University of Kentucky center Eric Scott and running back/kick returner Rafael Little have signed free-agent contracts with the Tennessee Titans and linebacker Wesley Woodyard has signed a free-agent deal with the Denver Broncos.
UK now has seven players from the 2007 senior class involved with the National Football League as quarterback André Woodson (New York Giants), tight end Jacob Tamme (Indianapolis), wide receiver Keenan Burton (St. Louis) and wide receiver Steve Johnson (Buffalo) were drafted on Sunday.
Scott began his collegiate career as a tight end also played defensive end before moving to the offensive line his junior season. He emerged as the team’s starting center his senior year, helping the Wildcats generate a school-record 475 points in the 2007 season. UK also generated 5,764 yards total offense, second in school history. Kentucky averaged 155.5 rushing yards per game, the team’s best mark in 12 years, while leading the Southeastern Conference in passing offense.
Little is one of the greatest, most versatile players in Kentucky history. He rushed for 2,996 yards as a Wildcat, including two 1,000-yard seasons. He is one of only three players in SEC history with 2,500 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in a career. Also a dangerous punt returner, he averaged 14.2 yards per return during his career, second all-time at UK.
Woodyard was a first-team All-SEC choice as a junior and senior, leading the league with 139 tackles as a senior. He reached the 100-tackle mark each of his last three seasons, leading the team each year. He showed a remarkable consistency by finishing his career with 37 consecutive games with at least four tackles.