The most explosive player to put on a uniform for Mark Stoops will be wearing a new one next year. After wearing Randall Cobb’s #18 for his first two years of college, he’ll wear #5 as an upperclassman. In the Media Guide, Boom said he wore #18 to “follow the legacy of Randall Cobb and Jacob Tamme.”
He did not explain his reasoning for the change on Twitter. Without too many notable #5’s in Wildcat history, maybe he’s trying to create a legacy of his own.
He’s already marked off a place in the UK history books after opening New Commonwealth Stadium with this play.
Boom will begin his Junior season with 1,341 career rushing yards and 12 total touchdowns.