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Big Blue Wall named to Joe Moore Midseason Honor Roll

The Wildcats’ offensive line is a big reason why they’re 6-1 and in contention for a New Year’s Six bowl.

Offensive line. Huddle. Drew Brown - Sea of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats offensive line is one of 19 units that’s been named to the midseason honor roll for the Joe Moore Award, which annually recognizes the Most Outstanding Offensive Line in college football.

This is the fourth-straight season that the Big Blue Wall has been named to the honor roll. Behind this unit, running back Chris Rodriguez leads the SEC in rushing and is ninth nationally in total rushing yardage. Kentucky is also tied for 13th nationally with runs of 20+ yards (23).

Led by offensive line coach Eric Wolford and graduate assistant coach Ryan Finck, Kentucky offensive linemen have earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors three times in the first six weeks of the season.

Part of why this unit has been so great is that it’s easily one of the most experienced offensive lines in America. The Wildcats have 94 combined starts on the offensive line, including senior right tackle Darian Kinnard’s 33-straight starts, while super senior Luke Fortner has started in 30 straight games, including the last seven at center.

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