A very familiar name to the KSR world is joining the UK football staff.
Kentucky wide receiver Tyler Beisner – son of TJ Beisner, the editor of CoachCal.com and former managing editor of KSR – has announced that he is exchanging his status as “player” for “assistant” moving forward.
This afternoon, Beisner confirmed that he is moving into a new role as a Player Development assistant alongside former Kentucky linebacker Courtney Love.
The last 2 years have been more special than I ever could’ve imagined. Wearing that UK jersey was a dream.
— Tyler Beisner (@TylerBeisner) August 14, 2020
A former North Oldham standout, Beisner has been a walk-on with the team for the last two years. In 2019, the 5-foot-9 wideout was named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Off the field, Beisner announced back in June that he would be creating a non-profit organization called Go For It dedicated to raising money in the community and using the funds to pay for youth sports registration fees for families in need.
“In 2011, [former NFL star] Dexter McCluster hosted a free camp, which is where I played football for the first time,” Beisner said when announcing the organization. “I fell in love and it changed my life. I’m hoping to give those same blessings to kids in Lexington through a non-profit I’ve created called “Go For It”
“Go For It will raise money in the community and then use 100% of the funds to pay youth sports registration fees for families who need assistance (non-prospect, grades K-8).”
According to the non-profit’s official website – GoForItKY.org – all donations will go toward covering the sports registration fees for a child in Fayette County who might not otherwise be able to participate in youth sports with their classmates.
“We hope to help ease the financial burden of youth sports registration fees for families in Fayette County, Kentucky,” the mission statement on the website reads. “Through generous contributions of friends and neighbors in our community, local children (non-prospects, grades K-8) will have the opportunity to participate with their classmates in youth sports.”
Through a partnership with I AM 3RD, Go For It guarantees that every child will have 100% of his or her registration fees covered with a $100 donation.
“Don’t really know what to say except we’re very proud and hope this helps every single child who needs it,” TJ Beisner said in response to his son’s announcement. “And thank you [Courtney Love], [Freddie Maggard], [Jason Cummins] and UK football for 2 years of preaching service, leadership and selflessness. It makes an impact.”