FORT THOMAS, Ky. (LEX 18) — The celebration of life for Jared Lorenzen continued inside his alma mater today, as Kentucky Sports Radio took its show on the road.
The funeral for the former UK quarterback was Wednesday, but his friends at KSR wanted to take the opportunity to remember their friend and show just how much he meant to all of them.
The show’s hosts enjoyed a long business and professional relationship with Jared, and felt compelled to do a show inside Fort Thomas Highland High School where all those trophies he helped win are still on display. The show took place just off the football field where the young lefty earned his title as Mr. Kentucky Football.
There was a huge turnout to watch host Matt Jones talk about his friend.
"Whenever I faced any criticism or whatever he always asked ‘how are you, how are you dealing with all this?’ And that’s a really thoughtful question that very few people ask. That’s how he was. Always considerate and I’m gonna miss him a lot," said Jones.
Lorenzen's former high school coach, Dale Mueller, spoke about how he was able to witness Lorenzen's widespread influence on the field.
"I happened to be standing there when Eli Manning walked in and we were telling Jared stories and I asked ‘how was he as a back up?’ And Eli’s face just lit up and he said he was the greatest back up you could be," said Mueller.
KSR has also announced the start of a Jared Lorenzen Memorial Fund for his kids’ college tuition, and kicked it off with a $2,500 donation. Another $16,000 came in within the first 60 minutes.
If you want to help out and grab a bite to eat, you can also dine at KSBar & Grille from July 12 to 14 and 22 percent of all sales will go towards the fund. You can also donate here.