LEXINGTON, Ky. — Alex Montgomery and Ramsey Meyers won’t be playing for Kentucky next year, coach Mark Stoops announced Monday.
The two juniors will be among 14 players honored in a Senior Day ceremony prior to Kentucky’s 4:30 p.m. game Saturday against Austin Peay.
Injuries have ended Montgomery’s career as the wide receiver underwent yet another knee surgery last week. The hope was to clean his knee up, but doctors ended up needing to repair an ACL after finding a significant tear. Montgomery’s playing days are over, but he still might have a spot with the team.
“I told him that I’d love to keep him in the program, have him come work with us, be a student assistant, in the recruiting room, wherever because he’s a wonderful young man and we want to take care of him and have him finish,” Stoops said.
Stoops said he remembers watching Montgomery play dating back to the coach’s days at Florida State. He called Montgomery one of his favorite players. The receiver played in 17 games spanning two seasons.
“Alex has had some tough times in his life and he’s persevered through a lot of things,” Stoops said.
Meyers is graduating in May and Stoops said the offensive lineman is exhausted at this point. Meyers started at right guard for much of the season before being passed on the depth chart by sophomore Bunchy Stallings. Meyers started all 12 games during his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons.