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Kentucky safety Yusuf Corker declares for NFL draft

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Kentucky defensive back Yusuf Corker speaks during a news conference for the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla.211229 Iowa Kentucky Presser 005 Jpg
Kentucky defensive back Yusuf Corker speaks during a news conference for the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla.211229 Iowa Kentucky Presser 005 Jpg

Kentucky safety Yusuf Corker announced Friday that he is entering the NFL draft.

Corker was second on the Wildcats (10-3) with 81 tackles this season. He had 77 stops in 2020 and 74 in 2019.

“The time has come to follow my dreams and I am excited to announce that I will be declaring for the 2022 NFL Draft!” Corker said in his announcement on Twitter. “Thank you again for all of the support.”

Corker also had three interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 43 games for Kentucky. He scored a touchdown against UT Martin in 2019 when he recovered an errant snap in the end zone.

Also, Wildcats coach Mark Stoops is reportedly in the process of hiring his older brother, Mike, to be Kentucky’s linebackers coach. Mike Stoops was head coach of Arizona from 2004-11 and Mark coached the defensive backs under him from 2004-09.

–Field Level Media