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Where Are They Now: Former UK running back is now a rapper

(Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports)

(Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports)

Remember Mikel Horton? He was the Kentucky running back who scored the late game-winning touchdown to beat Louisiana-Lafayette, back when Kentucky needed a late game-winning touchdown to beat Louisiana-Lafayette. It was one of his five touchdowns on 144 carries in 27 career games.

Horton came to Lexington as a highly-touted, four-star prospect out of Ohio; ranked as the 12th-best running back and the No. 150 overall talent in the Class of 2013; but decided to transfer early in his junior season once he slipped down the depth chart behind a young Benny Snell and a junior Boom Williams and a senior JoJo Kemp. He never returned to college football.

So where is he now?

If you guessed pursuing a rap career in Cincinnati under the name Fuego Tunez, you’re the winner. You can catch some of his bars in this music video I found on YouTube (lyrics not appropriate for work or children):

I will now use this space to shout out his Spotify page because I don’t know what else to add to the Mikel Horton is a rapper story. I just thought some of you UK football fans might find this interesting because Horton was an exciting pickup for Mark Stoops early on and then he completely disappeared from football for a life of auto-tune.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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