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Terry Wilson to honor Jared Lorenzen with custom cleats

Drew Franklin08/27/19

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Terry Wilson will honor Jared Lorenzen's memory by wearing a pair of custom cleats with a tribute to The Hefty Lefty painted on them. As soon as Wilson learned of Lorenzen's passing back in July, he tweeted plans to wear the No. 22 jersey in the first game of the season. He also had a secret project in the works with sneaker artist Billy Hobbs of True Blue Customs, and KSR has the first look at the finished product: The plan is to wear the shoes in the first game of the season this coming Saturday; but with the recent announcement of Jared Lorenzen Day on October 12, I suppose Wilson could hold off until that date. I know the plan as of last week was still to wear them against Toledo, though -- so we'll see. Wilson also has a couple of ideas for what to do with the shoes after the game. When asked why it is important to honor Lorenzen, Wilson told KSR that, even though he didn't know Lorenzen well, he is well aware of what Lorenzen meant to the program. "Coming to Kentucky and seeing all the history that he made, and all the big games he went through, and all that he did for this program, it was huge," he said. "So when I saw Jared's passing, I felt like I had to do something. I felt like I needed to show my honor and respect for him and his family and this university." I also challenged him to add one more Lorenzen tribute: a no-look, over-the-shoulder pass. Wilson said, "I'm going to practice that for real. I watched that like five times in a row -- he was really gifted, really talented. I don't know how he did it during a game... He's definitely a GOAT here." Yes he is, Terry. Yes he is. And Terry will move up BBN's favorite quarterback list with this very cool tribute to the legend.

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