By LARRY VAUGHT
What advantages does the University of Kentucky provide for athletes after their eligibility ends
“The University of Kentucky will embrace its student-athletes that are devoted to excellence. Choose a university that has an administrator, coaches, and support personnel that you trust and genuinely want the best for you,” said former UK football player Jeremy Jarmon.
“I chose UK because I believed in the UK brand that President Lee Todd, AD Mitch Barnhart, and head coach Rich Brooks represented. I still receive advice and encouragement from this group. Less than a month after retiring from football, I was offered a position on the football staff. This position gave me a chance to give back to the student athletes, while being mentored during this transition by the staff and administration.”
Jarmon played two seasons in the NFL after leaving UK and says he Kentucky connections have helped him in his business career.
“My life is just beginning now that football is over and various people here have assisted me with resume building, job seeking, outreach, investments, relationship and family advice, continuing education, etc.” Jarmon said.
“This community continues to find ways for me and others to stay involved with the program and this has only increased my regional contacts within the UK Alumni network. People are just absolutely fanatical about this university and the reach of its brand.”