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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

UK Quarterback Honors Jared Lorenzen With Custom Cleats

Custom cleats created by sneaker artist Billy Hobbs

Terry Wilson officially moves up BBN's favorite quarterback list with his tribute to the legend, Jared Lorenzen.

As soon as Terry Wilson learned of Lorenzen’s passing back in July, he tweeted plans to wear the No. 22 jersey in the first game of the season. He also had a secret project in the works with sneaker artist Billy Hobbs of True Blue Customs. The plan is to wear the shoes in the first game of the season this coming Saturday.

Wilson was asked why it is important to honor Lorenzen even though he did not know him well. He said that he is well aware of what Lorenzen meant to the program.

“Coming to Kentucky and seeing all the history that he made, and all the big games he went through, and all that he did for this program, it was huge,” he said. “So when I saw Jared’s passing, I felt like I had to do something. I felt like I needed to show my honor and respect for him and his family and this university.”

Wilson was challenged by Drew Franklin of Kentucky Sports Radio to add one more Lorenzen tribute: a no-look, over-the-shoulder pass. “I’m going to practice that for real. I watched that like five times in a row — he was really gifted, really talented. I don’t know how he did it during a game… He’s definitely a GOAT here.”

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