Something we all hoped would happen, actually has come to pass. Kentucky Football found out today that Ramon Jefferson has been granted a seventh year of eligibility from the NCAA.
Ramon Jefferson was a highly touted FCS running back at Sam Houston State, before he transferred to Kentucky last spring. There was a lot of hype about him being able to be a steady ball carrier in Chris Rodriguez's absence. However, two carries into his career at Kentucky ended his season. Jefferson tore his ACL and never saw the field again in 2022. While Jefferson has been seen on social media working out and looking like he is ready for spring camp, most wondered if the NCAA would grant him an unprecedented seventh season of eligibility.
In a rare move, the NCAA got it right and granted Jefferson his final season. Jefferson will combine with Ray Davis, JuTahn McClain and LaVell Wright to form a talented group of veteran running backs. If there was any question about his talent, that can be answered by the fact that Jefferson was an All-American honors after totaling 1,155 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns in the fall of 2021. While it was for an FCS team, it was still an impressive season.
Liam Coen already had a dynamic group of receivers to work with in 2023. Now, he has the same luxury with his running back group.