It’s the last day of the decade AND the Belk Bowl! Start your bowl game day off right with Wildcat Blue Nation’s 2010s Kentucky Football All-Decade Team.
The 2010s were a rollercoaster for Kentucky football, to say the least. This decade saw three coaches – Rich Brooks, Joker Philips, and Mark Stoops – and three distinct eras. We begin and end this decade on strong notes. Some notes were full of promise, bowl games, and most importantly memories. Others were marked by disappointment and seemingly unforgivable lows.
In this decade, 11 of Kentucky’s 12 actively rostered NFL players were drafted – Wesley Woodyard (08) being the lone man out. Kentucky fans have witnessed five AP All-American players wear blue and white (four in the last two years) as well as 14 First Team All-SEC selections.
Also, Kentucky fans have weathered five bowl games – one under Joker Philips and four under Mark Stoops – including a win in the Citrus Bowl over then #12-ranked Penn State. However, perhaps the most impressive stat comes with the 2018 SEC Coach of the Year’s – Mark Stoops – ability to recruit and develop high-octane talent that led to four national awards to be awarded to Kentucky players.
So, without further ado, here is Wildcat Blue Nation’s 2010 All-Decade Roster for Kentucky Football.