Kentucky football preview: Kenneth Horsey set to lead revamped Kentucky offensive line

The Big Blue Wall has been a strong point for the Kentucky Wildcats over the past few years and hopefully it will be in 2022 despite a few new faces protecting Will Levis.

Kentucky’s offensive line has been so good over the years that they’ve been recognized for the Joe Moore Award, given to the top offensive line in the nation, for four straight seasons and were named finalists for the award in 2021.

The Cats had two offensive linemen hear their names called in the 2022 NFL Draft as Luke Fortner us in the 3rd round, pick 65 for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Darian Kinnard also heard his name called, on his way to the 5e round, pick 145 for the Kansas City Chiefs.

One face that won’t be new to the BBN in 2022 is senior guard Kenneth Horsey who will be one of the top Big Blue Wall leaders this year.

Kenneth Horsey

  • Position: Offensive guard
  • To classify: Senior Red Shirt
  • Measurements: 6 feet 3 inches, 304 pounds.
  • Hometown: Sanford, Florida
  • School: Sanford Seminole
  • Recruitment Rankings: Was rated a 3-star rookie and No. 53 offensive guard in the nation by 247 Sports Composite.

Horsey’s true freshman season was the year 2018, but he saw no action due to being redshirted after having to undergo open-heart surgery that year.

In 2019, Horsey appeared in four games as a redshirt rookie playing against Eastern Michigan, Vanderbilt, UT Martin and in the Bowl game against Virginia Tech.

As a sophomore, Horsey has started in all eight games he has played this season and was named the winner of the 2020 Mayo Clinic Returning Player of the Year award for becoming a starter after going through what he has. made in 2018.

Last season as a junior, Horsey started all 13 games for the Wildcats helping them reach the Citrus Bowl and claim victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes to finish with a 10-3 record.

Horsey was named to the 2021 FBS Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his volunteer work with the American Heart Association. He also received the Finn Collier Service Award from the Central Kentucky American Heart Association and was named to the SEC Community Service Team.

Horsey has been a key cog in the Big Blue Wall throughout his career, starting in 21 of his 25 career games, and we should expect that to be the case again in 2022 as the Cats are looking to host a very special season. .

While Horsey was a bit more under the radar in 2021, he’s getting a lot more recognition for the 2022 season. He was recently named a preseason honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Network, while Pro Football Focus l named a Second-Team All-SEC preseason pick.

In July, Horsey was named to the 2022 Media Days All-SEC Second Team Offense.

Kentucky’s offensive line is a question mark coming this season with three new starters as veteran Eli Cox moves from guard to center, but Horsey is someone this unit can lean on as a leader in what hopes to be another historic season at Lexington.

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