In 3 days, UK will kick off its 2018 season.  There are other things UK football fans should know about the number 3…

3 is the number for… Jojo Kemp, Craig Yeast, Andre Woodson, Matt Roark, Tony Mayes

UK’s three road wins last season were the first for the Wildcats since 2009… UK special teams blocked three kicks in ’17… OT George Asafo-Adjei started the first three games of 2017… TE C.J. Conrad caught three TD passes vs. New Mexico St. in 2016; he was the first Kentucky receiver with three in a game since Dicky Lyons, Jr., in 2007… QB Stephen Johnson threw a career-high three TD passes vs. Florida in ’17… S Mike Edwards had 3 interceptions as a sophomore in 2016, tying for the team lead… S Jordan Griffin had three pass break-ups last year… DE Josh Paschal had a career-high three tackles against both Tennessee and Vandy and again in the bowl game vs. Northwestern. He also had three QB hurries… RB Benny Snell is the only SEC player since 2000 with at least three rushing TDs in three consecutive games. He was the first UK player to do it since Derrick Locke in 2010. He was also the first UK freshman in 2016 with 100 rushing yards and a rushing TD in three straight games… Snell scored three TDs in the win at Vandy; Austin MacGinnis kicked three FGs… TE Justin Rigg had three catches in the ’17 Music City Bowl… DB Derrick Baity had three pass break-ups vs. Missouri. He also was responsible for three take-aways in the win over South Carolina… DE Calvin Taylor had three tackles, including a sack, vs. Northwestern… DB Chris Westry has three career interceptions… Three of UK’s wins last season were against teams that finished with at least seven wins…   As a sophomore in 2015, Dorian Baker led UK wideouts in scoring with three. That season he had at least three catches in 11 of 12 games… ATH Lynn Bowden made three catches vs. Vandy last season. All three went for first downs. He also had three vs. Missouri; all three went for first downs on scoring drives… Miles Butler stepped in at punter vs. Vandy and killed three punts inside the 20 yard-line… WR Kayaune Ross had three catches in the Music City Bowl, his final game as a Wildcat…   DB J.D. Harmon led UK with three interceptions in 2015… It was on the three yard-line that Dicky Lyons, Sr., fielded a punt and turned it up field, ripping off a return of 97 yards for a TD vs Houston in 1966. It’s still the longest punt return in UK history… All-America wide receiver Craig Yeast returned three kicks for TDs during his UK career (1995-98)… Five different players share the UK record for most interceptions in one game with three, most recently by S Marcus Jenkins in 1993 (vs. Florida)…  UK was on its own three yard line in the Swamp in Gainesville when Yeast took a short pass from Tim Couch and outraced the Gator defense for a 97-yard TD catch/run in 1998… Rich Brooks coached UK to victories in three consecutive bowl games (2006-07 Music City; 2008 Liberty)… Jerry Claiborne was named Coach of the Year in three different conferences (SEC, ACC and Southern)…

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4 is the number for… Mikel Horton, Glenn Fohr, Chad Scott, Cornell Burbage, Raymond Sanders, Micah Johnson.

Kentucky has beaten South Carolina four straight times…   As a player, Mark Stoops participated in four bowl games… Four specialists return for 2018… LB Josh Allen’s 65 tackles in ’17 were good for fourth-best on the team. He also had a team-high four QB hurries. As a sophomore, Allen led the SEC with four fumble recoveries… S Mike Edwards started the last four games of his freshman season in 2015. Edwards led UK with four interceptions last season. He also had at least 10 tackles in four games. In 2016, Jones had 10 tackles in the upset of U of L, his fourth double-digit game of the season… RB A.J. Rose has earned the rank of Eagle with the Boy Scouts; only four percent of all Scouts have reached that achievement… RB Benny Snell’s 12, 100-yard games are good for fourth on UK’s all-time list. Snell’s four TDs vs. New Mexico St. tied a school record, held by four others…  LB Jordan Jones missed four games with an injured shoulder last year…  PK Austin MacGinnis kicked four field goals, including two in the fourth quarter, in the win over Missouri in ’17… Kentucky DBs picked off four Kyle Schurmur in the win at Vandy last year… Four UK receivers topped the 1,000 career receiving yards mark in 2016… PK Miles Butler is 4-for-4 in career field goal attempts…  OL Bunchy Stallings started four games at center before moving to right guard last year… Backup PK Miles Butler was four-of-four on field goals in 2015…  In 1985, DB Russell Hairston picked off a pass in four consecutive games…  A total of 10 UK players share the school record of four TDs in one game; tailback Artose Pinner did it twice (vs. Vandy and Middle Tennessee, both in 2002).  The first was Don “Dopey” Phelps against Michigan State in 1946… In 2002 alone, Derek Abney returned four punts for touchdowns…  In UK’s upset of top-ranked LSU in 2007, QB Andre’ Woodson accounted for four TDs (three passes, one run)… HB Bob Davis had four TD runs of 70 yards or more… In 2006, four different UK tailbacks saw extended action at one time or another because of assorted injuries…  Four was the number of times former OL Larry Warford earned All-SEC honors at UK…

5 is the number for… Kendall Randolph, Antonio O’Ferral, Al Baker, Mike Hartline, Marvin Love, Brad Pyatt

UK is one of only two teams that has tied or improved its win total in each of the past five seasons… In his last five regular-season games in 2017, RB Benny Snell gained 777 yards. He is the first player in UK history with at least five 100-yard rushing games in back-to-back seasons. His five 100-yard games in 2016 were a UK record for freshmen… The UK defense sacked Vandy QB Kyle Shurmur five times in the victory in Nashville… WR Dorian Baker had five catches in the win at Missouri in 2016… LB Jordan Jones has made double-digit tackles in five games in his UK career… NT Quinton Bohanna started each of the last five games in 2017, as did DB Lonnie Johnson. Johnson had five pass break-ups in ’17… TE C.J. Conrad had a season-high five catches vs Ole Miss in 2017. He also had five catches vs. New Mexico St. in 2016… S Mike Edwards had five games with double-digit tackles in 2017… WR Tavin Richardson had a team-high five catches in the Music City Bowl… DB Davonte Robinson had a career-high five tackles in the win at Vandy last year… All five recruiting classes brought in by Mark Stoops have been ranked in the top 50… Sihiem King had 64 rushing yards vs. Florida last year on only five carries. In ’16, he had 91 yards vs. Charlotte on only five carries…  UK averaged 5.5 yards of total offense in 2015. The defense also surrendered 5.5 yards per play… DB Blake McClain broke up five passes in 2015 and defended against another five… HB Bob Davis (1933-35) twice scored five TDs in one game; they came in the “pre-modern” era… Doug Pelfrey (1989-92) kicked five field goals of 50 yards or longer during his UK career (including a school-record 53-yarder vs. Indiana, in 1991).  Pelfrey also still holds the school record for most field goals in one game with five, against Mississippi State in 1992…  Defensive tackle Dean Wells had a school-record five sacks against Indiana in 1992…

6 is the number for… Blake Bone, Dallas Owens, Kio Sanford, Russell Hairston, David Johnson, Tony Massey.

Mark Stoops is in his sixth season as UK’s head coach… Kentucky’s defense held six opponents with fewer than 100 yards rushing – the first time Kentucky has done that since 1949… LB Kash Daniel rushed for six yards and a crucial first down on a fake punt in the ’17 win over Missouri… LB Jordan Jones as a sophomore in 2016 was sixth in the SEC in TFLs with 15.5… P Grant McKinnis in 2016 punted six times at Alabama for a 44.7 average… DL Adrian Middleton had six tackles in the 2016 upset win at Louisville… S Mike Edwards had six tackles as a freshman in 2015 against both Georgia and Vandy… DB Jordan Griffin had a career-high six tackles in the win over Missouri last season… RB Benny Snell set six UK records in 2016 as a freshman. His 1,091 rushing yards rank sixth in UK history. Snell rushed only six times before he was ejected from the ’17 Music City Bowl… DE Calvin Taylor had a career-high six tackles vs. Mississippi State… QB Terry Wilson was sixth in JUCO football last season in TD passes… RBs Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp each scored six touchdowns in 2015… Landon Foster had six punts of 50 yards or more in 2015…  Kentucky has had six kickoff returns of 100 yards for TDs in its history (two by Derrick Locke – vs. U of L in 2009 and WKU in 2008)…  All-American Derek Abney returned six punts for TDs during his career…  LB Marlon McCree had a UK record six tackles-for loss against Florida in 1998… WR Matt Roark blocked six PATs during his UK career…  In 2004, WR Lonell Dewalt  blocked six field goals for the Wildcats… Six is the number of points UK scored against East Carolina in a 6-3 over the Pirates in 1993, securing its sixth victory and a spot in a bowl game… A total of six different UK offensive linemen have been named to the Senior Bowl – Wally Pesuit, Dermontti Dawson, Chuck Bradley, Todd Perry, Omar Smith and Jacob Tamme…  Six different UK players have been named to the National Football Foundation college Hall of Fame – Bob Gain, Babe Parilli, Bear Bryant, Steve Meilinger, Lou Michaels and Jerry Claiborne…

7 is the number for… Drew Barker, David Jones, Neal Brown, Billy Jack Haskins, Terry Henry

UK won seven games (for the second straight season) and won four SEC games for the first time in 40 years… C Drake Jackson started the last seven games at center, stabilizing the position…  S Mike Edwards was second on the team with seven pass break-ups in 2016. He led the Cats with seven last season… As a sophomore, Edwards was seventh in the SEC in tackles/game with 7.7… Seven true freshmen played in the season-opener last season at Southern Miss… RB Benny Snell had seven 100-yard games (tied with Moe Williams for single-season UK record)…  UK passers threw only seven INTs last season, second-fewest in the past 15 seasons… WR Dorian Baker had seven catches in 2015 vs. both Mississippi State and Vandy… ATH Lynn Bowden was seventh in the SEC with 37 KO returns… His longest was 93 yards, which began on the UK seven-yard line, at Vanderbilt… RB Boom Williams averaged seven yards per carry and 7.4 yards per catch in 2015… QB Drew Barker’s first TD pass as a Wildcat was a seven-yard scoring strike to WR Ryan Timmons at Vanderbilt in 2015… Seven is the number of TD passes thrown by QB Tim Couch in the 68-34 victory over Louisville in the 1998 inaugural game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. He also threw for seven TDs at Indiana in 1997…  ATH Lonnell Dewalt blocked seven kicks for the Wildcats in 2004, the UK single-season record; Matt Roark blocked seven from 2008-11, sharing the school career record with Dewalt… QB Andre’ Woodson connected with WR Stevie Johnson on a seven-yard TD pass in the third overtime against LSU in 2007, for what turned out to be the game-winning score… Seven is the number of different positions (including special teams) played by OL Max Godby during his UK career… In 1898, the UK team, known as “the Immortals,” finished 7-0 – unbeaten, untied and un-scored upon, coached by W.R. Bass…  In 1881, in the very first football game it ever played, UK (then known as State University of Kentucky) somehow scored 7 ¼ points in a win over Kentucky University…

8 is the number for… Kobie Walker, Jabari Greenwood, Bernie Scruggs, Felix Wilson, Ronnie Riley, Joker Phillips, Chris Matthews, Clyde Johnson (UK’s first All-American, 1942).

It had been eight years since UK won seven games in back-to-back seasons… UK’s first TD of the season was an eight-yard run by QB Stephen Johnson at Southern Miss…  LB Josh Allen tied for eighth in the SEC in 2017 in sacks/game (.58)…  DB Derrick Baity led the Cats with eight tackles in the upset win at South Carolina in 2017… LB Jamin Davis led the White team with eight tackles in the 2018 Blue-White game… RB Benny Snell has rushed for 2,424 yards as Wildcat, eighth in school history… Snell is second on the UK all-time scoring list… OL Logan Stenberg in 2016 had eight knockdown blocks vs. Tennessee, most in UK history vs. an SEC opponent… As a freshman in 2015, DB Chris Westry broke up a team-high eight passes… S Darius West broke up at least one pass in eight games last season… Kentucky is 8-4 over the past two seasons in games decided by a touchdown or less… As a freshman, S Mike Edwards had eight tackles vs. Tennessee in 2015… OL Bunchy Stallings started the last eight games of ’17 at guard… Dorian Baker had eight catches in the comeback win over EKU in 2015, including a TD grab with 52 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the game winner in overtime… Artose Pinner had eight,100-yd rushing games in his senior season of 2002…  Tailback Anthony White had eight receptions in the 1999 Outback Bowl vs. Penn State; Rafael Little had eight catches in the 2007 Music City Bowl win over Florida State… HB Calvin Bird during his career (1958-60) averaged 8.4 yards every time he touched the ball… UK has won eight bowl games… Bear Bryant coached the Wildcats for eight seasons. During that time he produced eight All-Americans… Under Blanton Collier, UK played Tennessee eight times, winning five – and the school still fired him…

9 is the number for… Garrett Johnson, Bill Ransdell, Jaysuma Simms, Ryan Tydlacka, Ken Willis.

QB Stephen Johnson scored from nine yards out with 33 seconds left to pull UK to within a point of Northwestern in the Music City Bowl last season… OT Landon Young has made nine career starts for the Wildcats… LB Josh Allen made nine tackles in the season opener in ’16 vs. Southern Miss… DB Derrick Baity led UK with nine pass-breakups last season… Walk-on WR David Bouvier made a catch for nine yards in the Tax Slayer Bowl… S Mike Edwards has had double-digit tackles nine times in his UK career… RB Benny Snell scored 114 points last season, good for ninth in the USA… LB Jordan Jones led the team with nine QB hurries in 2016… The school record for interceptions in one season is nine, set in 1949 by future UK head coach Jerry Claiborne… Rick Kestner made nine catches (185 yards) in Kentucky’s 1964 upset of top-ranked Ole Miss…   The 2009 Wildcats blocked nine kicks, still a UK record…  The Cats were on the nine-yard line when Harry Jones began what would be the longest running play in UK history, racing 91 yards for a TD vs. George Washington U in 1951…  The Wildcats had nine players drafted in 1951, led by defensive tackle Bob Gain, who was the #1 pick of the Green Bay Packers…  It was the year 1909 when UK was nicknamed the “Wildcats.”  Shortly after a 6-2 victory at Illinois on Oct. 9, 1909, Commandant Philip Carbusier, then the head of the school’s military department, told a group of students at a chapel service after the game that the Kentucky football team had “fought like wildcats.”  It stuck.

10 is the number for… Moe Williams, Babe Parilli, Seth Hanson.

In 2010, South Carolina was ranked #10 when the Wildcats upset the Gamecocks in then-CWS, the first time UK had ever beaten a Steve Spurrier-coached team… RB Benny Snell was the first rusher in UK history with 10 or more 100-yard games in his first two seasons. Snell averaged 10.9 yards per carry vs. Austin Peay in 2016, the best single-game average since Mark Higgs in 1987 (13.7 vs. Ole Miss). Snell caught 10 passes last year… UK’s game-winning drive vs. Tennessee in 2017 took 10 plays (72 yards)… QB Stephen Johnson scored 10 TDs in ’17… Johnson had 16 runs of at least 10 yards last season. Snell had 34…  Kentucky has 10 starters returning on defense in 2018… CJ Conrad’s 133 receiving yards vs. New Mexico St. in 2016 were the 10th-most in Kroger Field history… DE Kengera Daniel got his first sack as a Wildcat in ’17 vs. EMU, good for 10 yards… S Mike Edwards had 10 tackles in the win over Tennessee last season. He had 10 or more tackles in four games in 2016… DB Lonnie Johnson had a sack good for 10 yards in the win over Tennessee… As a sophomore in ’16, Edwards tied for 10th in the SEC in passes defended with 11… LB Jordan Jones has 10 or more tackles in five games in his career… Jones made 10 tackles as a freshman – and a team-high 109 the following season… As a freshman, P Grant McKinnis killed 10 punts inside the 20-yard line… DB Marcus McWilson made a career-high 10 tackles vs. Auburn in 2015 and did it again later in the season against Tennessee. In 2015, then-freshman DB Chris Westry defended against 10 passes thrown his way… NG Matt Elam made 10 solo tackles in 2015 (along with 13 assists)… Ten is the number in thousands that represents Jared Lorenzen’s career offense total – 10,637 yards…  DT/PK Bob Gain kicked 10 PATs, still a school record, in a 83-0 win over North Dakota in 1950…   There are 10 UK players who have scored four TDs in one game.  The latest was Artose Pinner, in a win over Vanderbilt in 2002…  Ten is the number of QBs on the UK career total offense Top 10 list, starting with Jared Lorenzen.  RB Sonny Collins is seven yards behind, in 11th place…

11 is the number for… Tavin Richardson, J.D. Harmon, Rick Norton, Chase Harp, Maxwell Smith, Jeff Speedy, Dominic Fucci

QB Stephen Johnson scrambled 11 yards for a TD with 33 seconds left in UK’s win over Tennessee in 2017… U of L was ranked #11 when the Wildcats upset the Cardinals at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in 2016… S Darius West had a career-tying 11 tackles vs Northwestern in the Music City Bowl (also had 11 vs. EKU)… S Mike Edwards last season was ranked 11th in the SEC in passes defended (.83) per game (total of 11, good for 10th in the SEC). Edwards had 11 tackles vs. four different teams in ’17. He has 11.5 career TFLs… UK picked off 11 passes in ’17… DE T.J. Carter made his first career sack last season vs. Tennessee, good for an 11-yard loss. Carter had 11 tackles on the season… Special teams gunner Charles Moushey had a total of 11 stops in ’17… WR Dorian Baker has averaged 11.5 yards/catch on 88 career grabs…  Kentucky had 11 passing plays of 30-39 yards… UK lost 11 lettermen from last season’s offense… Kentucky’s season high in penalties was 11, vs. EKU… Thanks to a 62-yard run vs. Charlotte, Sihiem King averaged 11.5 yards per carry in 2015 on 11 attempts…  All-America TE James Whalen in 1999 averaged 11 yards per catch on 90 catches, then an NCAA record for a tight end…  Eleven is the number of times a UK player has led the SEC in passing yards (Babe Parilli did it three times).  It’s also the TOTAL number of TD passes thrown by Jerry Woolum from 1960-62, when he led the Cats in passing all three seasons…  It was on the 11-yard line where senior LB Khalid Henderson scooped up a fumble and ran 89 yards for a score vs. UT-Martin in the 2014 season opener…  PK Austin MacGinnis holds the school record for most consecutive FGs – 11, set twice during his career…

12 is the number for… Gunnar Hoak, Derrick Ramsey, Dicky Lyons, Jr., Randy Jenkins, Bill Allen, Morgan Newton, Nicky Nickels

UK has 12 returning wide receivers to the 2018 roster… There are 12 Wildcats on the roster from Florida… LB Joe Federspiel averaged 12.5 tackles/game in 1969… LB Jim Kovach averaged 12.4 tackles/game in 1976… As a sophomore in 2016, LB Josh Allen led the team and was 12th in the SEC with sacks, with seven… S Mike Edwards had 12 tackles in the 2016 win over New Mexico State. He also had 12 at Alabama and Tennessee that year… LB Jordan Jones has 12 career QB hurries. In the ’16 upset win at Louisville, he had sack of Lamar Jackson good for 12 yards… Against EMU last year DE Josh Paschal blocked a punt back to the 12-yard line; on the next play, RB Benny Snell ran it in for a TD… Snell has had 12, 100-yard games (4th in UK history)…  UK receivers averaged 12.5 yards/catch in 2017… Kentucky had 12 TDs on “long” plays (20 yards or more) in ’17… Miles Butler is the lone returning kicker with experience; he attempted 12 PATs in 2015 for the injured Austin MacGinnis (hit 11)… Twelve was the cost in millions for the construction of Commonwealth Stadium, which opened in 1973. The renovation completed in 2015 took $12 million – plus another $100 million…  All-SEC DE Dennis Johnson had 12 QB sacks in 2001, still a single-season UK record…  WR/QB Randall Cobb averaged a school single-season record 12 yards per play in 2010… During the 1998 season, QB Tim Couch threw for at least 300 yards in all 12 games – including the Outback Bowl… LB Danny Trevathan averaged nearly 12 tackles per game (11.9) in 2011, leading the Southeastern Conference…   2012 was the last year a UK player was named a freshman All-American (P Landon Foster, named by Rivals and collegefootballnews.com)… QB Jalen Whitlow, starting from the UK 12, ran 88 yards for a TD vs. Alabama State in 2013, the longest scoring run in then-CWS history…  Kentucky was on the Miami (O.) 12 when Javess Blue caught a pass and turned it into an 88-yard scoring play in 2013…  In its 127 football season, UK has played to 12 ties… Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones lettered 12 times in three sports (football, basketball and baseball)…

13 is the number for… Mike Fanuzzi, Aaron Boone,  Jared Lorenzen (when he was with the New York Giants), Stevie Johnson, Marcus Jenkins, Bob Davis

Mark Stoops took over as head coach of the Wildcats in 2013… LB Jordan Jones led all UK tacklers with 13 in the win over Tennessee in 2017… In his first career start at Southern Miss in ’16, Jones had 13 solo tackles… After starting all 13 games last season, DL Adrian Middleton has made 25 consecutive starts… In 2016 he had 5.5 TFLs good for 13 yards… WR Tavin Richardson averaged 13.7 yards/catch last season… S Mike Edwards had a sack good for a 13-yard loss in the win over Tennessee last year… In 2016, Edwards had a personal season-high 13 tackles vs. Georgia… CB Chris Westry has 13 career pass break-ups… UK is entering the 2018 season with 13 redshirt-freshmen… LG Logan Stenberg started all 13 games in 2017… RB A.J. Rose has been associated with the Boy Scouts for 13 years (Eagle Scout, 2014)… In 2016, RB Benny Snell set a new UK record for rushing TDs in a single season by a freshman with 13… PK Austin MacGinnis connected on 13 field goals in 2015 (17 attempts)… The first TD scored in the history of Commonwealth Stadium came on a 13-yard strike from QB Ernie Lewis to WR Ray Barga against Virginia Tech in 1973… CB Eric Kelly holds the school single-season record for pass break-ups with 13, set in 1999 (records kept since 1981)….  QB Tim Couch completed 13 consecutive passes three times in his UK career…   QB Bill Ransdell connected with WR Joker Phillips from 13 yards out for a TD in the 1983 Hall of Fame Bowl. The two were roommates as freshmen…  Senior WR Matt Roark made a career-high 13 catches against Mississippi State in 2011; one month later he quarterbacked the Wildcats to the win over Tennessee that snapped a 26-game losing skid…

14 is the number for… Chuck Broughton, Anthony Mosley, Luke Wright, Steven Hall

Kentucky won 14 games with Stephen Johnson as the primary QB… In the season opener at Southern Miss, the Cats scored 14 points off three USM turnovers… UK also scored 14 off two Missouri turns in the win over the Tigers… LB Josh Allen has 14.5 career sacks…In the 2017 season opener, after a scoreless first Q, the Wildcats scored 14 points in the second Q at Southern Miss… Johnson threw TD passes of 14 and 64 yards in the win over Missouri… WR Josh Ali’s long catch last season was 14 yards vs. Ole Miss… In 2017, UK had 14 plays of 30-39 yards… WR Dorian Baker had 16 catches in 2016… DL Quinton Bohanna has 14 career tackles so far…WR Blake Bone opened the scoring in both the Florida and Missouri games with scoring catches of 14 yards each… Last season UK fumbled 14 times (lost 8) and forced 14 fumbles (recovered 7)… CB Derrick Baity assisted in 14 tackles last season (35 solos)… CB Chris Westry likewise had 14 assists (20 solos), as did DL Calvin Taylor… DL Adrian Middleton made 14 solo stops, as did CB Jordan Griffin and S Davonte Robinson… Mikel Horton carried 14 times for 109 yards in the loss to Tennessee in 2015…EKU and UK both scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, sending the game into overtime in 2015, where the Wildcats won it, 34-27. In 1914, Kentucky opened its season with an 83-0 win over Wilmington… In 1998, WR Craig Yeast caught 14 TD passes, a UK single-season record… UK safety Daryl Bishop ended his career with a total of 14 interceptions, still a school record… In 2008, the Wildcats eked out a 14-13 victory over Mississippi State in Starkville, making the team bowl-eligible for the third consecutive season…

15 is the number for… Marcus McWilson, Stephen Johnson, Dusty Bonner, Joey Worley, Tom Rodgers.

It was on the 15th of September, 1973, that UK opened Commonwealth Stadium with a 31-26 win over Virginia Tech.  And it was on Sept. 15, 2007, that the Wildcats rallied to stun Louisville thanks to a TD catch by WR Stevie Johnson from QB Andre’ Woodson in the game’s closing minutes…  In 2017, WR Charles Walker, who began his career as a walk-on but eventually earned a scholarship, had 15 catches… The UK-U of L football series is tied, 15-15… As a freshman, TE C.J. Conrad led all SEC tight ends with 15 catches… As a sophomore, LB Jordan Jones led the Cats with 15.5 TFLs, good for 6th in the SEC… RB Shihiem King carried the ball 15 times (69 yards, 2 TDs) in the win at Vandy last year. He also made 15 catches in ‘17… P Max Duffy was 15 when he first took up Australian football… Ex-Cat OL Larry Warford earned a spot in the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, the 15th former UK player so honored… LB Josh Forrest made 15 tackles in the season-opening win over Louisiana-Lafayette in 2015… WR Garrett Johnson averaged 15 yards per catch (46 total) in 2015… TE C.J. Conrad finished the 2015 season with 15 grabs…  ATH Dicky Lyons, Sr., averaged 15.4 yards per punt return from 1966-68, still a school career record…  All-American receiver/returner Derek Abney set a school record by averaging nearly 15 yards per play (14.83) from 2000-03.  LB Wesley Woodyard rang up 15 tackles in UK’s win over Florida State in the 2007 Music City Bowl… RB Moe Williams broke or tied 15 different school records (including TDs scored and single-season rushing) in 1995…  UK has made a total of 15 bowl game appearances…. WR Matt Roark started at quarterback, finishing with 15 passing yards in the 2011 upset of Tennessee. He completed his first pass, for 15 yards, to TE Nick Melillo, and was 3-for-5 after that, but those three resulted in a net total of zero yards…

16 is the number for… Wesley Woodyard, Pookie Jones, George Blanda, Juan Portela, Doug Martin

In a season hampered by injury, TE C.J. Conrad made 16 catches last year, for 286 yards and four TDs… Mitch Barnhart is in his 16th year as UK Athletics Director… Jordan Jones ranked 16thnational in solo tackles/game (5.7) in 2016… As a freshman, RB Benny Snell rushed 16 times for 73 yards in the 2016 upset win over South Carolina… QB Stephen Johnson connected with WR Tavin Richardson on a 16-yard play that helped set up the winning TD vs. Tennessee in 2017… QB Drew Barker completed two of three passes for 16 yards in the ’17 Music City Bowl, in what turned out to be his final game as a Wildcat… Opposing teams kicked only 16 field goals against UK last season… QB Johnson last year had 16 run plays of 10 yards or more… It took the Wildcats only 16 seconds to score their first TD of the season in 2015, a 75-yard run by Boom Williams against Louisiana-Lafayette… Craig Yeast made 16 catches in a win over Vanderbilt in 1998 (for 269 yds.), still a Commonwealth Stadium record…  Sixteen was the number in hundreds registered by Moe Williams when he led the SEC in rushing in 1995 with exactly 1,600 – still a UK single-season record….   S Jeff Zurcher (vs. Georgia, 1998) and LB Larry Smith (vs. Tulane, 1994) share the school single-game record for solo tackles, with 16 each… QB Dusty Bonner completed 16 consecutive passes for the Wildcats in a win over Connecticut in 1999… UK has produced 16 Academic All-Americans (honored 19 times; OT Greg Lahr, OT Hayden Lane and P Tim Masthay each was recognized twice).  Kentucky has produced 16 players selected in the first round of the NFL Draft…

17 is the number for… Alex Montgomery, Jeff Snedegar, Tommy Cook, Van Hiles, Larry Jackson.

UK has appeared in 17 bowl games… ATH Lynn Bowden made 17 catches in ’17… DE Josh Paschal made 17 tackles in ’17… UK has beaten Florida 17 times… DT T.J. Carter had three sacks for 17 yards… S Mike Edwards has 1.5 career sacks for 17 yards… The Wildcats were down 16-10 vs. EKU last season when UK scored 17 straight points in a 27-16 win… RB Moe Williams set UK’s single-season record for touchdowns in one year with 17, in 1995 (broken by Benny Snell in 2017 with 19). Moe also led the SEC in scoring that season with 102 points…   It was on the UK 17-yard line that Braxton Kelley made perhaps the most famous tackle in Commonwealth Stadium history, stopping RB Charles Scott of top-ranked LSU on fourth down and preserving the Wildcats’ 43-37 (3 OT) upset victory.  UK also happened to be ranked #17 at the time… Kentucky shut out Georgetown 17 times in 23 wins from 1891 to 1924… WR Javess Blue caught a pass at the UK 17 and raced 83 yards for a touchdown against Louisiana-Monroe in 2014… S Darius West had 17 tackles as a freshman in 2015…  WR/HB/DB Steve Meilinger had 17 career TD catches (averaged 16 yards/catch) and six INTs in a career that landed him in the College Football Hall of Fame (inducted, 2013)…

18 is the number for… Stanley “Boom” Williams, Freddie Maggard, Andy Molls, Jacob Tamme, Otis Grigsby, Randall Cobb, Jimmy Carter, Kevin Dooley.

There are players on the UK roster from 18 different states this season (plus Australia)… DB Derrick Baity has broken up 18 passes in his UK career… DE T.J. Carter had 18 tackles in ’17… DT Josh Paschal blocked a punt vs. Eastern Michigan good for a loss of 18 yards… TE Justin Rigg made an 18-yard catch in the Music City Bowl last season… RB Benny Snell led the SEC with 18 TDs in league play… Two-time All-America RB Sonny Collins had 18 career 100-yd. rushing games from 1973-75, still a school record…  PK Doug Pelfry holds the school record for most points scored in one game by a kicker – 18, vs. Mississippi State in 1992…  By averaging nearly 18 yards per catch (17.7) in 1958, UK halfback Calvin Bird led the Southeastern Conference in that category… QB Derrick Ramsey led the Cats to 18 victories in 1976-77… Former UK end Charlie McClendon went on to become the head coach at LSU, leading the Tigers for 18 seasons…

19 is the number for…  Keenan Burton, Kevin Coleman, Ryan Hockman, Howard Schnellenberger, Chris Jacobs, Cisco Bryant, Carlos Collins.

There are 19 players on the UK roster from the Bluegrass State… Kentucky lost a total of 19 lettermen from last year’s team… There are 19 lettermen returning on offense for the 2018 season… RB Benny Snell scored 19 TDs in 2017, ranking fifth nationally. Snell last season became the 19th player in SEC history to rush for more than 2,000 yards before his junior season… DT CJ Johnson made 19 stops in the win over EKU in 2015, including 2.5 tackles-for-loss… Against U of L in 2015, LB Josh Forrest picked off a pass at the UK 19 and ran 81 yards for a touchdown in his final game as a Wildcat… Senior WR Kayaune Ross had 19 receptions for 285 yards in ’17, his senior season… LB Josh Allen has 19.5 career TFLs… Freshman DB Davonte Robinson had 19 tackles last season… Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones led the Wildcats in receptions in 1948 with 19… As a RS-freshman in 2016, long snapper Blake Best was perfect on all 19 field-goal attempts…  Holder Tristan Yeomans was also perfect on all 19… QB Stephen Johnson completed 19 passes (36 attempts) in the 2017 Music City Bowl, his final game as a Wildcat… As a sophomore in 2016, TE C.J. Conrad was fourth on the team in catches with 19… As a freshman in 2016, LB Kash Daniel had 19 tackles… Last season, S Mike Edwards had 3.5 TFLs for 19 yards… In 2016, in is first start, LB Jordan Jones made 19 tackles vs. Southern Miss. Last season, Jones made 7.5 TFLs for 19 yards… Kentucky forced 19 fumbles in 2015, recovering nine… UK went for it on fourth down 19 times in 2015, converting 13… WR Blake Bone averaged 19 yards per catch (on 20 receptions) in 2015…  PK Joey Worley kicked a school-record 19 field goals in 28 attempts in 1985…  FB Rod Stewart carried 19 times (104 yds.) in the 1976 Peach Bowl.  He was named the offensive Most Valuable Player…

20 is the number for… Kengera Daniel, Derrick Locke, Rick Massie, Chris Tolbert, Joe Bryant, Shipwreck Kelly

Kentucky has 20 starters returning for 2018… Mark Stoops has coached his teams to 20 wins at Kroger Field. He’s already fifth on the all-time list… In the 2017 season opener at Southern Miss, S Darius West made a jolting tackle at the 20-yard-line and knocked the ball loose.  DE Denzil Ware scooped it up and scored a TD… PK Austin MacGinnis kicked a 20-yard field goal that gave UK some cushion with 1:48 left in the 40-34 win over Missouri last season… TE Greg Hart caught his only TD of the season, a 20-yarder from Stephen Johnson, in the win over Eastern Michigan… CB Chris Westry had 20 solo tackles in ’17… Last season, the UK defense produced 20 QB hurries… In the victory at Southern Miss, Matt Panton placed five punts inside the opponent’s 20… In 2017, the UK offense produced 41 plays of at least 20 yards… Dorian Baker caught a 20-yard TD pass in the 2016 Tax Slayer Bowl… Miles Butler stepped in at punter vs. Vandy in Nashville and killed three kicks inside the 20… Butler also kicked a 20-yard field goal as a redshirt freshman in 2015 against Louisville… S Mike Edwards picked off a pass at the Charlotte 20-yard line and ran it in for a TD in 2015… In 2017, Edwards had four TFLs good for 20 yards… RB Zach Johnson returned a KO 20 yards vs. Northwestern in the 2017 Music City Bowl… As a freshman in 2016, P Grant McKinnis placed 10 kicks inside the 20-yard-line… In 2014, South Carolina was on its own 20-yard line with 2:36 left to play and the score tied, 38-38, when LB Alvin “Bud” Dupree snatched a deflected pass out of the air and ran it in for the game-clinching TD in UK’s 45-38 upset win over the Gamecocks and Steve Spurrier…  WR Larry Seiple averaged nearly 20 yards per catch (19.7) from 1964-66. He would go on to an 11-year career in the NFL as a punter for the Miami Dolphins; he was part of the undefeated Super Bowl championship team of 1972…    All-America TE James Whalen was averaging nearly 20 yards per catch (four for 79 yards) against Syracuse in the 1999 Music City Bowl when he was sidelined by a dislocated elbow… In the first matchup with Louisville in modern-day history, the Cats scored 20 points, beating U of L 20-14 in Commonwealth Stadium in 1994, winning the first game in the Governor’s Cup series. It would be their only win of the season…

21 is the number for… Chris Westry, Rodger Bird, Calvin Bird, Doug Pelfrey, Joe Dipre, Winston Guy.   

The Wildcats have 21 juniors returning for the 2018 season… In his first start as a Wildcat in 2016, Benny Snell rushed 21 times for 114 yards and two TDs vs. Georgia… Last year S Darius West made his first interception, against Florida – returning it 21 yards… QB Stephen Johnson’s 21-yard scoring run vs EKU in the fourth quarter gave UK some breathing room in a 27-16 win… PK Austin MacGinnis nailed a 21-yard FG with 2:07 left to lock up a 23-13 upset win at South Carolina in ’17… In the Wildcats’ 44-21 victory at Vanderbilt, both the Cats and the Commodores had exactly 21 first downs… Of his two KO returns, LB Kash Daniel’s long was 21 yards… It was from the 21-yard-line that DT CJ Johnson sacked Arien Beasley in overtime, ending the Wildcats’ comeback win over EKU in 2015… Also in 2015, PK Miles Butler, subbing for Austin MacGinnis, kicked three field goals vs. Charlotte, starting with a 21-yarder in the first quarter…  QB Tim Couch had a total of 21 games in which he passed for 300 yards or more… UK beat North Carolina, 21-0 in the 1976 Peach Bowl… UK was on the Arkansas 21-yard line late in the game when QB Mike Hartline connected with WR Randall Cobb for the game-winning TD against the Hogs in 2008… When Jerry Claiborne retired as UK coach he was 21st among all D-1 coaches in career victories (179 in 28 seasons)…  The Wildcats beat Tennessee, 21-10 in Commonwealth Stadium in the last game Fran Curci ever coached for UK. By coincidence, it happened on Nov. 21, 1981…   Bill Curry’s UK teams won 21 games in Commonwealth Stadium from 1990-96…

22 is the number for…  Sihiem King, Mark Higgs, Artose Pinner, Rafael Little, J Lo, Kerry Baird, Don “Dopey” Phelps. 

Football is just one of 22 sports at the University of Kentucky… PK Austin MacGinnis set a new UK record with 22 field goals in 2017… Last year, QB Stephen Johnson’s best passing effort was 22 completions (36 attempts) for 298 yards in the win over Missouri…  DL Calvin Taylor made 22 tackles last season… DB Jordan Griffin made 22 stops as well… RB Sihiem King has 22 career receptions at UK. King also has a career average of 22 yards per return on kickoffs… OT Nick Lewis had 22 scholarship offers before choosing UK over Washington State… With the Cats down at Vandy 7-0 early, first King and then Snell scored on 22-yard runs to give UK a 14-0 lead, one they never relinquished… Last season, Kentucky had 22 rushing plays of 20+ yards… Art Still (1974-77) still holds the UK single-season record for tackles-for-loss with 22… In 1954, Howard Schnellenberger caught a 22-yard TD pass from Bob Hardy, giving UK a 14-13 win over Tennessee…  Kentucky’s first touchdown in its 13-7 upset of Oklahoma in the ’51 Sugar Bowl came on a 22-yard pass from Babe Parilli to Shorty Jamerson, who also scored the Cats’ other TD on one-yd run… Kentucky beat Penn State 22-6 in Commonwealth Stadium in 1976…  Former UK QB Ermal Allen spent 22 years in the front office of the Dallas Cowboys… The ball was on the UK 22 in 1933 when Ralph Kercheval unleashed one of the longest punts in UK history – 78 yards. In that game he kicked 10 times for a record average of 52 yards…  In 2015, when Kentucky upset South Carolina in Columbia, it snapped a 22-game road losing skid for the Wildcats… UK said good-bye to 22 seniors from last year’s team…

23 is the number for… Nat Northington, Donnie Redd, Alfred Rawls, Kendrick Shanklin

 The Wildcats scored that many points in their 23-13 upset win at South Carolina last year, their fourth straight over the Gamecocks… QB Stephen Johnson and TE C.J. Conrad connected on 23-yard TD passes in each of UK’s first two games in 2017… KOR Lynn Bowden averaged 23.5 yards per KO return (on 37 returns) in 2017… Of his 64 punts last season, P Matt Panton had 23 downed by fair catch; 23 of his kicks landed inside the opponents’ 20-yard-line… The Cats rang up 23 first downs vs. Ole Miss… PK Austin MacGinnis connected on a 39-yard field goal with 23 seconds left to ice the 27-16 win over EKU… DE Josh Paschal had 3.5 sacks last year, good for 23 yards in losses… PK Miles Butler has scored a total of 23 points in his UK career, all in 2015 filling in for the injured Austin MacGinnis… Corey “CJ” Johnson scooped up a fumble on the UK 23 in 2015 and ran 77 yards for a touchdown against Tennessee… MacGinnis attempted 23 PATs in 2015, hitting 22…  Freshman CB Chris Westry made 23 solo tackles in 2015; NG Matt Elam made 23 total stops… Missouri was ranked #23 when Kentucky pulled off the upset victory over the Tigers in ‘15… WR Larry Seiple, who went on to an 11-year career as a punter with the Miami Dolphins, averaged 23 yards/catch as a Wildcat… QB Babe Parilli threw 23 TD passes in 1950, his junior season, which ended with a victory in the Sugar Bowl.  As head coach at UK, Bear Bryant lost only 23 games, winning 60, with five ties… Linebacker Irv Goode in 1960 made 23 tackles in one game, against national champion Ole Miss…

24  is the number for… Blake McClain, Dicky Lyons, Sr., David “DJ” Johnson, Gordon Jackson, Anthony Wajda 

The Wildcats return 24 players to their defensive unit in 2018… A total of 24 UK players come from Ohio… RB Sihiem King made a career-high 24-yard catch vs. Florida last season… The Cats scored 24 points in their season opener vs. Southern Miss last year… Kentucky had the ball for only 24 minutes, vs. 36 for Northwestern in the ’17 Music City Bowl, and still came within a missed 2-point conversion of winning… TE C.J. Conrad scored 24 points on four touchdown catches in 2017… Conrad in 2015 made his first career TD catch from 24 yards out against Missouri, giving the Cats a lead they would never relinquish in a 21-13 win over the Tigers…  UK was on the Clemson 24 when Dicky Lyons, Jr., caught a TD pass from Andre’ Woodson in the 2006 Music City Bowl, giving the Cats a 21-6 lead in the 3rd quarter…  UK has had 24 players named All-America a total of 28 times (Babe Parilli, Bob Gain, Steve Meilinger and Lou Michaels each was named twice)…  In the 10-7 streak-snapping win over Tennessee in 2011, receiver-turned-quarterback Matt Roark carried 24 times for 124 yards…   In 2006, Kentucky upset Matthew Stafford and Georgia, 24-20, on its way to its first bowl bid under Rich Brooks…  The Cats beat Joe Paterno and Penn State by the same score, 24-20, in 1977 in Lexington…

25 is the number for… Darius West, Melvin Johnson, Mark Logan, Steve Phillips, Pete Venable. 

RB Benny Snell ranked 25th national in rushing yards (1.333) in ’17… Snell’s 25-yard TD run gave UK a 17-16 lead over EKU. The Cats never trailed again in a 27-16 comeback win… DT Adrian Middleton made 25 tackles in 2017. Middleton has started in 25 consecutive games… P Max Duffy, an import from the Australian Football League, is 25 years old… DB J.D. Harmon picked off a pass and returned it 25 yards vs. Louisville in 2015… QB Derrick Ramsey and RB George Adams each rushed for 25 TDs during their respective careers. Ramsey (1974-77) still holds the school record for rushing TDs by a QB… Calvin Bird holds the school single-game scoring record with 25 points, set vs. Hawaii in 1958 (4 TDs, 1 PAT)…  It had been 25 years since Kentucky made a bowl appearance when the Cats played in the 1976 Peach Bowl (1952-76).  RB Boom Williams raced 25 yards for a TD in the 1st overtime at Florida in 2014…  PK Joe Mansour ran 25 yards on a fake field goal for a TD vs. Florida in 2013… Rich Brooks coached the Wildcats to 25 wins at Kroger Field, then known as Commonwealth Stadium, good for third all-time at UK… New receivers coach Michael Smith is a 25-year coaching veteran… As a freshman last year, WR Josh Ali caught three passes good for 25 yards…

26 is the number for…

Paul Calhoun, CoShik Williams, Ron Robinson, Freddie Williams, Emery Clark. 

Mark Stoops has 26 victories as UK’s head coach so far, tied for 7th all-time with Bill Curry… As a sophomore in 2015, WR Dorian Baker had a team-high 26 catches that went for first downs… LB Kash Daniel so far has made 26 tackles in his UK career… RB Benny Snell, who wears #26, last year averaged 102.5 yards per game – ranked 26th nationally… In just 26 career games, Snell has rushed for 2,424 yards, good for eighth all-time at UK… Last season, Sihiem King averaged 26.8 yards on four KO returns… DT Adrian Middleton has started 26 games for the Wildcats… As a freshman last season, DE Josh Paschal had four TFLs good for 26 yards… Kentucky punted 26 times in ’17… The Cats scored that number of points in their 26-22 upset win over South Carolina in 2015… RBs Sonny Collins and Moe Williams now share second place in the UK record books with 26 rushing touchdowns each. Their shared record was snapped by Snell last season; he has 32, scored in two seasons. Both Williams and Collins played three… DT Oliver Barnett still holds the UK career record for sacks with 26, from 1986-89…  RB Tony Mayes hit quarterback Randy Jenkins with a 26-yard throwback pass in the 1983 Hall of Fame Bowl, good for a UK touchdown….  Kentucky snapped a 26-year losing skid by beating Tennessee, 10-7, in 2011… QB Rick Norton, a first-team All-American in 1965, threw 26 TD passes during his UK career… Former Wildcat George Blanda went on to play 26 seasons in the AFL/NFL; he was the first player in pro football to score 2000 points (2002) in a career…

27  is the number for… Mike Edwards, Clyde Rudolph, Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones

WR Dorian Baker surpassed the 1,000-yard mark in receptions in 2016, becoming the 27th Wildcat to reach that goal… RB Benny Snell carried 27 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns in last year’s win over Tennessee… OL Landon Young had 27 knockdown blocks as a freshman in 2016…  WR Tavin Richardson had a total of 27 catches in 2017 (371 yards, 1 TD)… The UK offense scored 27 rushing TDs in ’17… Jojo Kemp and Boom Williams each had 27 carries in the win over Charlotte in 2015, combining for 305 rushing yards. UK was on its own 27-yard-line in 2015 when Boom exploded for a 66-yard run, setting up a Wildcat touchdown… DT Corey Johnson led UK’s defensive tackles in 2015 with 27 solo stops…  KOR Derrick Locke had a career kickoff-return average of 27 yards from 2007-10; Calvin Bird had a similar average from 1958-60…  Hall-of-Famer George Blanda kicked a 27-yard field goal in the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl, the first points ever scored by UK in a bowl game….  QB Bill Ransdell connected with RB Marc Logan on a 27-yard scoring play in the 1984 Hall of Fame Bowl in Birmingham, which pulled the Cats to within 19-17 of Wisconsin.  PK Joey Worley’s field goal with nine minutes left eventually won it for the Cats… Kentucky scored 27 points in its 27-21 upset win over top-ranked Ole Miss in Jackson in 1964. .. The first time he ever carried the ball in a game for the Wildcats, RB Braylon Heard took the ball at the UK 27 and raced 73 yards for a TD against UT-Martin in the season-opening win in 2014. He would later add a TD score of 43 yards. A Nebraska transfer, Heard played just the one season at Kentucky before declaring for the NFL draft, where he went unselected.

28 is the number for…  Kei Beckham, Tony Dixon, Choo Choo Lee, Ray Gover, Shorty Jamerson.   

The ball was on the 28 yard line when QB Stephen Johnson connected with TE C.J. Conrad for what became a 72-yard TD catch/run against New Mexico State in 2016, Johnson’s first scoring strike as a Wildcat, Conrad’s second TD catch in a Kentucky uniform. The pair teamed up for three TD passes that day… The UK defense surrendered only 28.2 points/game in 2017… RB Benny Snell last year carried 28 times for 176 yards and three TDs vs. Ole Miss… DB Jordan Griffin has made a total of 28 tackles in two seasons as a Wildcat… In the 2016 upset at Louisville, Snell had one catch, good for 28 yards… DL Adrian Middleton has made 8.5 TFLs in his UK career, good for 28 yards… Stephen Johnson averaged 28.8 yards per game rushing in ’17… RB Sihiem King averaged 28 yards per game rushing as well…WR Tavin Richardson averaged 28 receiving yards per game in ’17… LB Kash Daniel, an up-back on the kick return team, had two returns good for 28 yards in 2017… LB Jordan Jones assisted on 28 tackles last season (with 36 solos)… PK Austin MacGinnis attempted 28 field goals last season (made 22)… Last year, freshman WR Isaiah Epps made a career-long 28-yard catch vs. Ole Miss… LS Blake Best was perfect on all snaps for each of UK’s 28 field goal attempts in 2017. H Tristan Yeomans was perfect as well on all 28 holds… UK gave up 28 red-zone touchdowns in 54 possession in 2015, denying its opponents 46 percent of the time… RB Tony Dixon had 28 carries in the 2008 Liberty Bowl, a career high for him…  The UK career record for TD catches is 28, a mark still owned by WR Craig Yeast…  RB Rafael Little had 28 carries vs. Florida State in Kentucky’s win over Florida State in the 2007 Music City Bowl, gaining 152 yards…  Little also carried 28 times at Vandy in a 48-42 victory in 2005, gaining 198 yards…   In the Wildcats’ season opener at Louisville in 2008, LB Ashton Cobb had a 28-yard scoop-and-score in the win over the Cardinals. In that same game, defensive tackle Myron Pryor scooped up a fumble at the UK 28 yard-line in the fourth quarter and rumbled 72 yards for another defensive touchdown…

29 is the number for… Derrick Baity, Alfonso Smith, John Bow, Darren Bilberry, David “Buzz” Meers 

The Cats scored 29 points in their epic, come-from-behind win over Tennessee last season… The ball was on the 29 yard line at Missouri when RB Benny Snell broke loose for a 71-yard TD run in the 2016 win over Tigers… Snell carried 29 times (for 211 yards) vs. Louisville in 2017… DB Darius West had 29 assisted tackles (and 57 solo stops) in 2017… UK receivers last year tallied 37 “explosive plays” (catches good for 20+ yards) for an average of 29 yards/play… DE T.J. Carter has made 29 career tackles at UK…  Tavin Richardson had two catches for 29 yards in the win at South Carolina last year… In 2014, linebacker Josh Forrest intercepted a pass at the UL-Monroe 29 and returned it for a touchdown… Randy Holleran made 29 tackles vs LSU in 1990, still the UK single-game record…  Kentucky was on its own 29-yard-line in 2008 when Mike Hartline hit Alfonso Smith with a short pass; he turned the corner and raced 71 yards for a TD in a win over the Razorbacks… Fran Curci’s UK teams won 29 games at Kroger Field, then known as Commonwealth Stadium…

30 is the number for…   Marlon McCree, Moncell Allen, Daryl Conn 

The UK defense last season registered 30 sacks… QB Stephen Johnson scored five TDs in 2017, good for 30 points… KOR Lynn Bowden had six KO returns of at least 30 yards (long – 93 yds)… In 2016, the Wildcats tied a school record by scoring 30 rushing TDs… Kentucky was on its own 30-yard-line late in the second quarter of the 2006 Music City Bowl when quarterback QB Andre’ Woodson spotted WR Demoreo Ford behind the Clemson defense. Woodson hit him in stride and Ford outran the Tiger defense for a 70-yard scoring play…  QB Dusty Bonner completed 30 passes against Syracuse in the 1999 Music City Bowl; Tim Couch completed the same number in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, 1999…  It had been 30 years for UK between wins over Top 10 teams when beat the Wildcats beat Louisville (ranked #9 at the time) in 2007…The 1962 football Wildcats were known as “The Thin Thirty” after over-zealous head coach Charlie Bradshaw ran off a majority of the players. Tackle Herschel Turner, who logged the most minutes that season, was named an All-America both on offense and defense in 1963…  HB Calvin Bird set a single-season UK record for kickoff return average (30.4) in 1959… HB Bob Davis (1933-37) scored 30 TDs in his career… And 1930 was the year Kentucky beat Maryville 57-0, behind 280 rushing yards by Shipwreck Kelly, still a school record…

31 is the number for…  Damon Hood, Claude Sagaille, Bill Ansparger,  Greg Motley   

UK scored 31 points in the Wildcats’ first game at Kroger Field, then Commonwealth Stadium. They beat Virginia Tech, 31-26… DB Mike Edwards has started 31 consecutive games…WR Isaiah Epps had two catches for 31 yards vs. Ole Miss last year, the best game for the freshman… QB Mike Hartline threw 31 passes in the 2008 Liberty Bowl, completing 19 for 204 yards. Playing with intestinal flu, Hartline was named the offensive MVP for the game…  Oklahoma had won 31 straight games before facing Bear Bryant’s UK team in the 1951 Sugar Bowl. The Wildcats upset the Sooners, 13-7…   After going winless in 1982, Kentucky scored 31 points in its season-opening win over Central Michigan in 1983, en route to a 6-5 regular season. At the time, it was the greatest season-to-season turnaround in Division I football history…

32 is the number for…  Anthony White, Larry Seiple, Ivy Joe Hunter, Trevard Lindley, James Tucker

Jerry Claiborne’s UK teams won 32 games in then-Commonwealth Stadium, , still the record for a UK coach… RB Benny Snell’s season-high in carries last year was 32, at South Carolina… Snell has scored a school-record 32 career TDs for UK… He also returned a kick 32 yards vs. USC in 2016, a career-high… WR Lynn Bowden completed a 32-yard pass to QB Stephen Johnson vs. Ole Miss… RB Rodger Bird threw a 32-yard halfback pass to QB Rick Kestner for a score against Ole Miss, giving UK a 13-7 lead in the Wildcats’ 27-21 upset of the top-ranked Rebels in 1964 in Jackson…  QB Patrick Towles’s first collegiate TD pass came in 2012 against Mississippi State, when he connected from 32 yards out with WR LaRod King…  DB J.D. Harmon returned four kicks in 2015 for an average of 32 yards (longest – 60 vs Louisiana-Lafayette in the season-opener)… QB Andre Woodson completed 32 passes in 50 attempts, both UK bowl game records, in the 2007 win over Florida State in the Music City Bowl… Harry Gamage won 32 games as UK head coach from 1927-33… WR Tom Hutchinson, formerly the all-time leading receiver at UK, caught 32 passes both in 1961 and 62 (he caught 30 as a sophomore in 1960, even though he never started in any of the 10 UK games…)

33 is the number for…  George Adams, Chris Gayton, Calvin Harrison, Bill Leskovar, Chris Jones, Willie Cannon 

There were 33 seconds left in the game when QB Stephen Johnson ran for the winning touchdown vs. Tennessee last year. RB Benny Snell rushed for 33 yards in that game-winning drive… In 2017, Snell rushed for 1,333 yards… As a freshman in 2014, WR Dorian Baker’s long catch was a 33-yarder against Ohio… DB Cris Westry has started 33 games as a Wildcat… UK kickers made 33 PATs in 2015 (on 35 attempts)…  1933 was the year Harry Gamage retired as UK head coach after his teams finished 32-25-5 in seven seasons…  It was at the UK 33-yard line where freshman RB Derrick Locke took a handoff, exploded through a hole and raced 67 yards for a touchdown in a 56-20 win over Kent State in 2007…

34 is the number for… Jordan Jones, Henry Parks, Lee Wesley, Norman Klein 

Kentucky fell behind 7-0 last season at Vandy, then scored 34 straight points in the 44-21 victory over the ‘Dores… LB Courtney Love had 34 solo stops last season… LB Jordan Jones had 34 assisted stops in ’17… QB Stephen Johnson had a 34-yard scramble vs. Tennessee, suffering an injury at the end of the play. He returned to lead UK to victory… CB Chris Westry made 34 tackles last season… TE Justin Rigg made two catches for 34 yards in the Music City Bowl… RB Benny Snell had a pair of 34-yard runs in 2016 (Mississippi St., Austin Peay)… Marcus McWilson assisted on 34 tackles in 2015, tops for a UK DB… WR Kendrick Shanklin returned a school-record 34 kicks in 2000…   PK Nicky Nickels kicked a 34-yard field goal in the 1993 Peach Bowl. He also connected from 26 yards as well… DB Trevard Lindley scooped up an Arkansas fumble at the Wildcat 34 and raced 66 yards for a score just before halftime in Fayetteville in 2007. It reversed the momentum in what would become a 42-29 UK win…

35 is the number for… Derek Smith, Roger Williams, Harold Dennis…  

WR Dorian Baker’s first scoring catch in 2016 was a 35-yarder in the upset at Louisville, a career-best… WR Lynn Bowden made a season-best 35-yard catch in the win at Vanderbilt last year… RB Zach Johnson had a pair of kick returns last season for a total of 35 yards… LB Jordan Jones had four sacks in 2016, good for 35 yards… DL Adrian Middleton’s best season so far was 2016, when he made 35 tackles… DBs Derrick Baity and Lonnie Johnson both made 35 solo tackles last season… In 2015, the Cats scored on 35 of 42 red zone opportunities (23 for TDs), a success rate of 83%… Kentucky scored 35 points vs. Newcastle Athletic Club in 1898 as a team called “The Immortals” wrapped up 7-0 season, all shutouts…  In 2014 in Gainesville, PK Austin MacGinnis kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired in the first half, pulling UK into a 3-3 tie with Florida. He later kicked a 51-yarder at the end of regulation, forcing overtime, where the Gators pulled out a controversial victory… In Mark Stoops’ three seasons as an assistant at Miami, the Hurricanes won 35 games (losing only three)…

36 is the number for…  Antoine Huffman, Lones Seiber, Matt Riazi, Jeff Piecoro.  LB Josh Allen ranked 36thnationally last season in sacks-per-game (0.58)…  WR Tavin Richardson made a 36-yard catch on UK’s game-winning drive vs. Tennessee. Richardson has 36 catches in his college career… CB Chris Westry made 36 tackles during his freshman season of 2015…  QB Stephen Johnson tied a season-high by throwing 36 passes in the Music City Bowl, completing 19… The ball was on the UK 36 last year at South Carolina in the fourth quarter when Johnson took off running. His 54-yard gain helped set up a game-clinching field goal… The ball was on the UK 36 at Missouri when Johnson connected with WR Garrett Johnson for a 64-yard TD pass in 2016… PK Austin MacGinnis was 36-for-36 in PATs in 2017… Jordan Jones made 36 solo tackles in 2017… RBs Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp each scored 36 points in 2015 on six touchdowns apiece…  As a freshman, CB Chris Westry made a total of 36 tackles in 2015… WR Ryan Timmons’ longest catch in 2015 went for 36 yards, his only grab in the season-opening win over ULL…  QB Tim Couch threw 36 touchdown passes in 1998 , his final season at Kentucky…  Couch hit WR Lance Mickelsen from 36 yards out for a TD in the first quarter of the 1999 Outback Bowl in Tampa…   36 was the number of punts returned by All-American Derrick Abney in 2002; he led the SEC (scoring four TDs as well) and set a new UK record…  DB Marcus McWilson picked off a pass and returned it 36 yards for a TD vs. Louisiana-Monroe in 2014…

37 is the number for…  Greg Long, Shane Ball, Albert Burks… 

QB Stephen Johnson’s nine-yard TD run in the Music City Bowl pulled the Wildcats to within a point with 37 seconds left to play… The Wildcats scored 37 touchdowns in 2017… UK receivers made 37 catches of 20+ yards last season… All-American Randall Cobb scored 37 touchdowns in his three-year career at UK…   Tim Couch threw 37 touchdowns in 1997…  In 2017, Dorian Baker had four catches for 37 yards vs. Florida … Lynn Bowden returned 37 kickoffs in 2017, seventh-best in the SEC… DE Kengera Daniel made a crucial 4th-and-1 tackle of Vandy’s Ralph Webb at the 37-yard-line in the win over the Commodores… As a redshirt freshman in 2016, OL Logan Stenberg had 37 knockdown blocks. He missed only one assignment all season… Following LB Josh Allen’s interception, UK scored first in the opening period at Georgia in ’17 on a 37-yard field goal… Sihiem King has returned 37 kicks during his UK career… Of his five catches in the Music City Bowl, Tavin Richardson had one for 37 yards, a career best…  Kayaune Ross’s season-long reception in ’17 was 37 yards… WR Jeff Badet made a 37-yard touchdown catch in UK’s win over Louisiana-Lafayette in 2015… The Wildcats set a single-game school record for first downs with 37  in the four-overtime loss to Tennessee in 2007, matching the mark set against Louisville in 1998…  1937 was the year Bert Johnson was chosen in the fifth round by the Brooklyn Dodgers, thus becoming the first UK player ever drafted into the NFL…  There were an estimated 37,000 UK fans at the 1976 Peach Bowl in Atlanta…

38 is the number for…  John Conner, Anwar Stewart, Steve Mazza

It’s hard to believe now, but RB Benny Snell as a high school senior was ranked only the 38th-best prospect in Ohio… WR Dorian Baker caught two passes for 38 yards in the Tax Slayer Bowl vs. Georgia Tech… He also had four catches for 38 yards vs. Florida in 2016…Backup K Miles Butler stepped in when regular P Matt Panton was suspended and punted three times for 38.7 yards vs. Vandy, all three downed inside the 20 yard-line… LB Jamin Davis has been measured with a 38-inch vertical leap… Snell carried a career-high 38 times vs. Missouri in 2016… Last year, Southern Miss rushed 38 times against UK – for only 55 yards… RB Sihiem King, on a play that began on the Charlotte 38-yard line, took a handoff and raced 62 yards for a touchdown in UK’s 58-10 victory… QB Andre’ Woodson hit WR Stevie Johnson from 38 yards out for a touchdown in the second quarter of the 2007 Music City Bowl win over Florida State…  The Wildcats were on the 38-yard line at Neyland Stadium in 1976 when quarterback Derrick Ramsey hit Greg Woods, who turned it into a 62-yard scoring play in UK’s 7-0 win over Tennessee. Immediately after the game, the Wildcats accepted a bid to the Peach Bowl…

39 is the number for…  Jeff Brady, Don Yarano , Mike Martin, Rob Manchester

In the ’17 Music City Bowl, the UK defense stopped Northwestern on its own 39-yard line, giving Kentucky a chance to score one last TD… In his final game as a Wildcat, WR “Juice” Johnson made two catches for 39 yards in the bowl game… QBs Stephen Johnson and Drew Barker combined for a season-high 39 pass attempts in the bowl game… S Mike Edwards made 39 tackles as a redshirt freshman in 2015… As a freshman in 2016, RB Benny Snell made two catches, good for 39 yards… The UK offense was successful 39.3 percent of the time on third down last season… PK Austin MacGinnis opened the scoring vs. EKU with a 39-yard field goal; UK didn’t lead again until inside the three-minute mark of the third quarter. MacGinnis also capped the scoring vs. the Colonels with a 39-yard FG with 3:50 left in the game… The final scoring play in the win at Vandy was likewise a 39-yard field goal… DB Lynn Bowden averaged 39 yards on seven KO returns last season Garrett Johnson’s long catch in 2015 was for 39 yards. He did it twice – once against Auburn and once for a touchdown vs. Tennessee… Lou Michaels averaged 39.8 yards/punt for the Wildcats in a career that saw him star as a DT, punter and kicker. He was a two-time All-American and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992… QB Derrick Ramsey was responsible for 39 TDs during his UK career (25 rushing, 14 passing)… The height of the video boards in Commonwealth Stadium in each end zone is 39 feet (79 feet long)… In 2000, QB Jared Lorenzen completed 39 passes in 58 attempts vs. Georgia for 528 yards, a UK single-game record…  QB Andre’ Woodson completed 39 passes in UK’s four-overtime loss to Tennessee in 2007…

40 is the number for… Sonny Collins, Jon Collins, Avery Williamson, Larry Smith, Randy Holleran, Maurice Grinter.

Kentucky has won seven games in back-to-back seasons and finished at .500 in the SEC for the first time in 40 years… TE Justin Rigg had three catches for 40 yards, two in the Music City Bowl, in ’17…  PK Austin MacGinnis kicked a 40-yard field goal at the buzzer, giving UK a 20-7 halftime lead at Vandy last year… In 2016, P Grant McKinnis had a season-high seven punts vs. Georgia, averaging 40 yards per kick… UK scored 40 points in its season-opening win over Louisiana-Lafayette… P Landon Foster averaged 40.5 yards per kick in 2015… WR Blake Bone’s longest reception of the season went for 40 yards (EKU)…  QB Andre’ Woodson threw a total of 40 TD passes, a UK career record…  The total of 40 passes completed in one game is a number met or topped by Tim Couch five times during his UK career…  Kentucky scored a total of 40 points in its comeback win over Louisville in 2007…  UK was on its own 40-yard-line when QB Patrick Towles hit WR Garrett Johnson for a 60-yard touchdown vs Florida in 2014…

41 is the number for… Josh Allen, Wilbur Hackett,  Danny Trevathan, Steve Campassi

DB Lonnie Johnson made 41 tackles in 2017… WR Tavin Richardson made a 41-yard catch vs. Southern Miss as a freshman in 2016… WR Garrett “Juice” Johnson made four catches for 41 yards in the win at South Carolina last year… RB Benny Snell had a 41-yard run vs. Louisville in 2017, finishing with 211 yards… “Juice” Johnson led UK receivers with 41.5 receiving yards per game in 2017… RB Derrick Logan holds the single-game record for rushing attempts, twice carrying 41 times in one game – against Mississippi State in 1996 (186 yards) and Georgia that same year (140 yards)… It was at the UK 41-yard line that cornerback Trevard Lindley intercepted Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford, locking up the Cats’ 2006 upset win over the Bulldogs, helping to propel Kentucky to the Music City Bowl… UK gave up 41 touchdowns in 2015… Jerry Claiborne’s UK teams won 41 games, the same number as Blanton Collier’s Wildcat teams…  UK has beaten a ranked opponent 41 times; the last coming in 2016 vs. #11 U of L…  In 1965, P Larry Seiple, on 4th-and-41, faked the punt and took off, running for a 70-yard TD…

42 is the number for…  Derek Homer, Dean Wells, Scott Shroeder, Muhammed Abdullah, Nick Melillo.  

P Matt Panton averaged 42.3 yards per kick in 2017… CB Derrick Baity had 42 tackles in 2016, his sophomore year… WR Dorian Baker made three catches for 42 yards vs. Georgia in 2016… Panton punted nine times for 42 yards in the season-opening win at Southern Miss last year… The Wildcats had 42 red zone opportunities in 2015, scoring on 35 of them (83%)… WR Rick Kestner in 1964 set a school record with 42 catches, including nine for 185 yards in the upset win over Ole Miss in Jackson. The yardage mark stood until 1998… 1942 was the last year Kentucky played in Washington, D.C., beating George Washington 27-6.  It was also the last year the Cats played Washington & Lee, winning 53-0 in Lexington…  UK scored 28 straight points in a 42-29 comeback win at Arkansas in 2007.  In 2014, from the 42 yard line, Boom Williams raced 58 yards for a touchdown in a 48-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe….

43 is the number for…  Harry Ulinski, Jim Poynter, Mikhail Mabry 

WR Tavin Richardson caught three passes for 43 yards against Georgia last year… CB Chris Westry made a career-high 43 tackles in 2016… UK scored 43 points off turnovers in 2017… WR Jeff Badet caught a 43-yard pass from QB Patrick Towles just before halftime at South Carolina in 2015, helping to set up Kentucky’s third TD of the half in what became a 26-22 UK victory…  In 1973, DB Darryl Bishop picked off a pass and returned it 43 yards for the game-winning score against Vanderbilt in Nashville on the last play of the game in a UK 14-7 win… PR Mike Siganos returned 43 punts in 1977, setting a UK single-season record…  CB Trevard Lindley registered 43 career pass break-ups from 2006-09…  P Paul Calhoun averaged 43.2 yards per kick in 1983, becoming the first UK player to lead the SEC in punting average…  Kentucky scored 43 points in an upset win over then-top ranked LSU in 2007… UK was on its own 43 yard line when QB Andre’ Woodson connected with WR Stevie Johnson for the game-winning TD against Louisville in 2007…   

44 is the number for…  Mike Siganos, Tim Masthay, David Ginn, Chris Derry, Terry Samuels, John “Shipwreck” Kelly

Kentucky’s team-high point total in 2017 was 44 in a win over Vandy… Kayuone Ross caught three passes for 44 yards vs. Louisville last season… Punter Grant McKinnis averaged 44.7 yards per kick at Alabama in 2016… In the 2016 win over Vanderbilt, on the last drive of the game freshman RB Benny Snell ran the ball eight times for 44 yards… Last season, in the victory at Vandy, Derrick Baity picked off a pass and returned it 44 yards, setting up a UK touchdown… DB Mike Edwards in 2017 assisted on 44 tackles, second-highest on the team (Courtney Love, 58)… WR Howard Schnellenberger had 44 career catches during his career. He was a first-team All-America in 1955… Quarterback Andre’ Woodson attempted 44 passes, completing 30, vs. Louisville on Sept. 15, 2007.  Four of those strikes went for touchdowns, including one on his last pass of the night – the game-winner to wideout Stevie Johnson in a 40-34 UK victory…  Down 10-0 at Arkansas in 2007, Johnson threw a 44-yard pass to Johnson, setting up the Wildcats’ first touchdown in eventual 42-39 upset victory in Fayetteville…  Jeff Bedet caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Max Smith in the season-opening win over Miami (O.) in 2013… In the history of UK football, there have been 44 ties… UK owns 44 wins over Vandy (and 42 losses)…

45 is the number for…  Marty Moore, Chris Chenault, Lamont Smith, Randy Brooks, Jay Rhodemyre, Mike Kamphake.

Last season, Derrick Baity returned an interception for 45 yards against Vanderbilt… In 2016, Josh Allen had seven sacks for 45 yards in losses… In 2016, long snapper Blake Best was perfect on all 45 extra-point attempts… WR Blake Bone made a spectacular 45-yard catch at Georgia last season… Punter Matt Panton averaged 45.8 yards per kick on four punts in the 2017 Music City Bowl… All-American Glenn Pakulak averaged 45.6 yards per punt in 2002… Receiver Jeff Badet’s longest catch went for 45 yards in 2015, against Florida… Austin MacGinnis kicked a 45-yard field goal against the Gators last year with 10:57 left to play; alas, they were the last points scored by the Wildcats in a 14-9 setback… Mark Stoops coached defensive backs for the 2001 national champion Miami Hurricanes, who set a school record with 45 defensive take-aways… Price tag on the Joe Craft Football Training Facility: $45 million…

46 is the number for… Ronnie Sneed, Jerry Claiborne, Reggie Simms. 

In 1946, Bear Bryant took over as UK’s head coach… Kentucky kicked 46 extra points in 2017…  In 2016, Mike Edwards returned an interception 46 yards vs. Austin Peay… Linebacker Jordan Jones has six career sacks for a total of 46 yards… FB Moncell Allen led Kentucky with 46 yards rushing in a homefield win over Arkansas in 2008… RB Jojo Kemp averaged 46 yards rushing per game in 2015… WR Garrett Johnson caught a total of 46 passes last year… Backup PK Miles Butler connected from 46 yards out against Charlotte in 2015, his longest field goal of the season… KOR Sihiem King returned a kickoff 46 yards last season at Southern Miss… TE C.J. Conrad and QB Stephen Johnson connected on a 46-yard TD pass vs. Ole Miss last year…

47 is the number for…  Chris Ward, Neil Page, Jabari Johnson, Jordan Bonner…  

The Wildcats have 47 lettermen slated to return for the 2018 season… UK rushed the ball 47 times in wins over South Carolina and Vanderbilt in 2017… P Matt Panton averaged 47.2 yards per kick in the win over Eastern Michigan last year… On a play that started from the opponent’s 47-yard line, RB Boom Williams ran for a touchdown (53 yards) in 2015 in a 58-10 win over Charlotte…  RB Jojo Kemp also ran 47 yards for a score against Charlotte. That game marked the first time since 2010 that UK had two players rush for at least 100 yards; the Cats had a total of 415 yards on the ground, fourth most all-time in school history… Kemp averaged 47 all-purpose yards per game last year… In 1947, the Wildcats played in the Great Lakes Bowl, the first bowl game in school history, beating Villanova, 24-14… Fran Curci’s UK teams won a total of 47 games…  Long snapper Blake Best started the play that saw PK Austin MacGinnis connect on a game-winning, 47-yard field goal at Louisville in 2016… P Grant McKinnis uncorked a 47-yard punt against Tennessee in 2016…

48 is the number for… Will Thomas Collins, Cam Jacobs, Jeff Snedegar, Joey Couch, Carl Marrillia, Wash Serini, Terry Clayton…  

WR Garrett “Juice” Johnson led UK receivers with 48 catches in 2017… LB Josh Allen had seven sacks for 48 yards in losses in ’17… CB Derrick Baity had two interceptions returned for a total of 48 yards in 2017… As a junior in 2016, Dorian Baker made his first catches of the season at Missouri – four, for 48 yards… In 2015, RB Sihiem King’s longest KO return went for 48 yards, vs. Missouri…  Punter Grant McKinnis nailed a 48-yard punt in 2016 against New Mexico State… Benny Snell’s longest run as a freshman was 48 yards vs. Austin Peay… Before signing with Kentucky, P Max Duffy averaged 48 yards per kick in the Australian Football League… QB Stephen Johnson rushed for 48 yards in the 2017 win over EKU… PK Austin MacGinnis kicked a 48-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of the 2017 Music City Bowl… Announced attendance for the ’17 Music City Bowl was more than 48,000… MacGinnis kicked a 48-yarder against Mississippi State in 2015, his longest of the season… MacGinnis also kicked a 48-yard field goal against South Carolina in 2014, ending the first half tied at 17 in a game the Wildcats went on to win, 45-38…  Tim Couch attempted 48 passes in the Outback Bowl, on Jan. 1, 1999, completing 30 for 336 yards and two touchdowns… Couch completed 48 passes in a loss at Arkansas in 1998…  1948 was the first year UK beat a ranked team (#9 Georgia, #10 Vandy)…  It was 48 years between New Year’s Day bowl game appearances:  Cotton in 1952, Outback in 1999…   RB Derrick Locke ran for 48 yards in a 42-29 upset win at Arkansas in 2007.  A freshman, Locke was UK’s fourth tailback of the day, because of injuries to the first three… PK Lones Seiber kicked a 48-yard field goal four seconds before halftime at Vandy, tying the game at 13-13. Kentucky went on to win, 27-20, in 2007…   QB Maxwell Smith hit RB Jonathan George with a 48-yard scoring pass in a 41-7 win over Miami in 2013, the first victory of the Mark Stoops era…  In 2017, the Wildcats fielded 48 punts and 48 kickoffs.

49 is the number for…  Glenn Pakulak, Mike Schellenberger, Kevin McClelland.  

Derrick Baity made 49 tackles in 2017… In 2017, UK’s defense held six opponents to less than 100 yards rushing for the first time since 1949… As a sophomore, Josh Allen had 8.5 TFLs for 49 yards in losses… WR Lynn Bowden made three catches for 49 yards vs. Missouri IN ‘17; all three went for first downs on scoring drives… PK Lones Seiber kicked 49 field goals from 2006-09, plus 158 PATs, making him UK’s all-time scoring leader with 305 points…  DB Bill Boller picked off a pass and returned it 49 yards in the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl, where UK beat Villanova, 24-14…  LSU scored 49 points in a shutout rout of Kentucky in Baton Rouge during the 2006 season.  Rich Brooks calls that the turning point in a UK season that saw the Wildcats finish with a victory in the Music City Bowl… Kicker Miles Butler holds the Paducah Tilghman HS record for longest field goal – 49 yards.

50 is the number for… Jim Kovach, Sam Maxwell, John Maddox, Mike Douglas, Harry Ulinski

  The Wildcats won their first SEC championship in 1950… In 1950, the Cats finished 10-1 and went on to win the Sugar Bowl; also in 1950-51, Kentucky won its third NCAA basketball title in four seasons, thus making it athletically UK’s best year ever… QB Vito “Babe” Parilli threw 50 TD passes in his UK career… Tight end C.J. Conrad has 50 career receptions… In 2017, Austin MacGinnis kicked a 50-yard field goal that gave UK a 27-14 lead over Florida with 11:33 left to play…  Punter Matt Panton had five kicks of 50 yards or more in 2017… Andre’ Woodson threw 50 passes in the 2007 Music City Bowl, completing 32 for 358 yards and four touchdowns. The attempts and completions are both UK bowl game records, as is the yardage total – 358…  WR Dorian Baker averaged 50 yards per game in receptions in 2015, leading the team…  Landon Foster had six punts of 50 yards or more in 2015… The Wildcats scored 50 points against EKU in the 2007 season-opening victory…

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