Terry Wilson Out for the Season

Junior quarterback injured during Saturday’s game vs. Eastern Michigan

UK Athletics UK beat EMU 38-17. Photo by Elliott Hess | UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson will miss the remainder of the 2019 season because of a torn patellar tendon in his left knee that will require surgery, Coach Mark Stoops announced Sunday.

“I’m very sorry about Terry’s injury,” Stoops said. “He has done so much for our program over the last two seasons, both in leadership and his production on the field. As a team captain, he will continue to be an important part of our team and we look forward to him returning to the field when he has recovered.”

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Wilson was injured late in the third quarter of Saturday night’s 38-17 win over Eastern Michigan. In two games this season, Wilson completed 33 of 52 passes (63.5 percent) for 360 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 44 net rushing yards and a TD. In the 2018 season, he completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,889 yards and 11 touchdowns, also running for 547 net yards and four TDs.

The junior from Oklahoma City, Okla., has started all 15 games since his arrival last season. He has led Kentucky to a 12-3 record, including UK’s first winning Southeastern Conference mark since 1977 and a VRBO Citrus Bowl championship. He is one of the most historically significant quarterbacks in Kentucky annals. Starting lineups are available since 1993, however it is likely that Wilson’s 12-3 record in his first 15 starts is matched only by College Football Hall of Famer Vito “Babe” Parilli. As Kentucky’s quarterback in 1949-51, Parilli likely led his Wildcats to a 12-3 record in his first 15 starts – a 9-3 record in 1949 and a 3-0 mark to begin the 1950 season.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas toBKennedy@wtvq.com