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Jordan Wright cleared to play

Wright is set to make his 2022 debut when Kentucky takes on Florida in a battle of top 25 teams.

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The 20th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats will have Jordan Wright available to play Saturday vs. the 12th-ranked Florida Gators.

Wright, a sixth-year senior, was held out of Kentucky’s opener due to an eligibility issue as the school awaited a ruling from the NCAA.

Thankfully, Wright has received clearance to play and will be good to go Saturday when Kentucky faces the Gators in Gainesville, according to Keith Farmer.

The standout outside linebacker appeared in just six games for the Wildcats last season while battling injuries. In his career, Wright has racked up 106 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, 10 passes defended, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, an interception, and two defensive touchdowns.

When healthy, Wright is one of Kentucky’s top edge defenders and will provide a major boost to a Kentucky defense looking to slow down dual-threat QB Anthony Richardson.

Here’s to hoping Chris Rodriguez, who is still being held out due to a similar NCAA issue, is able to make his return soon as well.

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