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Tim Couch Named to 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Legendary quarterback set seven NCAA records, 14 SEC records and 26 school records during his Wildcat career

Legendary Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch has been named to the 2024 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today. Couch is one of 78 players and nine coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision and 101 players and 32 coaches from the divisional ranks.

A storied name of the Kentucky program, Couch, was the team’s quarterback from 1996-98. After giving up his senior season of eligibility, he was drafted as the No. 1 pick by Cleveland in the 1999 NFL Draft.

In 1998, the junior quarterback was named a first-team All-American and consensus Southeastern Conference Player of the Year. Couch completed 400 of 553 passes for 4,275 yards and 36 touchdowns and led the nation in pass completions while ranked second in completion percentage, passing yardage and touchdown passes, and fourth in total offense.

After guiding the Wildcats to the Outback Bowl, UK’s first New Year’s Day bowl appearance in 47 years, Couch finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting. He was also a finalist for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award as a junior and sophomore.

His breakout sophomore campaign featured 363 of 547 passes completed for 3,884 yards and 37 touchdowns while leading the nation in pass attempts, completions, yardage, and completion percentage. Also during his sophomore year, Couch earned second-team All-SEC honors and finished ninth in Heisman voting.

He played in seven games as a true freshman, with two starts. Career wise, Couch completed 795 passes on 1,184 attempts for 8,435 yards and 74 touchdowns. The legend ended his career with seven NCAA records, 14 SEC records, and 26 school records.

The announcement of the 2024 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be made in early 2024, with specific details to be announced in the future.

STATE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT: Panthers come up short in opening-round loss

Pikeville ace hurler Isaac Duty pitched well enough to send the Panthers to the Elite 8 of the state baseball tournament under sunny skies at Counter Clocks Field in Lexington. On Friday.

Harrison County scored a pair od unearned runs, including the game winner on a wild pitch, to beat the Panthers, 2-1.

Duty scattered five hits while striking out seven and walking just one in six and two-thirds innings.

Pikeville took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Sam Wright singled and came around to score on Noah Jarrell’s RBI single.

The Panthers left runners at first and second in the bottom of the seventh, ending the season at 24-12.

It was Pikeville’s first appearance on the big stage since 2012.

At Lexington

(State Baseball Tournament)


HC (32-8)……000   110  0 – 2-5-0

PK (24-12)….001   000  0 – 1-8-3


WP – Corey Vaughn 

LP – Isaac Duty

Hitting: Noah Jarrell 2-1b, 1 RBI; Sam Wright 1b, 1r; Dylan Thompson 1b, bb, Pikeville.

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