Updated: Sep 7
After earning a 100 yard kick return for touchdown, the Southeastern Conference has named starting wide receiver/specialist Barion Brown the ‘Special Teams Player of the Week.’
If Kentucky needed any spark to get the crowd and players rejuvenated, Brown was ready to make his name known during his first game as a Wildcat. Media later learned that Barion called his shot before the game and his kick return came to begin the 2nd half, building the Cats' lead to 20-10.
The 6-1, 166 pound receiver out of Nashville, TN was teased by head coach Mark Stoops for taking back a ball that was headed for the Wildcat endzone and Stoops laughed with media when explaining Robinson's reaction.
As Kentucky's special teams played a huge role during the game, Robinson is already putting his name in history. Saturday’s kick return made Barion Brown the first Wildcat to return a kickoff for touchdown since Derrick Locke did so in 2009 against Louisville. Will this be a trend for the star receiver and specialist? It will be obvious this Saturday when Kentucky takes on Florida in Gainesville. Buckle up, this will be fun.