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Jordan Jones Won’t Play in the Citrus Bowl for UK

Posted at 4:32 PM, Dec 18, 2018
Kentucky linebacker Jordan Jones (34) celebrates after a play during the NCAA college football game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

UK officials have confirmed that Jordan Jones will miss the game against Penn State in the Citrus Bowl.

He is being listed as ineligible for the New Year’s Day bowl game and it’s the second year in a row UK has missed a key starter on defense. Last year, in the Music City Bowl, Denzil Ware was forced to sit out.

Jones career essentially comes to an end because he’s a senior. This season, the linebacker had 68 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

UK will lean on freshmen linebackers DeAndre Square and Chris Oats to play more in the bowl game.