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UK/NFL football star Jacob Tamme taking his MBA to family farm in Boyle County, building cattle operation

After spending nine seasons in Indianapolis, Denver and Atlanta as a tight end in the National Football League (NFL), former University of Kentucky football star Jacob Tamme decided to take on a new challenge — building and running a farm on his family’s land in Boyle County. But it’s not just any farm. He and his wife, Allison Tamme, are building a registered Angus cattle operation from the...

Barbasol Championship: LPGA star Lincicome set to compete in first PGA event

Brittany Lincicomi will become the fifth female to play in a PGA Tour sanctioned event when she competes in the Barbasol Championship set for this week at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. (LPGA Photo) By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Brittany Lincicome will be among the guys when the Barbasol Championship tees off Thursday at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. Although a regular on...

Anthony Davis, Jacob Tamme newest members of UK Athletics HOF class

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Anthony Davis made a lasting impact during his short career at the University of Kentucky. Davis helped lead the Wildcats to their eighth national title in 2012 and will also be among six newest inductees into the University of Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. Davis, a six-year NBA veteran and currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans, owns the school record...

Annual Heroes Day honoring members of armed forces, first responders set for UK home opener

Kentucky football’s annual Heroes’ Day game is set for the Wildcats’ home opener versus Eastern Kentucky at noon on Sept. 9 at Kroger Field. The annual Heroes’ Day event honors all active and reserve members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders. Any members of the aforementioned groups are eligible to receive two complimentary tickets to the game by presenting...

Ex-UK, current Falcons tight end Tamme says trusting in God helps ease pain of missing Super Bowl LI

Jacob TammeFormer Kentucky standout tight end Jacob Tamme won’t be playing in the Super Bowl Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons take on the New England Patriots, but he’s going to enjoy the experience anyway. In an interview with the Baptist Press earlier this week, Tamme, a former standout at Danville High School in Boyle County, described his second season with the Falcons and the plan that...

Former UK star Tamme, EKU's Jones going into Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame

University of Kentucky football great Jacob Tamme, who has been a star in the National Football League since his rookie year in 2008, has been selected as a 2015 inductee into the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame and will be honored Friday night during the organization’s induction ceremony in Louisville.   This weekend is the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame’s 12th Anniversary Celebration...

Tamme, Buffone, Jones among inductees for '15 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame class

The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its inductees for 2015 and they include Jacob Tamme, Aaron Jones, Doug Buffone and Gil Mains.   In addition, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was named the winner of the Blanton Collier Award for Integrity, named for the former University of Kentucky and Cleveland Browns coach. The announcements were made at a news conference in Louisville Thursday.   Tamme...

Football, family go hand-in-hand for former Wildcat, now Denver Bronco Jacob Tamme

From left, Rob Elmore and Linda Elmore (Allison Tamme’s parents), Allison Tamme, Luke Tamme, Jacob Tamme, Pam Tamme, Seth Tamme, Sarah Jane Tamme and Theo Tamme got together after the American Football Conference Championship game in Denver Jan. 19. (Photo provided)   By Elizabeth Adams KyForward correspondent   Earlier this week, a young teacher at Woodlawn Elementary School in Boyle...

Lex What Wear: Super Bowl style is super fun, with a whole lot of orange and blue thrown in

By Alex McLean KyForward columnist   The 2014 Super Bowl festivities have already begun here in Manhattan, so it should be of no surprise that I’ve already planned my super-fun, super-stylish, Super Bowl Sunday. It is, after all, only the biggest day in sports and a HUGE day for a team many people in Kentucky support, the Denver Broncos, thanks to a group of former UK Wildcats on the roster.   While...

Children’s Charity Classic golf tourney in 33rd year raising funds for area children’s agencies

The 33rd annual Children’s Charity Classic Week kicks off today with a tee-off reception at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at Andover Golf and Country Club, 3450 Old Todds Road in Lexington.   The reception will feature check presentations of last year’s Classic’s proceeds of $375,000 to 26 area children’s agencies.   Today’s reception is the first of a week-long schedule of events that...

Children's Charity Classic golf tourney in 33rd year raising funds for area children's agencies

The 33rd annual Children’s Charity Classic Week kicks off today with a tee-off reception at 4 p.m. at the clubhouse at Andover Golf and Country Club, 3450 Old Todds Road in Lexington.   The reception will feature check presentations of last year’s Classic’s proceeds of $375,000 to 26 area children’s agencies.   Today’s reception is the first of a week-long schedule of events that...

Operation Preparation: Football’s Tamme tells students to work hard, set realistic goals

Jacob Tamme, a tight end with the Denver Broncos and former UK star, urged sophomores at Henry Clay High School to work hard and have a Plan B. (Photo from FCPS)   By Tammy Lane Special to KyForward   NFL player Jacob Tamme, who excelled on the field and in the classroom at the University of Kentucky, had wise words for teenagers dreaming of a life in sports.   “Even if you’re lucky...

JSH’s KY: Kentucky’s top 10 sports figures are top-notch – and have amazing stories

You might think every state produces its share of great sports figures, but when you actually examine the statistics it seems our fair Commonwealth of Kentucky has contributed to the wide world of sports on a level that outshines others. I’m talking about not just quantity here, but quality and in terms of people with fascinating stories.   This is my personal and admittedly arbitrary top...

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...

Former UK football player works to turn golf putts into homes for wounded soldiers

Tamme drives a golf cart during a previous Swings for Soldiers Classic. (Photo from Swings for Soldiers)   By Alex Forkner KyForward Reporter   A little more than three years ago, former UK football standout and current Denver Bronco Jacob Tamme sat down with his wife, Allison, to discuss possible charitable endeavors in Kentucky. They didn’t want to simply write a check, but hoped to organize...

NFL roundup: Woodyard totals eight tackles

Seven former University of Kentucky football players saw action in NFL Week 11 play. Check out a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK linebacker Wesley Woodyard totaled eight tackles, including six solo ones, for the Denver Broncos.   Former UK punter Tim Masthay averaged 54.3 yards on three punts, placing one inside the 20 yards line for the Packers. Masthay’s long punt...

NFL roundup: Cobb returns punt for TD

Eight former University of Kentucky football players saw action in NFL week 10 games. Check out a rundown of their performances below:   Former UK wide receiver Randall Cobb returned one punt for an 80-yard touchdown and returned one kickoff for 55 yards for the Green Bay Packers. Cobb added 36 yards on three receptions, but did lose one fumble in the game.   Former UK tight end Jacob Tamme...

NFL roundup: Alfonso Smith records first career touchdown; Cory Peters has big game

Seven former University of Kentucky football players saw action in Sunday NFL Week 7 games. You can see a full rundown of their performances below:   Former UK running back Alfonso Smith tallied 17 yards on five carries and his first career touchdown for the Arizona Cardinals.   Former UK defensive lineman Cory Peters recorded three tackles, including one sack and two tackles for a loss for...

NFL roundup: Peters tallies first interception

With several teams on a bye during week six of NFL action, just five former University of Kentucky players saw action Sunday. You can see a rundown of their performances below: (Former UK FB John Conner’s stats will be added after the New York Jets’ Monday Night Football game)   Former UK wide receiver Steve Johnson caught five passes for 39 yards and one touchdown for the Buffalo...

NFL roundup: Cory Peters tallies first sack

Eight former University of Kentucky football players saw action in week five NFL action Sunday. You can see a summary of their performances below:   Former UK defensive lineman Cory Peters tallied three tackles, including one sack, for the Atlanta Falcons.   Former UK wide receiver Randall Cobb caught two passes for 28 yards for the Green Bay Packers. He averaged 22 yards on three kickoff...