Horsey Receives Community Service Award – The Advocate-Messenger



Kentucky junior offensive guard Kenneth Horsey received another well-deserved honor when he received the Finn Collier Service Award from the American Heart Association. The award is in memory of Collier, who lost her battle with heart disease at the age of 7. The award honors children and young adults who support the American Heart Association’s rescue mission.

At the end of the final season of high school, Horsey had to be rushed to hospital where doctors discovered a growth on one of his heart valves. He underwent open heart surgery on April 8, 2018 and was unsure whether he would be able to play football again. Instead, Horsey wore a red shirt in 2018 and started the last two seasons despite having surgery on a broken left hand ahead of the 2020 season. He has started 10 of the last 13 games in the UK.

Horsey has been active in community events in Kentucky through the Lexington Chapter of the American Heart Association.

“Kenneth has been an incredible advocate for the American Heart Association’s mission,” said Julie Lay, regional communications director for the American Heart Association. “Kenneth is an incredible asset to both our organization and our community, and the work he does truly helps us save lives.

Horsey is on the watchlist for the Wuerffel Trophy, awarded to the country’s best community servant, and the Allstate American Football Coaches Association’s Good Works team.


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