December 4, 2014

TBT: 2009 Autozone Liberty Bowl

Kentucky defensive lineman Ventrell Jenkins runs back 56 yard fumble recovery in the fourth quarter while showing the stiff arm to East Carolina quarterback Patrick Pinkney en route to the end zone.

Back in 2008 my wife and I moved back to Louisville to pursue our careers closer to home. I had recently started working with TeamCoyle and was invited to drive to Memphis and shoot photos for the UK Athletics report.

Kentucky was 6-6 that year and barely got into the bowl game. East Carolina led most of the game until late in the fourth quarter when they coughed up the ball a couple of times.

While marching downfield to what would be the winning touchdown, Norman Whitley had the ball stripped and Ventrell Jenkins rumbled 56 yards to the end zone after delivering the most vicious stiff arm of the year and it was only the second day of 2009.

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