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A few Fan Day pictures

Jack Gruenschlaeger

That would be freshman lineman, Jack Gruenschlaeger, that Matt tweeted about at Media Day. The man holding his daughter is almost six feet tall. Gruenschlaeger is listed at 6’11 and he is a freshman walk-on from Newport Central Catholic. You can follow him on Twitter at @grue2tall. The guy who sent me this picture said that he was very nice and excited to talk to everyone there. Count me a Jack Gruenschlaeger fan.

Ryan Tydlacka

Ryan Tydlacka’s mom was there and she was enjoying the experience just as much as her son. I was told that she was gushing about how proud she was of him and how much she loved that their family was a part of Big Blue Nation. Sounds like good people to me.

Ryan Tydlacka

This is a picture of freshman OL Zach West from LCA. I met Zach at his signing ceremony and his behavior at Fan Day backed up everything I already thought about him. Zach is about as high character guy as you’re going to find and he’s a fantastic asset to the team.

Andre Woodson

Other than Joker, the star of Fan Day had to have been Andre Woodson. Nearly every email I got mentioned #3 in some way. The fans still love him for what he accomplished and it’s great to see that the feeling is mutual.

Article written by Matthew Hays

24 Comments for A few Fan Day pictures



  1. Tom
    4:04 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    will uk make a new years bowl game? my sources say yes



  2. KING REX #3
    4:07 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    Does this Gruenshclaeger guy play any basketball?? if so….he’d have to wear a billboard on his back to fit his name on it…..



  3. Bred Guy
    4:13 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    Not very agile, but he is a big boy!



  4. Jones Returns
    4:14 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    The top photo was taken near the end of the 3rd quarter when we were playing…



  5. Big Blue 66
    4:17 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    put him on the basketball team just to go in and lay some lumber on somebody…..like swopshire lol



  6. Ben
    4:25 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    I wonder if he can carry the ball at the goal line! Seems like he would be hard to stop. Just a thought!



  7. Fear the Lamb
    4:31 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    He’s big enough to go Bear huntin’ with a switch.



  8. ukfan
    4:31 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    he couldnt start for hs bbal team so i doubt you wnat him playin bball…



  9. JT'sgoldenvoice
    4:32 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    He could just reach over everone and score… Watched him during drills, he is easily a full helmet taller than everyone else on the line, an absolute beast, maybe he will grow another inch while at UK, I’d love to have a 7’0 Offensive Lineman!



  10. Will
    4:53 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink


  11. Bubba in Glenpool
    4:53 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    #1…my answer is no. There are not any bowl games being played on New Year’s Day since it’s on a Sunday this year so it’s going to be all NFL games.



  12. Ghost of Bear Bryant
    4:53 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    I wonder if Jake has ever eaten a Krispy Kreme Store



  13. indycat
    4:55 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    Got 2 tickets to the game in Louisville that I am trying to sell. They are sec 114 row j and I am willing to take below face value for them. They cost 120 after fees originally. Send me an offer to [email protected].



  14. tdogg4033011
    5:05 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    13) 120 for both??



  15. Joe
    5:14 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    6) I’m with you. On the first series against WKU, on 1st and goal from the 1, give the handoff to FB Jack Gruenschlaeger, who will carry the entire WKU defense into the end zone.



  16. GuyHoldingHisDaughter
    5:20 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    When talking with Jake, I asked him if coach cal had recruited him at all and he said, not yet! Thats right…not yet!!! So your saying theres a chance!!! Wooo hooo go cats! Get ready Eloy!



  17. wantsandneeds
    5:24 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    please put him in on the field goal blocking team in the middle … he could swat the ball right back to the kicker !



  18. Paducahfan
    5:33 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    If he grew two inches his number would be perfect.



  19. Lloyd Christmas
    6:12 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    7) YESSS! Hahahaha



  20. bti sucks
    6:19 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    #2 He would break Papa Heissenbuttel’s record for longest last name at UK.



  21. DDT
    7:07 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    Hello sports fans? As you can see the UK fans are going wild at the start of the second half



  22. height
    7:50 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    you can’t coach it



  23. SagaciousMind
    9:05 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    17, he may be tall but somethin tells me has a 2 inch vertical.



  24. Hard Hittin' CAT
    9:15 pm August 8, 2011 Permalink

    Tydlacka is a great punter and will be a big player on this team. Boy knows how to pin ’em deep.

    GO CATS!!!