LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - UK Football’s Benny Snell penned his thoughts on the Big Blue Nation in a first-person piece published in The Players Tribune Thursday.
The piece begins with Snell’s recount of the first time he ever saw a sign that read “SNELL YEAH!” in the stands his freshman year at Kentucky.
“It was the first time I’d ever seen anyone bring a sign with my name on it to a game, and it had me so amped. I loved it,” he wrote.
He loved the sign so much, he even got the phrase tattooed on his stomach. And now the slogan has become a common chant among all Wildcat fans, something Snell is thankful for.
In his address Snell tells of his his love for the Big Blue Nation, and also shares his hopes for its future.
“I want Kentucky to be known as a basketball Mecca and a football powerhouse,” Snell writes. “I mean, this is why I came to Kentucky!”
Read the entire article here.