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Former Kentucky Star Jared Lorenzen Dies At 38

The former Kentucky Wildcats quarterback passed away Wednesday. He was part of the 2007 New York Giants team that won Super Bowl XLII by beating the New England Patriots.

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Former Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Jared Lorenzen died Wednesday due to multiple health issues. He was 38 years old.

His mother confirmed to ESPN that he had been battling an infection for about a week that was caused by kidney and heart problems.

Known during his playing days as the “Hefty Lefty” for playing over the weight of a normal quarterback, Lorenzen holds the school record for total yards, completions, and passing yards. He was inducted into the UK Hall of Fame for his play.

After going undrafted in 2014, he signed with the New York Giants as Eli Manning’s backup quarterback. He won Super Bowl XLII as a part of the 2007 team that beat the undefeated New England Patriots.

He last played for the North Kentucky River Monsters of the Conditional Indoor Football League before a broken leg ended his career. Post-football, Lorenzen was a guest host on Kentucky Sports Radio and launched “The Jared Lorenzen Project” that outlined his journey of fighting obesity that was documented on ESPN.

Rest In Peace, Jared. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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