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Yet Another Preseason List With A Kentucky Name


Lewellen and Randall Burden visiting a Birmingham hospital. (Photo from the St. Petersberg Times)

It’s like the preseason specialty teams writers and award watch list makers are trying to feed our appetites.  For the past week or two we have seen a number of Kentucky football names pop up on themed teams and award watch lists, and we have yet another to add to the growing list.  The Allstate Good Works Team is a team selected by looking at the community services performed by players nation wide.  The team “recognizes the selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service made by college football athletes,” and this year, Kentucky junior defensive end Jacob Lewellen was nominated for the honor.

According to the SEC blog at ESPN, Lewellen befriended a 3 year old cancer patient in Lexington ‘visiting him frequently.’  However he may also be commended for a mission trip to Nicaragua he made in March of 2010 – and yet again for helping flood victims.  Lewellen has seen limited playing time (to the tune of three games,) but has been productive when he has made it to the field.  I wouldn’t be surprised if his is a name that comes up a lot going into his Senior season (a year from now,) both for his potential on the field and his work off of it.

Article written by Will Lentz

7 Comments for Yet Another Preseason List With A Kentucky Name

  1. tdogg4033011
    6:20 pm July 20, 2011 Permalink

    sounds like a super good kid, more stuff like this needs to get recognized

  2. JBR
    6:36 pm July 20, 2011 Permalink

    Mission trips should not be commended…going for purely helping someone is commendable, but going and helping as long as you can pimp your religion on another culture is not.

  3. og68
    6:45 pm July 20, 2011 Permalink

    This is the what needs to be publicized.This is all about helping others,and not holding out your hands for the next free handout!

    This is breath of fresh air!!We use the talents that God has given us,but there are athletes that see their head sizes grow,and they soon start to believe all the stuff that boosters,fans,and friends write,or say about them.

    Receipt of an athletic scholarship is not a guarantee;it is a privilege,and this kid is getting a head start on life!

  4. samus
    7:08 pm July 20, 2011 Permalink

  5. Mr Schwump
    8:02 pm July 20, 2011 Permalink

    Why are these guys always like 6th team walk-ons?

  6. bhamilton
    10:29 am July 21, 2011 Permalink

    is that jorts in the right corner?

  7. Bill Niekamp
    12:05 pm July 22, 2011 Permalink

    Congratulations Jacob. Keep up the good work. Glad to see a another Manual High grad represent Kentucky (school and state) well.