

Levis, a 6-foot-3, 232-pound passer from Madison (CT), accounted for UK’s first five touchdowns against the Tigers with three passing and two rushing. He completed 14/17 passes for 145 yards and three scores, the most for a UK quarterback since Terry Wilson had three at Louisville in 2018. He also rushed 11 times for a net 75 yards and two scores.

In Levis’ first year in Lexington, Kentucky is 6-0 for the first time in 71 years (1950) and only the fifth time in school history. The Wildcats is 4-0 in the SEC for the fourth time in school history (also 1949, 1950, 1977).

And of course, Kentucky is bowl-eligible for a school record sixth-straight season, so he’s already been part of some tremendous history for the program.

Levis is the third player since 2004 and second this season (Jacquez Jones on Oct, 3, 2021) to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, joining former Wildcat defensive end/linebacker Josh Allen (Nov. 4, 2018).

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