Billy Jack Haskins

Quarterback, American football player


Who is Billy Jack Haskins?

Billy Jack Haskins is a former American football quarterback for the University of Kentucky from 1993 through 1996.

Haskins won the Kentucky "Mr. Football" Award as a senior at Paducah Tilghman High School and at graduation had passed for more yardage than any player in Kentucky high school history.

At Kentucky during his sophomore year Haskins beat out incumbent starter Jeff Speedy during the 1995 season, starting the final nine of Kentucky's eleven games. That year he completed 60.4% of his passes for 1,176 yards and four touchdowns. His 47 yard touchdown run against Tennessee in which he broke several tackles gave Kentucky a 31-27 lead and won multiple "Play of the Year" awards.

During the 1996 season Haskins began splitting playing time with highly regarded freshman Tim Couch.

After the 1996 season Kentucky head coach Bill Curry was fired and replaced by Hal Mumme. Mumme installed a pass-oriented offense and announced that Couch would be the starting quarterback. Haskins transferred to the University of Rhode Island to finish his playing career.

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  • United States of America
  • University of Kentucky
Lived in
  • Kentucky

on July 23, 2013


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