Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dr Jim Kovach named to Academic All American HOF

The UKAA has an article on Jim Kovach being named to the Academic All American Hall of Fame. Kovach, who played for UK from '74-'78 is the only NFL player who attended Medical School during the offseason in order to get a Medical Degree. Kovach later attended Law School and is now the Director of a center which studies aging and the effects/diseases of aging.

Kovach still holds the career tackles record of 521, and was on the '76 team which won the Peach Bowl over North Carolina. Additionally, he was also on the '77 team which went 10-0-1, but was not bowl eligible due to NCAA sanctions. Jim was also drafted by the New Orleans Saints and was on their 20 yr anniversary team.

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