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2017 Kentucky Wildcats football
Kentucky Wildcats logo
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2017 record7–6 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachMark Stoops (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorEddie Gran (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDarin Hinshaw (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorMatt House (1st; 2nd season)
Base defense3–4 or 4–3
Home stadiumKroger Field
(Capacity: 61,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →

Template:2017 SEC football standings The 2017 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wildcats played their home games at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky played as a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. They were led by fifth-year head coach Mark Stoops. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in SEC play to finish in a tie for third place in the Eastern Division. They were invited to the Music City Bowl where they lost to Northwestern.

Previous seasonEdit

In 2016, the Wildcats won seven out of their last ten games after starting the season 0–2, completing their fourth year under Mark Stoops at 7–5 and 4–4 in the SEC (3rd-East). They defeated in-state rival and ninth-ranked Louisville, 41–38, to end the regular season. In the postseason, the Wildcats competed in the TaxSlayer Bowl, losing to Georgia Tech 18–33.

Offseason Edit

Spring GameEdit

The spring game took place on April 14, in Lexington.

Date Time Spring Game Site TV Result Attendance
April 14 7:30 p.m. Blue vs. White Kroger FieldLexington, KY SEC Network 31–14 Blue
37,172

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jeff Badet #13 WR 6'0" 182 Junior Orlando, FL Transferred to Oklahoma
Alvonte Bell #92 DE 6'5" 260 Junior Miramar, FL Kicked off team
Tanner Fink #49 TE 6'2" 251 Senior Louisville, KY Graduated
Nico Firios #40 LB 6'2" 245 Sophomore Longwood, FL Transferred
Jabari Greenwood #8 WR 6'3" 195 Sophomore Washington D.C. Transferred
J.D. Harmon #11 DB 6'2" 200 Senior Paducah, KY Graduated
Jojo Kemp #3 RB 5'10" 200 Senior DeLand, FL Graduated
De'Niro Laster #44 LB 6'4" 241 Junior Cleveland Heights, OH Transferred
Blake McClain #24 DB 5'11" 200 Senior Winter Park, FL Graduated
Marcus McWilson #15 DB 6'0" 210 Senior Youngstown, OH Graduated
Courtney Miggins #94 DT 6'5" 285 Senior Lithonia, GA Graduated
Zach Myers #57 C 6'3" 305 Senior Miamisburg, OH Graduated
Ryan Timmons #1 WR 5'10" 198 Senior Frankfort, KY Graduated
Jon Toth #72 C 6'5" 310 Senior Indianapolis, IN Graduated
Roland Walder #33 LB 6'3" 215 Freshman Dayton, OH Transferred
Kobie Walker #8 LB 6'3" 215 Sophomore Baltimore, MD Transferred
Stanley Williams #18 RB 5'9" 196 Junior Monroe, GA Entered 2017 NFL Draft
Zane Williams #78 DT 6'4" 290 Senior Lexington, KY Graduated

2017 signing classEdit

Prior to National Signing Day in February 1, 2017, seven players enrolled for the spring semester in order to participate in spring practice and included six former high school seniors and one junior college transfer.[1] On National Signing Day, Kentucky signed an additional seventeen players out of high school and junior college that completed the 2017 recruiting class.[2]


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