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Willie Cauley-Stein poses with Matthew Bradford on his first day of school

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If you’re a regular reader of this site, you know the name Matthew Bradford. Bradford is a Marine who was wounded in Iraq by a roadside bomb that cost him both of his legs and his eyesight. He’s a lifelong Kentucky fan and was introduced to the Rupp Arena crowd a few seasons ago. John Calipari was so moved by his story that he invited him into his office and gave him an autographed piece of the 2012 National Championship floor. Bradford also loves KSR and says he listens every day.

Bradford just started a new chapter in his life: college. Check out Bradford posing with Willie Cauley-Stein on his first day of classes at UK. That’s definitely one for the scrapbook.

Best of luck to you, Matthew, and keep listening.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

18 Comments for Willie Cauley-Stein poses with Matthew Bradford on his first day of school



  1. JC3
    4:40 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

    GOD Bless you Matthew for your service to this Country! GOD’s speed young man.



  2. retired b-ball player
    4:42 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

    That’s awesome that Willie gets to pose with a hero!



    • For real
      6:09 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

      Quote of the year! Well done sir…and so true!



  3. MikeUKFan
    4:52 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

    Thank You for your service to our country Matthew. May God Bless You!!



  4. marshall Henderson's grandma
    6:45 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

    See bob knight, UK Players go to class!! Great picture



  5. Scrappy
    7:21 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

    …one for the scrapbook he’ll never see. Zing!



    • uk 78
      8:13 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

      WHAT A DICK



    • UK71
      8:27 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

      Scrappy – Matthew Bradford is a better man than you could ever dream to be. He sacrificed to protect your right to free speech which you foolishly abuse. Your disrespect reveals how depraved you are.



    • Brian
      9:07 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

      Hey Scrappy, do you have Facebook or Twitter?



    • Al/in/Indy
      9:54 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

      Scrappy must be a “bouyed” fan….because that asswipe is lower than whale shit.



  6. Bonnie
    8:41 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

    Matthew you are a very courageous YOUNG MAN ! We thank you so much for your service to our Country! I am so glad you are able to go on with your life doing what you want to do, I can’t think of a better way to challenge yourself then by going on to College !! You are just AWESOME!!! Having a picture made with MY WILLIE C.STEIN is something I could ONLY dream of !! He has been and is ONE of my ALL TIME FAVORITE WILDCAT’S !!! You both look like HERO’S to me !!!! God Bless you both!



  7. The Loco Pollo
    8:44 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

    Awesome. Best of luck, Matthew & thank you for your service & sacrifice.



  8. B-dub Paducah
    11:50 pm August 27, 2014 Permalink

    Awesome for Willie to get to meet a true hero! And I love WCS posing with other students/fans also. (my daughter met him at a party with friends and got a pic with him and the Harrisons)



  9. UK Freshmen
    12:52 am August 28, 2014 Permalink

    Willie, you are now an adult. Quit dressing like a kid and get rid of that silly name. Grow up.



    • Andrew
      8:06 am August 28, 2014 Permalink

      You’re one who could benefit from taking their own advice. That’s really what you took away from this post? You need to grow the hell up



  10. BluBlood
    7:37 am August 28, 2014 Permalink

    Check out that smile!!! What an amazing opportunity for WCS to stand next to one of America’s finest!!! Always gives me chill bumps seeing Matthew on the sidelines at the football games. Proud of the way UK respects that Marine!!! Semper Fi Matthew!!!



  11. 8&Counting
    12:23 pm August 28, 2014 Permalink

    Congratulations Matthew on starting college at the best college in the country!! I hope you have a great and exciting experience. This coming from a Army Iraq Vet. Go Big Blue!!



    • 8&Counting
      12:25 pm August 28, 2014 Permalink

      And also good for you Willie for having the heart to take the time to help make this Hero feel special on his first day!!!