Reese Phillips says he has the ‘quarterback flow’

UK Football Media day was held UK Football Media day was held UK Football Media day was held UK Football Media day was heldKentucky’s four quarterback candidates all have distinct skill sets and styles, but three of the four also have similar short, buzzed hair cuts.

The lone wolf is red-shirt freshman Reese Phillips, who gets teased frequently for his long, flowing locks.

In fact, the flow of those locks is quite important to Phillips.

“Here’s the deal: You’ve gotta get the flow,” he said, smoothing his wavy dark brown locks for media on Friday. “The flow. Let it grow.

“They all shave it off and they think it looks so cool, but it’s not. Think about some of the best quarterbacks ever and they’ve got the flow. Nowadays everyone’s shaving it off. You’ve gotta keep the quarterback look.”

He noted the “flow” that New England quarterback Tom Brady used to sport.

“That’s why I wanted this,” Phillips said. “Now I’m not going to grow it out crazy. I was going to get a haircut, but I didn’t want to have that awkward haircut look at Media Day.”

Does this also mean that Phillips is looking to land himself a super model like Brady’s Gisele Bundchen?

“Is that a bad thing?” he said laughing. “If that’s your goal, that’s a pretty good goal.”

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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