Wilbur Hackett, Jordan Jones receive diplomas as part of Class of 2020

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- In addition to the eight Kentucky football players that graduated on Friday, two former Wildcats joined the Class of 2020 as part of the Cawood Ledford Post-Eligibility program.

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Jordan Jones and Wilbur Hackett joined a distinguished list of alumni who came back and finished their Kentucky degrees.

Hackett was the first African-American team captain in SEC history back in 1969. He was a pioneer of integration in SEC football. He was a three-year varsity starter, earning sophomore All-SEC honors in 1968.

Hackett was also named Kentucky's co-MVP as a senior.

Jones played for the Wildcats from 2015-2018, starting in 33 of his 42 career games. He totaled 251 tackles, 28.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks as a Wildcat.

Jones had 10 or more tackles in six career games, including a career-best 19 tackles vs. Southern Miss as a sophomore.