When Kentucky needed a big play in the fourth quarter against Florida, J.J. Weaver delivered. It’s what the Wildcats’ EDGE always does against the Gators.
In 2021 Weaver made the play that decided the game, picking off a pass to clinch the win for the Cats at Kroger Field. In 2023 he chipped away and chipped away until he finally got home with a sack on the final Florida drive to clinch a win over the Gators.
Before Weaver balled out, he was on the set for a commercial shoot with Morgan & Morgan. The Name, Image and Likeness campaign will put his face on billboards across the Commonwealth. He’s using his NIL rights to do much more than cash a check.
“The stuff I didn’t have as a kid, I want to give back to the community in my hometown so I did a bike drive, I did a football camp and a back-to-school drive, just to show my love and support for my community,” Weaver said.
The events in Louisville, Lexington and Radcliff were smashing successes. Now he’s trying to keep that off-field success rolling into Saturdays. Weaver shared with KSR how he prepares for each and every game at Kroger Field, what his favorite pass rush moves are and much more. Give it a watch, Big Blue Nation.
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- Tuesday evening: Interviews with Liam Coen and the offense
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- Wednesday evening: Interviews with Brad White and the defense
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