UofL FOOTBALL | Last Chance U's Brittany Wagner discusses Gary McCrae

10/07/2016 12:46 PM

The hit Netflix Original Series “Last Chance U” debuted July 29, 2016 as a series following a junior college football team in the small town of Scooba, Mississippi for a season. East Mississippi Community College is notorious for winning JUCO National Championships, and graduating their players to division-1 schools.

In the sixth and final episode of the season, the show reveals what schools each player it chronicled ended up at. EMCC linebacker Gary McCrae is now a member of the UofL football team. In the past, EMCC products Za’Darius Smith and A.J. Stamps wound up at UK as well.

The academic adviser for the team, Brittany Wagner, is shown throughout the show as a prominent figure in helping the players achieve their goals- both academically and in football. She Skyped in to cn|2 Sports to discuss the show, former players and possibly attending a UofL game in the future.

Watch the full interview here:

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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