Enjoy Terry Touchdown while you can.
Kentucky’s quarterback is preparing for a fifth season of college football by rehabilitating an injury that sidelined him for all but seven quarters of the 2019 season. So far, so good. Two weeks ago he told KSR his knee is “90 percent” recovered. If all goes according to plan, Wilson is prepared to end his college career on a high note with the Wildcats.
In a conversation with Saturday Down South, Wilson detailed his turbulent time as a college football quarterback. In the extensive profile, he spoke candidly about his time at Oregon and the day he realized he wasn’t beating out future first round draft pick Justin Herbert.
“Everybody’s like, ‘Oh my goodness.’ Even I’m amazed. I’m like, ‘OK, you’ve got an arm,’” Wilson said. “You see (Herbert) and you’re like, ‘OK, you’re an NFL quarterback.’”
After the Ducks tried to convince him to play safety, Wilson went to the junior college ranks to play for the defending national champs at Garden City. Like his coach at the time, they were not expecting the ‘Last Chance U’ treatment when they visited Independence C.C. Nonetheless, Wilson used his one year at JUCO to propel him to immediate success as Kentucky’ starting quarterback.
The stories shared in the profile were insightful and illustrate the wild turns his career has taken. If it wasn’t clear before, Wilson said affirmatively this will be his last ride in college. He will not petition the NCAA for a medical waiver that would grant him a sixth year of eligibility. “Five years is enough,” Wilson said.