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The 2020 football season will be Terry Wilson’s last at Kentucky

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.

[Saturday Down South: Terry Wilson’s seen it all]

Article written by Nick Roush

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

5 Comments for The 2020 football season will be Terry Wilson’s last at Kentucky

  1. Rauh Gauh
    12:39 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

    Great Inside Roush! Don’t think Anyone Knew this was the starting quarterback last year.

  2. mashburnfan1
    1:12 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

    With TW we win 10 or more games last year. Schedule is tougher this year but if he is healthy 10 wins is possible. Team has quality and depth at almost every position. Still wishing the best for our favorite player, keeping you in our thoughts Chris 22.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      8:30 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

      Sawyer could of won 10 games. Don’t forget he was lighting up UF until his wrist got hurt and then he hurt his shoulder well, he played hurt at MissSt and was still throwing all over the place, his accuracy was just lacking. Healthy and we are extremely balanced.

  3. JASUN74
    6:16 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

    I was hoping he’d go ahead and try to get that medical redshirt for next year as well. Just go out as give it all you got my friend and have a great year to end your career.

  4. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    8:26 pm June 15, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe the transfer and ky kid have shown they’re good enough that with a year learning the playbook the coaches don’t feel the need to push him. A few years ago we’d probably be desperate enough to have to try our hardest to get him to stay.