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Stoops ‘all for’ Terry Wilson wearing Jared Lorenzen’s number in season opener

(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

After Jared Lorenzen’s passing on July 3, Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson proposed wearing Jared’s No. 22 in the season opener in his honor. Today at SEC Media Days, Mark Stoops told reporters he’s ‘all for’ that idea, and that the program is still working on a way to honor Jared this season.

“That was a tough loss for all of us. Jared was a remarkable man. I didn’t know him as well, personally. I knew him, of course. He was around the program some, but he was beloved throughout our community, the Big Blue Nation. He was a terrific person and father. And that was a big loss to us.

“When Terry called me right away or texted me right away and asked me what I thought about that, my immediate response was that would be a great idea, to honor him, to recognize him, to wear his number in the opener so I’m all for that. And we have talked about it and we will continue to work on what we will do to recognize him as the season gets closer.”

In case you’re curious what that will look like, here’s a mockup from a fan on social media:

Graphic by @matthewa_18

August 31 can’t come soon enough.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

6 Comments for Stoops ‘all for’ Terry Wilson wearing Jared Lorenzen’s number in season opener



  1. UKSam
    12:34 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

    I would love to see this. I also think the all blue color scheme with black letters and logo would also be a cool tribute.



  2. kjgouk
    1:55 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

    I like all blue with black lettering and black helmet. Much like the picture.



  3. kjd
    2:49 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

    No. TW is not a KY kid nor does he have the heart and spirit of Jared Lorenzon.



    • beskag2
      5:22 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

      Nobody has the heart and spirit of Jared Lorenzon, he was a special player and even more so a person. This isn’t about where TW was born and raised, this is about honoring Jared and if TW wants to wear #22 in memory/honor of Jared than I think that’s awesome. After all, this isn’t about TW, it’s about Jared!



    • Dark Soul
      6:52 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

      i agree 100 percent. He better represent him right though.



    • aron1976
      6:29 pm July 18, 2019 Permalink

      What does that have to do with anything? If he wants to honor Jared that shows how much he cares. He’s not being asked to do it, he WANTS to do it, and that should be ok with all of us as Jared fans and fans of BBN. Do your thing Terry…