Already a position of concern, Kentucky has seen its linebacking corps further depleted of depth and experience.
A school spokesperson confirmed to the Louisville Courier-Journal that senior Miles Simpson has been forced to put an end to his football playing career. Simpson has been dealing with a lingering hip injury that ultimately forced his hand.
When healthy, Simpson started 11 of the 34 games in which he played for the Wildcats. All 11 of those starts came in 2012 as he lost his starting job in 2013.
A three-star member of UK’s 2010 recruiting class, Simpson was rated as the No. 5 player in the state of Kentucky at any position. He moved from running back to linebacker upon his arrival in Lexington.