This is not a dream. Jared Lorenzen will be slanging the pigskin at The Bank of Kentucky Center for this region's newest professional football team, the Northern Kentucky River Monsters.
The River Monsters just sold a ton of tickets and instantaneously made them a legitimate threat to not lose a game by adding the league's most high profile player. Great move.
Lorenzen, who has been with the organization since its inception as the General Manager, will be starting for the River Monsters when they play their inaugural game 7 p.m. Friday against the Canton Cougars.
From the River Monsters' website: Lorenzen said, "“I (have) been around (football) since September and I have resisted the urge,” said Lorenzen. “Then when the pads came out, I couldn’t resist any longer.”
His NFL player profile has him at a svelte 285 pounds. That scale
Also signed by the team is one of Lorenzen's former Highlands teammates, Brett Hamblen, a wide receiver and defensive back who started his career at UK before transferring to the University of Cincinnati. He also played indoor football briefly for the now-defunct Cincinnati Marshals and has been working out in New Jersey for the past three months in hope of playing again.