EKU Football player killed in Madison County crash

The university said Kraemer was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Tates Creek Road in Madison County, which is south of Lexington, Kentucky. He was found in a auto that police said ran off the road.


Kraemer redshirted last season at UTEP before transferring to EKU.

The Kentucky Wildcats and EKU Colonels will face off in a rare in-state battle on the gridiron this coming weekend, but sadly, we are reminded how precious life is and how football is a very small part of it. “We pray that God will give strength to Joey’s family during their time of mourning”.

Kraemer, a sports management major, was a 2013 Associated Press Southwest All-District IV second team honoree at Archbishop Alter High School in Dayton, Ohio. “Got here for camp and our guys instant connection with Joey, cause he’s the kind of person he is, a hard worker, cares about his teammates and so our guys instantly accepted him like our guys are phenomenal at that”, said Hood. “Together, we will share our EKU pride in Joey’s memory and honor”.

Funeral arrangements are still pending.


Eastern plays the University of Kentucky this Saturday. Counseling services are available for any students, faculty or staff during this hard time.

19-year-old Joey Kraemer died Sunday morning in Kentucky