Terry Wilson - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 3


  • position Quarterback
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 205
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Previous School Garden City CC
  • High school Del City

2018 – Sophomore

  • Started in all 13 games at quarterback, leading UK to its first 10-win season since 1977
  • Completed 180 of 268 passes (67.2) with 11 TDs and just eight interceptions
  • Became the first Wildcat player with at least 1,500 passing yards and 500 net rushing yards in the same season
  • Completed at least 60 percent of his passes in 11 of 13 games
  • Ranked second on the team in rushing yards (547) and attempts (135) behind All-American Benny Snell Jr.
  • Among Power Five schools, Terry Wilson & Benny Snell Jr., had the second-most combined rushing yards for a quarterback/running back duo (1,996)
  • 2,072 Trace McSorley/Miles Sanders, Penn State
  • 1,996 Terry Wilson/Benny Snell, Kentucky
  • 1,847 TaQuon Marshall/Tobias Oliver, Georgia Tech
  • Received the Howard Schnellenberger Award as the Most Valuable Player of the winning team in the Governor’s Cup … Completed 17 of 23 passes for 261 yards and a career-high three touchdown passes … Rushed for 79 yards and a touchdown … Had career highs with 340 yards total offense and four total touchdowns
  • Became the first UK quarterback to win his first five career starts since Bill Ransdell in 1984
  • Completed 79.3 percent of his passes vs. Georgia, the highest percentage for a UK quarterback with at least 25 attempts since Patrick Towles vs. Missouri in 2015 … It was a UK quarterback’s best completion percentage against a top-10 team since Mike Hartline vs. Auburn in 2010
  • Completed at least 70 percent of his passes in consecutive SEC games (Missouri and Georgia), the first UK player to do so since Mike Hartline in 2010
  • Had five SEC games with at least 65 percent completions, first UK quarterback to do so since Andre’ Woodson in 2006
  • Completed 66.3 percent of his passes in UK’s four SEC road games, 67 of 101 … the second-highest single-season completion percentage in SEC road games in school history … record is 67.9 percent by Tim Couch in his 1998 SEC road games
  • Set season highs by completing 22 of 31 passes for 267 yards in the win at Missouri … Hit C.J. Conrad with a two-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game
  • In the win over South Carolina, completed 13 of 20 passes for 132 yards and rushed 9 times for 59 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run
  • Earned Manning Award Player of the Week and was named to the Davey O’Brien Award’s Great 8 list for his performance vs. No. 25 Florida
  • Completed 11 of 16 passes for 151 yards and his first two UK touchdown passes in his first major-college road game, directing Kentucky to a 27-16 win at Florida … Accounted for 256 yards and three touchdowns
  • Rushed for 105 yards, his first 100-yard game as a Wildcat, becoming the first UK quarterback to break the century mark since Jalen Whitlow ran for 101 vs. Alabama State in 2013
  • Also became the first UK quarterback to rush and throw for at least 100 yards since Whitlow vs. Alabama State in 2013
  • Averaged 10.5 yards per rush vs. the Gators
  • Led UK to an average of 8.0 yards per offensive play, most vs. an SEC opponent since 2010
  • Against Central Michigan in the season opener, became the first player to start his first UK game at quarterback since Jared Lorenzen in 2000
  • Manning Award Player of the Week  (9/13)
  • Manning Award “Stars of the Week”  (9/10)
  • Davey O’Brien Award’s Great 8 List (9/10)

Junior College

  • Rated the No. 5 overall junior college player by ESPN
  • Redshirted the 2016 season at Oregon
  • Transferred to Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas for the 2017 season 
  • Completed 57.6 percent of his passes for 2,133 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions while rushing for 518 yards and five touchdowns on 126 carries at Garden City
  • Named the Jayhawk Offensive Player of the Year … Finished the regular season second in the Jayhawk Conference in passing yards, first in touchdown passes and first in efficiency
  • Ranked sixth in the nation in touchdown passes … Garden City head coach Jeff Sims said “He’s a dual-threat quarterback that’s very intelligent, dynamic, fast. He’s an accurate thrower”
  • Chose UK over Florida and Nebraska

High School

  • Completed 154 of 281 passes for 2,406 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior at Del City High School to go along with 709 rushing yards (8.5 avg.) and 11 scores
  • Threw for 2,856 yards and 24 TDs as a junior, accounting for 14.3 points a game
  • Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, where he led the West team by completing 10-19 passes for 111 yards and rushed for an additional 46 yards
  • Also played in the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State football game
  • Named The Oklahoman’s All-Midlands Region recipient and was chosen to PrepStar Super 30 listing of the state’s top recruits
  • Ranked as Oklahoma’s No. 2 prospect in the state (Tulsa World and The Oklahoman) coming out of high school
  • Two-time all-state honorable mention selection


  • Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Son of Louise Wilson
  • Major is community and leadership development
  • Will have three years of eligibility remaining

Terry Says

  • His nickname is “Terry Touchdown”
  • He chose Kentucky because of the opportunity to play at a great place and in a great conference
  • Most people would be surprised that he hasn’t had a hair cut since the eighth grade
  • The most influential person in his life is mother because she pushes him to be the best version of himself
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