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Kentucky Lands Grad Transfer Quarterback Sawyer Smith

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Mark Stoops’ search for quarterback depth on the grad transfer market has come to a close. Former Troy pocket-passer Sawyer Smith has committed to Kentucky.

Smith will be tasked to immediately challenge UK’s starter, Terry Wilson, a familiar situation for the Florida native.

Last year Smith played a significant role for Troy following an injury to starting quarterback Kaleb Barker. In 13 games Smith completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,669 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions to lead Neal Brown’s Trojans to a 10-win season. Smith can also use his legs. In 2018 rushed for 191 yards and a touchdown on 74 attempts.

Along with a year of experience in the Sun Belt, Smith brings two years of eligibility with him to Lexington.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

19 Comments for Kentucky Lands Grad Transfer Quarterback Sawyer Smith



  1. treeham3
    1:08 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    Congrats to you and your family Sawyer! There is no other fan base like BBN anywhere in the world (and that’s not an exaggeration). C-A-T-S, Cats, Cats, Cats!
    Go Big Blue!



  2. herm89
    1:18 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    A Neal brown guy. Could this be the air raid QB we’ve been asking for?



    • MrPioneer
      3:21 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

      Kentucky doesn’t run the air raid offense.



    • herm89
      4:24 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah because we haven’t had a quarterback capable of throwing the ball more than 10 yards



    • MrPioneer
      4:49 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

      No, it’s because Eddie Gran runs a pro-style offense.



  3. Sentient Third Eye
    1:22 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome, but how does a grad transfer have two years of eligibility left? How does that work? Did he graduate in three years?



    • bbn606
      1:34 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

      He graduated in 3 years. He was a redshirt sophomore.



    • Cokely53
      1:59 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

      Same way it would work for Brad Calipari



    • makeitstop
      2:32 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

      And Gunnar.



  4. runningunnin.454
    1:29 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    Need to get the picks down. And, maybe the coaches will lose that throw it across the field to maybe gain 2 yards…that thing is ripe for a pick six.



  5. Smyrna_Cat
    2:15 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    Hope the kid enjoys his stay here in the BBN.



  6. TheAssman
    2:32 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    What happened to the PN ST QB that was going to transfer?



  7. binarysolo
    2:39 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    Now I better not see any of the freshmen QBs’ names in the transfer portal after this.



    • InigoMontoya
      2:46 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

      The incoming freshmen QB’s were content to come here when Gunnar Hoak was still on the team. I can’t see the addition of Sawyer Smith as Gunnar’s replacement as being a significant threat to them.



    • notFromhere
      5:11 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

      Inigo nailed it



  8. Christians4Trump
    3:55 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    a white boy ….. yesssssss



  9. notFromhere
    5:10 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    Excellent news! Needed another experienced QB. Gotta keep this momentum going



  10. Matt10
    6:04 pm May 13, 2019 Permalink

    Help me out here. I’m not a football guy. If you’re going to build your offense around a running QB, wouldn’t you also want his backups to be a similar style, so if you play your backup you’re not also changing the offense?