Former Kentucky QB Tim Couch may not be in the national spotlight anymore, but he is being featured very prominently and permanently: on someone’s left arm. And the UK legend likes what he sees.
Couch, the 1998 Heisman Trophy finalist and No. 1 overall draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, is still remembered fondly by many fans in Lexington, as well as a superfan in New York.
On Wednesday, a story by Charlotte Wilder of SB Nation talks to Kyle Hart, a Browns fan who recently got a unique tattoo that shows his love for Couch and the Browns. Here’s a look at it, as shown in Wilder’s story.
The tattoo is that of an old-school couch with a huge “2” to salute the jersey number Couch wore with the Wildcats and Browns, and it’s striped like the top of a Browns helmet.
As Wilder points out in her story, Hart — who isn’t even from Ohio — actually named his old band “Couch” after the player that he loved watching so much.
Wilder reached out to Couch, who showed his appreciation with this response.
“I think I do remember someone I met that had a tattoo before but it was a long time ago when I was playing haha.. Pretty neat that he just recently got it since I haven’t played in a while. But I think his tattoo is cool ! Pretty creative. Tell him I really appreciate him being a fan of mine and I loved my time in Cleveland! Wish things were going better for the Browns right now but I’m still a fan of the team.”
Couch played five seasons in the NFL with his last coming in 2003. He went 22-37 as a starter, completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 11,131 yards, 64 TDs and 67 INTs.