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Apr 9, 2012 11:15 AM by Alan Cutler

3 Defensive Players Leave UK

Three more defensive players are now gone from UK's roster.

Tim Patterson, who was considered the top prospect in the 2010 class in Kentucky by Rivals.com, and a big recruit by Joker Phillips getting him out of Louisville where he was important in Central High School winning a couple of state championships has left the team.

Patterson, a 6-foot-4 inch 250 pound linebacker was expected to become a star at UK.

Justin Henderson, a 6-foot-3 inch 242 pound linebacker played in four games last season as a Redshirt Freshman. Henderson was first-team all-state in high school. He was a four year starter at tight end for Bamberg-Ehrhadt High in South Carolina. Henderson like Patterson is not only leaving UK by choice, but also was not listed as a starter.

Defensive end Nermin Delic was dismissed for a violation of team rules. The 6-foot-5 inch 280 pound sophomore came back to UK in January after sitting out the fall semester while recovering from injuries. As a true freshman Delic looked like he might turn into an excellent SEC lineman. He had a quarterback sack against Vanderbilt and shared a sack with Taylor Wyndham against Akron.

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