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Flashback Friday: Freddie Maggard, Pre-Blogger Edition


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People forget that Drew Barker isn’t the only Kentucky quarterback to blog for Kentucky Sports Radio.

Before Freddie Maggard penned his first KSR post and began hosting the Depth Chart Podcast, he was a signal-caller for Jerry Claiborne.  Even though he’ll tell you he was around before they kept stats, he’s just being modest.

Before a shoulder injury, Freddie flung the ball around for 2,566 passing yards and 12 touchdowns.  Even more impressive, he punted the ball four times to pen the opponents deep into their own territory, averaging 30 yards per kick.

Nobody mastered the art of the handoff quite like Freddie, but the picture above provides proof the No. 18 did throw it a few times.  The best parts of the picture:

  • The Nike high-top turf shoes.  If you’ve ever worn a pair of these, you can’t help but feel like you’re wearing clown shoes.  But if you didn’t have them on that astroturf/carpet, you were in trouble.
  • The dishrag towel.  Nike was paying for shoes, but towels?  Forget about it.
  • No blood, no problem.  A little blood never hurt nobody, especially the bulleted mountain man.
  • The most disappointing part: the view does not enable us to see the Power-K helmets, nor can we see if his mullet was good enough to flow out of the back of his helmet.

When you hear from Freddie next Wednesday on the Depth Chart Podcast, you will not hear him boasting about himself, but you will hear him shouting praise from the mountaintops for our guests, a quarterback and a linebacker that were two of the best to ever play at UK.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 responses to “Flashback Friday: Freddie Maggard, Pre-Blogger Edition”

  1. Bill3

    I remember watching Freddie play. He was a lot better than the credit he gives himself.

  2. CPACAT

    Gotta tuck that ball away Freddie! Don’t let Stephen Johnson see that pic:)