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 is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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