The Kentucky Wildcats were devastated last week to learn that starting quarterback Terry Wilson will miss the rest of the 2019 season with an injury. One Kentucky player plans to pay tribute to his injured signal-caller.
According to Josh Moore of the Lexington Herald Leader, wide receiver Lynn Bowden will wear Wilson’s No. 3 jersey at this weekend’s home game against the Florida Gators.
Bowden is a junior for the Wildcats and had a breakout campaign last season when Wilson became the starter. He finished the 2018 season with 67 receptions for 745 yards and five touchdowns – leading the team in all categories.
Kentucky would go on to have their most successful season in decades, going 10-3 with a Citrus Bowl win.
Kentucky Sports Radio noted that this isn’t the first time a Kentucky wide receiver has done this for an injured quarterback. Back in 2008, Randall Cobb wore the jersey of quarterback Dicky Lyons Jr. against Arkansas after Lyons was injured.
Kentucky would go on to win that game 21-20.
University of Kentucky wide receiver Lynn Bowden will wear Terry Wilson’s No. 3 during the Wildcats’ home game against Florida on Saturday, the school confirms to the LHL/Kentucky.com.
Nice gesture by Bowden. Betting he throws at least one pass in his boy’s number, too.
— Josh Moore (@JoshMooreHL) September 11, 2019
The school announced on Sunday following their win over Eastern Michigan that Terry Wilson tore his patellar tendon and requires surgery.
Sawyer Smith will be Wilson’s replacement for the immediate future.
Will Lynn Bowden be able to put up a big game against the vaunted Florida Gators this weekend? The game is set to kick off at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.