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Kentucky Lands Grad Transfer Quarterback Sawyer Smith

Posted: 2:02 PM, May 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-13 14:02:34-04

LEXINGTON, Ky- Kentucky desperately needed depth at the quarterback position following Gunnar Hoak’s departure, and it looks like they found their man in Troy graduate transfer, Sawyer Smith.

Smith played at Troy under former Kentucky player Neal Brown and put together a nice season in a backup role. Following an injury to starting quarterback Kaleb Barker, Smith completed 63% of his passes for 1,669 yards and 14 touchdowns in 13 games.

Smith’s best game came in his final game at Troy. He threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns in their Dollar General Bowl win over Buffalo.

Smith will have two years of eligibility remaining and will be available to play immediately.