The University of Kentucky will celebrate the life of late quarterback Jared Lorenzen during next Saturday’s game vs. Arkansas at Kroger Field.
UK isn’t the only place remembering Lorenzen this week. Highlands High School in Fort Thomas (Ky)., Lorenzen’s high school alma mater, honored No. 22 during a home game vs. Conner High School.
Lorenzen played for Highlands from 1995 to 1998. He led the Bluebirds to a Class AAA state championship with a perfect 15-0 season in 1998, where he completed 169-of-270 passes for 3,392 yards and 42 touchdowns while rushing for 904 yards and 15 touchdowns. The dominant season on the field led to Lorenzen being named Kentucky’s Mr. Football in 1998.
The University of Kentucky Wildcat Marching Band made the trip to Fort Thomas Friday night to perform during pregame, halftime and post game. Lorenzen’s family joined the band on the field at halftime for the jersey retirement.
It's game day!
Highlands hosts Conner at 7PM.
— Fort Thomas Schools (@FTSchools) October 4, 2019
A great man and a great player.@FTHighlandsHS retired the #22 jersey of the great Jared Lorenzen during pre-game ceremonies in Fort Thomas on Friday night.
The @UKWildcatBand played "My Old Kentucky Home" and delivered wonderful music throughout the evening.
A special night. pic.twitter.com/o93NgPcNm1
— Fort Thomas Schools (@FTSchools) October 5, 2019
WKYT was on hand for the ceremony and you can check out video from the night at their website below.