For the second consecutive year, a Kentucky offensive lineman has been selected in the NFL Draft. A year after George Asafo-Adjei was taken in the seventh round, Logan Stenberg was drafted in the fourth round by the Detroit Lions with the No. 121 overall pick.
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Hailing from the North Alabama town of Madison, Stenberg was a second team all-state selection and a three-star prospect as a high school senior. Recruited by John Schlarman, Stenberg chose the Wildcats over offers from Troy and Southern Miss. Needless to say, he played at a much higher level than the Sun Belt and Conference-USA.
At Kentucky Stenberg was a four-year starter, paving the way for some of the most successful rushing seasons in program history. The Wildcats had a 1,000-yard rusher in each season Stenberg spent on the line, three of which came from the school’s new all-time leading rusher, Benny Snell. In Stenberg’s senior season the Wildcats set a school record for rushing yards. He did not allow a sack and recorded 95 pancakes on his way to earning Second Team All-American and First Team All-SEC honors.
In 2013 Larry Warford was Kentucky’s first offensive lineman drafted in 20 years, coincidentally, also taken by the Lions. Stenberg is starting a streak of UK offensive linemen in the draft that will not end anytime soon.