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UK football calls on the BBN to help support Chris Oats

Oats Strong.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: AUG 31 Toledo at Kentucky Photo by Mat Gdowski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats football team is calling on Big Blue Nation to continue to help Chris Oats.

The Kentucky linebacker suffered a stroke in the spring of 2020, but Chris remains a part of every Saturday the team takes the field. When the team runs out of the tunnel, they are carrying a “22” flag, as well as various different players wearing his number as they play this season.

Now, there is a chance for fans to help show their support for Oats and his family.

Chris is now back at home, but the medical bills and rehab expenses are still incredibly expensive. Plus, to help as he goes through this recovery process, his family is trying to raise money to help purchase a wheelchair accessible van.

On Thursday Mark Stoops, sent a message to fans to help his family reach that goal.

The Gofundme goal is $150,000, and currently they are a little over halfway there. You can also help give to his family by purchasing an Oats Strong shirt from his family.

No donation is too small. Chris played a major role on two teams that helped give Kentucky fans some of the best memories of the Mark Stoops era, now it’s our turn to help give back to him.