LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Steve Meilinger played under Bear Bryant at UK from 1951-53 and was named a two-time first-team All-American. Tuesday in New York he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
“It took a long road for me to get to Kentucky and play football. I went to a small military school in Virginia and from there I had 38 college offers. I went down to the University of Kentucky twice because I was very interested in going there and I liked the people I met. It was a real privilege to go there and play for one of the greatest coaches that ever lived, Bear Bryant. I liked it so much in Lexington, I married a local girl and still live there.”