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Former Wildcats among final NFL roster cuts

Danny Trevathan was one of two rookie Wildcats to make NFL rosters. (File photo by Jon Hale)   Six former UK football players were among the players cut from NFL teams Friday before the 9 p.m. deadline to reach a 53-man roster.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] The Miami Dolphins cut former UK offensive lineman Chandler Burden. The San Francisco 49ers cut former UK cornerback Anthony...

Miles Simpson, Malcolm McDuffen get first chance to replace Guy, Trevathan for Wildcats

Miles Simpson makes a tackle vs. Vanderbilt. (Photo from UK Athletics)   By almost all measurements the 2011 UK football season was a disappointment.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] One exception to that evaluation was the play of senior linebacker Danny Trevathan and senior hybrid safety Winston Guy. The duo ranked No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the Southeastern Conference in...

Four Wildcats sign NFL free-agent deals

Four former UK football standouts have signed NFL free-agent contracts after not being selected in the NFL draft.   Defensive back Anthony Mosley agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers. Wide receiver Matt Roark signed with the New England Patriots. Linebacker Ronnie Sneed signed with the Detroit Lions. Punter Ryan Tydlacka signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. Their signings followed the...

UK football players open spring practice, looking to replace seniors, hold off signees

While most of the Bluegrass State continues to focus on the UK men’s basketball team’s chances of winning its eighth national championship, the Wildcat football team is back in action as well.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Spring practice for the UK football team opened Wednesday, offering a chance for returning players to find a spot on the depth chart before freshmen...

Trevathan, Guy to participate in NFL combine

Former University of Kentucky football stars Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan are one step closer to realizing their dreams of playing in the National Football League as both players have been invited to and will take part in the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. The event runs Feb. 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.   The NFL Scouting Combine is held each February and involves hundreds...

Jon Hale: Unlikely rise to prominence makes Josh Harrellson state's top 2011 sports figure

What image comes to mind when you think of the 2011 Kentucky sports year?   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Is it Matt Roark being lifted off the field after the University of Kentucky football team finally took down Tennessee? Is it Brandon Knight sending the Wildcats to the Final Four? Is it the Kentucky Derby or maybe the NBA draft?   Or maybe, like me, when you think about the...

Trevathan, Guy, Warford named second-team All-SEC by coaches

Three University of Kentucky football players — seniors Danny Trevathan and Winston Guy and junior Larry Warford, — have been named All-Southeastern Conference second-team performers by league coaches, the SEC office announced Tuesday.   Trevathan was named as a linebacker, while Guy was honored as a defensive back and Warford as an offensive lineman. This is the second such honor...

Streak snapped: UK rides unlikely hero to first win against Tennessee since 1984

(Box Score)   Over the course of 26 years, more than a dozen UK quarterbacks have had the chance to beat Tennessee and have failed. So maybe it’s no surprise that the quarterback who finally snapped the streak was actually a wide receiver.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] “Who would pick out Matt Roark as the guy who broke the streak?” asked UK head coach Joker...

Trevathan wins weekly SEC defensive honors

University of Kentucky senior linebacker Danny Trevathan has been named the Southeastern Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Kentucky’s game against Georgia last week, the league office announce Monday.   Trevathan had a fantastic game for Kentucky against Georgia on Saturday, tying a career-high 17 tackles, while also forcing two fumbles and earning a sack and...

Prepare for the Black Out; UK football to unveil new look versus Mississippi State

When senior linebackers Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan were asked to come to the University of Kentucky football practice facilities this morning for work on their shoulder pads, they knew something was amiss.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] Instead of participating in routine equipment maintenance, Guy and Trevathan were surprised with UK’s newest look: all-black uniforms.   “I...

UK football notebook: Cats' tailbacks look to build on win without starters

For the second consecutive game, the University of Kentucky football team will likely be without its previous starting tailback.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] After losing freshman tailback and leading rusher Josh Clemons for the season following knee surgery during its bye week, UK lost sophomore starting tailback Raymond Sanders to a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of its...

UK releases preseason football depth chart

Eight true freshmen and five redshirt freshmen were among the players listed at first- or second-team on the University of Kentucky preseason depth chart released Monday.   One true freshman — fullback D. J. Warren — was listed as a starter, while the other 12 freshmen were listed at second at their respective positions.   “We got to play the best players that are going...

Trip to Ethiopia helps Trevathan build leadership for 2011 UK football season

On the surface, there doesn’t appear to be much room for improvement on a season where you led the Southeastern Conference in tackles.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] But University of Kentucky senior linebacker Danny Trevathan and the football coaching staff are expecting just that after Trevathan elected to return to Lexington for his senior season.   “Danny’s...

League media names Trevathan, Warford first-team All-SEC, picks UK to finish fifth

University of Kentucky senior linebacker Danny Trevathan and junior offensive lineman Larry Warford have been named preseason first-team All-Southeastern Conference by the league media. Senior punter Ryan Tydlacka was named to the third team.   The SEC media picked UK to finish fifth in the SEC East, though the school did receive one first place vote.   Trevathan led the SEC with 144 total...

Three UK football players named preseason All-SEC by league coaches

Three Kentucky football players have been named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference team.   Senior linebacker Danny Trevathan and junior offensive guard Larry Warford were named the first team. Senior punter Ryan Tydlacka was named to the third team.   In 2010, Trevathan was named a first-team All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com, fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele’s College...

Trip to Ethiopia provides life-changing experience for football players, administrators

By Jon Hale jon@kyforward.com When University of Kentucky football player Danny Trevathan agreed to take part in the UK Athletic Department’s service trip to Africa, he expected the trip would be a unique opportunity but didn’t know how much the trip would affect him. After watching a woman reach out to hold his hand in her last moments of life, he knew the trip would provide life-changing...