Quarterback Gavin Wimsatt Transfers to Kentucky

Quarterback Gavin Wimsatt Transfers to Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky football program has added Gavin Wimsatt, a transfer quarterback from Rutgers University, it was announced by head coach Mark Stoops on Tuesday. He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.  

“We are excited to add Gavin to our program,” Stoops said. “Game experience is extremely valuable at quarterback and this is a unique opportunity to add talent and experience to the room.” 

Wimsatt, a 6-foot-3, 225-pounder from Owensboro, Kentucky, is returning to his home state after playing three seasons with the Scarlet Knights. He also considered Kentucky out of Owensboro High School, where he was the Kentucky Class 5-A Player of the Year and an Elite 11 participant. He finished his high school career with 5,304 passing yards and 62 passing touchdowns. 

Wimsatt had a breakout season as a junior at Rutgers in 2023, passing for 1,735 yards and nine touchdowns versus eight interceptions in 13 starts at quarterback. He also rushed for 497 yards and 11 scores on 131 carries. He played 25 games and started 19 of those in three seasons with the Scarlet Knights, completing 212 of 455 passes for 2,537 yards and 14 touchdowns against 17 interceptions. He has rushed for 628 yards and 11 scores on 180 carries as a true dual-threat quarterback.  

2024 Kentucky Football season tickets are on sale now, with prospective new season ticket holders able to work together with a personal ticketing consultant to compare and purchase available seat locations by submitting a request at this link or by contacting the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1). Fans are also able to access to the Kentucky Football Virtual Venue for 360-degrees views from inside Kroger Field. 

Those who missed the renewal deadline but would still like to keep their season tickets are encouraged to reach out to the UK Sales Office at (800) 928-2287 (Option 1). 

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