One former Kentucky Wildcat will be making a strong defensive appearance in Super Bowl 50.
Danny Trevathan and his Denver Broncos are to take on the Carolina Panthers for the big game. If this were last seasons Bronco’s, both Jacob Tamme and Wesley Woodyard would be making an appearance, but trades happened and have left one long Wildcat on the Broncos.
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Trevathan has started at the linebacker position in all 15 of the Broncos games leading up to the Super Bowl after only starting in one and playing in three last season while he was plagued with an injury. He’s grabbed two interceptions this season and even ran back for a defensive touchdown, the first of his career. He has a career-total of 282 tackles as of this week, three sacks, 19 pass deflections, five interceptions and three forced fumbles. He’s improving every year for the Broncos and is someone to be sure to look for tonight.
Trevathan, out of Youngstown, Ohio and Leesburg High School in Leesburg, Florida played for the Kentucky Wildcats from 2008-2011. He completed the 2011 NFL Draft evaluation, but ultimately chose to play his senior season with the Kentucky Wildcats. In 2010, Trevathan led the SEC in tackles with 144, and also led the SEC in tackles in 2011 through the first 9 games of the season. He was drafted in the 6th round of the NFL Draft, 188th overall, with the pick that the Broncos obtained after an exchange with the New York Jets for former University of Florida quarterback, Tim Tebow.
So, if you didn’t know who to cheer for for Super Bowl 50, cheer for the team featuring a former Kentucky Wildcat. The Denver Broncos. Danny Trevathan gave the University of Kentucky a full four years, something many players in today’s game don’t do. It’s hard not to cheer for a guy like that.