Wildcats in the Pros -- Feb. 10

Each week, Wildcats in the Pros catches up with some former Kentucky student-athletes who are doing big things in professional athletics. 

Travathan is Super Bowl 50 Champion


It was clear on Sunday night that the Denver Broncos’ defense was dominant in their 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Arguably the top contributor for the Super Bowl Champions' suffocating defense was former Wildcat Danny Trevathan.

In his second Super Bowl appearance, Trevathan not only tied the Super Bowl single-game record with two fumble recoveries, but he also led the Broncos with eight total tackles. Travathan racked up 109 total tackles this year, becoming the team’s top tackler for the season.

Trevathan’s first trip to the Super Bowl was two years ago in a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, where he led both teams with seven tackles and five assists.

The 2012 sixth-round draft pick is a free agent and expected to attract plenty of attention from NFL teams.

Seven Former Wildcats to Participate in NBA All-Star Weekend


Seven former Wildcats will be participating in either the NBA All-Star game or special events leading up to the game this weekend.

Winning two straight Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month awards and the most recent No. 1 overall draft pick, Karl-Anthony Towns, will join Nerlens Noel on the U.S Team to take on Trey Lyles of the World Team in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. The Challenge will air on TNT Feb. 12 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

The following evening, State Farm All-Star Saturday night will feature three different events to showcase some of the most talented stars in the league. Towns, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis will all three participate in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, while Devin Booker will compete in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest.

Finishing off All-Star Weekend in the 65th NBA All-Star Game will be John Wall as a reserve for Eastern Conference All-Stars and Cousins and Davis as reserves for Western Conference All-Stars. The game will be aired on TNT Feb. 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET.