Ranking of the 100 best players of the Stoops era: No. 75 Kenneth Horsey


It is now 75 days left before the opening match of the 2022 Kentucky Football season against Miami (Ohio), which means that it is time to reveal the classified player n ° 75 in the mark stoops era of cats Pause 100 days until the start of the countdown series.

Recording at No. 75 is an offensive lineman Kenneth Horsey.

Horsey will enter his third season as Kentucky’s left guard this fall. In his first two years as a starter, he didn’t disappoint as he was a key part of one of the best offensive lines in the country.

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Hometown: Sanford, Florida

High school: Sanford Seminole

Profile recruitment: 3 Star Offensive Guard

Years in UK: 2018-present

Horsey signed with the Wildcats as a member of its 2018 recruiting class. The three-star offensive guard at the time was ranked the 1,287th best player in the nation, 53rd best offensive guard and 202nd prospect in Florida State.

Mainly recruited by the then British quarterbacks coach Darin HinshawHorsrey chose the Wildcats over offers from Mississippi State, Missouri, UCF and several others.

As a real first -year student in 2018, Horsey has put on a red shirt after undergoing an open heart operation to remove an outgrowth from his heart valve.

After a long recovery, Horsey returned to the gridiron to make his collegiate debut in 2019 while playing four games as a reserve.

In 2020, Horsey started all eight games at left guard. He played, missing only three due to injury.

With a return from open heart surgery to become a starter on the Kentucky offensive line just two years later, Horsey was named one of three winners of the 2020 Mayo Clinic Returning Player of the Year. joining Coastal Carolina linebacker. Silas Kelly Jarek Broussard.

In 2021, Horsey adapted to the new offensive coordinator Liam Coenand started all 13 games at left guard for the Wildcats.

He helped Kentucky’s offensive line be named a Joe Moore Award finalist and individually awarded an All-SEC Honorable Mention by Pro Football Focus after earning a 74.1 overall rating, an 80 pass block rating, 2 and a running block rating of 71.1, making him 59th in PFF. offensive guard in the country.

Off the court, he received the Finn Collier Service Award from the Central Kentucky American Heart Association for his pro bono work in heart health awareness and was named to the SEC Community Service Team.

Stoops era Top 100

100 Blake BestLS (2015-19)

99. Kordell’s LooneyDL (2016-20)

98. Mason WolfeL.O. (2015-19)

97. Maxwell SmithQB (2011-14)

96. Octave OxendineDL (2020–present)

95. Jabari JohnsonDL (2010-15)

94. Jalen WhitlowQB (2012-13)

93. Eli CoxOL (2019-present)

92. Cedrick DortBC (2017-21)

91. Keaton UpshawTE (2018–present)

90. David BouvierWR (2014-18)

89. Kayaune RossWR (2016-17)

88. Landon FosterP (2012-15)

87. Ahmad WagnerWR (2018-19)

86. Michael HortonRB (2014-16)

85. Darrien MillerOT (2011-14)

84. Naquez PringleDL (2016-17)

83. Eli BrownLB (2015-17)

82. Zack WestL.O. (2011-15)

81. Dare RosenthalOL (2021)

80. Give RumphDL (2010-13)

79. Jordan GriffonDB (2016-19)

78. davonte robinsonDB (2016-21)

77. Tyrell AjianDB (2017–present)

76. King SihimRB (2015-18)

75. Kenneth HorseyOL (2018-present)

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