Beatty London went to Gainesville last weekend to cheer the Cats on for his birthday; little did he know he’d leave as the program’s good luck charm after they snapped the 31-year losing streak.
As you’ve heard by now, London, a former Kentucky soccer player, cheered Kentucky on so hard in the Swamp that the team invited him onto the field and into the locker room to celebrate. Today, London came to KSR’s remote at Rock House Brewing to tell the story, and it’s a great one.
“At about three minutes left, it was funny, a Florida fan looked at me and another Kentucky fan and said, ‘Are you going to rush the field?’ I was like, ‘I’d love to, but there’s a cop standing right there.’ Then a guy from the program, I believe his name is Chase, handed me Vince Marrow’s field pass. I was like, are you kidding me? So I had to fight my way through all the Florida zombies leaving the game, fight my way to the right gate and they let me on the field. You all saw the end of the game. It was beautiful.”
Once on the field, he ended up on the SEC Network broadcast:
Earlier this week, Kentucky invited Beatty to practice, a very cool gesture:
“To see these players’ eyes, they really believe,” London said. “This team is special. I don’t care what happens the rest of the season, but this team is special. You can just feel the energy. And when Coach [Stoops] was dancing with them, it was awesome. It was a fan’s dream.”
Beatty was such a star on today’s show that Matt made him Hey Kentucky’s UK Football correspondent, a no-brainer. Listen to his appearance below: