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Benny Snell on the state of Kentucky’s program and NFL Draft

Benny Snell may not be suiting up for Kentucky for this year’s Blue/White Spring game, but he’s still on the field to cheer on his fellow teammates (and dance on the Jumbotron, as per usual). An SEC Network reporter caught up with the former Cat during the second quarter and, in true Benny fashion, he delivered.

Snell began by the interview by describing how much the program changed during his three seasons at Kentucky and what exactly helped make that difference so great.

“The difference was the effort and the promise to your brother,” Snell said. “The bond we created over the years, since my freshman year, has been unbreakable. We truly look out for each other around here, and that’s why the program has changed.”

This tight-knit family mentality also helped Kentucky win some of their close, marquee games last season, according to the former running back.

“When I was going through my freshman, sophomore phase, we were losing those close games: Louisville, Mississippi State, the powerhouse teams. Now, once we had that bond going into the season, we were beating those teams.”

Now, of course, Snell is going through the process of preparing for this year’s NFL Draft. What’s been the coolest part?

“Getting to meet the coaches,” Snell said. “I see a lot of the coaches on TV and, you know, I play [NFL video game] Madden a lot too, so getting to actually meet them in person is crazy.”

But of course, it wouldn’t be a Benny Snell interview without a little third-person narration. He’s currently working on selling himself, his style of play, his work ethic and his brand to NFL teams. What’s his pitch – who is Benny Snell on the football field?

“He’s a real aggressive runner; he ain’t going to let one person take him down,” Snell said of himself. “He’s fighting for every yard.”

I’m sold.


Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

2 Comments for Benny Snell on the state of Kentucky’s program and NFL Draft

  1. IndianaSucks
    11:25 pm April 12, 2019 Permalink

    With all due respect to benny, nothing anyone says matters until we get consistently competitive. That, and only that, will determine the state of the football program. Words are great but actions are what matters. Hopefully we continue to climb.

  2. Glock
    2:13 pm April 13, 2019 Permalink

    The most “look at me “ athlete in the history of UK sports