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Football Cats Touchdown in Ethiopia

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Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and for most college kids (especially Jon Hood) it means time to kick the feet up and hit the lake.  UK student-athletes aren’t most college kids.

Kentucky football players Bud Dupree, Braylon Heard and Landon Foster braved a 13-hour flight to Ethiopia, where they will spend the next week on a mission trip.  The trip has become a tradition over the last few years for UK student-athletes that has opened the eyes and changed the lives of many, including Jarrod Polson, Danny Trevathan and Avery Williamson.

The trio went sight-seeing in Washington DC before crossing the pond where they will encounter things you and I cannot imagine.

Thanks guys for fighting the good fight that only a few can do.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

16 Comments for Football Cats Touchdown in Ethiopia



  1. Casper
    1:36 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    watch out for mosquitoes, malaria is a killer!



  2. BDL
    1:46 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    Nick –You’re being a little dramatic don’t you think? — “encounter things you and I cannot imagine”. No need for drama for everyone’s mama.



    • Haha
      1:55 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      It is 100% correct. Ethiopia has more people that go without food, per capita, than any other country.



    • hooha
      2:25 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      I would agree with haha. I would bet those of us who haven’t been there can even begin to imagine what it’s like.



    • JoeMoney333
      3:05 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      No, It’s not dramatic. It’s their day-to-day life over there. Just stay on your computer w/ your internet and ignore reality outside of your bubble.



  3. No Billies Allowed
    1:51 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    Ethiopia? You sure about that? Looks like Eastern Kentucky, to me.



    • GPA
      1:55 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      Looks more like the west end to me.



    • Rei
      3:00 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      There are no black people in eastern KY, it looks like west Louisville.



    • chief_cat
      3:27 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      Rei – Rod Rhodes will be very surprised to hear that.



  4. Al/in/Indy
    2:02 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    I was thinking it was a bar right outside the Yum center.



  5. John
    3:43 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    Say what you want about Matt’s and KSR’s liberalism, but when this post gets a fraction of the views that controversial posts get, it proves the mindset (and motives) of the readers are not in the right place to begin with.



    • cris
      4:58 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      Jesus did said the majority of people ain’t making the cut



    • John
      6:06 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      …and that is true.



  6. me
    4:25 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    The women look very excited in the pic.



  7. cris
    5:00 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    “Thanks guys for fighting the good fight that only a few can do”……Don’t you mean that only ‘few are willing to do”?



  8. Zimbobway
    11:18 am May 24, 2014 Permalink

    Are they going there to return all those 40-0 t-shirts that were sent there ?????