Leffew, a Boyle County graduate, was honored last season for his play at tackle in Louisville's productive offense. He's expected to again be a mainstay for the Cardinals next season and already is being projected as a 2006 NFL draft pick.
Fifty-four players are on the early watch list. Leffew is the only player playing for a Kentucky team on the list.
* Renita Pennington.
The former Boyle County athlete continues to put up impressive numbers for the Western Kentucky softball team.
The Hilltoppers (21-12) swept a four-game weekend series at Middle Tennessee and Pennington certainly did her part. She was 3-for-4 with a stolen base in the first game. She singled, stole second base and scored in the first inning to start the wins in games two and four.
Pennington is hitting a team-high .343 and has stolen 17 bases in 20 tries, also both team highs. Her 17 runs scored are first on the team as are her 37 hits.
She will play Wednesday in Lexington when the Hilltoppers take on Kentucky at 4 p.m. She will be back in central Kentucky April 19 when Western plays at Eastern Kentucky at 4 p.m.
* Eddie Montgomery.
Like most Kentucky basketball fans, Montgomery is still trying to get over UK's loss in the NCAA Tournament and Kelenna Azubuike's decision to turn pro.
"With Azubuike back, I thought the Cats would be something next year. But they still can be because (Joe) Crawford is just waiting for a chance to play," Montgomery said. "I thought they were going all the way this year. I'm still taking a lot of stuff from some Tennessee guys because Kentucky didn't make the Final Four."
Montgomery was in Nashville Monday for the CMT Music Awards show. Montgomery and singing partner Troy Gentry were presenters for the awards show.
However, Saturday he was at Rupp Arena to hear friends Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson perform. "They called for me to come up on stage and sing with them, so I did," Montgomery said. "It was big-time fun. It was sold out and crazy, just the way I like it."
* Kentucky fans.
Montgomery could help judge a contest to pick die-hard Kentucky football fans for a series of TV commercials that will air across the state this summer.
Auditions will be held April 23 at 10 a.m. at Commonwealth Stadium before UK concludes spring practice with its annual Blue-White Game at 1 p.m.
Fans are asked to wear what they normally would on game day for the interviews with a panel of judges who will be looking for enthusiasm and dedication to the UK football team. Winners will film the commercials in May.
If you want to participate, go to Gate 1 at the stadium on April 23 for your chance to become a TV personality.