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Lobo Football Adds Transfer QB Terry Wilson of Kentucky

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Danny Gonzales has announced that former Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson, who led the Wildcats to a victory in the 2021 Taxslayer Gator Bowl, has signed paperwork to join the Lobo Football team for the 2021 season as a senior transfer quarterback.

Wilson immediately brings much needed experience to the Lobo quarterback position.  Wilson started every game he played for Kentucky over his three seasons, 25 total.  UNM’s quarterbacks have just 20 career starts amongst the seven Lobos on the current roster.

“Terry Wilson will bring immediate experience to our quarterback room,” said Gonzales.  “He is a three-year starter in the SEC and won 68 percent of his games there.  He is a true dual-threat quarterback who should fit very well into what we are trying to do offensively.  He was a two-time captain at Kentucky and he earned his degree as well, so he will bring a level of maturity and leadership to our team.”

Wilson went 17-8 as a starter for Kentucky, and he established himself in the history books in Lexington.  He is the only player in school history with at least 3,000 career passing yards (3,436) and 1,000 career rushing yards (1,015).  His completion percentage of .649 (338 of 520) in the third-highest in Kentucky history.

He is eighth all-time in career total offense with 4,458 yards, he became the 14th player in school history to break 3,000 passing yards for a career. He is one of two quarterbacks in school history to record wins at both Florida and Tennessee, and he is just the fourth Kentucky quarterback to rush for 1,000 career yards.

His 20 career touchdown passes made him just the third Kentucky QB to record 20 career touchdowns, and overall he accounted for 30 in his career, rushing for 10 as well.

A two-time team captain, he graduated from Kentucky with a degree in Communications and wore the coveted “SEC Graduate” patch during the 2020 season.

Wilson’s career started at the University of Oregon in 2016, where he redshirted before transferring to Garden City Community College, where he played one season where he was named the Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Year.  He was rated the nation’s No. 5 overall JC player by ESPN coming out of Garden City.

He transferred to Kentucky and in 2018 as a sophomore won the starting job, leading the Wildcats to a 10-3 season.  It marked the first 10-win season for Kentucky since 1977. He threw for 151 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 105 in a 27-16 win at Florida, ending Kentucky’s 31-year losing streak to the Gators.