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Wait… Chris Rodriguez is only 17???!!!!

Last week we saw a lot of promise from the younger crop of Wildcats, including true freshman running back Chris Rodriguez, who shined on only two carries in his Kentucky debut. He took his first touch 16 yards, then gained another 27 yards on his second when he carried Murray State defenders all the way to the goal line. It set up a Danny Clark touchdown and Rodriquez was done for the day with 43 yards rushing.

Benny Snell said, “I love Chris. I love what he’s becoming… He’s young and he’s learning, just like me. I see a lot of me in him.”

But enough about all that, let’s get to why we’re here: I just learned Rodriguez is only 17 years old. SEVENTEEN! He carried the ball for 43 yards on two rushes in a college football game and he can’t even vote or serve on a jury or buy fireworks or sign off on his own tattoo. That’s crazy.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Wait… Chris Rodriguez is only 17???!!!!



  1. J. Did
    5:33 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    That fella’s from Mac Donna! Just south of the ATL airport; if you have ever travelled up I-75 – and got stuck in traffic south of ATL…….you spent time in McDonough (I think they have 3 exits and oncoming ramps) all of which completely slow traffic. Nice town. Home of the Biggest Baseball field I have ever seen (across from a correctional facility). Looking forward to more from this young man! GO CATS!



  2. runningunnin.454
    5:36 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Seventeen going on…grown a$$ man…future looks bright.



  3. Luether
    5:36 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Hope he gets to red shirt and stays with us…



    • shelby
      5:56 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

      Luether i was thinking the same thing; redshirt, get in the weight room…future beast alongside smoke.



    • AdamN
      6:33 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

      Leather, do you say nice things about UK every now and then just so you don’t get banned for being a troll?



  4. CombatMedic_98
    6:44 pm September 21, 2018 Permalink

    Him and Smoke are gonna destroy Defenses next year…watch



  5. zoupman
    4:43 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

    Not sure I believe he is only 17



  6. Robinson73
    9:23 am September 22, 2018 Permalink

    Great job of recruitment. These young cats LOOK GOOD #BBN