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Jared Lorenzen watches Kentucky end the Florida streak

While the Big Blue Nation lost one of the greatest quarterbacks in Kentucky football history this afternoon, we also lost a member of our own family.

Jared Lorenzen was outspoken about his love for the UK Athletics, but more specifically, his football Wildcats. During every game, the former UK quarterback took to Twitter to share his feelings on what was happening, no matter how good or bad.

In one game in particular this past season, instead of sending out a tweet or two during Kentucky’s historic 27-16 victory over Florida, Lorenzen live-streamed his initial reaction to the 31-year-old streak finally coming to a close.

And just like the rest of us, his reaction was filled with heart, passion, and pure emotion.

Take a look at a teary-eyed Jared watch his beloved Wildcats take down the Gators:

After the instant reaction, Lorenzen took a minute to soak it all in before going live again to break down just what that victory meant for the program.

“Still in shock, can’t believe this is happening. Wow,” he said. “You know what? As a former player, to see it, God, you just never think it’s going to happen. And for this team to go down there and win? Wow. … I know everyone is going to say, “Hey, we’re going to win the East” and all that kind of stuff, but let’s just take a while and soak this one in. … That’s a hell of a streak to end. Unbelievable.”

Hell of a streak it was, buddy.

While we all mourn the loss of our dear friend and continue to wipe tears from our cheeks, remember that he bled blue like no one else. Think about the season he got to witness and all of the history that was made. But most importantly, remember that damned streak that he so desperately wanted to end and the pure joy he felt when it finally happened.

Thank God No. 22 got this moment.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 Comments for Jared Lorenzen watches Kentucky end the Florida streak

  1. cap1815
    9:02 pm July 3, 2019 Permalink

    What a hell of a season for him to get to witness as his last one. End of the that streak and one of the best seasons in UK football history.

    • gobble gobble
      11:21 pm July 3, 2019 Permalink

      “ONE of the best”? Without a doubt, the best. RIP Jared

  2. Papaw
    6:12 am July 4, 2019 Permalink

    RIP fan to the end

  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    12:22 pm July 5, 2019 Permalink

    I’m glad he got to see it. Still praying for his family.