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BREAKING: Boom Williams declares for the NFL Draft


Breaking news from the postgame locker room: Boom Williams just told reporters he will declare for the NFL Draft. Boom just informed Mark Stoops and the team of the news after today’s loss to Georgia Tech.

“Me and Stoops met earlier this week and then I talked with my family. My family and I talked last night and came to the final decision last night. I told Coach Stoops a few minutes ago after the game, so everything went that way. Like I said, it wasn’t an easy decision at all. I was really stuck in a hard place on whether I wanted to come back or whether I wanted to leave, but at the end of the day, like I said, my family and I made the decision on what’s best for me.”

“Me and my family prayed hard about it and we talked about it last night and just came to the decision that we felt like this was the perfect time for me to try to pursue my dreams of going to the NFL. Once the decision was made last night, I just wanted to come out here today and play with a clear head and play for my teammates. And even though we came up short, it’s something we’ll all be able to remember forever.”

Boom said although he’s leaving early, he’ll always bleed blue.

“Like I’ve said, I’ve always loved the fan base. BBN has the best fans in the nation. I’ll certainly miss the fans. Like I said, it’s just a part of life. At the end of the day, I love Kentucky and I’ll always bleed blue.”

Listen to Boom discuss his decision below:

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15 Comments for BREAKING: Boom Williams declares for the NFL Draft

  1. binarysolo
    3:29 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    I love the KSR app, but the “turn off push notifcations” under Settings isn’t working. I deactivated it but continue to get the notifications and whatever that distorted sound is. Please fix this.

  2. catsfan27
    3:36 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    Did well wearing 18. Will miss Boom a lot. Best of luck to him in the league

  3. KYcats11
    3:56 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    I’ll miss hearing that sound

  4. kyle heavy
    4:07 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    Label me as a selfish fan, but I just can’t see this as a rational decision.

    • Ridge Runner
      4:43 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

      $$ over potential injury is many folks rationale

    • kyle heavy
      5:09 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

      Perhaps he should consult with Braylon Heard then.

    • cmgormanjr1
      9:53 am January 1, 2017 Permalink

      Boom Williams WAS an AWESOME running back for Kentucky and a great kid that represented our University in every positive manner possible. He gave EVERYTHING he had every single play! His dad was also a true Big Blue Fan as well !!!

  5. Luether
    4:08 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    Hope he and had Dad get what they deserve…

  6. Pitinohater
    4:42 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    Good luck Boom but I don’t think you have a chance of playing in the NFL. Sorry but that’s the truth.

    • Ridge Runner
      4:45 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

      You have a point but sharing with Benny along with a potential injury makes it a decision to make some money even with a small contract I suppose

    • jburd1972
      7:38 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

      This is the best you have for a kid that played great ball for us!!! I apologize you probably could not get drafted on a flag football team!!!!

  7. Big Kat
    4:53 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    Good for him. Running backs don’t have the luxury of wasting a year when their draft stock is pretty much at its highest. Even the league minimum and a shot at a roster is worth a shot.

    Don’t be selfish, vindictive fans.

  8. WeareBBN
    5:44 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    Breaking? We knew since game one this was his last year.

  9. jburd1972
    7:41 pm December 31, 2016 Permalink

    Congrats I hope he has a great time and career. I will miss number 18!!