Former UK player being honored at 2016 KY Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction

06/15/2016 09:08 AM

The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame will have their induction ceremony next week. The honorees include Council Rudolph, Myron Guyton, Warren Bryant, Ray Buchanan and former UK coach Blanton Collier. Former Wildcat offensive lineman Dermontti Dawson will be honored at the ceremony. Dawson was inducted into the KY Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2003 as a part of the inaugural class. He played high school football for Bryan Station and then went on to play for UK from 1984-1987. Dawson was named second-team All SEC his senior year. He went on to have a very successful career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, being named a six time first team All-Pro and a seven time selection to the pro bowl. Dawson retired in 2000 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

Dawson joined the show to talk about his recognition at the ceremony, the future of UK football, and his time at Kentucky, including his favorite memory as a Wildcat.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.


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