CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Funeral services for famed former University of Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen have been announced.
Lorenzen, 38, died on July 3, a few days after being hospitalized with a number of ailments.
Lorenzen was the quarterback of the UK football team and was signed by the New York Giants in 2004. He had openly struggled with his weight and had returned to Lexington to team up with the "Now Let's Get Fit" organization to help kids make healthy lifestyle choices.
“I just want people to know there is something better out there that will make you feel better about yourself and going out and being out,” said Lorenzen.
Lorenzen was named Mr. Kentucky Football 1998.
Lorenzen attended Fort Thomas Highlands High School where he also played basketball and baseball. As a junior, he passed for a Northern Kentucky record of 2,759 yards and 37 touchdowns in 13 games.
He won state championship titles in 1996 and 1998 and also went to the Sweet 16 tournament with the boys basketball team.
A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, July 10 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by a burial service at 6 p.m. at St. Pius X Church in Edgewood, Kentucky.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, please donate to any of the following:
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for Better Health and Nutrition P.O. Box 5202 Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202
- United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation 8085 Saltsburg Rd. Suite 201 Pittsburgh, PA 15239.
Online Condolences can be sent here.