Receiving yardage leader Badet will transfer from Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has announced that junior wide receiver Jeff Badet will transfer after leading the Wildcats in yardage last season.

Badet had 670 yards and ranked second on the team with 31 receptions and four touchdowns in 2016, totals that helped the Wildcats (7-6) reach the TaxSlayer Bowl in their first postseason appearance since 2010. He leaves with career totals of 82 receptions for 1,385 yards and seven TDs.

Badet is scheduled to graduate in May and will have one season of eligibility remaining. Stoops expressed appreciation for Badet's contributions in a release on Friday in which the receiver thanked coaches and teammates. Badet added, ''I just feel like it's the best decision for me to finish my career as a graduate transfer.''


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