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Devin Leary plans to play in bowl game; not currently seeking medical redshirt

Leary is planning to play in Kentucky’s bowl, which will likely be his final college football game.

Devin Leary. Ray Davis. Eli Cox. Jager Burton. Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue

The Kentucky Wildcats’ regular-season finale comes this Saturday against the top-10 Louisville Cardinals.

Thankfully, it doesn’t sound like it will be Devin Leary’s last game in the blue and white.

Following Tuesday’s practice, Leary confirmed he plans to play in whatever bowl game Kentucky makes. It’s no secret that opt-outs have become prevalent in the bowl season, but Leary has never played in a bowl, so he’s looking forward to finally getting that opportunity.

Leary also confirmed that, as of now, he’s not applying for a medical redshirt to get one final year of college football in 2024.

Because Leary missed so much time due to injury while at NC State, some wondered if he could get a medical redshirt and return to Kentucky for the 2024 season. However, it does not appear that is in the cards.

As for the bowl game, it will be great to see Leary finally play in a postseason game. While NC State did make several bowl games during his time there, Leary was injured at the end of those seasons and missed out on playing in the postseason.

Now, it appears Leary will finally get to play in one, with the early favorite for Kentucky being the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.