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Kentucky football’s quarterbacks over past 25 seasons

With Kentucky naming Terry Wilson as its starting quarterback to open the 2018 season, I thought it might be a good time to review Wilson’s predecessors.

Here is a chart of Kentucky’s passing leaders, based on yards, over the past 25 seasons.

YearPasserComAttYdsPctTDINTRating
1993Pookie Jones8516310710.52187114.9
1994Antonio O’Ferral481076420.44976105.6
1995Billy Jack Haskins9315411760.60446125.3
1996Billy Jack Haskins931759670.53155103.3
1997Tim Couch36354738840.6643719141.4
1998Tim Couch40055342750.7233615153.3
1999Dusty Bonner30346532660.6522613137.0
2000Jared Lorenzen32155936870.5741921116.5
2001Jared Lorenzen16729221790.572197136.6
2002Jared Lorenzen18332722670.56245135.4
2003Jared Lorenzen19133622210.568168123.3
2004Shane Boyd13826313280.5257996.8
2005Andre Woodson14625316440.57766115.4
2006Andre Woodson26441935150.630317154.5
2007Andre Woodson32751837090.6314011144.5
2008Mike Hartline17231116660.55398104.7
2009Mike Hartline791338020.59467114.4
2010Mike Hartline26840531780.662239146.4
2011Maxwell Smith841538190.54944103.3
2012Maxwell Smith1031509750.68784135.5
2013Maxwell Smith10518312760.57491131.1
2014Patrick Towles22539327180.573149122.5
2015Patrick Towles18332621480.561914112.0
2016Stephen Johnson14526520370.547136130.9
2017Stephen Johnson18931623050.598106127.7

[The pluses and minuses of Terry Wilson as Kentucky’s starting quarterback]

Check out my podcast with fellow Herald-Leader sports columnist Mark Story we recorded after Monday’s press conference in which Wilson was named the starter.

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