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Former UK Receiver Rick Kestner Passes Away

27Sportsfirst has learned former UK Receiver Rick Kestner passed away tonight of a massive heart attack.

Kestner, who was a three year letterman at Kentucky from 1963-64-65, was a big time player for cats having his jersey number retired.
One of the highlights of Kestner career in blue was his performance in the 1964 season. He hauled in nine passes for 185 yards and 3 touchdowns in leading the Wildcats to a 27-21 upset of #1 ranked Ole Miss.

Rick Kestner played professional football for the Baltimore Colts during the 1966-67 season, then for the Miami Dolphins from 1967-1978, according to the UK Media Guide.


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