Wildcats in the Pros -- Oct. 25

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

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Two weeks ago, Randall Cobb caught his first touchdown pass of the season. Apparently, that was not enough for the former Wildcat, who added another score in Thursday’s win over the Green Bay Packers. Cobb caught 11 passes for 95 yards in the contest.

Sunday was another rewarding day for former Wildcat Jacob Tamme. The current Atlanta Falcons tight end had 17 yards receiving and a touchdown in Sunday’s loss to the San Diego Chargers.

On the defensive side, former Wildcat and current Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson had nine tackles Sunday, while teammate Wesley Woodyard, another former Cat, had four stops.

Wildcats in the NBA


The NBA season begins on Tuesday, and Kentucky figures prominently on the league’s rosters. A total of 24 former Wildcats start the season on NBA rosters. That makes up more than five percent of the total players in the league.

The players who will begin the season on NBA rosters are:

Eric Bledsoe – Phoenix Suns 
Devin Booker – Phoenix Suns 
Willie Cauley-Stein – Sacramento Kings 
DeMarcus Cousins – Sacramento Kings 
Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans 
Aaron Harrison – Charlotte Hornets 
Andrew Harrison – Memphis Grizzlies 
Terrence Jones – New Orleans Pelicans 
Enes Kanter – Oklahoma City Thunder 
Brandon Knight – Phoenix Suns 
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – Charlotte Hornets 
Skal Labissiere – Sacramento Kings 
DeAndre Liggins – Cleveland Cavaliers 
Trey Lyles – Utah Jazz 
Jodie Meeks – Orlando Magic 
Jamal Murray – Denver Nuggets 
Nerlens Noel – Philadelphia 76ers 
Patrick Patterson – Toronto Raptors 
Julius Randle – Los Angeles Lakers 
Rajon Rondo – Chicago Bulls 
Karl-Anthony Towns – Minnesota Timberwolves 
Tyler Ulis – Phoenix Suns 
John Wall – Washington Wizards 
James Young – Boston Celtics

Liggins and Lyles will play on opening night. Liggins and his Cavaliers host the New York Knicks, while Lyles and the Jazz face the Portland Trailblazers.