LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky's Logan Stenberg is heading to the NFL after being selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (No. 121 overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Stenberg played a big role in Kentucky's rushing success this season on the offensive line. The 6-foot-6, 317-pound guard made 39-straight starts over the past three seasons for the Wildcats.
He becomes the second Wildcat selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, joining the newest member of the Oakland Raiders Lynn Bowden.
Stenberg started every game at left guard in 2018, helping Benny Snell Jr. become Kentucky's all-time leading rusher. He started all 13 games at left guard again his senior campaign, earning 2019 second-team All-SEC honors.
Kentucky/NFL Draft Notes:
Stenberg is the 12th player drafted under head coach Mark Stoops at Kentucky, the second in the 2020 NFL Draft, joining teammate Lynn Bowden Jr., who was chosen in the third round by the Las Vegas Raiders.
This is the second straight year UK has had an offensive lineman drafted. Offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei was drafted in the seventh round by the New York Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Since 2001, Coach Stoops has recruited and developed 12 first-round draft picks, including defensive end Josh Allen as the seventh pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Stenberg is the first Wildcat to play for the Detroit Lions since Larry Warford was drafted by the team in 2013 and played through 2016. One of the most historic franchises in the history of the league, other Wildcats who have worn the Silver and Blue include Dom Fucci (1955), Luke Lindon (1944-45), Lloyd McDermott (1950), Wally Pesuit (1979-80), Artose Pinner (2003-05), Derrick Ramsey (1987), Mark Wheeler (1987) and Walt Yowarsky (1951-54).