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January 19, 2021

Stoops Squashes Silly JJ Weaver, Kelvin Joseph Internet Rumors

Nick Roush 11:45am January 19, 2021 1/19/21

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Some folks have spent too much time on the internet. People who enjoy perusing through UK football players’ social media accounts feared J.J. Weaver might not return to Lexington after he shared a video on an Instagram story from Florida. Kentucky’s SEC All-Freshman Team selection was enjoying some time with his family in Ft. Lauderdale…

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November 30, 2020

Weaver out with ACL injury; “It’s very disappointing,” Stoops says

Drew Franklin 12:35pm November 30, 2020 11/30/20

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JJ Weaver’s season is over with an ACL injury suffered in the loss at Florida, the redshirt freshman’s first career start for the Kentucky defense. UK still hasn’t announced the injury as an ACL tear—Mark Stoops would only call it a leg injury–but Weaver himself shared the news via his personal Twitter account Monday morning,…

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November 29, 2020

JJ Weaver reportedly tore his ACL vs. Florida

Nick Roush 4:28pm November 29, 2020 11/29/20

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The 2020 Kentucky football season is the jelly of the month club from hell. It’s the gift of bad news that keeps on giving. Justin Rowland from Cats Illustrated reports redshirt freshman outside linebacker J.J. Weaver will need surgery to repair a torn ACL he suffered Saturday afternoon at Florida. The Ft. Lauderdale native and…

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November 27, 2020

Kentucky Defenders Confident Entering The Swamp

Nick Roush 10:00am November 27, 2020 11/27/20

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A 60-point loss has not affected the confidence of UK’s defense. Days after Alabama’s explosive offense made mincemeat of the Wildcat defense, Kentucky must prepare to play Florida’s Heisman Trophy frontrunner and his arsenal of future NFL pass-catchers. A daunting task against the nation’s top-ranked passing offense, a couple of Wildcats remain unfazed. Kelvin Joseph,…

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November 11, 2020

WATCH: Kentucky Players Prepare to Return to Kroger Field vs. Vanderbilt

Nick Roush 8:00pm November 11, 2020 11/11/20 Comments Disabled

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Kentucky Sports Radio was in the Zoom audience as a handful of Wildcats spoke to reporters about Saturday’s upcoming game against Vanderbilt, Kentucky’s first game in two weeks. Even though it feels like the gruesome, 10-SEC-game grind is weighing down the program, safety Yusuf Corker emphatically said that’s far from the case. “The mood right…

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September 3, 2020

Four Downs: Brad White on JJ Weaver, Phil Hoskins, Josaih Hayes and Kelvin Joseph

Nick Roush 10:30pm September 3, 2020 9/3/20

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Thursday evening Kentucky defensive coordinator Brad White peeled back the curtain to let the Big Blue Nation know where a handful of players stand as the Wildcats near the midway point of preseason practice. There have been some pleasant surprises and there are potential stars that still have hurdles to overcome. First Down: Kelvin Joseph…

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June 18, 2020

JJ Weaver’s father murdered in Georgia shooting

Nick Roush 11:30pm June 18, 2020 6/18/20

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Tragedy has struck J.J. Weaver’s family. A UK spokesperson confirmed the redshirt freshman linebacker’s father was murdered early Wednesday morning. Albany, GA police are investigating a shooting that resulted in the death of 44-year-old Terrance Weaver. WFXL reports one other person was injured in the incident that took place just before 2:30 a.m. Three people…

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November 18, 2019

JJ Weaver’s Outstanding Early Play Provides Optimism for Redshirt Class

Nick Roush 3:30pm November 18, 2019 11/18/19

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For the first time since Mark Stoops became Kentucky’s head coach, every single true freshman will redshirt. It’s not because they aren’t good enough to play. J.J. Weaver played so well against Vanderbilt, Mark Stoops wishes he could have given the true freshman more live reps earlier in the season. “I’m not going to burn…

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November 3, 2019

Kentucky football redshirt watch: who’s still eligible?

Nick Wheatley 9:30pm November 3, 2019 11/3/19

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With four games left to play in the regular season, this is the time to be looking for some true freshmen to start getting reps in real games. Against Missouri, we saw Jared Casey, KD McDaniel and JJ Weaver all make their first appearances of the season. The official rulebook allows players to participate in…

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October 27, 2019

Saturday was only the beginning for Kentucky’s young defense

Maggie Davis 3:00pm October 27, 2019 10/27/19

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Mark Stoops and Brad White hinted all week about younger players on the team potentially earning some playing time during Saturday’s game between Kentucky and Missouri. They were right. UK’s two highest-rated signees from the class of 2019 – Jared Casey and JJ Weaver – both saw the field Saturday night. Weaver, an outside linebacker…

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