Kei Beckham set to leave UK football program


Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Kei Beckham breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Dorian Baker during the blue white spring game at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday, April 14, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

Wednesday morning, Kentucky Sports Radio reported that UK football’s defensive back Kei Beckham intends to leave UK’s football program after spending two years on the Cats’ sideline.

The news was confirmed by UK athletics, and the redshirt sophomore from Trotwood, Ohio is looking to play football elsewhere.

He only saw game action once in his one year of eligibility against Austin Peay last season. In that game, Beckham recorded two solo tackles. He hasn’t seen game action in the 2017 season yet.

Beckham was also able to showcase his abilities in the 2017 spring game, where he intercepted a pass from Stephen Johnson.

He is currently not listed on the two-deep backup for Saturday’s game against South Carolina, and it was unlikely he’d see game action.