“Two guys hop on the back of a camel” sounds like the premise of a bad joke. “Two enormous Kentucky offensive linemen hop on the back of the camel” is a jaw-dropping, hilarious sight to see.
Over the last week, three Kentucky football players have participated in the program’s annual service trip to Ethiopia. During some down time offensive tackle Landon Young, defensive tackle Calvin Taylor Jr. and outside linebacker Jamar “Boogie” Watson had a little fun by taking guided camel rides around town.
This was not a kid hopping on top of a pony for a ride. Calvin Taylor is listed at 6’9″ 310 pounds. Male dromedary camels on average are 6’2″ at the shoulders and weigh about 1,000 pounds. One would assume that would be tough on the camel, but it had no trouble popping into cruise control with Taylor on his back.
The camel looked like he struggled a bit more when the 6’7″ 324-pound offensive tackle hopped on his back.
Do not worry; Young still got to fly down the street atop a salivating dromedary.
Boogie also got to take a turn on the back of the camel, but the logistics did not provide as much slapstick humor.
So who did it better, the UK offensive linemen or John Calipari?