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Ten Kentucky Football Players Officially Ruled Out vs. Alabama

Photo by UK Athletics

Photo by UK Athletics

We now know exactly who will not be available when the Kentucky Wildcats take on the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa. UK announced a list of ten absences due to “various reasons.”

  • Running Back Chris Rodriguez
  • Linebacker Jamin Davis
  • Linebacker D’Eryk Jackson
  • Linebacker Torrance Davis
  • Tight End Justin Rigg
  • Tight End Brendan Bates
  • Punter Max Duffy
  • Offensive Guard Luke Fortner
  • Defensive Back Taj Dodson J
  • Cornerback Jamari Brown

Kentucky will be without its best offensive and defensive players. Additionally, they will only have two tight ends (Keaton Upshaw, Nik Ognenovic) and three linebackers available. Marquez Bembry earned his first career start a week ago for the injured DeAndre Square, who should be good to go, along with Jared Casey.

Even though UK is down one starting guard, Kenneth Horsey is available and is expected to return after missing the Vanderbilt game with a minor injury.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

13 Comments for Ten Kentucky Football Players Officially Ruled Out vs. Alabama



  1. cats646
    2:59 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Lord help us. Lol



  2. TBW3011
    2:59 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    So there are only 6 linebackers on the entire team? How is that possible?



  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    3:06 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Smoke, this is your time to shine against the in-state school that didn’t want you! GO SMOKE! GO ROSE!



  4. Stop Hammer Time
    3:08 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Not good. Main goal for this game is not to have any injuries.



  5. CatfaninCinci
    3:09 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    When you guys did your “Keys to beating Alabama” post, I don’t recall seeing ‘lose half your starting line up on game day’ as one of the objectives…



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      3:35 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      No kidding. It stinks, but all they can do is suck it up and play hard.



  6. BigBlueFoo42777
    3:41 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    If we can hold them to 20 points we still have a chance. But with the current state of our offense who knows.



  7. sonnyg333
    3:46 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    UK knows there is no hope so they use it as a by week to get some players well.



  8. Pensacola_Cat_Fan
    3:49 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Alabama get 21 days of rest and we have a large portion of our team missing. How is that fair? Alabama should be playing another team and we should have the day off.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      3:52 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      We have them right where we want them. Bama will be rusty. 😉



    • Pensacola_Cat_Fan
      3:59 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      Not that we would win in any scenario but this game sets up to be a blood bath. At least we’ll have some good excuses.



    • Miller45
      5:57 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

      We have been scheduled to play them on this date for almost 3 months though



  9. VMI1957
    6:17 pm November 21, 2020 Permalink

    Definitely a loss. Offense is horrible and defense not much better.