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John Schlarman: Kentucky “lucky” to have Jacob Tamme

Jacob Tamme (Larry Vaught Photo)


Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman says former UK All-SEC tight end Jacob Tamme is a perfect role model for current UK players. Tamme played nine years in the NFL and was on three teams that reached the Super Bowl.

Tamme is not retired and has a cattle farm in his hometown in Boyle County.

“Jacob stands for all the right things and represented Kentucky so well when he was there and now that he has moved on, he is still doing it. You just want to do whatever you can to help him raise money for a great cause and I am really happy to be part of it,” Schlarman said after playing in Tamme’s Swing For Soldiers, a golf scramble to raise money to build homes for wounded veterans.

“This is what it is all about in life when you get out of the football world and get into the real world and help people. He is on a platform where he can help people and it is such a great example for all of our guys (players) right now to look at him and see how you can impact other people and not just your small circle of friends or yourself.

“Kentucky was lucky to have Jacob Tamme as a player and now we are lucky that he’s still around here and doing great things to help so many deserving people.”

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