Jared Lorenzen was an unforgettable talent when he was under center at Kentucky. After his unfortunate last week, fans of him around the state are making sure to keep his legacy going.
UK quarterback Terry Wilson, coming off a season in which he led the Wildcats to their first 10-win campaign in decades, may wear his No. 22 in the 2019 season opener.
A number of football alumni from rival Louisville donated to Lorenzen’s family to help pay for funeral costs. Former Cardinal Jamon Brown, who now plays for the late quarterback’s New York Giants, led the way, citing Lorenzen’s importance to football in their home state of Kentucky.
You can definitely expect a number of tributes once Kentucky football season rolls around. Others are chipping in in various ways.
Among the more perfectly Kentucky tributes to Jared Lorenzen comes from Tracy Farmer, owner of 2019 Belmont Stakes winner Sir Winston.
Farmer is a member of Kentucky’s Board of Trustees, and is a big Wildcats football fan and season ticket holder.
He and his wife have decided to name a two-year old colt that they bought in Saratoga last year “Lorenzen” to honor Jared.
From Horse Racing Nation:
“It’s the least we could do,” Tracy Farmer said of naming a horse “Lorenzen” since the former quarterback’s death.
“I think a great deal of him — the hardship and what he had to overcome. I admire him greatly.”
The 2-year-old colt is a New York-bred, which also aligns with Lorenzen’s NFL career. He contributed to the New York Giants’ Super Bowl XLII-winning team in 2007 as the backup to Eli Manning.
Lorenzen the horse fetched $205,000 at his sale, and will be trained by Mark Casse, who also worked with Sir Winston ahead of his huge win at Belmont a few weeks ago.