LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky football team held the ninth of the allotted 15 spring practices Wednesday morning, a two-hour workout in full pads at the Nutter Training Facility.
Senior tailback Tony Dixon sustained a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee during practice, Coach Rich Brooks announced.
“The good news is that it is usually a non-surgical injury,” Brooks said. “At this point, we don’t know the extent of it, but the rest of his knee seems stable and solid.”
Dixon (Parrish, Ala.) has been a key member of the UK backfield during his career. He has rushed for 958 yards and eight touchdowns as a Wildcat and caught 38 passes for 290 yards. He is coming off a career-best 411 yards during his junior season, with an excellent average of 5.7 yards per carry. As a sophomore in 2006, he scored the game-winning touchdown vs. Georgia, accounting for 54 rushing and receiving yards during the 69-yard TD drive.
Tamme Named to Hampshire Society: Kentucky tight end Jacob Tamme has been named to the Hampshire Society by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.
The Hampshire Society recognizes players who were seniors during the 2007 season, maintained a career grade point average of 3.20 or above, and were starters or key reserves.
Additional academic honors won by Tamme have included:
First-team Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America
Finalist for the Draddy Award as the nation’s top scholar-athlete by the National Football Foundation
Southeastern Conference Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year as voted by SEC coaches
Tamme (Danville, Ky.) is completing his master’s degree in business administration during the current semester and has a 3.78 GPA in his master’s work. He finished his bachelor’s degree with a 3.82 GPA and a major in integrated strategic communications.