Published June 18, 2012 - 8:01am
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You simply cannot make this stuff up.
A former Kentucky walk-on RB Fred Robinson was out on his boat in the Gulf of Mexico for Memorial Day weekend, and he dove in to cool off from the Florida heat. In the process of swimming about 20′ deep, his prosthetic leg came off, and Robinson thought he lost it forever.
Robinson originally injured his leg when a forklift ran over it on a job site. He then moved to Florida where he eventually lost his leg at sea.
However, last weekend, a Florida seafood company discovered a prosthetic leg in the Gulf with a Kentucky logo on it.
The Sheriff’s office then contacted Robinson to let him know his $30,000 leg was at the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department waiting to be claimed.
The leg was in great shape for being submerged in the ocean for a couple of weeks.
“I had to clean it real good, get a lot of barnacles off it,” he said. “But carbon-steel titanium does not rust. Only the screws had rusted a little bit.”
Let’s see: six national championships in a row, and a one-in-a-million discovery of a missing prosthetic leg with a Kentucky logo… SEC! SEC! SEC!