Kentucky football: former players set for NFL Wildcard weekend action

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Former Kentucky football players ready for NFL Wildcard weekend to kickoff.

It’s safe to say we love out Big Blue athletics year-round and from far and near. The Kentucky football season may be over but in the NFL the Wildcard Weekend is ready to kick off with some former Wildcats donning the helmets and pads.

Making an NFL roster is a feat unto its self even if you starred at Kroger Field or most any other college campus. Kentucky currently has 15 players on NFL rosters with eight on teams that are in the playoffs that kickoff Saturday.

Those active include Mike Edwards (Tampa Bay), Danny Trevathan (Chicago), Za’Darius Smith (Green Bay), Benny Snell, and Avery Williamson both for the Steelers.  Calvin Taylor Jr. (Pittsburgh) and Austin MacGinnins (LA Rams) are on the practice squads which isn’t a bad thing due to Covid and could quickly be called up. Bud DuPree is out for the year with a torn ACL for the Steelers and was on course for his best season ever.

Each has aspirations of playing in Super Bowl LV on February 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Some have a legit shot we can sit back and watch but they must navigate the course that begins this weekend.

Let’s take a look at the former Wildcats their careers and chances in this postseason.

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