DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Daviess County Public Schools has said former University of Kentucky football player and pioneer Houston Hogg has died.
Hogg, who graduated from Daviess County High School in 1968, was one of four African-American men who helped break the color barrier at UK and in the SEC.
The trailblazing story was chronicled in the documentary “Black in Blue” and a statue was unveiled in Hogg’s honor outside of UK’s Joe Craft Football Center in 2016.
Hogg was a reserve running back playing in 31 games rushing the football 92 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Hogg also caught 20 passes for 135 yards during his three years with the Wildcats.
Hogg was also inducted into Owensboro’s Walk of Fame in 2018. His plaque is located on the south side of Second Street, near the Judicial Center, commemorating him as one of the community’s most outstanding citizens.