LEXINGTON, Ky. —Kentucky cornerback Paul Warford has been ruled ineligible for the 2008 season, costing the Wildcats a returning starter.
Warford started 11 games for the Wildcats last season, with 41 tackles and two interceptions. The junior from Richmond, Ky., will not be enrolled during the fall semester and will be redshirted by the team. He could return to school in January and be back on the field in 2009.
The Wildcats could also be without offensive guard Christian Johnson this season. The senior from Fort Campbell, Ky., has a back injury is also facing an eligibility issue. Johnson has started 15 games in three seasons with the Wildcats and could be redshirted if necessary.