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Derrick Ramsey, Jason Todd join Cat Calls tonight

Former UK coach Fran Curci, right, reacts to the crowd after being introduced Saturday while former players, from left, Art Still, Warren Bryant and Derrick Ramsey applaud. All three players earned All-American honors at UK. (Bill Thirry Photo)

Former UK coach Fran Curci, right, reacts to the crowd after being introduced Saturday while former players, from left, Art Still, Warren Bryant and Derrick Ramsey applaud. All three players earned All-American honors at UK. (Bill Thirry Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

We will have plenty of football experts to weigh in tonight on from 6-7 on Cat Calls at Mallards on WKYB (107.5 FM).

Kentucky is coming off a dramatic win over Mississippi State and could move to 5-3 with a win over Missouri, which would also improve UK’s SEC mark to 4-2.

Former UK center Dave Hopewell will join myself and Olivia Prewitt as usual tonight. But we will also have former UK punter Jason Todd, now an assistant coach at  Lincoln County, with us. The big bonus will be Derrick Ramsey at 6:20 p.m. Ramsey was the starting quarterback on UK’s 1976 Peach Bowl and SEC championship team as well as the 10-1 team in 1977 when he earned All-America honors.

He went on to play in the NFL for Oakland, New England and Detroit for a total of nine years as a tight end after being a fifth-round draft pick.

He’s currently Secretary of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet under Gov. Matt Bevin. He was the Deputy Secretary of Commerce from 2003-2007 under Gov. Ernie Fletcher.

Ramsey, 50, was also athletics director at Coppin State from 2008 to 2015.

Ramsey and Hopewell were teammates at UK and were honored over the weekend when the 1976 team had a 40-year reunion at UK.

 

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