By LARRY VAUGHT
Jared Lorenzen’s legacy just continues to amaze me because even though I thought I knew how many people he had touched with football and his life, I obviously did not.
I have now been on five out-of-state radio shows in the last four days talking about Lorenzen’s life and career. Even a station in Portland, Ore., wanted to talk about Lorenzen.
Listen to any sports talk show in Kentucky and Lorenzen’s death at age 38 last week has dominated the conversation.
I saw this Facebook post from former Kentucky receiver Aaron Boone and got his permission to share it with you.
“I played with a lot of QBs over the years through college and in the pros but Jared Lorenzen was truly one of a kind. He will be missed!” Boone wrote on Facebook.
“His BIG rocket of an arm, with a lefty spin, took some getting used to, but once we connected we rolled and had a great run together at the University of Kentucky! In a span of 16 straight games, we connected for 15 touchdown receptions!”
Think about that. Fifteen touchdowns in 16 games for that combo. Incredible.
Boone closed his post with this:
“We had some great times on and off the field that I will always remember and be grateful for. I know I would not have developed into the WR I became without him. Until we meet again brother, rest easy!”
Rest easy indeed.