Jeff Badet transferring from Kentucky

01/13/2017 10:14 AM

Photo: UK Athletics

Mark Stoops announced this morning that junior wide receiver Jeff Badet has decided to transfer. Badet will graduate from Kentucky in May and will play his final season with another program.

“I want to thank all the coaches, especially Coach Stoops, for everything they’ve done for me over the past four years,” Badet said. “I also want to thank my brothers on the team and the Big Blue Nation for their support. I just feel like it’s the best decision for me to finish my career as a graduate transfer. I’ll always be proud of receiving my degree from UK and I’ll bleed blue forever.”

Badet was Kentucky’s most productive receiver this past season, catching 31 passes for 676 yards and four touchdowns. Badet was sixth in the NCAA in yards per reception this season (21.1). He leaves Kentucky with 82 catches for 1,385 yards and seven touchdowns.

“I appreciate Jeff and the contributions he made to the program during his time here,” Stoops said. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Check out some of Jeff Badet’s highlights from the 2016 season:

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