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Kentucky Football Countdown: 19 Days till Kickoff

Nick Roush08/15/22


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It seems like just yesterday we began the Kentucky football countdown. Now 80% through the roster, you can feel the football in the air across the Commonwealth. This weekend got a little crazy thanks to some unforeseen circumstances, so let’s take a look at a few players we missed in Monday’s closer look at the Wildcats’ roster.

No. 21 Dee Beckwith

A surprise late addition to the 2022 football team, Dee Beckwith transferred to Kentucky after spending two years with the Tennessee football program. An impressive physical specimen, he passes the look test. However, it’s unclear where exactly the talented athlete will fit into the Kentucky offense. Rich Scangarello likes to use a ton of tight ends, and Beckwith has the measurables to play the fullback/H-back role.

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No. 0 Kavosiey Smoke

The first person to wear the single-zero uniform at Kentucky began his career as No. 20. An explosive rusher, throughout his UK career he is averaging 5.61 yards per carry, the sixth-best in school history. Kavosiey Smoke has 1,306 rushing yards over the last four years, but the senior from Wetumpka, Al. appears to have fallen behind on the depth chart. It will be interesting to see how Rich Scangarello divvies up carries in a crowded running back room.

No. 19 Rahsaan Lewis

Folks have been so caught up in Chris Rodriguez’s status, people forget that Rahsaan Lewis also plead guilty to a DUI from an arrest this spring. Similar to the Kentucky running back, it’s unknown if and how much time Lewis will miss this fall.

Rahsaan Lewis has a famous father, Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis. Before transferring to Kentucky, the walk-on senior wide receiver spent time at UCF and USF. A small, albeit explosive wide receiver, he turned heads at fall camp last year. He could factor into the equation on special teams, but Chauncey Magwood will likely receive the second-most reps in the slot behind Tayvion Robinson this fall.

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