Fans, players react to passing of former UK Quarterback Lorenzen

Jared Lorenzen passed away at the age of 38
Posted at 4:54 PM, Jul 03, 2019

LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18) — It hasn't taken long for BBN to mourn the loss of beloved football player Jared Lorenzen.

Lorenzen passed away at the age of 38 after spending several days in the hospital. Known as the "hefty lefty" during his stint with the wildcats, Lorenzen was well-known and well-loved around our community. Here are the reactions of those who knew and loved Jared.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of Jared Lorenzen’s passing,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “Jared was a uniquely gifted player who endeared himself to the Big Blue Nation with his passion for the game and his incredible talent. More importantly, he was a true Wildcat and a man whose love for the University of Kentucky was plain to see well after his playing days were over. That love was surpassed only by the love he had for his two children. We offer our support and condolences to them, as well as all of Jared’s family and friends.”

“We are heartbroken for Jared’s family and friends,” Coach Mark Stoops said. “Since I’ve been here, it has been obvious that he was one of the most popular players in school history. He was a proud member of the Kentucky football family and he will be greatly missed by the Big Blue Nation.”