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Terry Wilson “could barely watch” Last Chance U, thankful for JUCO experience

Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson spent the last year in junior college with the Garden City Broncbusters, where he threw for 2,113 yards (58-percent), 26 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He also added 518 yards and five touchdowns on the ground in 11 games.

One of those games was highlighted in the latest season of Last Chance U, a Netflix documentary series highlighting the adversities JUCO athletes face each year. After spending two years in East Mississippi, the show moved to Independence, KS to follow the Independence CC Pirates, a team in the Broncbusters’ conference.

In their week-three matchup, Wilson’s Garden City team lost in heartbreaking fashion 27-23, where the offense came up just short on a game-winning drive opportunity. He finished the game with 194 yards and a touchdown through the air, to go with 37 yards and a touchdown on the ground, but the loss likely ended the team’s bid for back-to-back national championship appearances.

It was so difficult for Wilson that he could barely stand to watch the documentary.

“Yeah, I did. I could barely watch it,” he said.

Wilson added that Last Chance U was the perfect portrayal of what junior college is actually like. It’s a difficult and unenjoyable experience, but you’ll come out of it better than you were before.

“JUCO, it is what it is. It sucks,” he said. “You’re in the middle of nowhere, don’t have that much food. It makes you or breaks you. I’m just thankful to go through that because now that I got here, everything is so much easier. I’m so thankful and grateful for everything I’ve gotten. Coming from JUCO, I feel like that’s made me who I am.”

Now a Kentucky Wildcat, Wilson said the practices are actually easier than his time at Garden City.

“I say SEC practice is way easier, and JUCO practice is super tough,” he said. “I hated it. But I’m here now, so that’s all I can say.”

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for Terry Wilson “could barely watch” Last Chance U, thankful for JUCO experience



  1. JrocsMomsBoyfriend
    9:41 pm August 3, 2018 Permalink

    Tryin to get my girlfriend to send her son to JUCO. That way me and the old lady will have more time to knock them boots 😉



  2. BBNDan7
    10:57 pm August 3, 2018 Permalink

    “If you have two starting QB’s, you have none”



    • Brutal Hustler
      3:01 pm August 4, 2018 Permalink

      Alabama did pretty okay that last game they started two QBs



    • satcheluk
      8:59 am August 5, 2018 Permalink

      Some people use cliches to formulate their ideas on life because that is easier than critical thinking.



  3. bwise
    11:11 pm August 3, 2018 Permalink

    Is it really that encouraging that our possible starting qb is throwing for 194 yards in a juco game? I’m waiting to watch the first couple games on this team. It’s always hype hype hype with in football and every year it’s the same…can’t stop the run which opens the passing game. I guess thank god we don’t throw bubble screens on first and second down and then a rb draw on third and long like joker had planned.



  4. michaelb
    3:46 pm August 4, 2018 Permalink

    Who knows Terry could have been playing hurt or against a #1 defense . Ya never really know . I wouldn’t judge him too hard on the numbers of one conf championship game . I just hope he’s been working on pocket passing