One of the things that people not from Eastern Kentucky don’t realize is how much we support talent from our region. It doesn’t matter if they are musicians, athletes or artist we want to see them succeed. For evidence of our loyalty look no further than Paintsville’s own Kash Daniel. Now playing at the University of Kentucky in the middle linebacker position, Kash is one of ours.
His accolades began in high school where he was named an U.S. Army All-American and was the team captain. He was also Kentucky’s Mr. Football and the Kentucky Gatorade Player of the year. He even graduated a semester early and enrolled early at UK. So far at Kentucky Daniel’s playing time has been limited. However, his six-yard rush on a fake punt in the forth quarter set up a field goal that pushed the Cats past Missouri last year.
During the University of Kentucky Football Media Day, Bluegrass Sports Nation was able to interview Kash. When asked about representing Eastern Kentucky at the University of Kentucky Kash stated: “I told a bunch of guys that came from different states that this is important to me because I am a Kentucky kid. I grew up watching Kentucky football and I had this dream of playing division one football.”
Kash Daniel had advice for other young athletes from Eastern Kentucky. “If you got this dream don’t think just because where you are from you won’t be successful. If you are good enough they will find you.” He also went on to say that to be successful that kids need to “Stay Hungry. Don’t let people tell you that you can’t do something.”
Kash Daniel is proud to be from Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky will continue to support him in his starting role on this year’s team.
To see the entire BSN interview with Kash Daniel click here.
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