You know what is kinda funny? I was sitting here thinking about what to write this morning, and I realized that KSR has done a lot of polls over our history. Favorite UK Basketball Player, Favorite UK moment, Favorite UK coach, Moments you would change, etc. But we have never asked the most simple of UK football questions:
WHO IS YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE UK FOOTBALL PLAYER?
I would think that Tim Couch would the favorite for this contest, especially for the younger generation. But hell, Couch hasn’t played for UK in over a decade so maybe Andre Woodson would be a serious contender. Craig Yeast, Jared Lorenzen, Mo Williams, Wesley Woodyard, Randall Cobb. All these guys have legit arguments for them. In basketball, it usually revolves around a couple guys: Delk, Mashburn, Prince, Patterson, Walker. You will see the same names over and over. I think with this poll, you will see a wide variety of names, both offense and defense. It’s one of the actual positives from not being an elite program, and that is fans tend to latch onto different players for different reasons. Maybe you like attitude and energy more. Maybe you like athleticism. Maybe you just like the quarterbacks. Whatever the case, there are lots of options to choose from.
My answer would be Randall Cobb. He is the only player that I can remember in UK history that I thought could be a touchdown every time he touched the ball. He was must see television. He is the only skill player I can remember having that feeling about. And frankly, last season he was the lone bright spot on the team.
But, who would be yours. Put your answer in the comments section and I will total up the votes and release them tomorrow.