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12:12:12, 12/12/12 Special: KSR’s 12 Favorite 12s at Kentucky

It’s 12:12:12 on 12/12/12, so why not join the rest of the world in celebrating the number 12?

Here are KSR’s 12 favorite 12s in UK history…

 

12.) Bo Lanter

Bo Lanter played a total of 41 basketball games at Kentucky from 1979 to 1982.  The product of Versailles, Kentucky scored 43 career points as a Wildcat.

His best UK accomplishment?

Giving us his son, Tod.

11.) Derrick Ramsey

Derrick Ramsey was a quarterback and tight end at UK, where he was part of the team that won the 1976 SEC Championship and the 1976 Peach Bowl.  He was first team All SEC and third-team All-American as Kentucky’s quarterback in 1977 when the Cats finished with a 10-1 record and No. 4 ranking in the final AP poll. Ramsey also played two games on the basketball team as a walk-on in 1976.

10.) Ralph Beard

Ralph Beard was a member of Adolph Rupp’s “Fabulous Five” and a three-time All-American at Kentucky.  He scored over 1,500 points during his college career and helped lead the Wildcats to two national championships.  His jersey is retired in Rupp Arena.

9.) Jim & Preston LeMaster

The only father/son duo to wear No. 12 at Kentucky.  How could they not make the list?

And Preston never missed in practice.

8.) Bernard Cote

It’s no secret: KSR loves Canada.

7.) Ryan Harrow

Harrow makes the list because he’s going to step up and be the point guard John Calipari needs him to be, while leading Kentucky to its ninth national championship this season.

If he doesn’t, we’ll still love him for trying.

6.) Derek Abney

Abney is former wide receiver and consensus All-American kick returner for your University of Kentucky Wildcats. He left Kentucky with the second-most receiving yards in team history, and the second-most all-purpose yards in SEC history.

“Don’t kick it to Abney!!!!” ~ Opposing coaches

5.) Dicky Lyons Jr.

Because he’s Dicky.  Everyone loved Dicky.

Except this guy:

4.) Deron Feldhaus

Feldhaus is one-fourth of “The Unforgettables” and a former Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky.  He scored 1,232 points during his UK career.

Mason County, stand up!

3.) Randall Cobb

Cobb caught two touchdown passes in the final 4:15 to give Kentucky a dramatic 21-20 come-from-behind victory over the Razorbacks while wearing, yup, the No. 12…

We miss you.

2.) Brandon Knight

(See Kentucky’s 2011 NCAA Tournament highlight reel.)

We miss you, too.

1.) Mark Krebs

Because he’s our friend, a former KSR radio co-host, and our favorite Hollywood actor not named Josh Hopkins.

 

*** Honorable Mention: Rodrick Rhodes, Morgan Newton, Todd Tacket

 

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

29 Comments for 12:12:12, 12/12/12 Special: KSR’s 12 Favorite 12s at Kentucky



  1. DREWBLUE
    12:19 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    How could you not have Randy Jenkins on this list.



  2. bigbluejon
    12:19 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Love that highlight of Dicky saying “Hello” to an old buddy. Gotta be one of the best blocks I’ve ever seen in person.



  3. MJ4UK
    12:20 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    how is feldhaus 1/4 of the unforgettables. Simple math people



  4. Madison
    12:23 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dicky Lyons Jr. with by far the greatest block I have ever seen(luckily I got to see it in person).



  5. New_School
    12:30 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    ye olde ryan harrow??



  6. wtf
    12:34 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    I hope this list is not in order of significance…not putting Ralph Beard at least in the top 3 shows a complete ignorance of UK basketball history.



  7. theWilkman
    12:34 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    I know KSR skews young, and I’m in the <30 crowd as well, but Ralph Beard definitely deserves to be in the top 3, if not #1. His 1500+ career points and 2 titles speak for themselves.



  8. Shmikey
    12:35 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Abney should be ahead of Dicky. Remember Dicky said he was going to break all Abney’s records, and uh… he didn’t. But that block was awesome.



  9. bigbluejon
    12:35 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Love the hope we have for Harrow. Put him #!



  10. SAE
    12:44 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    *UPDATE ALERT* The video of of the UK student from yesterday and a story about it is now on the Drudge Reports website.



  11. Keep rock
    12:49 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Ralph Beard should be 1 and have to put Cobb at 2. I know we are a basketball school, but Cobb and Couch are the only 2 football players who where equals to the basketball players,if not greater. The rest of the list is good.



  12. Keep rock
    12:52 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    I has forgot that hit by Dicky. That is a kill shot my friends!



  13. Jones is creepy
    1:02 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    His boy crush on Krebs is out of control, a shirtless pic last week now he makes him #1 on here. Man love.



  14. Harley Wells
    1:11 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Larry Johnson #12!!!



  15. I
    1:14 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    I know you guys are buds with Krebs but Cobb deserves that #1 spot. That guts was a one man show and pretty much did everything on offense and special teams when he was here. Now he is tearing it up in the NFL



  16. BigRush
    1:15 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    He got hit… He got hit so bad



  17. Jeff Morgan
    1:23 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Mark Krebs will always be the best “12”. Still trying to see you work 12.



  18. Horse Sh^t performance
    1:28 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    That was about as bad as you can do for a list of former UK players to wear #12.



  19. johnnypittman
    1:29 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    I forgot about that hit by Dicky…WOW! The #1 has to be Beard and #2 Cobb…the others don’t come close…great post though.



  20. Shmikey
    1:39 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Cobb only wore #12 once, so no, he shouldn’t be number 1. He wore it to honor Dicky Lyons after he was injured against South Carolina.



  21. Cats in the NBA
    1:54 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    You need to switch Beard and Knight. Especially if for Knight you are (mainly) using NCAA Tournament performance… did you even read what you typed for Beard?



  22. Dickie for Prez
    1:56 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    The Dickie Lyons hit should be #1, that was bad ass



  23. Ben
    2:14 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    No Bernard Cote on this list? WTF?? 😉



  24. Muzz
    2:19 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hollywood actor…? That’s a stretch.



  25. UKBlue1!
    2:27 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Larry Johnson. This list sucks. Ralph Beard should be #1 Derrick Ramsey higher, he is last QB at UK to win the SEC.



  26. Giggity
    2:32 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    My God people chill out. It’s just a fun little list. Get over yourselves and don’t take EVERYTHING so serious



  27. jumpman78
    3:21 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    I know it’s not meant to be taken literally, but Mark Krebs? LOL



  28. Bob Loblaw
    3:55 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Lyons would have been flagged and fined if that hit was done in the NFL. What has become of the NFL?



  29. Scott
    9:23 pm December 12, 2012 Permalink

    Jim Lemaster wore number 20, not 12.