Jacob Tamme: "I'm certainly thankful to be a part of a team like this"

02/03/2017 06:05 PM

Former Kentucky tight end Jacob Tamme is hoping to win his first Super Bowl this weekend as his Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots.

This is Tamme’s third super bowl appearance with his third team, but he is still looking for his first ring. Tamme helped get the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos each to a Super Bowl. Those teams, both lead by the legendary Peyton Manning, were unable to come away with a victory.

This Super Bowl is different for Tamme. He won’t be catching passes or blocking defensive lineman—he’ll be watching and cheering from the sidelines. Tamme is still recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered midway through the season that required season-ending surgery. While it has been tough for Tamme not being on the field with his teammates, he says that he is extremely grateful to be in this position with this team.

I spoke with Tamme about his recovery, how he’s handled not being on the field and what his thoughts are on the future of Kentucky football.

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. 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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