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ESPN ranked Kentucky’s running backs among the best in the SEC

Bryan Lynn | USA Today

Bryan Lynn | USA Today

Bryan Lynn | USA Today

The website of the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network ranked the top running backs of the Southeastern Conference and your University of Kentucky Wildcats came in at No. 5 on the list.

Here’s what ESPN had to say about the Cats’ fifth-ranked backfield:

5. Kentucky: Stanley Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp aren’t exactly household names, but they combined for 1,410 yards last season, and Kemp averaged 7.1 yards per carry. Mikel Horton rushed for 318 yards last fall. All three have looked good in camp, and freshman Benny Snell is pushing for the third spot.

Ahead of UK in the rankings, you’ll find LSU with Heisman front-runner Leonard Fournette in first, followed by Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.

You’ll have to go back to the Stone Age to find a time when Kentucky had a better backfield than Florida, Auburn and seven others teams in the SEC.

[SEC preseason position rankings: Running backs]

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

1 Comment for ESPN ranked Kentucky’s running backs among the best in the SEC



  1. pithuahua
    12:21 pm August 16, 2016 Permalink

    And King is not chopped liver..