Knoxville Standout Kickin' It In Kentucky

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WVLT) - Lones Seiber booted the ball through the pipes countless times at Central High School.

But the standout placekicker took his iron leg to greener pastures -- bluegrass, to be exact -- as the starting kicker for the Kentucky Wildcats, who knocked off top-ranked LSU Saturday night, largely thanks to Seiber's clutch kicking.

The sophomore made two field goals against the Tigers, both of them in the fourth quarter, including the game-tying kick with 4:21 remaining in regulation.

What was running through Seiber's mind as he approached the holder?

"Going into the overtime, I clearly looked at the scoreboard and saw that it was 27 to 24," Seiber said. "I thought to myself, if I miss this, I'm a dead man, so I just went out there and made it."

Commonwealth Stadium was very much alive after the milestone win. Fans stormed the field in jubilation after the Wildcats stopped LSU on fourth down in the third overtime period, marking the school's first victory over a ranked team since 1964.

But it would not have happened without Lones Seiber.

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