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Super “Senior” Senior Rigg tallies two touchdowns in final Kroger Field game

Justin Rigg has been a Kentucky Wildcat for six years making thanks to a covid extra year. The elder statesman was rewarded for his time and tenure by Coen by being the recipient of two touchdown passes.

One covered 32-yards that he earned his way after a catch at the 25-yard line and sprinted untouched to the endzone. The second was a two-yarder in the endzone the way tight ends should be utilized.

Ironically the two touchdowns are the first time a tight end has had multiple scores in a game since CJ Conrad did the same the last time these teams met in 2016.

It’s hard to believe that the Springboro, Ohio native was playing in the 61st game.  His first score finished off an 81 yards drive. His second score came just before halftime boosting the Wildcat lead to 35-13. It was the first-ever two-touchdown game of his career. In fact, he only had two career touchdowns in the previous five seasons.

For all his time at Kentucky, he has already graduated in December of 2020 with a degree in agricultural economics and is currently working on a second degree in communication. His leadership and commitment will surely be missed.