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Former UK Tight End Transfers to Akron

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One former Kentucky tight end has an attraction to MACtion.

Nik Ognenovic announced Wednesday afternoon that he will be taking his talents to Akron. The Zips earned a bowl bid under Terry Bowden in 2017, but Akron has won just one game in the first two years of the Tom Arth era.

Ognenovic, a 6-foot-5 three-star prospect out of Ft. Lauderdale, was recruited by Eddie Gran, choosing the Wildcats over Pitt, Ole Miss, Syracuse and FAU in 2018. As a true freshman he caught a pass against UT-Martin, then spent most of the 2020 season competing on special teams.

Big Nik could one day face his former team. The Wildcats are scheduled to travel to Akron to take on the Zips in September of 2023.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

3 Comments for Former UK Tight End Transfers to Akron

  1. Ryan Lemonds Toupee
    2:03 pm June 2, 2021 Permalink

    Best of luck to Big Nik

  2. T-Dog
    4:12 pm June 2, 2021 Permalink

    Interesting. In most cases (not all) it seems that when guys transfer out of UK football, they end up going to smaller/lower profile schools. Good luck to Nik.

    • makeitstop
      10:42 pm June 2, 2021 Permalink

      I had the same thought. Good sign that the guys who leave aren’t stepping up they’re stepping back. Guessing that means the talent pool is deeper and they know the minutes won’t be there.