Jen Smith on UK Football

Former UK player under Bear Bryant back on campus for weekend celebration

Kentucky had more than 125 former football players back on campus this weekend for the opening of fall camp and to see the school’s new, $45 million practice facility.

The celebration of UK football’s past is prominent in the new venue, which pleased the head coach.

“One of the aspects of the building we don’t touch on a lot is the history we’ve really tried to embrace and bring back,” Coach Mark Stoops said Friday. “We appreciate all the past players, all their efforts, the past teams, the winning teams, the coaches that have done so well. We’ve really tried to embrace that history.”

On that list of returnees was Harry Rogers of Frankfort, who played for the Cats on the 1947, 1949 and 1950 bowl teams under Paul “Bear Bryant.

He was able to spend time in the new facility and even got to see his place on the wall there.

Jennifer Smith: 859-231-3241, @jenheraldleader

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