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Kash Daniel Carries the Appalachian Mountains on his Back

An All-American and Mr. Football, Paintsville’s Kash Daniel left Eastern Kentucky with high expectations.  He does not intend on disappointing any of those who helped him get to where he is today.

Shortly after he signed to play football at the University of Kentucky, people from his hometown asked what he was going to do with the opportunity.

“We expect to go to four bowl games, back to back to back to back,” he recalled this morning on KSR.  “We’ve come close to winning two and this year that’s going to be our big hump to get more than seven wins and finally get that bowl loss off our back.”

In his first two years at Kentucky, Daniel played sparingly on special teams as he learned behind Courtney Love.  He’s put in the hard work.  Now he’s prepared to make Eastern Kentucky proud.

“I feel like sometimes I got the whole Appalachian mountains on my back.  It’s not a bad thing to me because I want to make everybody back home proud.  That’s what drives me everyday to keep up, keep going and do this day in and day out.”

Daniel will be the middle linebacker of an SEC defense this fall.  Being the heart and soul of Kentucky’s defense is an honor, one he could could not accomplish without the help from others.

“When you look at where I come from, it’s just a deal for me where I feel like I owe it to the people of Appalachia, the people of Eastern Kentucky.  They believe in me.  They believe in what I do here and they continuously support me.  If I don’t come out and do my best everyday in practice. If I don’t give it my all in the weight room.  If I don’t give it my all in the classroom or the meeting room, everybody that’s ever done anything for me or wanted me to succeed, it’s basically a slap in the face to them.”

Kash is thankful for those who pushed him to be great.  Now he wants to inspire others to follow in his footsteps.

“I want to show everybody that no matter where you come from, no matter what size school you play at, if you do the right things and work hard, anything is possible.”

Listen to the entire interview:


Article written by Nick Roush

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

11 Comments for Kash Daniel Carries the Appalachian Mountains on his Back

  1. Wade
    3:04 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

    Kash money Daniels is gonna be a monster this yr just wait til he finds his groove and gets comfortable as the leader of that defense.

  2. bwise
    3:04 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

    Ksr once again pumping a kid who hasn’t done anything yet….

    • ClutchCargo
      3:13 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

      Feel free to just keep scrolling.

    • friendsofcoal
      3:41 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

      Need to change your name to bdumba$$

    • UKFootballYall
      4:06 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

      Sitting around eating Wise brand potato chips by the bag obviously doesn’t make you a wise person….

    • wyatts1
      4:34 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

      With a name like bwise I’d expect some stupid sh;+ like that to be spewed out. This young man is true blue, so sit back and enjoy the show b deep rip

  3. Teamhhc1
    4:37 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

    We are all proud and pulling for you here in east Kentucky!!!! Go Cats

  4. Nugget01
    5:47 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

    How is this dude already a junior and why wasn’t he redshirted as a freshman?

  5. sprtphan
    6:59 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

    bwise….b an asshole.

  6. jaws2
    9:07 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

    How can you not like Kash? This kid just seems to REALLY want it! I hope he’s got enough SEC speed at this spot. It seems like last year I saw him running after a lot of backs running pass routes. He’s certainly big enough.

  7. CombatMedic_98
    10:34 pm August 21, 2018 Permalink

    Harlan County checking in and we can’t wait…hit em hard and hit em fast!