New walkon for UK football

The University of Kentucky football squad has picked up a new player, and at a much needed position for their chances at a winning season. See what this new player is all about in the following article.

Steve Willrich started out as a 5A All-District linebacker and offensive guard on his Georgetown High School football squad. The position changed once he got to Ranger College in Texas, as he was switched to the fullback position due to his stout stature, quick feet and ability to block.

In his first season (2000), he was named Honorable Mention All-Conference gaining 215 yards, scoring one touchdown and hauling in 3 catches for 22 yards.

His second season saw a bit more rush yardage, gaining a total of 482 yards, scoring 6 tds, laying out 12 pancake blocks to lead the way for the tailback running behind him.

At a combine this summer, Steve was measured at 5'11", weighed in at 246 lbs, but still put out a 4.78 40 time on a poor surface, leaped 30 inches on his vertical, and then blew everyone away pushing up 24 reps of 225. Needless to say he has the physical tools to compete in the SEC.

Since 2-a-days start this week, try to make your way out to see all the newcomers on campus, including Mr. Willrich. It is kids like this that allow a program to explode. Thanks Steve, and go UK!


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