UK Football

Jul 16, 2012 9:32 PM by Mary Jo Perino

Tamme Continues His Work For Wounded Vets

Kentucky has not found a suitable replacement for Jacob Tamme since he graduated. The last true threat at tight end was the former Boyle County star, who's played for the Indianapolis Colts since leaving UK.

This offseason, he was traded to the Denver Broncos. He rejoined former Colts teammate Peyton Manning and former UK teammate Wesley Woodyard. He should be able to make an impact this season in Denver. But there was one thing he worried about when he heard the news. How would he keep his golf tournament going from half way across the United States?

"I have no idea how it's going to go year to year. I was concerned about the move out to Denver," said Tamme.

He's talking about Swing For Soldiers, a charity golf tournament he and his wife started three years ago. It helps raise money to build accessible homes for wounded veterans. He's helped a lot of people so far and because it's Jacob Tamme, and because he's got great friends, he made it happen.

"We have a ton of support again this year, we have exactly how many teams we wanted. I can't thank the people who have joined on to the cause enough they've been really supportive over the past couple years."

Because of Tamme's efforts, a home for Kenneth Harker, who lost both of his legs, should be ready by September.

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