This Week in Kentucky Football
Football News Honors Derek Smith: Sophomore tight end Derek Smith has been picked first-team All-Southeastern Conference and honorable mention All-America by Football News magazine.
Smith led the Wildcats in pass receiving this season with 50 receptions for 716 yards and five touchdowns. He also caught a pair of two-point conversions. He was a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award, which goes to the nation's best tight end. Three of his best games came against nationally ranked teams eight catches for 76 yards and two touchdowns in "The Swamp" at Florida; five for 108 yards against Georgia; and six for 102 yards vs. Mississippi State.
In addition to Football News, Smith has been named first-team All-SEC by The Sporting News, Collegiate Sports Southeast cable TV network and by the CollegeFootballNews.com Internet site.
20 Wildcats Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll: Twenty Kentucky Wildcats have studied their way onto the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll for the 2000 season.
Alabama led the way with 22 players, followed by Mississippi with 21, and Kentucky and Vanderbilt with 20 each. To qualify for the SEC Academic Honor Roll, a player must have a 3.0 grade-point average for either the past year or their career and be a sophomore or higher in academic classification.
Two Wildcats tight end Corry Doyle and kicker Seth Hanson made the honor roll for the third time. Nine Wildcats made it for the second time, including wide receivers Mike Beirne, wide receiver Neal Brown, free safety Willie Gary, wide receiver Anthony Kelly, linebacker Morris Lane, offensive guard Josh Parrish, quarterback Mark Perry, defensive end Grayson Smith, and strong safety Patrick Wiggins.
The list of Wildcats on the SEC Academic Honor Roll include:
Player, Pos. GPA Major Mike Beirne, WR 3.48 Pre-Marketing Neal Brown, WR 4.00 Pre-Management Aaron Daniel, C 3.00 Secondary Education Corry Doyle, TE 3.89 Finance Nolan DeVaughn, C 3.03 Political Science Willie Gary, FS 3.00 Finance Seth Hanson, K 3.20 Management Alex Herman, WR 3.00 Marketing Derek Homer, HB 3.28 Journalism Martez Johnson, FB 3.09 Telecommunications Anthony Kelly, WR 3.10 Computer Science Eric Kelly, CB 3.18 Social Work Morris Lane, LB 3.02 Undeclared Matt Layow, DE 3.55 Management Kyle McDuffie, WR 3.55 Accounting Josh Parrish, OG 3.10 Economics Mark Perry, QB 3.00 Kinesiology John Robinson, DT 3.09 Agricultural Economics Grayson Smith, DE 3.26 Kinesiology Patrick Wiggins, SS 3.80 Marketing
SCAPA Display Includes Commonwealth Stadium: Eighth-grade students from Lexington's School for the Creative and
Performing Arts (SCAPA) have an art display of gingerbread houses at Lexington Green. Among the gingerbread structures is a
replica of Commonwealth Stadium. On Dec. 5, the stadium replica and other structures will be auctioned for the Volunteers for
America, an organization that benefits homeless families.