ORLANDO, Fla. (WYMT) - The VRBO Citrus Bowl victory for the Kentucky Wildcats marked the end of a historic season for the program.
One of the key contributing factors was unarguably senior linebacker Josh Allen.
Allen finished his career with yet another impressive performance, his four tackles featured three quarterback sacks for -16 yards. He also blocked a field goal and added a quarterback hurry.
Following the game, Allen concluded the Wildcats' postgame news conference with a bold statement.
"I've got something to say. I'm leaving with this," Allen said. "You all record this. If I don't go number one, I don't know who is, and I stand true to that."
Allen is projected as a top-three selection in the 2019 NFL Draft in multiple mock drafts.
Allen’s blocked field goal is the first blocked kick of his career. It is UK’s second of the season, as Darius West blocked a field goal in the win at Missouri.
He extended his school records for most sacks in a season (17) and career (31.5).
13 of Allen’s 17 sacks this season were in the second half, four in the third quarter and nine in the fourth quarter.