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AJ Rose, Boogie Watson sign with agents

Two Kentucky football seniors are making expected moves to the professional ranks.

Monday afternoon outside linebacker Boogie Watson signed with Agency 1. The news was announced shortly after Gator Bowl MVP AJ Rose revealed that he will be represented by Universal Sports Management, effectively ending each of their football playing careers at Kentucky.

Watson finished his Kentucky career with 107 tackles, 28.5 for loss and 18.5 sacks, the fifth-most in school history. Rose carried the ball 12 times for 148 to earn Gator Bowl MVP honors in the last game of his UK career. He finished in the top ten of UK’s all-time rushing list, accumulating more than 2,200 yards from scrimmage, with 1,971 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.

Since the Gator Bowl concluded, nine players have announced they will use the extra year of eligibility granted to them by the NCAA. OT Darian Kinnard, OG Luke Fortner, WR Josh Ali and TE Justin Rigg were the biggest surprises. There shouldn’t be too many more as we wait to hear news from RB Chris Rodriguez, LB Jamin Davis and S Yusuf Corker.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

4 Comments for AJ Rose, Boogie Watson sign with agents

    4:58 pm January 4, 2021 Permalink

    Man I was hoping Boogie would come back for one more year. Best wishes Mr. Watson and Mr. Rose in chasing your dreams.

  2. UKCatAttack
    6:31 pm January 4, 2021 Permalink

    Where would Chris Rodriguez go? He’s a junior and I can’t imagine his body of work would get him drafted. I’m just confused on why we would be waiting for an announcement. I would think the assumption is he is coming back. The seniors make sense because they would possibly be interested in moving on with their lives.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:43 pm January 4, 2021 Permalink

      RBs take such a pounding that they have on average very short careers compared to other positions. He may want to bet paid instead of taking another year of pounding in college. I’m sure he’s testing the waters to see what the scouts think.

  3. largoky
    10:57 am January 5, 2021 Permalink

    Rose better learn to hang onto the ball!!!!