It’s April. 29 and that means it’s time to look at three of the greatest Kentucky Wildcats to dawn the No. 29 on their uniform.
Here we find a UK Athletic Hall of Famer, a UK Football standout and one of the best pitchers in Kentucky Softball history.
Andy Green (Baseball 1997-2000)
UK Athletics Hall of Famer Andy Green is one of the best to put the blue and white baseball uniform. The Lexington native leads Kentucky Baseball history in games played (228), games started (225), at-bats (908), runs (199) and hits (277).
He also ranks fifth in total bases (395), fifth in sacrifices (24) and second in stolen bases (81) and ranks among the top 10 ranks in the top 10 in several single-season lists such as: in at-bats (244), hits (89) and (27).
Green was drafted in the 24th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2000 MLB Draft. He spent a total of four seasons in the pros with three in Arizona and one with the Mets in 2009. He was named San Diego Padres manager in 2015 and held that role until 2019.
He was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015 and is currently the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs.
Alfonso Smith (Football 2006-10)
Our next No. 29 is one of Kentucky Football’s key contributors from the late 2000s. Alfonso Smith helped the Wildcats reach four straight bowl games with his dynamic play at the running back position.
Smith totaled 1,247 yards of offense in his four seasons in Lexington. In 2007, Smith ran for a career-high 313 yards and two touchdowns while making 16 catches for 204 yards and a receiving touchdown. He also spent time returning kicks.
After his college carer smith signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals, Smith spent four seasons with the team before finishing his pro carer with the 49ers in 2014.
Keary Camunas (Softball 1997-2000)
While dawning the No. 29 Keary Camunas became one of the top pitchers in UK Softball history.
Camunas ranks second in program history with appearances (158), ranks fourth in wins (54), third in ERA (2.49), second in innings pitched (897.2) and second in strikeouts (809).
She also holds the single-season program record for games started in a season (37, 1998), complete games (33), shutouts (9) and is tied in wins (19)