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Friday, August 23, 2019

Class of 2019 Highlands Athletic Hall of Fame: Jared Lorenzen

JARED LORENZEN
HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Class of 2019


Jared Lorenzen – Class of 1999 is considered one of the most recognizable athletes in the history of Highlands athletics. In basketball, he was All-Region as a sophomore, junior, and senior, was Honorable Mention All-State as a sophomore and junior, and Lorenzen won First Team All-State honors as a senior. His Highlands basketball jersey (#34) is retired in the school gymnasium.

In football, he played on state championship teams as a sophomore and senior and was First Team All-State as a junior and senior.

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Known for his electric feet and a strong throwing arm, Lorenzen was named Mr. Kentucky Football as a senior. He also won the Roy Kidd Award and the Frank Camp Award as the best football player in Kentucky. In addition, he made the Prep Star Magazine All-American Team and was voted the Best Quarterback in the South by the Orlando Sentinel. In his high school career, he completed 351-587 passes (an impressive 60 percent completion rate) for 6820 yards and an average of 19.4 yards per catch.  Lorenzen also threw for 89 touchdowns.


At the University of Kentucky, he was All-SEC and a four-year starter at quarterback. He ranks first in school history in career total offense, passing yardage, career completions, and touchdown passes. He was a two-year semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. He holds six NCAA records, four SEC records and 10 school records. He played in the NFL for the New York Giants from 2005 to 2008, winning the Super Bowl as a backup to Eli Manning in February of 2009.

To know Jared is to know how devoted he was as a father to his two children, Taylar and Tayden, who live in Fort Thomas.  Lorenzen passed away on July 3, 2019.

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To purchase tickets for the 2019 HHS Athletic Hall of Fame Reception, tickets must be purchased on Eventbrite.com by September 5, 2019  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/highlands-high-school-athletic-hall-of-fame-2019-reception-registration-66561391915

Tickets are $55 for the dinner reception at The Syndicate in Newport, Kentucky on 9/22/19 at 6:00 pm. The Hall of Fame ceremony in the HHS PAC begins at 3:00pm on 9/22. That event is free and open to the public.

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