COLUMBIA, Mo. — Colin Goodfellow’s game-saving game Saturday against Missouri turned some Kentucky fans into good comrades.

Goodfellow, a fifth-year senior punter, was able to spot a stray snap in the shadows of his own end zone and kicked the ball anyway late in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, the Wildcats clinging to a 21-17 lead. . Not only did he hit a punt, but more importantly, he drew a rough kicker penalty that gave the Wildcats a fresh streak of downs — and an opportunity to run more time off the clock.

But it came at a cost: Goodfellow had to be pulled from the field on a cart following a hit by Missouri linebacker Will Norris.

After the game, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops said Goodfellow was in “extreme pain.” The team, Stoops added, hopes the injury is “nothing major”.

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Goodfellow’s sacrifice for the team has led to members of the fanbase donating money to what appears to be his personal Venmo account. The friendly gestures – mostly a few dollars with comments saying the money is for things like beer, ice cream and wings – appear to have started when a Twitter account named Mark Stoops Burner shared a screenshot from Goodfellow’s Venmo account shortly after the bettor’s punt.

But in all likelihood, the generosity of Wildcats fans won’t help Goodfellow’s bank account.

Because his achievement on the court is unrelated to his name, image and likeness, Goodfellow will likely have to return the money, under NCAA rules on compensation.

Here’s what some fans had to say to Goodfellow about Venmo:

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