Former Wildcat Jason Hatcher headed to West Georgia

06/24/2016 09:14 AM

Following his dismissal from the UK football program in February, former UK linebacker Jason Hatcher will look to rebuild his image with the Division II West Georgia Wolves, according to Steve Jones of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Hatcher was dismissed from the Wildcats football program after being arrested on marijuana-related charges.

Hatcher told Jones, “I believe this fresh start will be very huge for me, because I’m coming down here without the past I had at Kentucky from high school on up.” He went on to say, “Looking back on my career at UK, I feel that I hindered myself with off-the-field distractions. I feel that I never got the chance to showcase my full potential because I never could get over off-the-field issues.”

Hatcher was a former U.S. Army All-American from Trinity High School in Louisville and picked Kentucky following his decommitment from Southern California. He played in 30 games at UK, totaling 87 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

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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