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THE PHILLIPS FACTOR As a Wildcat player, assistant coach/offensive coordinator and head coach, Joker Phillips has played a role in some of the greatest seasons and biggest wins in Kentucky football history–from a victory over #1 ranked LSU to five-straight bowl games, to milestone wins over South Carolina (2010) and Tennessee (2011). During his current term at UK, he also has helped develop several future NFL standouts, including (at right) second-round draft pick Randall Cobb, who starred as a rookie for the Green Bay Packers.


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CREDITS The 2012 University of Kentucky Football Media Guide ©2012 is published by the University of Kentucky Athletics Department.

On the Covers: Leading the Wildcats into the 2012 season are standouts such as defensive tackle Mister Cobble (97), kicker Craig McIntosh (93), linebacker Alvin “Bud” Dupree (2), defensive tackle Donte Rumph (99), wide receiver La’Rod King (16), defensive end Collins Ukwu (96), tailback CoShik Williams (26), center Matt Smith (69), safety Martavius Neloms (15 last year, 1 this season) and offensive guard Larry Warford (67).

THE 2012 SEASON Depth Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Alphabetical Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Numerical Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Cat Scratches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Quick Facts, Squad Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Academic Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Miscellaneous Honors and Awards. . . . . . . . . . 114 Bowl Summaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 UK vs. Ranked Teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 UK Players in the NFL/AFL Drafts . . . . . . . . . 132 Wildcats in the Pros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 From UK to the Super Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 UK in the Polls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

THE FOOTBALL STAFF Head Coach Joker Phillips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Assistant Coaches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Graduate/Student Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . 28 Strength and Conditioning Coaches . . . . . . . . . 30 Football Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

THE WILDCATS Returning Players’ Biographies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Newcomers’ Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

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REVIEW

Game Recaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 2011 Final Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 2011 Game-by-Game Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 2011 Game-by-Game Starters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Honoring the Wildcats in 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

THE HISTORY

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TRADITION

History of Kentucky Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Wildcat Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 All-Americans, All-SEC Players . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 2

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University of Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Dr. Eli Capilouto, President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Mitch Barnhart, Director of Athletics . . . . . . . 188 UK Athletics Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Covering UK Football . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 UK on the Air . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Media Outlets that Cover UK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 2012 Opponent Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 2012 SEC Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Compliance Message for UK Fans . . . . . . . . . . 200

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THE RECORDS Individual Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Career, Season Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Longest Plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 300-Yard Passers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 100-Yard Receivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 100-Yard Rushers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Commonwealth Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 List of Games at Commonwealth. . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Commonwealth Stadium Records . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 300-Tackle Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Year-by-Year Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Annual Kentucky Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Annual Opponent Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 All-Time Coaching Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Kentucky vs. All Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 All-Time Series Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 All-Time Series vs. 2012 Opponents . . . . . . . . 168 All-Time Lettermen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 All-Time Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Written, compiled and edited by: Tony Neely, Susan Lax, Evan Crane, DeWayne Peevy, Kelley Bozeman, Steve Hellyer Principal photography by: UK Athletics/Chet White, Britney McIntosh, Barry Westerman, Joseph Wilkinson, Brett Marshall, Aaron Borton, Robert Burge, Joshua McCoy, Tyler Bissmeyer Additional photography by: David Coyle/Team Coyle Photography, Bill Patterson, UK News and Public Relations, UK Archives, National Football League Layout and Design: Craig Hornberger Printing: Welch Printing The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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POST-SPRING OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART (subject to extensive change; 2011 returning starters are in bold face; incoming freshmen will be added in August)

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LEFT TACKLE

Notes 77 Darrian Miller, 6-5, 293, So-1L started two games as a freshman 71 John Gruenschlaeger, 6-11, 339, Fr-RS 62 Tyler Davenport, 6-5, 318, So-Sq

LEFT GUARD 75 Zach West, 6-4, 312, Fr-RS 76 Teven Eatmon-Nared, 6-7, 342, So-Sq

TIGHT END 89 Tyler Robinson, 6-3, 258, Jr-2L or 80 Ronnie Shields, 6-5, 243, So-1L 86 Jordan Aumiller, 6-4, 240, Jr-2L or 82 Anthony Kendrick, 6-3, 241, Jr-2L 46 Patrick Ligon, 6-4, 258, Jr-Sq 84 Gabe Correll, 6-5, 231, Sr-2L

2011 stats 8 receptions for 44 yards, 1 TD 2 receptions for 10 yards 18 rec. for 193 yards, 1 TD in 2010 3 receptions for 22 yards

WIDE RECEIVER CENTER 69 Matt Smith, 6-4, 296, Sr-3L 64 Max Godby, 6-4, 280, So-Sq

two-year starter

RIGHT GUARD 67 Larry Warford, 6-3, 343, Sr-3L 58 Shaquille Love, 6-4, 310, Fr-RS 73 Steven Duff, 6-0, 332, Jr-Sq

16 La’Rod King, 6-4, 222, Sr-3L 19 E.J. Fields, 6-1, 199, Sr-2L 83 Derrick Quarles, 5-11, 183, Fr-RS

40 receptions for 598 yards, 7 TD 10 receptions for 89 yards, 1 TD

WIDE RECEIVER second-team All-SEC as soph and jr.

9 27 87 35

moves from left guard to right tackle

WIDE RECEIVER

Demarco Robinson, 5-10, 158, So-1L 5 receptions for 17 yards Aaron Boyd, 6-4, 214, Sr-2L 1 reception for 5 yards Bookie Cobbins, 6-0, 184, Fr-RS William Tanner, 6-0, 187, So-Sq

RIGHT TACKLE 79 Kevin Mitchell, 6-6, 287, Jr-2L 74 Trevino Woods, 6-5, 281, Sr-2L

85 Gene McCaskill, 6-0, 197, Sr-3L 9 receptions for 85 yards, 1 TD or 23 Daryl Collins, 5-11, 196, Fr-RS 81 Rashad Cunningham, 6-4, 216, Fr-RS

QUARTERBACK 11 Maxwell Smith, 6-4, 224, So-1L or 12 Morgan Newton, 6-4, 240, Sr-3L 17 Jacob Russell, 6-4, 224, So-Tr

84-153-4, 819 yards, 4 TD 83-174-7, 793 yards, 8 TD

FULLBACK 39 D.J. Warren, 6-0, 241, So-1L 37 Cody Jones, 5-11, 212, Jr-1L

rushing 2 for 3 yds; receiving 4 for 24 rushing 2 for 8 yards

TAILBACK 26 CoShik Williams, 5-9, 184, Sr-3L or 4 Raymond Sanders, 5-8, 197, Jr-2L or 21Josh Clemons, 5-10, 205, So-1L 25 Jonathan George, 5-10, 223, Jr-2L 31 Derek Bishop, 5-7, 192, Fr-RS 41 Chad Merida, 5-10, 208, Fr-RS

rush 118 for 486, 3 TD; rec. 19 for 70 rushing 40 for 155; receiving 5 for 13 rush 65 for 279, 2 TD; rec. 4 for 53 rush 51 for 208, 2 TD; rec. 2 for 10

PLACEKICKER 93 Craig McIntosh, 6-0, 200, Sr-3L 88 Joe Mansour, 6-2, 184, Jr-2L

12 of 14 FG, 20 of 21 PAT

OFFENSIVE STARTERS LOST OT Chandler Burden, OT Billy Joe Murphy, OG Stuart Hines, TE Nick Melillo, WR Matt Roark

D.J. Warren (No. 39) turned in a solid performance last season as the starting fullback, while CoShik Williams (26) ended the 2011 campaign as Kentucky’s leading rusher. 4

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POST-SPRING DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART (subject to extensive change; 2011 returning starters are in bold face; incoming freshmen will be added in August)

2011 stats 96 Collins Ukwu, 6-5, 258, Sr-3L 28 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 3 FR 91 Farrington Huguenin, 6-4, 255, Fr-RS

PUNTER

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99 Donte Rumph, 6-3, 315, Jr-2L 50 Mike Douglas, 6-4, 269, So-1L

31 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack 16 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FC

88 Joe Mansour, 6-2, 191, Jr-2L or 42 Jay Willmott, 6-1, 239, Fr-RS

59 Kelly Mason, 6-3, 236, Fr-RS 81 Kyle Budde, 6-6, 225, So-Sq 53 Matthew Adolph, 6-2, 220, So-Sq

TACKLE 97 Mister Cobble, 6-0, 331, Jr-1L 33 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack 92 Christian Coleman, 6-3, 288, So-1L 21 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 2 PBU or 51Tristian Johnson, 6-1, 272, Jr-2L 1 tackle

DEFENSIVE STARTERS LOST LB Danny Trevathan, LB Ronnie Sneed, LB Ridge Wilson, CB Randall Burden, CB Anthony Mosley, S Winston Guy

END 94 Taylor Wyndham, 6-4, 243, Sr-3L 60 Alvin Davis, 6-4, 259, So-1L

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14 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PBU 1 tackle

STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER 2 Alvin Dupree, 6-4, 247, So-1L 21 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 2 PBU 41 TraVaughn Paschal, 6-4, 246, So-Sq

Defensive tackle Mister Cobble (left) and defensive end Collins Ukwu are two of Kentucky’s top returning pass rushers from last season.

MIDDLE LINEBACKER 40 Avery Williamson, 6-1, 245, Jr-2L 10 Tyler Brause, 6-4, 241, So-1L 47 Jabari Johnson, 6-1, 255, Fr-RS)

49 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 int., 1 FC

WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER 54 Malcolm McDuffen, 6-3, 216, So-1L 9 tackles 49 Demarius Rancifer, 6-2, 226, Fr-RS 26 Tre’ Dunn, 6-2, 218, So-Tr

HYBRID SAFETY/LINEBACKER 32 Miles Simpson, 6-2, 223, So-1L 8 Josh Forrest, 6-3, 226, Fr-RS 34 Kory Brown, 6-0, 208, So-JC

5 tackles, 1 TFL

CORNERBACK 37 Cartier Rice, 5-10, 187, Sr-3L 28 Eric Dixon, 5-11, 184, So-1L 36 Jerry Williams, 6-0, 166, Fr-RS

9 tackles, 3 PBU 4 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack

SAFETY 31 Mikie Benton, 5-11, 195, Sr-2L or 5 Ashely Lowery, 6-1, 209, So-1L

28 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 7 PBU 16 tackles, 1 FR

SAFETY 1 18 37 33

Martavius Neloms, 6-1, 188, Sr-3L 71 tckls., 2.5 TFL, 1 int., 5 PBU, 1 FC Glenn Faulkner, 6-2, 186, So-1L 1 tackle Dakotah Tyler, 5-11, 207, Jr-1L 13 tackles, 1 PBU in 2010; DNP 2011 Kirk Smith, 5-11, 179, Fr-RS

CORNERBACK 15 Marcus Caffey, 5-11, 201, Fr-RS 38 Eric Simmons, 6-0, 200, So-Sq 36 Kristofer O’Bryant, 5-7, 174, Sr-Tr

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2012 OUTLOOK THE 2012 SEASON

Coach Joker Phillips feels a sense of momentum as his Kentucky football team heads into a new season. The Wildcats finished 2011 well with a strong performance at Georgia and a season-ending win over Tennessee. Followed by a solid recruiting class, progress in spring practice and productive offseason workouts, Phillips is optimistic as he anticipates the coming campaign. “I definitely have (optimism) with the enthusiasm and the excitement about how we finished the season,” the third-year coach said. “We played really well against Georgia, we played good enough to win in the Tennessee game. Those two games alone gave us a lot of momentum. We had a lot of young players playing in those games. For those guys to go in and make plays gave them nothing but confidence. “We got better in the spring on fundamentals and technique and also made progress in playing physically.” Phillips says the team must keep going in that direction during preseason practice.

Quarterback Morgan Newton returns to practice in August after missing spring practice. He has started 17 games in his career and thrown for 1,764 yards and 14 touchdowns as a Wildcat. 6

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“We have to continue to get fundamentally better all across the board – offense, defense and special teams. If we can get fundamentally and assignment sound, we have enough athletes to be a good football team,” Phillips said.

OFFENSE Phillips’ believes the first order of business on offense is to continue building a passing attack that was inconsistent a year ago. “We have to be able to throw the ball more efficiently,” Phillips said. “We gathered an idea of who some of our playmakers are (during the spring). We have to put them in position to make plays and get it in their hands.” In stark contrast to a year ago, when UK had to replace the starting quarterback, tailback and top two receivers from the 2010 team, the Wildcat playmakers return mostly intact from last fall. Injuries struck the quarterback position last season as Morgan Newton and Maxwell Smith shared the position. Newton, now entering his senior campaign, completed 47 percent of his throws for 793 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s also a dangerous runner with 272 yards and two TDs on the ground. However, he did not have contact in the spring while rehabilitating a shoulder injury but will rejoin the competition in August. That left Smith as the starting QB for three games late last season and all of the spring. He completed 54.9 percent for 819 yards and four touchdowns en route to Freshman All-Southeastern Conference honors. Sophomore Jacob Russell, a transfer from Eastern Kentucky, has good size and showed passing and running ability in practice. Incoming freshmen Patrick Towles and Jalen Whitlow will get a look when practice begins in August. The QBs will throw to a more experienced and potentially more explosive set of receivers. Senior La’Rod King led the team in every receiving category last season with 40 catches for 598 yards and seven touchdowns. He combines size, hands and speed with the ability to make contested catches. Seniors Gene McCaskill, E.J. Fields and Aaron Boyd bring more experience. McCaskill has been the most accomplished with 41 catches in his career. Some exciting youngsters challenge the veterans, sophomore Demarco Robinson and a trio of redshirt freshmen, Daryl Collins, Rashad Cunningham and converted quarterback Bookie Cobbins. Robinson starred in the spring game with nine catches for 146 yards and two touchdowns. The tight end position has plenty of experience returning with juniors Tyler Robinson, Jordan Aumiller and Anthony Kendrick and sophomore Ronnie Shields. Robinson, with 19 career catches and 2 TDs, and Aumiller (18 career catches, 1 TD) have been the most productive. Shields made a strong move in the spring. Like the quarterbacks, the tailback position was beset by injuries last season. Four returning players handled the role, including senior CoShik Williams (486 yards, 3 TD), juniors Jonathan George (208 yards, 2 TD) and Raymond Sanders (155 yards), and soph Josh Clemons (279 yards, 2 TD). They will continue their competition in August. D.J. Warren won the starting fullback role as a true freshman. A year of experience and a year in the weight room will help his blocking and he is also a good runner and pass catcher when called upon. The forward wall will be led by senior right guard Larry Warford, who has earned second-team All-SEC honors each of the past two seasons, and Matt Smith, a two-year starter at center.


DEFENSE In 2011, UK’s first season under the system of defensive coordinator Rick Minter, the Wildcats showed a greater ability in creating turnovers that Coach Joker Phillips was seeking. Minter often has said that his teams usually make a big improvement in their second season, once the players have the system thoroughly ingrained. But that will be a challenge in 2012 after the departure of six starters, most notably All-America linebacker Danny Trevathan and AllSEC safety/linebacker Winston Guy, who were the top two tacklers in the SEC last season. Cornerbacks Randall Burden and Anthony Mosley, along with reliable middle linebacker Ronnie Sneed, also have graduated. “We’ll have a lot more younger guys playing on defense this season but I’m excited about the ability we’ve seen,” Phillips said. “That’s why you saw 15 or 20 guys play defense with the first team in the spring.” Fortunately, almost all of the defensive line returns from last season, featuring six players who have starting experience. Senior end Collins

“We have to continue to get fundamentally better all across the board – offense, defense and special teams. If we can get fundamentally and assignment sound, we have enough athletes to be a good football team.” – Head Coach Joker Phillips Ukwu continues to develop as a big-play performer. He made 28 tackles last season, including 6.5 for loss and 2.5 quarterback sacks. Junior starting tackles Mister Cobble and Donte Rumph posted 33 and 31 tackles, respectively, and each had three TFL and a QB sack. Senior Taylor Wyndham (14 tackles) brings plenty of experience to the end opposite Ukwu. A couple of sophomores, end Mike Douglas (16 tackles, 2 TFL, one sack) and tackle Christian Coleman (21 tackles) saw spot starting duty last season and showed exciting potential. Additional young players will push for playing time in the line. The hybrid linebacker/end is led by sophomore Alvin Dupree, who came on strong late in the season when he started the final three games. Dupree racked up 21 tackles on the season, including 2.5 quarterback sacks. Junior Avery Williamson got a lot of playing time as a reserve middle linebacker last season and piled up 49 tackles, 1.5 for loss and made an interception. Several more young linebackers will get a chance to make their mark, including sophomores Malcolm McDuffen, Tyler Brause and TraVaughn Paschal and redshirt freshmen Demarius Rancifer and Jabari Johnson. More young players will man the hybrid linebacker/safety spot. Miles Simpson, who came out of spring as the starter, made five tackles last season. Redshirt freshman Josh Forrest and junior-college transfer Kory Brown are athletic contenders. The cornerback positions must be rebuilt after the departure of both starters. Senior Cartier Rice has been a reliable reserve in his career, with one interception and four pass breakups, and claimed a regular role at one corner. Redshirt freshman Marcus Caffey leads the other corner after a strong spring performance. Sophs Eric Dixon and Eric Simmons are the top reserves. Both of the starters return at the deep safety positions with seniors Martavius Neloms and Mikie Benton. Neloms is the team’s leading returning tackler. He made 71 stops last season and added 2.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, an interception and a fumble return for a touchdown. Benton made 28 tackles and led the team in pass breakups with seven. Two sophomore safeties, Ashely Lowery and Glenn Faulkner, showed good potential last season. Junior Dakotah Tyler returns after missing last season and provides some experienced depth.

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Sophomore left guard Darrian Miller, redshirt freshman left guard Zach West and junior right tackle Kevin Mitchell emerged as starters at the end of spring. Senior tackle Trevino Woods, sophomore guard Teven EatmonNared and redshirt freshman Shaquille Love provide depth while pushing for starting roles.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Senior Cartier Rice (No. 35) is the only cornerback with game experience at that position. He has one interception and four pass breakups during his career.

There is much work to do in this area after the loss of second-team AllSEC punter Ryan Tydlacka, snapper Jon Thomas and the starting kickoff and punt returners. Junior Joe Mansour, talented redshirt freshman Jay Willmott and incoming freshman Landon Foster will duel for the punting duties. Kelly Mason led the snapping job at the conclusion of spring. Ashely Lowery, Raymond Sanders and Demarco Robinson returned some kickoffs last season and Gene McCaskill has some game experience on punt returns. Senior Craig McIntosh has handled placekicking the last two seasons, making 23 of 29 field goals. His long has been 50 yards and he has the leg to make them from longer distances.

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2012 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

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No. 53 86 31 * 31 * 7 27 * 17 * 27 * 10 34 81 * 15 98 21 87 97 92 23 84 81 * 62 60 28 50 73 26 * 2 76 18 19 8 9* 25 64 52 71 20 22 91 47 51 * 37 * 51 * 82 16 * 13 * 6 46 58 5 88 59 85 54 93 41 * 77 79

Name Matthew Adolph Jordan Aumiller Mikie Benton Derek Bishop Daron Blaylock Shawn Blaylock Zack Blaylock Aaron Boyd Tyler Brause Kory Brown Kyle Budde Marcus Caffey Thomas Chapman Josh Clemons Bookie Cobbins Mister Cobble Christian Coleman Daryl Collins Gabe Correll Rashad Cunningham Tyler Davenport Alvin Davis Jr. Eric Dixon Mike Douglas Steven Duff Tre’ Dunn Alvin Dupree Teven Eatmon-Nared Glenn Faulkner E.J. Fields Josh Forrest Landon Foster Jonathan George Max Godby Patrick Graffree John Gruenschlaeger Josh Harris Khalid Henderson Farrington Huguenin Jabari Johnson Tristian Johnson Cody Jones T.J. Jones Anthony Kendrick La’Rod King Jared Leet A.J. Legree Patrick Ligon Shaquille Love Ashely Lowery Joe Mansour Kelly Mason Gene McCaskill Malcolm McDuffen Craig McIntosh Chad Merida Darrian Miller Kevin Mitchell

Pos. LS TE S TB DB DB DB WR LB LB/S LS CB DL TB WR DT DT WR TE WR OT DL CB DL OG LB LB OG S WR LB/S K/P TB C DL OT DB LB DE LB DT FB OT TE WR HOL WR TE OG S K/P LS WR LB K TB OT OT

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Ht. 6-2 6-4 5-11 5-7 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-6 5-11 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-4 5-11 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-7 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-4 6-4 6-11 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-5 6-6

Wt. 220 240 195 192 215 166 188 214 239 207 225 192 297 204 184 328 298 196 231 216 318 264 187 269 332 230 249 342 185 199 230 198 223 280 280 339 195 220 255 262 265 212 290 241 222 192 178 246 310 212 184 236 197 220 200 208 293 287

Cl-Exp. So-Sq Jr-2L Sr-2L Fr-RS Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-HS Sr-2L So-1L So-JC So-Sq Fr-RS Fr-HS So-1L Fr-RS Jr-1L So-1L Fr-RS Sr-2L Fr-RS So-Sq So-1L So-1L So-1L Jr-Sq So-Tr So-1L So-Sq So-1L Sr-2L Fr-RS Fr-HS Jr-2L So-Sq Fr-HS Fr-RS Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-RS Fr-RS Jr-2L Jr-1L Fr-HS Jr-2L Sr-3L Fr-RS Fr-HS Jr-Sq Fr-RS So-1L Jr-2L Fr-RS Sr-3L So-1L Sr-3L Fr-RS So-1L Jr-2L

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Name Dyshawn Mobley Zach Myers Martavius Neloms Langston Newton Morgan Newton Kristofer O’Bryant TraVaughn Paschal Derrick Quarles Cody Quinn Demarius Rancifer Jonathan Reed Cartier Rice Demarco Robinson Tyler Robinson Donte Rumph Jacob Russell Raymond Sanders III Ronnie Shields Eric Simmons Miles Simpson Kirk Smith Matt Smith Maxwell Smith DeMarcus Sweat Jordan Swindle William Tanner Justin Taylor Pancho Thomas Fred Tiller Jon Toth Patrick Towles Dakotah Tyler Collins Ukwu Larry Warford Darrell “D.J.” Warren Jordan Watson Zach West Jalen Whitlow CoShik Williams Jerry Williams Avery Williamson Jay Willmott Trevino Woods Sterling Wright Taylor Wyndham

Pos. RB OL S DL QB CB LB WR DB LB DB CB WR TE DT QB TB TE CB LB/S CB C QB WR OL WR RB LB DB OL QB S DE OG FB OL OG QB/ATH TB CB LB P OT DB DE

Ht. 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-4 5-7 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-9 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-4 5-8 6-5 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-5 5-11 6-5 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-2 5-9 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-5 5-11 6-4

Wt. 223 285 186 258 240 175 245 183 163 221 185 183 158 258 301 224 190 243 197 223 166 296 224 192 310 187 215 225 180 290 242 207 258 343 241 324 312 202 178 166 243 239 281 201 252

Cl-Exp. Fr-HS Fr-HS Sr-3L Fr-HS Sr-3L Sr-Tr So-Sq Fr-RS Fr-HS Fr-RS Fr-HS Sr-3L So-1L Jr-2L Jr-2L So-Tr Jr-2L So-1L So-Sq So-1L Fr-RS Sr-3L So-1L Fr-HS Fr-HS So-Sq Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-HS Jr-1L Sr-3L Sr-3L So-1L Fr-HS Fr-RS Fr-HS Sr-3L Fr-RS Jr-2L Fr-RS Sr-2L Fr-HS Sr-3L

Hometown (High School/Previous College) Powell, Tenn. (Powell) Miamisburg, Ohio (Miamisburg) Memphis, Tenn. (Fairley) Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) Fairfax, Va. (Fairfax/Akron) Odenton, Md. (Arundel) Russellville, Ky. (Russellville) Middletown, Ohio (Middletown) Pensacola, Fla. (Catholic) Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike) Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes) Ellenwood, Ga. (Martin Luther King) Friendsville, Tenn. (Alcoa) St. Matthews, S.C. (Calhoun County/Fork Union Military Academy) Lawrenceburg, Ky. (Anderson County/Eastern Kentucky) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake) Independence, Ky. (Simon Kenton) Mason, Ohio (Mason) Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) Granada Hills, Calif. (Birmingham) Lithonia, Ga. (Stephenson) St. Johns, Fla. (Creekside) Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) Atlanta, Ga. (North Atlanta) Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby) Homerville, Ga. (Clinch County) Indianapolis, Ind. (Brebeuf Jesuit) Ft. Thomas, Ky. (Highlands) Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike) La Vergne, Tenn. (La Vergne) Richmond, Ky. (Madison Central) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa) Fayetteville, Ga. (Whitewater) Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian Academy) Prattville, Ala. (Prattville) Hiram, Ga. (Hiram) Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) Milan, Tenn. (Milan) Georgetown, Ky. (Scott County) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Miami, Fla. (Coral Reef/North Carolina Tech) Swansea, S.C. (Swansea)

THE 2012 SEASON

No. 33 * 57 1 95 12 36 * 41 * 83 * 16 * 49 24 35 * 9* 89 99 17 * 4 80 38 32 33 * 69 11 83 * 70 35 * 30 45 3 72 14 37 * 96 67 39 55 75 13 * 26 * 36 * 40 42 74 43 94

NOTES: * denotes duplicate numbers ... Class is eligibility for 2012 season ... #L = number of letters earned … Tr = transfer from a four-year school … JC = junior college ... Sq = squad member who has not earned a varsity letter ... RS = redshirt ... HS = high school Roster as of June 22, 2012

KENTUCKY PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Mikie Benton: MIKE-ee Daron Blaylock: same as “Darren” Tyler Brause: BROW-zee Bookie Cobbins: BOO-kee Teven Eatmon-Nared: Teven rhymes with “seven”; EET-mon NAR-id John Gruenschlaeger: GRU-en-shlay-ger

Khalid Henderson: kah-LEED Farrington Huegenin: HUEG-in-in Jabari Johnson: jah-BAR-ee Tristian Johnson: TRIS-tin Shaquille Love: shah-KEEL Joe Mansour: MAN-soo-er Chad Merida: MARE-uh-dah

Dyshawn Mobley: DAY-shawn MOBE-lee Martavius Neloms: mar-TAY-vee-us NELL-ums TraVaughn Paschal: TRAY-vaun PASS-cal Demarius Rancifer: de-MARE-ee-us RAN-suh-fer

Cartier Rice: CAR-tee-ay Donte Rumph: RUMP Kadeem Thomas: kah-DEEM Jon Toth: TOETH (long “o” sound) Patrick Towles: TOLES (long “o” sound) Collins Ukwu: OOK-woo CoShik Williams: co-SHEEK

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2012 NUMERICAL ROSTER

10

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9* 9* 10 11 12 13 * 13 * 14 15 16 * 16 * 17 * 17 * 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 * 26 * 27 * 27 * 28 30 31 * 31 * 32 33 * 33 * 34 35 * 35 * 36 * 36 * 37 * 37 * 38 39 40 41 * 41 * 42 43 45 46 47 49

Name Martavius Neloms Alvin Dupree Fred Tiller Raymond Sanders III Ashely Lowery A.J. Legree Daron Blaylock Josh Forrest Demarco Robinson Landon Foster Tyler Brause Maxwell Smith Morgan Newton Jalen Whitlow Jared Leet Patrick Towles Marcus Caffey La’Rod King Cody Quinn Jacob Russell Zack Blaylock Glenn Faulkner E.J. Fields Josh Harris Josh Clemons Khalid Henderson Daryl Collins Jonathan Reed Jonathan George Tre’ Dunn CoShik Williams Aaron Boyd Shawn Blaylock Eric Dixon Justin Taylor Mikie Benton Derek Bishop Miles Simpson Dyshawn Mobley Kirk Smith Kory Brown Cartier Rice William Tanner Kristofer O’Bryant Jerry Williams Dakotah Tyler Cody Jones Eric Simmons Darrell “D.J.” Warren Avery Williamson Chad Merida TraVaughn Paschal Jay Willmott Sterling Wright Pancho Thomas Patrick Ligon Jabari Johnson Demarius Rancifer

Pos. S LB DB TB S WR DB LB/S WR K/P LB QB QB QB/ATH HOL QB CB WR DB QB DB S WR DB TB LB WR DB TB LB TB WR DB CB RB S TB LB/S RB CB LB/S CB WR CB CB S FB CB FB LB TB LB P DB LB TE LB LB

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Ht. 6-1 6-4 6-0 5-8 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-3 5-10 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-5 5-11 6-4 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-1 5-11 5-9 5-10 6-2 5-9 6-4 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-7 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-7 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-4 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-4 6-1 6-2

Wt. 186 249 180 190 212 178 215 230 158 198 239 224 240 202 192 242 192 222 163 224 188 185 199 195 204 220 196 185 223 230 178 214 166 187 215 195 192 223 223 166 207 183 187 175 166 207 212 197 241 243 208 245 239 201 225 246 262 221

Cl-Exp. Sr-3L So-1L Fr-HS Jr-2L So-1L Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-RS So-1L Fr-HS So-1L So-1L Sr-3L Fr-HS Fr-RS Fr-HS Fr-RS Sr-3L Fr-HS So-Tr Fr-HS So-1L Sr-2L Fr-HS So-1L Fr-HS Fr-RS Fr-HS Jr-2L So-Tr Sr-3L Sr-2L Fr-HS So-1L Fr-HS Sr-2L Fr-RS So-1L Fr-HS Fr-RS So-JC Sr-3L So-Sq Sr-Tr Fr-RS Jr-1L Jr-1L So-Sq So-1L Jr-2L Fr-RS So-Sq Fr-RS Fr-HS Fr-HS Jr-Sq Fr-RS Fr-RS

Hometown (High School/Previous College) Memphis, Tenn. (Fairley) Irwinton, Ga. (Wilkinson County) Homerville, Ga. (Clinch County) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Cleveland, Ga. (White County) Fort White, Fla. (Fort White) Marietta, Ga. (Walton) Paducah, Ky. (Tilghman) Ellenwood, Ga. (Martin Luther King) Franklin, Tenn. (Independence) Sycamore, Ohio (Wynford) Granada Hills, Calif. (Birmingham) Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) Prattville, Ala. (Prattville) Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Orange) Ft. Thomas, Ky. (Highlands) Atlanta, Ga. (Grady) Radcliff, Ky. (North Hardin) Middletown, Ohio (Middletown) Lawrenceburg, Ky. (Anderson County/Eastern Kentucky) Marietta, Ga. (Walton) East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis) Frankfort, Ky. (Frankfort) Maysville, Ky. (Mason County) Fayetteville, Ga. (Whitewater) Mableton, Ga. (Pebblebrook) Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City) Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike) Lincoln, Ala. (Lincoln) Harrodsburg, Ky. (Mercer County/Campbellsville) Hiram, Ga. (Hiram) Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) Lithonia, Ga. (Stephenson) Mobile, Ala. (Vigor) Atlanta, Ga. (North Atlanta) Russellville, Ky. (Russellville) Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) Independence, Ky. (Simon Kenton) Powell, Tenn. (Powell) Mason, Ohio (Mason) Moncks Corner, S.C. (Berkeley/East Central Comm. Coll.) Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes) Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) Fairfax, Va. (Fairfax/Akron) Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike) Williamsburg, Ky. (Whitley County/Morehead State) Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa) Milan, Tenn. (Milan) Barbourville, Ky. (Knox Central) Odenton, Md. (Arundel) Georgetown, Ky. (Scott County) Miami, Fla. (Coral Reef/North Carolina Tech) Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby) Germantown, Tenn. (Christian Brothers) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Pensacola, Fla. (Catholic)


Name Mike Douglas Tristian Johnson T.J. Jones Patrick Graffree Matthew Adolph Malcolm McDuffen Jordan Watson Zach Myers Shaquille Love Kelly Mason Alvin Davis Jr. Tyler Davenport Max Godby Larry Warford Matt Smith Jordan Swindle John Gruenschlaeger Jon Toth Steven Duff Trevino Woods Zach West Teven Eatmon-Nared Darrian Miller Kevin Mitchell Ronnie Shields Kyle Budde Rashad Cunningham Anthony Kendrick DeMarcus Sweat Derrick Quarles Gabe Correll Gene McCaskill Jordan Aumiller Bookie Cobbins Joe Mansour Tyler Robinson Farrington Huguenin Christian Coleman Craig McIntosh Taylor Wyndham Langston Newton Collins Ukwu Mister Cobble Thomas Chapman Donte Rumph

Pos. DL DT OT DL LS LB OL OL OG LS DL OT C OG C OL OT OL OG OT OG OG OT OT TE LS WR TE WR WR TE WR TE WR K/P TE DE DT K DE DL DE DT DL DT

Ht. 6-4 6-1 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-11 6-5 6-0 6-5 6-4 6-7 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-6 6-4 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-3

Wt. 269 265 290 280 220 220 324 285 310 236 264 318 280 343 296 310 339 290 332 281 312 342 293 287 243 225 216 241 192 183 231 197 240 184 184 258 255 298 200 252 258 258 328 297 301

Cl-Exp. So-1L Jr-2L Fr-HS Fr-HS So-Sq So-1L Fr-HS Fr-HS Fr-RS Fr-RS So-1L So-Sq So-Sq Sr-3L Sr-3L Fr-HS Fr-RS Fr-HS Jr-Sq Sr-2L Fr-RS So-Sq So-1L Jr-2L So-1L So-Sq Fr-RS Jr-2L Fr-HS Fr-RS Sr-2L Sr-3L Jr-2L Fr-RS Jr-2L Jr-2L Fr-RS So-1L Sr-3L Sr-3L Fr-HS Sr-3L Jr-1L Fr-HS Jr-2L

Hometown (High School/Previous College) Largo, Fla. (Largo) LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange) Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach) Elizabethtown, Ky. (Central Hardin) Dublin, Ohio (Jerome) Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County) Fayetteville, Ga. (Whitewater) Miamisburg, Ohio (Miamisburg) Harriman, Tenn. (Harriman) Rockton, Ill. (Hononegah) Jesup, Ga. (Wayne County) Hodgenville, Ky. (Larue County) Louisville, Ky. (Christian Academy of Louisville) Richmond, Ky. (Madison Central) Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) St. Johns, Fla. (Creekside) Fort Thomas, Ky. (Newport Central Catholic) Indianapolis, Ind. (Brebeuf Jesuit) Louisville, Ky. (Pleasure Ridge Park) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian Academy) Bucyrus, Ohio (Wynford) Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station) Winston, Ga. (Alexander) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Mason, Ohio (Princeton) Mobile, Ala. (Davidson) Katy, Texas (Seven Lakes) Lithonia, Ga. (Stephenson) Russellville, Ky. (Russellville) Cincinnati, Ohio (Anderson/Fork Union Military Academy) Chester, S.C. (Chester) Danville, Ky. (Boyle County) New Orleans, La. (McDonogh 35) LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange) Friendsville, Tenn. (Alcoa) Columbia, S.C. (Dreher) Milan, Tenn. (Milan) Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian) Swansea, S.C. (Swansea) Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) La Vergne, Tenn. (La Vergne) Louisville, Ky. (Central) Louisville, Ky. (duPont Manual) St. Matthews, S.C. (Calhoun County/Fork Union Military Academy)

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No. 50 51 * 51 * 52 53 54 55 57 58 59 60 62 64 67 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 79 80 81 * 81 * 82 83 * 83 * 84 85 86 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

NOTES: * denotes duplicate numbers ... Class is eligibility for 2012 season ... #L = number of letters earned … Tr = transfer from a four-year school … JC = junior college ... Sq = squad member who has not earned a varsity letter ... RS = redshirt ... HS = high school Roster as of June 22, 2012

KENTUCKY PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Mikie Benton: MIKE-ee Daron Blaylock: same as “Darren” Tyler Brause: BROW-zee Bookie Cobbins: BOO-kee Teven Eatmon-Nared: Teven rhymes with “seven”; EET-mon NAR-id John Gruenschlaeger: GRU-en-shlay-ger

Khalid Henderson: kah-LEED Farrington Huegenin: HUEG-in-in Jabari Johnson: jah-BAR-ee Tristian Johnson: TRIS-tin Shaquille Love: shah-KEEL Joe Mansour: MAN-soo-er Chad Merida: MARE-uh-dah

Dyshawn Mobley: DAY-shawn MOBE-lee Martavius Neloms: mar-TAY-vee-us NELL-ums TraVaughn Paschal: TRAY-vaun PASS-cal Demarius Rancifer: de-MARE-ee-us RAN-suh-fer

Cartier Rice: CAR-tee-ay Donte Rumph: RUMP Kadeem Thomas: kah-DEEM Jon Toth: TOETH (long “o” sound) Patrick Towles: TOLES (long “o” sound) Collins Ukwu: OOK-woo CoShik Williams: co-SHEEK

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CAT SCRATCHES THE 2012 SEASON

PLENTY

OF

CONTENDERS

AT

QB

At the end of last season, Coach Joker Phillips found himself without a healthy quarterback available to play the 2011 finale against Tennessee. Phillips overcame the obstacle by converting wide receiver Matt Roark to QB and the Wildcats pulled off a stunning upset. Fortunately, no such maneuvering should be necessary this season as Phillips enters preseason practice with five signal-callers.

Senior Morgan Newton started the first eight games last season and completed 47.7 percent of his passes for 793 yards and eight touchdowns. He should be ready to go after missing the last month of the season and all of spring practice while recovering from a shoulder injury. In Newton’s place, sophomore Maxwell Smith was the starter for three games and all of spring practice. He completed 54.9 percent for 819 yards and four TDs last season. Sophomore Jacob Russell is now eligible after going through a mandatory redshirt following his transfer from Eastern Kentucky. Similar to Newton, he is a big body with a good combination of run-pass ability. Two true freshmen, both coming off high school state championships, join the competition. Patrick Towles was a Parade magazine All-American and “Mr. Football” in Kentucky while leading Highlands HS to three-consecutive state titles. Jalen Whitlow split time at QB and receiver while helping lead Prattville HS to the Alabama Class AAAAAA state crown.

NEW “D” PRODUCES MORE

TURNOVERS

A goal of the new defense installed last season by coordinator Rick Minter was to increase turnovers and he got the results he sought. UK claimed 24 turnovers last season, 15 interceptions and nine fumble recoveries. The Wildcats had just 15 takeaways in the previous season (2010).

POSITION CHANGES Several Wildcats made significant position changes in the spring: · In the offensive line, Kevin Mitchell moved from left guard to right tackle and begins August as the starter · Marcus Caffey, amidst a logjam of six scholarship tailbacks, got a look at cornerback and played well · Another talented redshirt freshman, Bookie Cobbins, moved from quarterback to wide receiver · Eric Dixon, who saw some playing time at safety as a true freshman, switched to cornerback

COACHING CHANGES There have been two changes on the full-time coaching staff since the end of the 2011 season. Mike Cassity, former Wildcat player (1971-74) and assistant coach (1979-81) has returned to coach the defensive backs. There are now four former Wildcat players on the UK staff – head coach Joker Phillips, special teams coordinator/tight ends coach Greg Nord, linebackers coach Chuck Smith and Cassity. Pat Washington is the new wide receivers coach. Washington and offensive coordinator Randy Sanders spent 11 seasons together on the Tennessee staff. Washington also has SEC coaching experience at Auburn and Mississippi State.

D-LINE

Josh Clemons returns to practice in August after sitting out the spring while recovering from injury.

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LEAD D-FENSE

The defensive line looms as a potential strength for the Wildcat stop troops in 2011. The line has a lot of experience with three ends who have been starters – seniors Collins Ukwu and Taylor Wyndham and sophomore Mike Douglas, along with three tackles who have starting experience – juniors Mister Cobble and Donte Rumph, plus sophomore Christian Coleman. Cobble had 33 tackles last season, including three for loss, while Rumph had 31 tackles and three TFL. Ukwu led the linemen in big plays, numbering 6.5 TFL and 2.5 quarterback sacks.


OF THE

RECEIVERS

La’Rod King returns for his senior season already ranking as one of the top pass catchers in school history. King’s numbers have increased each season, showing the progression that every player hopes to display. He caught 40 passes for 598 yards and seven touchdowns last year. King’s career totals feature 86 receptions for 1,218 yards and 13 TDs. He ranks 17th in career catches, 19th in yardage and eighth in TDs. Another productive campaign could land him in the UK top 10 in all three categories.

WARFORD

A

PLAYMAKER,

TOO

Trevino Woods, along with student assistant coach Glenn Holt, took a class in the Czech Republic. The trip was led by Professor Patricia Dyk through UK’s Study Abroad program. · Over the last six seasons, Kentucky has come from behind in the fourth quarter to win 14 games, including once last season. Trailing Ole Miss 13-10, UK scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter for the 30-13 win. · UK has ranked in the nation’s top 25 in attendance every year but two since Commonwealth Stadium was expanded in 1999. · The Kentucky cheerleaders have won an unprecedented 19 national championships, including 15 of the last 18, at the annual Universal Cheerleaders Association championships.

One of the goals of spring practice was to identify more playmakers on offense. Coach Joker Phillips gave a reminder that big-play performers can be more than the traditional passers, runners or receivers. “Offensive linemen can be playmakers, too, and Larry Warford is one of our best playmakers,” Phillips said. Warford, a senior offensive guard, has earned second-team AllSoutheastern Conference honors each of the past two seasons. He has notable speed and quickness for a player his size. Combining his athleticism with his sizeable frame, Warford has led the team in knockdown blocks each of the past two seasons.

THE 2012 SEASON

KING

INJURY UPDATE Five players missed the contact portions of spring practice while recovering from injuries incurred during the 2011 season – quarterback Morgan Newton, tailback Josh Clemons, offensive lineman Tyler Davenport, defensive end Collins Ukwu and linebacker Jabari Johnson. All five are expected to be fully ready when practice resumes in August.

SCHEDULE NOTES Kentucky opens the season by playing 10 consecutive weeks before the team’s open date. After the additions of Missouri and Texas A&M, the revamped conference schedule calls for the Wildcats to play SEC opponents for seven-consecutive weeks -- the only league school that will have to take on such a gauntlet. Kentucky begins the 2012 season on Sunday, Sept. 2 at Louisville. This will be the seventh time since 2002 that the game has been played on a Sunday. UK’s home opener will be Sept. 8 against Kent State. The Wildcats last played the Golden Flashes in 2007 ... UK hosts in-state foe WKU on Sept. 15 in the third of a four-game series. The conference slate opens at Florida on Sept. 22 ... Arkansas (Oct. 13) replaces LSU as UK’s rotating opponent. UK last played the Razorbacks in 2008 ... Georgia will be the annual Homecoming game on Oct. 20 ... On Oct. 27, UK will play at Missouri for the first time as a conference opponent. The teams have met twice in school history, the season openers in 1965 and 1968. Following 10-straight games, UK’s open date is Nov. 10 ... Senior Day is Nov. 17 as the Wildcats play host to Samford, a first-time opponent ... The regular season concludes Nov. 24 at Tennessee.

CATSCELLANEOUS · Several Wildcats had unique educational opportunities during overseas trips in May. For the second-consecutive year, Coach Joker Phillips went on a service/educational trip to Ethiopia, accompanied this year by Mikie Benton, Matt Smith and Larry Warford. The journey was coordinated by Jason Schlafer, UK associate athletics director. In addition, Wildcats Aaron Boyd, E.J. Fields, Tristian Johnson and

Senior offensive guard Larry Warford has earned second-team All-SEC each of the last two seasons.

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2012 TEAM INFORMATION LETTERMEN RETURNING (45)

THE 2012 SEASON

OFFENSE – 23 WIDE RECEIVERS Aaron Boyd, sr. E.J. Fields, sr. La’Rod King, sr. Gene McCaskill, sr. Demarco Robinson, soph. TIGHT ENDS Jordan Aumiller, jr. Gabe Correll, sr. Anthony Kendrick, jr. Tyler Robinson, jr. Ronnie Shields, soph. TACKLES Darrian Miller, soph. Kevin Mitchell, jr. Trevino Woods, sr. GUARDS Larry Warford, sr. CENTERS Matt Smith, sr. QUARTERBACKS Morgan Newton, sr. Maxwell Smith, soph.

FULLBACKS Cody Jones, jr. D.J. Warren, soph.

CORNERBACKS Eric Dixon, soph. Cartier Rice, sr.

TAILBACKS Josh Clemons, soph. Jonathan George,jr. Raymond Sanders, jr. CoShik Williams, sr.

SAFETIES Mikie Benton, sr. Glenn Faulkner, soph. Ashley Lowery, jr. Martavius Neloms, sr. Dakotah Tyler, jr.

DEFENSE – 20 SPECIALISTS – 2 ENDS Michael Douglas, soph. Collins Ukwu, sr. Taylor Wyndham, sr. TACKLES Mister Cobble, jr. Christian Coleman, soph. Alvin Davis, soph. Tristian Johnson, jr. Donte Rumph, jr. LINEBACKERS Tyler Brause, soph. Alvin Dupree, soph. Malcolm McDuffen, soph. Miles Simpson, soph. Avery Williamson, jr.

KICKERS Joe Mansour, jr. Craig McIntosh, sr. PUNTERS none SNAPPERS none (Note: 2011 starters are listed in bold)

LETTERMEN LOST (29) Offense - 10 WIDE RECEIVERS Brian Adams Nik Brazley Matt Roark

FULLBACKS none TAILBACKS Brandon Gainer Defense – 16

TACKLES Chandler Burden Billy Joe Murphy GUARDS Stuart Hines Jake Lanefski CENTERS Sam Simpson TIGHT ENDS Nick Melillo QUARTERBACKS none

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ENDS Justin Henderson Jacob Lewellen

CORNERBACKS Randall Burden Daylen Hall Anthony Mosley Dale Trimble SAFETIES Mychal Bailey Winston Guy Taiedo Smith Specialists – 3

TACKLES Mark Crawford Antwane Glenn Luke McDermott James McDevitt LINEBACKERS Ronnie Sneed Danny Trevathan Ridge Wilson

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KICKERS Patrick Simmons PUNTERS Ryan Tydlacka SNAPPERS Jon Thomas (Note: 2011 starters are listed in bold)

KENTUCKY FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Location: Lexington, Ky. Enrollment: 28,098 President: Dr. Eli Capilouto (Alabama, 1971) Athletics Director: Mitch Barnhart (Ottawa, 1981) Faculty Representative: Joseph L. Fink III (Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 1970) Conference: Southeastern Conference, Eastern Division Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Blue and White (Blue PMS 286) Stadium: Commonwealth Stadium, constructed 1973, expanded 1999 Stadium Capacity: 67,942 Surface: Bermuda grass COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Joker Phillips Overall Record: 11-14, two seasons UK Record: same Assistant Coaches: Mike Cassity, defensive backs Kyle Krantz, graduate assistant/defense Rick Minter, defensive coordinator Steven Montalvo, graduate assistant/defense Greg Nord, special teams coordinator/tight ends Steve Pardue, running backs Randy Sanders, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks Tyler Sargent, graduate assistant/offense Chuck Smith, linebackers/recruiting coordinator Mike Summers, running game coordinator/offensive line David Turner, assistant head coach/defensive line Pat Washington, passing game coordinator/wide receivers Andre’ Woodson, graduate assistant/offense 2012 SCHEDULE Sept. 2 at Louisville Sept. 8 KENT STATE Sept. 15 WKU Sept. 22 at Florida Sept. 29 SOUTH CAROLINA Oct. 6 MISSISSIPPI STATE Oct. 13 at Arkansas Oct. 20 GEORGIA (Homecoming) Oct. 27 at Missouri Nov. 3 VANDERBILT Nov. 10 open Nov. 17 SAMFORD Nov. 24 at Tennessee


THE FOOTBALL STAFF


THE FO0TBALL STAFF

HEAD COACH

JOKER PHILLIPS

It was the final game of the 2011 regular season and the Kentucky football team prepared to host its oldest rival, Tennessee. There was but one slight problem. The Wildcats didn’t have a healthy quarterback. UK’s top two QBs were injured and Coach Joker Phillips refused to sacrifice the future of a talented freshman by breaking his redshirt for one game. So, what to do? Once again showing the ability to adapt that he has displayed during his career, Phillips and the UK staff came up with an unlikely maneuver -turn senior wide receiver Matt Roark into a quarterback, give him a limited number of plays to master, and attack the opponent with what basically amounted to the old single-wing offense. The plan worked perfectly. UK’s ground attack controlled the ball for almost 36 minutes, Roark executed the simple game plan without a single turnover, and the Wildcat defense was stalwart. The result was a 10-7 victory, ending a 26-year losing streak against the Volunteers. In recognition of the unorthodox strategy and improbable out-

come, ESPN.com honored Phillips with an SEC “helmet sticker.” The simple strategy enabled Roark and the Wildcats to “play fast,” a trademark philosophy of Phillips. It’s a philosophy he embraces in coaching as well. Phillips has been a bundle of energy since taking over the UK head coaching position on Jan. 6, 2010. From coaching to recruiting to the dozens of personal appearances he has made across the South, Phillips has been tireless in promoting the vision for his passion -- Kentucky football. The foundation of his fervor is easy to see. A native Kentuckian and former Wildcat player, Phillips is only the fifth Kentucky alumnus to become head coach of the Wildcats. Phillips’ appointment also has significance in that he is the Wildcats’ first African-American head football coach and only the second in the history of the Southeastern Conference. Phillips’ first act as head coach was to imprint his personal philosophy, “Operation Win,” on the team -- win in the classroom, win in the community and win on the field. Phillips’ energy has led to some positive results in recruiting and on the field, where Phillips became the first coach in Kentucky history to take a team to a bowl game in his first season. In addition, Phillips won more games than any first-year UK coach since Blanton Collier in 1954. His teams also have broken long-time streaks with wins over South Carolina and Tennessee.

LED UK

TO

HIGHEST POINT TOTAL

IN

SCHOOL HISTORY

Prior to being elevated to head coach, Phillips was on the staff of Coach Rich Brooks from 2003-09, including the last five seasons as offensive coordinator. Named offensive coordinator before the 2005 season, Phillips made an immediate impact as Kentucky improved its scoring average and total offense in each of the first three years under Phillips’ direction. The yearly progression reached its zenith when Kentucky scored a school-record 475 points during its 13-game schedule in 2007, helping spark the Wildcats to a second-consecutive Music City Bowl championship. UK’s average of 36.5 points per game ranked 15th nationally. Total offense also was a highlight of the ’07 season. UK’s total offense of 5,764 yards was the second highest in school history. The average of 443.4 yards per game is fourth in UK annals. Phillips was nationally acclaimed following Kentucky’s 43-37 upset of No. 1 LSU. He was named National Coordinator of the Week by Rivals.com and the National Offensive Coordinator of the Week by the Master Coaches Survey. Phillips’ offensive style has shown flexibility and balance between the run and the pass. During his time as offensive coordinator, UK has had a 3,000-yard passer (André Woodson, who accomplished the feat twice), two 1,000-yard receivers (Keenan Burton and Steve Johnson) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Rafael Little, who reached the mark twice). Balance is shown by the fact that Kentucky led the SEC in passing yardage in 2007 while also rushing for 2,021 yards, 155.5 yards per game and 4.2 yards per attempt. All three rushing marks were UK’s best in a dozen seasons, since 1995. The ’07 season was the first time in school history that UK averaged at least 250 passing yards per game while rushing for at least 150 yards per game. As wide receivers coach, Phillips has mentored some of the best in school history – Burton, Johnson, Dicky Lyons Jr. and Derek Abney. With Burton, Johnson and Lyons leading the way, along with tight end Jacob Tamme and tailback Rafael Little, Kentucky was the only team in the nation in 2007 that had five players with at least 1,000 receiving yards during their careers. Phillips’ players have their names etched into the NCAA, SEC and UK record books. 16

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Quotes from January, 2008, when Phillips was named head coach of the future. Quotes are from articles in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville Courier-Journal, Danville Advocate-Messenger, The Cats’ Pause, KentuckySportsReport.com, Nashville Tennessean: • “Phillips’ credentials certainly scream head coach. He’s been an outstanding position coach, ace recruiter, master motivator and his (200607) offenses at UK have been a pair of the best in school history. (His) ability to connect with players, their families and coaches may be his greatest strength.” – Matt May, The Cats’ Pause

Upon the recommendation of Coach Rich Brooks (right), UK Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart (left) named Phillips as the head coach of the future in Jan. 2008. Brooks and Phillips guided UK to a school-record five-consecuive bowl games.

SHOWED

THE

ABILITY

TO

ADAPT

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After massive graduation losses from the ’07 squad – losing Woodson, Burton, Johnson, Tamme and Little to the NFL – Phillips turned in some of his most astute coaching performances. Injuries, inexperience and a disciplinary dismissal forced Phillips and quarterbacks coach Randy Sanders to juggle four QBs -- Mike Hartline, Randall Cobb, Morgan Newton and Will Fidler – in 2008 and 2009. Even though there was a rotation of players in the offense’s most important position, Phillips figured out a way to generate enough points to win seven games both seasons. Despite fielding a virtually new offensive lineup in 2008, and losing his potential starting quarterback on the first day of fall practice, Phillips still managed to finish in the top half of the SEC in scoring offense while helping the Wildcats win a third-consecutive bowl game. The 2009 season showed more of Phillips’ ability to adapt to a changing landscape. After five games, with Hartline as the starting quarterback, Phillips had the perfect balance he was looking for with 167.4 rushing yards and 167.4 passing yards per game. But when Hartline was injured, and a true freshman stepped into the starting role, the Wildcats became tilted heavily toward the run. And, even though everyone in the stadium knew UK had become a runfirst offense, Phillips managed to keep the opponent off-balance and score sufficient points to win five of the last eight games, including ground-breaking victories on the road at Auburn and Georgia. For the season, Kentucky rushed for 191.2 yards per game and a 4.5 average per carry, the team’s best marks in 14 years.

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In addition to his coaching, Phillips also is a highly effective recruiter, as his straightforward, likeable personality earns the trust of young players and their families. He served as UK’s recruiting coordinator in 2003-04, giving up that post because of his additional offensive responsibilities, but continued to be deeply involved in recruiting. Phillips’ abilities in that area have become known across the country, as he has been identified as one of the nation’s top recruiters by SportsIllustrated.com and Rivals.com. Phillips has gained additional coaching experience by working postseason all-star games. He was the winning head coach in the 2005 Magnolia Classic. Following the 2006 season, he was an assistant on the winning squad in the IntaJuice North-South All-Star Game.

• “I just think it was a great move by the university and a great move for the program. Coach Joker was instrumental in my career. He knows how to go out and get players, and he recognizes how to get the best out of the players he brings in. You know the program will be in good hands because he cares so much about Kentucky football.” – All-SEC tight end Jacob Tamme, now with the Denver Broncos

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• “He has all the charisma a head coach would have. I’m glad Kentucky did what they had to do to keep him, because other people were going to keep coming after him. With Joker Phillips, they’re not just making a good minority hire. They’re making a great hire, period.” – Lou Holtz, longtime head coach and current ESPN analyst • “And when Phillips choked up Friday talking about his home state, and his hometown of Franklin, it reminded you of the Kentucky kids – Andre’ Woodson, Jacob Tamme, Keenan Burton, to name three – who helped turn the program around. They were Kentucky kids who wanted to be here, succeed here and build a foundation for success. Joker Phillips is one of those Kentucky kids. He’s a reason why right now, in football, Kentucky has a good thing going. It’s smart to take advantage of it.” – John Clay, Lexington Herald-Leader • “I felt like he was a guy I could really relate to. When he was recruiting me, he was really open and honest the whole time about me making the best decision for myself and not downplaying anybody else. He just played up Kentucky. I liked that.” – 2009 All-SEC defensive tackle Corey Peters • “Cats are smart to name Phillips future coach” – Louisville CourierJournal headline of a column by Rick Bozich • “There’s not a finer man than Joker Phillips. When he was a kid, he was never in trouble. He hung around the little league park to help kids when he was in high school. He was just a nice kid to be around. You knew he was going to be a good guy. I’m not surprised in the least that he has been this successful.” – Gary Moyers of the Danville Advocate-Messenger, who covered Phillips for the Bowling Green Daily News during the coach’s high school playing days • “Joker Phillips is one of the finest college football coaches I know. He’s a fine person, too. That’s why I believe the football program will be in fine hands once current coach Rich Brooks decides to leave the program on his own terms.” – Keith Taylor, KentuckySportsReport.com

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Phillips (third from left) was a player and assistant coach under Hall of Fame Coach Jerry Claiborne (left). “Do right, do your best and win,” said Phillips, when asked what he learned from the coaching mentor. Claiborne was known for his sound fundamental football and his high integrity.

wide receivers under Coach Lou Holtz in 2002. Gamecock newcomer Troy Williamson earned SEC All-Freshman honors that year and went on to become the No. 7 pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Phillips also has coached at Cincinnati (1997-98), Minnesota (1999-2000) and Notre Dame (2001). At Minnesota, he guided All-Big Ten wide receiver Ron Johnson, who went on to play for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. In Joker Phillips completed his Kentucky his year at Notre Dame, Phillips career as one of the top five pass placed two wideouts in the NFL, catchers in school history. He went on Javin Hunter and David Givens. to play with the Washington Redskins As a coach, nine of his teams in the National Football League. have gone to bowl games, including UK to the 1993 Peach Bowl, 2006, ‘07 and ’09 Music City Bowls, the Liberty Bowl following the 2008 season and the BBVA Compass Bowl after the 2010 season; Cincinnati to the 1997 Humanitarian Bowl; and Minnesota to the 1999 Sun Bowl and 2000 Micronpc.com Bowl. Phillips is a native of Franklin, Ky., and was a three-sport standout – football, basketball and track – at Franklin-Simpson High School. He is married to Dr. Leslie Phillips, a professor at Georgetown College.

T HE J OKER P HILLIPS F ILE NICKNAME Joe “Joker” Phillips, Jr., was nicknamed “Joker” as a baby by his grandfather in order to distinguish him from his father, Joe Phillips Sr.

EDUCATION Franklin-Simpson High School, Franklin, Ky., 1981 University of Kentucky, bachelor’s degree in Advertising, 1986

ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE As offensive coordinator, Phillips guided UK to a school-record 475 points in the 2007 season. Phillips coached NCAA, SEC and UK record-setters such as quarterbacks Andre’ Woodson and Jared Lorenzen, running back Rafael Little and wide receivers Derek Abney, Keenan Burton, Steve Johnson and Dicky Lyons.

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Phillips is a familiar face around Kentucky football. He played at UK from 1981-84 and was on the football staff from 1988-96. As a player, Phillips helped lead the Wildcats to appearances in the Hall of Fame Bowl in his junior and senior seasons. He finished his playing days tied for fifth on the UK career receiving list with 75 catches for 935 yards and nine touchdowns. He went on to play a total of three professional seasons with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (1985, ’87) and Toronto in the Canadian Football League (1986). Phillips began his coaching career at his alma mater as a graduate assistant in 1988-89. In 1990, he served as an assistant recruiting coordinator. He was a full-time assistant coach, in charge of the wide receivers, from 1991-96. In 1991, under Phillips’ guidance, wide receiver Neal Clark broke the single-season record for pass receptions with 47 catches. Craig Yeast, who became the SEC’s all-time leading receiver, played his first two seasons under Phillips in 1995-96. Phillips returned to UK from South Carolina, where he coached the 18

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• Participated in football, basketball and track at Franklin-Simpson HS; all-state in football, playing quarterback and cornerback; all-region in basketball • Wide receiver at UK, finishing fifth on the school career receiving list with 75 catches for 935 yards and nine touchdowns • Wide receiver with Washington (NFL) in 1985 and 1987; Toronto (CFL) 1986

COACHING HISTORY 1988-89 1990 1991-96 1997 1998 1999-2000 2001 2002 2003-04

Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Cincinnati Cincinnati Minnesota Notre Dame South Carolina Kentucky

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ike Cassity, former University of Kentucky player and coach, has returned to his Bluegrass roots as the defensive backs coach for the Wildcat football team. Cassity has 37 seasons of coaching experience, including 22 as a defensive coordinator at the NCAA Division I level. He already has knowledge of the current Kentucky defensive scheme, having coached with Wildcat defensive coordinator Rick Minter on two occasions. He also is a good fit with the UK staff, having been associated with five of the Wildcat coaches during his career. He has coached more than 30 players who have gone to the National Football League. Cassity began his coaching career at UK as a student coach in 1975 while completing his

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degree. He was a part-time assistant coach in 1979, working with the defensive backs, and was a full-time assistant as the DBs coach in 1980-81. From there, the trail wound through Morehead State, Western Kentucky, Northeast Louisiana, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Illinois, Louisville and Marshall. Cassity was the defensive coordinator during his term at Louisville. Inheriting a unit that was 93rd in the nation in total defense and 72nd in scoring defense in 2003, the team improved to 15th in total defense and 24th in scoring defense in Cassity’s first season in 2004. His teams finished in the top 40 nationally in total defense from 2004-06. Cassity helped the Cardinals win the 2004 Conference USA championship and the 2006 Big East title and advance to three bowl games, highlighted by a victory in the 2007 Orange Bowl. In the Orange Bowl campaign, Louisville finished second in the nation in quarterback sacks and 17th nationally in scoring defense. Cassity was named the 2007 Big East Recruiter of the Year by SI.com/Rivals.com and was chosen one of the nation’s top-25 recruiters by Rivals.com in 2005. Cassity also was defensive coordinator at Illinois, the 2001 Big Ten champion and participant in the 2002 Sugar Bowl, and at Baylor, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, East Carolina, Northeast Louisiana and Western Kentucky.

During the 1991 season at East Carolina, the Pirates posted an 11-1 record, capped by a victory in the Peach Bowl. The ECU coaches were selected as the National Coaching Staff of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association. Cassity returns to UK from Marshall University, where he coached the defensive backs in the 2009-11 seasons. He helped Marshall win a pair of bowl games following the ’09 and ’11 seasons. All totaled, 10 of Cassity’s collegiate teams have advanced to postseason play. His teams have a 6-2 record in bowl games and he also participated in the Division I-AA playoffs in 1987 and 1988 at WKU. Cassity has been directly associated with five coaches on the UK staff, including Phillips, who was a freshman on the ’81 Wildcat squad when Cassity was an assistant coach. Cassity also coached and/or played with Minter, Greg Nord, Chuck Smith and Mike Summers. A native of Ft. Campbell, Ky., Cassity is a graduate of Ft. Campbell High School. He was a two-sport athlete at Kentucky in football and wrestling. In football, he played from 1971-74, starting his final two seasons at safety. He received the Kiwanis Club 110 Percenter Award for his effort and dedication. On the mat, he placed third at the 1974 Southeastern Conference meet at 190 pounds. Cassity has four children – Brooke, Hunter, Skyler and Braden.

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THE MIKE CASSITY FILE COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE 1975 1979 1980-81 1982 1983-88

Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky

1989 1990-91 1992-93 1994 1995-96 1997-98 1999-2000 2001-03 2004-07 2009-11 2012-present

Northeast Louisiana East Carolina Georgia Tech Cincinnati Wisconsin Baylor Oklahoma State Illinois Louisville Marshall Kentucky

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RICK MINTER ne of the most respected defensive minds in football, Rick Minter is in his second year on the Kentucky football staff. In his first season with the Wildcats, Minter placed added emphasis on turnovers and UK increased takeaways from 16 (2010) to 25 while reducing points allowed by nearly four points per game. Linebacker Danny Trevathan led the Southeastern Conference in tackles and earned All-America honors. Trevathan and Guy were All-Southeastern Conference picks and National Football League draft choices. Minter came to UK from Indiana State, where he spent one season as the linebackers coach. The Sycamores, who had a 2-54 record the five previous years before his arrival, improved to a 6-5 mark in 2010, as the ISU defensive unit ranked second in the conference in total takeaways. Minter spent the 2008-09 seasons as the defensive coordinator at Marshall. The Thundering Herd defense doubled its turnover rate in Minter’s first season. He was the interim head coach for his last game at Marshall, guiding the team to a 21-17 win over Ohio in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Minter spent 2005-06 as the defensive coordinator for Notre Dame, a position he also held during the 1992-93 seasons. During his four years as coordinator at Notre Dame, Minter helped lead the Irish to a 40-8-1 record with four bowl games, including two Cotton Bowl berths in the ‘92-93 seasons and appearances in the Fiesta and Sugar Bowls during his latter term.

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Minter made major improvements in the South Carolina defense in 2004 under legendary head coach Lou Holtz. The Gamecocks ranked 20th nationally in total defense and 15th nationally in pass defense. Freshman free safety Ko Simpson earned second-team All-America honors and ranked third nationally in interceptions. As head coach at Cincinnati from 19942003, Minter won more games than any coach in UC history. He led the Bearcats to four postseason bowl games and was co-champion of Conference USA in 2002. His 1997 team finished 8-4 after a Humanitarian Bowl victory over Utah State, marking the first bowl appearance for Cincinnati in 47 seasons. Minter’s Bearcats went to three straight bowls in 200002. He was named C-USA Coach of the Year in 2001 by CollegeFootballNews.com. It was at Cincinnati that Minter and Phillips became well-acquainted. In 1997, Phillips coached wide receivers and in 1998 he coached defensive backs for Minter. Minter had several notable coaches on his Bearcat staff, including Phillips; current New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, who served as Cincinnati defensive coordinator; current Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who was UC’s special-teams coach; current Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who was a defensive backs coach at UC; and Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, who was an offensive coordinator at UC. During his first stint at Notre Dame, working under Holtz, the 1993 Irish defense helped the team to an 11-1 season and runner-up finish in the national championship race. Three of Minter’s defenders earned first-team All-America honors. The ‘92 Irish posted a 10-1-1 mark, won the Cotton Bowl and were ranked fourth in the final

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polls. Cornerback Tom Carter won All-America honors. During his first two seasons at Notre Dame, Minter coached 21 defensive players who went on to play in the NFL. Prior to joining the Notre Dame staff, Minter served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Ball State for seven seasons. Ball State combined for a 28-15-2 mark over his final four seasons from 1988-91, including a Mid-American Conference title and California Raisin Bowl appearance in 1989. During Minter’s seven seasons, Ball State produced nine All-MAC players on defense, including three-time MAC Defensive Player of the Year (1987-89) Gary Garnica. Minter also has collegiate coaching experience at New Mexico State, North Carolina State, Louisiana Tech and Arkansas, where he was a graduate assistant under Holtz in 1978. Born in Nash, Texas, Minter is a graduate of Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas. He was a three-year starter at defensive end at Henderson State, where he earned both his bachelor’s (1977) and master’s degrees (1978) in education. Minter is the father of two sons, Josh and Jesse.


GREG NORD n alumnus, former University of Kentucky player, and assistant coach under coaches Jerry Claiborne and Fran Curci, Greg Nord returned to UK in 2010 as special teams coordinator and tight

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ends coach. Nord’s challenge on special teams for the upcoming season will be to replace all of the starting kick returners, along with the snapper, holder and All-SEC punter Ryan Tydlacka. Nord has significant experience returning at tight end with juniors Tyler Robinson, Ronnie Shields and Jordan Aumiller. Last season, the tight ends combined to catch 30 passes,

including two touchdowns. Aumiller was a Freshman All-American during his first season on the field. Nord’s career path has returned to Lexington following stops at East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Illinois. Nord had joined Illinois in the spring of 2010 as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator after spending the previous 15 seasons at U of L. Nord was at Louisville from 1995-2009, serving at various times as assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator, tight ends coach and running backs coach. He helped the Cardinals advance to nine bowl games, including a championship of the 2007 Orange Bowl, and win three Conference USA championships and one Big East title. Nord’s tight ends at Louisville had remarkable accomplishments. Ibn Green earned AllAmerica honors in 1998 and ‘99 while setting the NCAA Division I career record for most pass receptions by a tight end (217). Ronnie Ghent became the first player in C-USA history to earn first-team all-conference honors for four-straight seasons. Ghent and three other Cardinal tight ends, Richard Owens, Gary Barnidge and Breno Giacomini, went on to play in the National Football League. With Nord serving as running backs coach in 2004, the Cardinals set school records with 3,005 rushing yards and 47 rushing touchdowns. Eric Shelton tied the school record that year with 20 rushing TDs and went on to play for the Carolina Panthers. In 2005, Michael Bush led the nation in scoring, was a first-team All-Big East performer and now plays for the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Two more of Nord’s backs also played in the NFL, Kolby Smith with Kansas City and

Brock Bolen of Jacksonville. In 1997, Nord was coaching the running backs when Frank Moreau set an NCAA record by scoring four touchdowns in one quarter vs. East Carolina. Moreau went on to play in the NFL as well. Prior to Louisville, Nord spent three years (1992-94) as the running backs coach at Georgia Tech. He guided Dorsey Levens and William Bell, each of whom earned AllAtlantic Coast Conference honors and played professionally. Levens enjoyed an 11-year NFL career and earned All-Pro honors. Nord also coached the running backs at East Carolina in 1990-91, highlighted by a victory in the Peach Bowl following the ‘91 campaign. A native of Louisville, Nord played center, tight end and long snapper for the Wildcats from 1974-78 under Fran Curci. He was a three-year letterman and a member of the ‘76 Southeastern Conference championship team and the ‘77 squad that posted a 10-1 record. He entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at UK in 1979-80. He was a parttime assistant in 1981, the same season that Joker Phillips arrived as a player at UK. Nord was promoted to full-time assistant in 1982 when Jerry Claiborne took over as head coach. Nord coached the running backs all eight years that Claiborne led the Cats, including a pair of appearances in the Hall of Fame Bowl. By the time Nord departed following the 1989 season, he had coached four of the top seven rushers in school history, Mark Higgs, George Adams, Marc Logan and Ivy Joe Hunter. All four went on to play in the NFL. Nord and his wife, Donna, have two daughters, Amy and Angie, and five grandchildren, Luke, Nolan, Gregory, Elizabeth and Collin.

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THE GREG NORD FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE 1979-80 1981 1982-89 1990-91 1992-94 1995-97 1998-2002 2003-06 2007-08 2009 2010-present

Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky East Carolina Georgia Tech Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Louisville Kentucky

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STEVE PARDUE teve Pardue will have a much more expeienced group of running backs as he heads into his second season on the Kentucky staff. The top four tailbacks from last season -senior CoShik Williams, juniors Raymond Sanders and Jonathan George, and sophomore Josh Clemons -- return for the coming campaign, along with fullbacks D.J. Warren and Cody Jones. Pardue joined the Kentucky staff in December 2010 after an illustrious stint at LaGrange (Ga.) High School Pardue went to LaGrange as an assistant coach in 1991 and took over as head coach in 1994. In 17 seasons as head coach, Pardue collected 161 wins, including three Class AAA state championships. The Grangers won the state title in 2001 with a 14-0 record and took home back-to-back state crowns in 2003 and 2004, featuring 14-1 and 15-0 records, respectively. LaGrange also won eight regional championships under his guidance. In addition to leading the program as head coach, Pardue coached the running backs for the last 16 seasons. Pardue received numerous honors through the years, headlined by a pair of citations: Class AAA Coach of the Decade by the Georgia High School Daily Report and the 2003 Wright Bazemore Award for All-Classification Coach of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Atlanta. He received multiple recognitions during the state championship seasons, including Class AAA Coach of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia Sportswriters Association, Touchdown Club of Atlanta and the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association. He garnered the GACA Region Coach of the Year Award eight times, in 1996-97, 2000-04 and 2006. Phillips and Pardue became well acquainted on the recruiting trail as Pardue helped develop

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several outstanding players who went on to wear the Blue and White at Kentucky. The first LaGrange product at UK was Quentin McCord (1996, 1998-2000), who was recruited by Phillips and became one of the best wide receivers in Wildcat history, totaling 112 catches for 1,743

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yards and 15 touchdowns. After returning to Kentucky in 2003, Phillips tapped the LaGrange pipeline often. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard (2004-07) led Kentucky in tackles three straight seasons and earned firstteam All-Southeastern Conference honors as a junior and senior. Woodyard has played four seasons with the NFL’s Denver Broncos and is captain of the special teams. Another LaGrange linebacker, Braxton Kelley, played at UK from 2005-08 and led the team in tackles as a senior, marking the fourth straight year that a Granger paced the UK defense. LaGrange product DeMoreo Ford (2005-08) is best remembered for his 70-yard touchdown catch in the 2006 Music City Bowl. Former Grangers currently on the UK roster include defensive lineman Tristian Johnson and kicker Joe Mansour. Pardue sent numerous other players into the collegiate ranks, including players such as All-SEC linebacker Sam Olajubutu at Arkansas, South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell and Florida running back Skyler Thornton. Additional players signed with Georgia, Auburn and Mississippi State and several other schools. A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Pardue played at Christian County High School under KHSAA Hall of Fame coach Fred Clayton. Pardue was an offensive lineman at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and got his master’s at West Georgia College. Pardue began his coaching career as the offensive line coach at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Ga., in 1985. In 1986, Pardue coached offensive and defensive lines at Albertville High School in Alabama, before moving to Crittenden County High School in Marion, Ky., where he served as head coach from 1987-1990. He moved to LaGrange as an assistant for the 1991 season, coaching outside linebackers, as the Grangers won the state championship and were declared national champion by USA Today. He coached the offensive line in 1991-92 and was defensive coordinator in 1993. Pardue then took over as head coach in 1994. Pardue is married to the former Pamela Bennett of Goodlettsville, Tenn. The couple has two children, a daughter, Morgan, and a son, Chas.


OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, QUARTERBACKS COACH

andy Sanders’ most recent appearance on the sideline at the close of the 2011 season will certainly be among his most memorable. As offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Sanders was without two injured QBs as the Wildcats headed into the season finale vs. Tennessee. In a week’s time, Sanders turned senior wide receiver Matt Roark into a quarterback and guided him through a victory over the Volunteers. That game is an indication of the impact Sanders has had during his term on the UK staff. Upon his arrival in 2006, Sanders helped Andre’ Woodson develop from an inconsistent performer into one of the top quarterbacks in the nation. Seemingly overnight, Woodson blossomed as a player and a field general, leading the Wildcats to some of the most memorable triumphs in school history, including a pair of Music City Bowl championships. Along the way, Woodson led the Southeastern Conference in passing yardage, total offense and touchdown passes, including an SEC record

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of 40 TD tosses in 2007. He earned All-SEC honors both seasons and was drafted by the NFL’s New York Giants. Sanders went back to square one in 2008. He did a masterful job of melding the inexperienced talents of then-sophomore Mike Hartline and freshman Randall Cobb into a capable tandem. The QB duo led the Wildcats to a thirdconsecutive postseason victory in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Sanders turned in another deft coaching performance in 2009. Hartline was the starting quarterback until going down with an injury in the fifth game. For the remainder of the season, Sanders juggled Cobb, seldom-used junior Will Fidler and true freshman Morgan Newton at QB. And, once again, the offense produced enough points to advance to a bowl game, along with ground-breaking victories at Auburn and Georgia. Hartline stayed healthy in 2010, enjoying a terrific season and finishing his career among the top five in school history in every passing category.

Sanders has been offensive coordinator since 2009 and took on primary playcalling duties in 2010. In his first year in that role, UK averaged 6.1 yards per play, second best in school history, and 406 total points ranks third in UK history. Prior to Kentucky, Sanders spent 22 seasons (1984-2005) as a player and coach at the University of Tennessee, including the last seven as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He was named offensive coordinator after the 1998 regular season when David Cutcliffe became head coach at Ole Miss. Sanders’ first game as offensive coordinator was the 1999 Fiesta Bowl when the Volunteers defeated Florida State for the national championship. A native of Morristown, Tenn., Sanders was a quarterback on the Tennessee football team from 1984-88. He earned four varsity letters and was a four-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. He remained with the team as a volunteer assistant coach, helping coach the quarterbacks, in 1989-90 under Coach Johnny Majors. Sanders was promoted to full-time assistant coach in 1991, working with the wide receivers in 1991-92. New head coach Phillip Fulmer named him running backs coach and recruiting coordinator in 1993. Sanders stayed in those roles through ‘98, recruiting the players that took Tennessee to the national title, before moving to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach following Cutcliffe’s departure. While Sanders was on the Tennessee coaching staff, the Vols had a record of 162-46-2 (.776) and won four SEC championships and six Eastern Division crowns in addition to their national title. The Vols played in 16 bowl games, including four Citrus Bowls, three Fiesta Bowls, three Cotton Bowls, two Peach Bowls, and once each in the Sugar, Orange, Hall of Fame and Gator bowls. Sanders and his wife, Cathy, have two daughters, Kelly and Kari.

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THE RANDY SANDERS FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE 1989-90 1991-92 1993-98

Tennessee Tennessee Tennessee

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Tennessee

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Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky

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CHUCK SMITH huck Smith, entering his eighth year as linebackers coach at his alma mater, has helped his linebackers to an impressive set of accomplishments. Smith has produced an All-Southeastern Conference linebacker every season since 2006 and had the league’s leading tackler three of the last five seasons. Wesley Woodyard began the honors parade by being named first-team All-SEC in 2006 and 2007, pacing the league in tackles as a senior. Braxton Kelley, Micah Johnson and Johnny Williams continued the productivity in ‘08. Johnson was chosen first-team Coaches’ AllSEC and Kelley garnered second-team allleague laurels. Johnson and Sam Maxwell were secondteam all-league picks in ‘09. Maxwell intercepted six passes, most ever in one season by a UK linebacker. In 2010, Danny Trevathan became the first first-team All-America linebacker in Kentucky history. He was second-team All-America last year. In both seasons, he led the SEC in tackles and was a first-team all-league choice. Smith’s unit helped Kentucky advance to five-straight bowl games, including three wins. Woodyard, Kelley, Williams, Johnson and Maxwell all went on to sign contracts in the National Football League. Smith added the duties of recruiting coordinator in February, 2009. Smith’s organizational abilities, football smarts and likeable personality make him a natural for the responsibility. He also serves as director of the UK summer camps. Success is familiar territory for Smith, who is one of the most accomplished coaches in the history of Kentucky high school football. He came to UK from Boyle County High School in Danville, where he compiled a 142-33

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record in 13 seasons. He built Boyle County into a juggernaut in the Class AA and Class AAA ranks, winning five consecutive state championships — a state record — from 1999-2003. Smith’s teams won the Class AA titles in 1999 and 2000 with perfect 15-0 records. Reclassification changed Boyle County to Class AAA in 2001, but that was no obstacle for the Rebels, as they won the crown with another 15-0 mark. The winning streak ended at 47 games (second-longest in Kentucky history) during the 2002 regular season, but Boyle County went on to win the state championship again. The 2003 team returned to perfection with a 15-0 slate and state title. Smith’s 2004 squad went 12-3, with a loss in the state finals ending the state-record streaks of five consecutive championships and 29 straight playoff victories. Smith, whose teams were known for their work ethic and solid fundamental play, has been recognized frequently for his accomplishments. He was named the Kentucky Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations in 2003. He was chosen as the Kentucky Coach of the Year, covering all classifications, four times by the Louisville Courier-Journal (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004) and by The Associated Press in 1999. He has won numerous other Coach of the Year honors for Class AA, Class AAA, and on the district and area levels. Two of Smith’s Boyle County players, tight end Jacob Tamme and kicker Taylor Begley, went on to great careers at UK. Tamme earned first-team All-SEC honors while Begley became one of the leading scorers in school history. Both players earned Academic All-America honors. Born in Louisville, Ky., Smith was an allstate linebacker at Jeffersontown High School. He was a UK letterman from 1978-80 as a linebacker under Coach Fran Curci. Smith was second on the team in tackles as a senior with 133 stops and was third on the team in tackles his junior year with 95.

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Smith’s coaching career began as an assistant coach at Mercer County from 1983-86. His first head coaching position was in 1987 at Allen County, where he took over a losing program and posted a winning season in his only year at the school. He took over another struggling team at Campbellsville (1988-91) and orchestrated a turnaround, eventually guiding the team to a state playoff berth in his final season at the school. He left Campbellsville in 1992 to begin his record-setting stint at Boyle County. Smith and his wife, Jackie, have two children, daughter Nikki, who is married to Kasey Jolly, and son Brandon, who played quarterback at Western Kentucky University.


RUNNING GAME COORDINATOR, OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

exington native Mike Summers, entering his third season in his current term at Kentucky, serves as running game coordinator and offensive line coach. Summers’ results were quickly evident upon his arrival in 2010. Despite having only one returning starter in the offensive line, the Wildcat power plant blocked for an offense that averaged 6.1 yards per play, the second-best mark in school history. The 406 total points rank third all-time in UK annals. Summers’ unit was beset with bad luck last season, as all five starters were injured early in the season. He has two starters returning for 2012, two-year All-SEC guard Larry Warford and center Matt Smith.

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Summers has been involved with dynamic offenses throughout his career. He returned to Lexington from the University of Arkansas, where he was the assistant head coach and OLine coach in 2008-09. Arkansas led the SEC in scoring offense in ‘09 and was champion of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. One of his protégés, center Jonathan Luigs, was an All-SEC selection, a finalist for the 2008 Rimington Trophy and played for the Cincinnati Bengals. Guard Mitch Petrus was a first-team All-SEC honoree in ‘09 and is currently a member of the New York Giants. Summers got NFL experience with the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 and was the offensive line coach at the University of Louisville from 2003-06. In his last year at Louisville, three of his linemen (Renardo Foster, Kurt Quarterman and George Bussey) earned first-team All-Big East Conference honors and center Eric Wood was a second-team pick. Summers’ line fronted a unit that ranked second in the nation in total offense (475.3 yards per game), seventh in passing (290 per game) and 12th in rushing (185.3). Two more of Summers’ linemen, Jason Spitz and Travis Leffew, earned identical honors with first-team All-Big East in 2005, first-team AllConference USA in 2004 and second-team AllConference USA in 2003. Foster, Spitz and Wood have played in the NFL while Quarterman, Bussey and Leffew either made active rosters or in-season developmental squads. Wood was a first-round draft pick and now starts for the Buffalo Bills. Summers’ 2004 line helped Louisville set a school record with 3,005 rushing yards and 47 touchdowns while allowing only 20 sacks and leading the nation in total offense and scoring offense. Louisville also set school records with 6,468 total offensive yards and 597 points scored.

In Summers’ first season, the Cardinals reduced sacks allowed from 46 to 13 and set a then-school rushing record while ranking seventh in the nation in total offense and 10th in rushing. During Summers’ time at Louisville, the Cardinals won a Conference USA championship and a Big East title while playing in the Orange Bowl, Gator Bowl, Liberty Bowl and GMAC Bowl. Before Louisville, Summers spent two seasons at Ohio (2001-02), where his offense ranked No. 8 in the nation in rushing offense in 2002 (239.8) and No. 6 in 2001 (240.1). In 2000, Summers was the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Oklahoma State. From 1996-99, he was assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at the University of the South (Sewanee), where his offense ranked as high as fifth in the nation in rushing and second in the conference in total offense during his four seasons. Summers was at Oregon State from 1991-95, where he was assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. He also was OSU’s recruiting coordinator in his first season. The Beavers led the Pacific-10 Conference in rushing four straight years and he was named the league’s top “Offensive Backfield Coach” in 1993. While at Northern Illinois from 1985-90, he coordinated an offense that established 51 school records and seven NCAA records. Summers began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kentucky (1980-81) and Texas A&M (1982-84). The Lexington native is a graduate of Tates Creek High School and Georgetown College, where he played as a defensive back. Summers is married to the former Kathy Hall, daughter of legendary Kentucky basketball coach Joe B. Hall. They have a daughter, Amy Lawyer and son-in-law, Ben Lawyer.

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MIKE SUMMERS

THE MIKE SUMMERS FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE 1980-81 1982-84 1985-90 1991-95 1996-99 2000 2001-02 2003-06 2007 2008-09 2010-present

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DAVID TURNER avid Turner, whose 26 years of coaching experience features 12 seasons at four Southeastern Conference schools, is in his second stint at Kentucky, serving as assistant head coach and defensive line coach. Turner has developed a veteran line for 2012, with senior ends Collins Ukwu and Taylor Wyn-

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dham, junior tackles Mister Cobble and Donte Rumph, along with several promising young players. Turner returned to UK from Mississippi State, where he guided the defensive line from 2007-09. In his first season at MSU, he helped the Bulldogs to their first postseason appearance in seven years, a championship of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Three of his linemen, second-team All-SEC performer Titus Brown, Jesse Bowman and Cortez McCraney, went on to sign NFL contracts. Turner had another AllSEC honoree in 2009, Pernell McPhee, and a Freshman All-SEC player in Fletcher Cox, who was taken as a first-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Turner joined the MSU staff after one season at the University of Alabama. He coached the Crimson Tide defensive ends during his lone campaign in Tuscaloosa. UA finished 23rd nationally in total defense in 2006 and advanced to the Independence Bowl. Prior to Alabama, Turner was the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Vanderbilt from 2002-05. One of his linemen, tackle Jovan Haye, went on to the NFL and currently plays with the Tennessee Titans. Vanderbilt had a significant upgrade in talent level during Turner’s term as recruiting coordinator as he helped bring in the players for the Commodores’ eventual Music City Bowl championship in 2008. A native of Goldston, N.C., Turner also has worked in the Big Ten Conference at Minnesota (2001), where he worked with the defensive ends, and in the Atlantic Coast Conference at Virginia (1997-2000), where he coached defensive tackles and linebackers. He also was

co-special teams coordinator in his final season. The Cavaliers played in the Peach Bowl, Micronpc.com Bowl and the Oahu Classic during his term there. Turner began his collegiate coaching career in 1986 as an assistant at his alma mater, Davidson College. He worked with the running backs and tight ends over a two-year stretch. In 1988, he moved to North Carolina State, serving two years as a defensive graduate assistant. He worked with a Wolfpack unit that ranked first in the ACC in total defense in 1988 while playing in the Peach Bowl and Copper Bowl. He spent one year as the defensive line coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, helping the team to a 12-2 overall record while reaching the Division II national championship game. He also worked two seasons at James Madison, helping the Dukes to a 9-4 record and a berth in the 1991 Division I-AA playoffs. Turner returned to the Division I-A ranks in 1993. He spent two seasons as defensive ends coach at Kentucky, where he worked on the staff with Joker Phillips and helped the Wildcats advance to the ‘93 Peach Bowl. In 1995, he went back to N.C. State, coaching defensive ends and linebackers before going to Virginia in ‘97. Turner is married to the former Yvette Modica and the couple has two daughters, Bianca and Alexyia.

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football team. Washington’s most direct tie with UK coaches is through his 11 seasons on the Tennessee staff when he coached with current Wildcat offensive coordinator Randy Sanders. Washington has not coached with Phillips but is acquainted with the Wildcat leader. “I met Pat when we crossed paths during recruiting and was impressed with his professionalism,” Phillips said. “He has outstanding coaching ability and enthusiasm for the Southeastern Conference.” Washington and Sanders were together at Tennessee from 1995-2005. The Volunteers posted a 105-31 record that featured 10 bowl appearances – three Citrus Bowls, two Fiesta, Peach and Cotton Bowls, and one Orange Bowl. Washington also helped Tennessee earn four trips to the SEC Championship game. A win in the 1998 title tilt propelled UT to the Fiesta Bowl, where the Volunteers dispatched Florida State 23-16 to cap an undefeated national championship season. During his term at Tennessee, Washington produced a string of notable receivers such as Joey Kent, Marcus Nash, Peerless Price, Cedrick Wilson, Donte’ Stallworth and Robert Meacham. Nash, Stallworth and Meacham were National Football League first-round draft picks and all six players have enjoyed

NFL careers. Kent, Nash, Wilson and Price still remain, respectively, as the top four pass catchers in school history. “Pat has a lot of energy and expertise and is an outstanding person,” Sanders said. “He is also an excellent evaluator and recruiter, both in handling his recruiting territory and in evaluation of wide receivers.” Washington’s coaching career began at Auburn, his alma mater, as a graduate assistant in 1987-88. His first full-time post came as the receivers coach at Louisiana-Lafayette (1989-91), followed by a two-year stint at Texas Christian. In 1994, he helped guide Baylor to a spot in the Alamo Bowl before going to Tennessee. Following his stint in Knoxville, Washington coached the receivers at Kansas State in 2006 as the Wildcats earned a berth in the Texas Bowl. Two of his wideouts, Jordy Nelson and Yamon Figurs, went on to play in the NFL. Washington returned to his SEC roots in 2007-08 as the receivers coach at Mississippi State, where he was on the staff with current Wildcat assistant David Turner. MSU broke a six-year postseason drought by winning the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. In 2009-11, Washington coached the running backs at Southern Mississippi. His deep backfield played a key role in Southern Miss’ Conference USA championship in 2011. Four different backs notched 100-yard rushing games during the season. Southern Miss led the league and ranked 20th in the nation in rushing with 205.1 yards per game. Overall, the Golden Eagles ranked 17th in the nation in total offense and 14th in scoring offense. Washington had accepted a position at East Carolina as run game coordinator and outside receivers

coach in January before coming to UK. All totaled, Washington’s 25-year coaching career features 18 bowl appearances. A native of Mobile, Ala., played four years at Auburn (1982-85). The Tigers went to postseason play all four years, including the 1982 Tangerine Bowl, 1984 Sugar Bowl, 1984 Liberty Bowl and 1986 Cotton Bowl. Washington was the starting quarterback as a junior and senior, leading the Tigers to a 17-8 record. In 1985, Washington helped teammate Bo Jackson win the Heisman Trophy. Washington completed his degree in management in 1987. Washington and his wife, Claudette, have two sons, Tyson and Justin.

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THE PAT WASHINGTON FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE 1987-88 1989-91 1992 1993 1994 1995-2005 2006 2007-08 2009-10 2011 2012-present

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GRADUATE / STUDENT ASSISTANT COACHES KYLE KRANTZ

TYLER SARGENT

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yle Krantz enters his first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Kentucky football program after spending last season as a defensive video assistant. Krantz will continue to work with UK defensive coordinator Rick Minter. Krantz was a vital part of the UK football office last season, where he was responsible for all video breakdowns of opponent's offense and all defensive self-scout planning. Krantz came to UK in 2011 from the University Northern Colorado. Krantz spent two seasons as a full-time assistant coach for the program, helping develop Northern Colorado's linebacker corps. Although he primarily worked with the linebackers, Krantz also assisted in game planning, opponent scouting and working with the offensive scout team. In 2010, Krantz guided John Eddy and Korey Askew to first-team Big Sky honors, while Matt King was named honorable mention. Previously, Krantz was an undergraduate assistant coach at Northern Colorado in 2007 and 2008, where he worked primarly with the UNC defense. Krantz, whose father is a high school football coach, recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Northern Colorado. He is currently working on a master’s degree in sports leadership.

fter spending the last five years with the UK football program, including four years as a backup quarterback and last season as a football operations graduate assistant, Tyler Sargent has received an increased role with the team and will serve as a graduate assistant coach in 2012. Sargent will help UK offensive coordinator Randy Sanders with Kentucky’s offense. As a student-athlete at Kentucky, Sargent saw varsity action his sophomore and junior seasons before deciding to forgo his senior year of eligibility since he had already finished his undergraduate education. Sargent started his UK career with a redshirt season in 2007 before he spent time as the scout team quarterback in 2008, when he earned Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors leading up to UK’s game against Arkansas. In 2009, Sargent played in two games, helping UK defeat Miami (Ohio) and Eastern Kentucky, while he also serving as the placekick holder vs. EKU. Sargent played in four games in 2010. During his four years as a Wildcat, Kentucky went to bowl games every season, including Music City Bowl wins in 2007 and 2008. Sargent was also strong in the classroom, earning Southeastern Conference Honor Roll honors all three seasons he was eligible to earn the honor. In 2011, Sargent helped Kentucky’s Director of Football Operations Nolan Jones and Director of Football Administration David Armstrong with a number of responsibilities. Sargent, a native of Waynesville, Ohio, was a standout football player at Clinton Massie High School in Clarksville, Ohio, where he led the team to the South Central Ohio League Championship as a senior. Sargent was named first-team All-South Central Ohio League his senior year, while he also earned letters in basketball, baseball and track. Sargent graduated from UK with a bachelor’s degree in management.

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STEVEN MONTALVO Graduate Assistant/Defense teven Montalvo enters his first season as a graduate assistant coach with the Kentucky football program. Montalvo will help UK defensive coordinator Rick Minter coach the defensive side. Montalvo comes to Kentucky after spending last year as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Pikeville where he helped coach the defensive secondary to a successful season. Pikeville finished third in the Mid-South Conference last season in pass defense efficiency, finishing first in the conference in interceptions with 20. Montalvo held many other responsibilities with the Bears, including analyzing and organizing game film, developing defensive game plans for the junior varsity team and helping plan on-campus recruitment. He also helped organize off-campus recruitment by creating and maintaining recruiting database along with other duties. Outside of football, Montalvo has had a very successful career, serving as the president of the Delta Chi Fraternity, Inc. in Tampa, Fla. He has held several other titles with Delta Chi, including director of recruitment, new member educator and alumni board of trustee member. A native of Saint Cloud, Fla., Montalvo graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in history with a minor in political science. He is currently working towards a master’s degree in sports management.

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ANDRE’ WOODSON Graduate Assistant/Offense ormer NFL and Kentucky quarterback Andre' Woodson is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach for the Wildcats, working with the UK offense. Woodson, a native of Radcliff, Ky., played at UK from 2004-07. The three-year starter totaled 9,360 yards passing with 79 touchdowns en route to becoming one of the most prolific quarterbacks in UK football history. In 2006, he led the Wildcats to an 8-5 record and their first bowl win in 22 years with a victory over Clemson in the Music City Bowl. He was named MVP of that bowl game. Woodson not only led Kentucky but also led the SEC in passing yards with 3,515 and became only the second UK quarterback to throw 30 or more touchdowns in a single season. Woodson had a huge senior season in 2007, completing 63.1 percent of his passes (327 for 518) for 3,709 yards with 40 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions. The two-time All-SEC selection helped the Wildcats witness some of the most exciting moments in school history as UK notched its first win over a Top-10 opponent in 30 years with a dramatic comeback win over No. 9 Louisville. The Cats reached the Top-10 rankings for the first time since 1977 and the popular “ESPN GameDay” crew made its first visit to campus. UK also knocked off No. 1-ranked LSU – the eventu-

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GLENN HOLT Student Assistant

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ormer NFL and Kentucky wide receiver Glenn Holt is in his second season as a student assistant coach for the Wildcats, working with the wide receivers. Holt, who played at Kentucky from 2002-05, totaled 88 career receptions for 810 yards and six touchdowns. He also scored two rushing touchdowns. In 2004 he was named the team MVP for catching 49 passes for 415 yards with three touchdowns on the year, including both touchdowns in UK's 14-13 comeback win over Vanderbilt. A native of Miami, Fla., Holt signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and made his NFL debut against the Carolina Panthers later that season. In 2007, Holt recorded five receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown vs. the Cleveland Browns. In a game against the Buffalo Bills he returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, the second longest kickoff return in Bengals’ history. Holt finished the season with 16 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown. His career receiving totals feature 20 catches for 172 yards and two TDs. Holt returned to UK in 2011 to complete his bachelor’s degree in sociology.

tion as a junior and senior. He was a part of the LaGrange juggernaut that won Class AAA state championships during his freshman, junior, and senior seasons. Kelley is working on a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.

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ormer Kentucky center Sam Simpson is in his first season as a student assistant coach for the Wildcats, working with the offensive line. After redshirting his freshman season, Simpson played two seasons at UK before giving up football due to injuries. Prior to becoming a student coach, Simpson moved up the depth chart to second-team center. He was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the week for the Akron game in 2010 and was the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Scout Team Player during his 2009 redshirt season. He also was a 2011 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member and active in community service. Simpson, a native of Lexington, Ky., played for his father and former Wildcat Sam Simpson at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Ky., where he was among the nation’s top center prospects. He was a first-team all-state selection as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal and second-team all-state by The Associated Press. He also was named to the Lexington Herald-Leader Class of the Commonwealth list of the top-22 seniors in the state. Simpson is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in communications.

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al national champion – with a 43-37 triple-overtime thriller. The campaign was capped with another Music City Bowl win, this time over traditional power Florida State, and Woodson was again the MVP. Woodson broke Danny Wuerffel's SEC record for passing touchdowns in one season with 40 TDs. He also broke Jared Lorenzen's UK record of 78 career touchdown passes and held the NCAA record for consecutive pass attempts without an interception at 325 until it was broken by Russell Wilson during the 2008-09 seasons (379). In 2008, Woodson was drafted in the sixth round by the New York Giants and was later was signed by the Washington Redskins before returning to UK. He was a student assistant coach in 2011 while completing his bachelor’s degree in community communications and leadership development.

BRAXTON KELLEY Student Assistant

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ormer NFL and Kentucky linebacker Braxton Kelley is in his first season as a student assistant coach for the Wildcats, working with the linebackers. Kelley, who played at Kentucky from 2005-08, totaled 287 tackles (175 solo), 6.5 sacks (30 yds.), four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and six pass breakups in 46 games (42 starts). He was named the team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player after registering a team and career-best 98 tackles (49 solo), four sacks (21 yds.), two pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 13 games as a senior in 2008. During his junior year, in the third overtime vs. No. 1-ranked LSU, he made the game-winning stop on fourth-and-two to preserve UK’s 43-37 victory. He had an excellent freshman season as he was named a Freshman All-American by Rivals.com, The Sporting News and Scout.com and also was named to a pair of SEC All-Freshman teams. He was UK’s Outstanding First-Year Player as chosen by the Wildcat coaches in 2005. Kelley signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2009. His career was cut short after injuring his right knee during a preseason game in 2010. Kelley, a native of LaGrange, Ga., played at LaGrange High School and earned first-team All-Georgia recognition from the Atlanta Journal-Constitu-

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES ROCK OLIVER

TED LAMBRINIDES

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ay “Rock” Oliver is in his third season as the director of strength and conditioning for the UK football team. Oliver's history includes terms in football and basketball on the collegiate and professional levels. Prior to his current stint UK, he spent six seasons as the associate strength and conditioning coach with the Cincinnati Bengals and has been the head strength coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association. On the collegiate level, Oliver has been the strength and conditioning coach with football and/or basketball teams at Kansas, Pittsburgh, UK, South Carolina and Memphis. He was previously at UK from 1989-92, working with the Wildcat basketball team. A native of Cincinnati, Oliver was a defensive back at Ohio State in 1980-81 before transferring to the University of Cincinnati. While sitting out the '82 season as a transfer, he became interested in strength training under then-UC Coach Mike Gottfried. When Gottfried moved to the University of Kansas in 1983, Oliver transferred to Kansas and began working as a strength and conditioning coach while completing his degree. He graduated in 1986. Oliver is married and has two grown children.

ed Lambrinides, a long-time fitness professional with a broad range of experience in the field, enters his third season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Kentucky. He works mainly with the football team. Lambrinides (pronounced lam-brin-EE-des), a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, did his undergraduate studies in business marketing and graduate studies in coaching and exercise science at The Ohio State University, where he began his career as a student assistant and graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. After OSU, Lambrinides worked as director of education for two fitness companies, Nautilus Midwest and Hammer Strength Corporation. In 2001, Lambrinides began his own enterprise as owner and president of High Performance Training, Inc. His business has expanded to three training centers in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. He has been involved extensively in helping potential NFL players train for the league combine and other evaluation events. Lambrinides, a member of the NCAA Speakers Bureau, has been a consultant and guest speaker for a variety of topics, including strength training, conditioning and sports nutrition. His clients have featured NFL teams such as Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and Carolina; the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors of the NBA; and several universities, including Boston College, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Stanford, Marquette, Penn State, Navy and Army. Since 1991, Lambrinides also has been a lecturer and coordinator of the exercise science program at Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Ky. Lambrinides and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Kristin and Rebecca.

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BRADY COLLINS Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach rady Collins is in his third season on the strength and conditioning staff for the University of Kentucky football and men’s basketball teams, helping in the daily workout regimens for each sport. He also serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the 2011 NCAA national championship and 2012 small bore NCAA national championship rifle team. Collins graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Otterbein College in 2009, majoring in health promotion and sports sciences with an emphasis in coaching. He completed his master’s degree in kinesiology in the spring of 2011 from Kentucky. The native of Lewis Center, Ohio, served as an intern at Ohio State University and a certified public trainer at The High Intensity Training Center. While at OSU, Collins worked with 15 men’s and women’s sports programs, including the nationally ranked football and baseball teams. Collins, a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, spent three years as a certified public trainer, helping implement specific individualized training programs for men and women of all ages. He also is a certified USAW Sports Performance Coach.

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GABE AMPONSAH Senior Athletic Trainer abe Amponsah, a former graduate assistant at Kentucky during the 2006 and 2007 football seasons, enters his fourth season as senior athletic trainer. He works primarily with the Wildcat football team, including the evaluation and treatment of injuries along with the development and implementation of rehabilitation protocols. Amponsah, who was sought out by head athletic trainer Jim Madaleno when the position became available, returned to Kentucky after spending a year at Florida State, working with the Seminoles football team. Before graduating from UK with a master's degree in athletic training in May 2008, Amponsah completed his undergraduate studies in the same discipline at Duquesne University. He also served as an athletic training intern for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers. Amponsah is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and in the state of Kentucky.

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DAVID ARMSTRONG Director of Football Administration avid Armstrong enters his second season as director of football administration at the University of Kentucky. In his role, he assists the recruiting coordinator with all aspects of operations, organization and management of recruiting. Prior to accepting the position at Kentucky, Armstrong owned and operated SoutheastScout.com, a recruiting service for Mississippi and Alabama high schools and Mississippi, Kansas and Texas junior colleges. A native of Brentwood, Tenn., Armstrong was a four-year letter winner at quarterback for Western Kentucky University. As a senior, he led the Hilltoppers to a 9-4 overall record and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA Championship. Following his collegiate career, Armstrong spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northeast Louisiana before landing his first full-time coaching position at Austin Peay. With the Governors, he spent five seasons coaching the quarterbacks and fullbacks along with serving as the recruiting coordinator. Armstrong helped lead Austin Peay to the second-best pass offense in school history, while also setting a record for rushing offense in 1994 with 3,408 yards. After leaving APSU in 1997, Armstrong coached at Bainbridge High School, North Greenville University and Copiah Lincoln Community College as offensive coordinator and Greenville College as a defensive coordinator. Armstrong held several other duties at those stops, including health instructor, recruiting coordinator and the oversight of academics. After a three-year stint at Samford University, where he coached quarterbacks and helped with the kickoff return game, video coordination, academic and the summer youth camp coordinator, Armstrong earned his first head coaching position at Louisiana College in Pineville, La. During that year, the Wildcats led the American Southwest Conference in nearly every offensive category, including first in total offense and passing offense. Armstrong left Louisiana College after one season to serve a one-year term as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at East Mississippi Community College before a three-year stint with the same title at Hinds Community College. He left Hinds in February of 2009 to begin SoutheastScout.com.

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Armstrong earned his bachelor's degree in arts and speech communications from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in health and physical education from Austin Peay State University. He has three children, Jackson, Andrew and Isaac.

TOMMY COOK Assistant Director of Football Operations

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ormer Kentucky wide receiver Tommy Cook is in his third season at UK under Coach Joker Phillips, his first in a new role as the assistant director of football operations. Cook’s duties include assisting Phillips, along with the director of football operations Nolan Jones, in the day-today internal and external operations of the football program. On top of serving as a graduate assistant coach the past two seasons, Cook was a wide receiver with the Wildcats from 2000-05, including a sixth year to complete his eligibility because of medical hardship. Cook's career totals included 74 catches for 951 yards and six touchdowns. He also assisted Coach Phillips in coaching the wide receivers in the 2004 season while recovering from an injury. During his playing career, Cook earned a place on the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, was named to the UK Athletics Society of Character and was chosen for the ESPN “All-Mayday Team” in honor of players who show extraordinary toughness and determination. Having earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology in 2004 from UK, Cook is working on a master’s degree in sport leadership. Prior to joining UK’s staff in 2010, Cook spent four and one-half years in the business sector in surgical sales. Cook is a native of Victoria, Texas, where he was a standout football and baseball player at Victoria High School. He is married to the former Heather Hite of Parkersburg, W. Va.

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JON DENIO Director of Equipment Operations

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on Denio is in his second year at Kentucky as the director of equipment operations for Kentucky athletics. He came to the Bluegrass after serving seven years as an assistant director of equipment at the University of Oklahoma. As the director of equipment operations for UK, Denio handles the management of UK’s Nike account, working directly with each coaching staff in UK’s 22sport intercollegiate athletics program. He also oversees the department’s inventory control software system as well as contract purchasing any athletic equipment needed by the athletic department. In his seven years at OU, the native of Mexico, Mo., served as the men’s basketball equipment director as well as the liaison to the Lloyd Noble Center for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. He started at OU in 2004 as a graduate assistant equipment manager, working with the football, softball and wrestling programs. Prior to OU, Denio worked two seasons as an assistant equipment manager for the Washington Redskins, in charge of on-field setup and maintenance, and player footwear. He also spent four years as a student equipment manager working with the football team at his alma mater, the University of Missouri.

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Denio spent the 1999 and 2000 summers as a college intern with the New York Jets equipment department and was responsible for setting up practice, prepping for travel and handling laundry. Denio earned a degree from Missouri in economics, personal finance and sociology in 2002. He is married to the former Brooke Holt of Fremont, Neb.

Gorham is a native of Nashville, Tenn., where he attended Father Ryan High School. He is married to the former Chelsea Wells and they have one daughter, Harper.

SHANE FANNIN

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Director of Sports Video hane Fannin is in his fourth year at the University of Kentucky as the director of sports video. Prior to joining the UK team in 2007, Fannin owned and operated Digital Blue, a video production business. He also spent time as a member of WKYT-TV in Lexington. Fannin graduated from Morehead State University with a major in communications and a minor in marketing/ public relations. A native of Morehead, Ky., he is married to Ganan Fannin. The couple has three children, Clay, Cali and Ciah.

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GARY FOXWORTH Football Coaching Video Coordinator ary Foxworth enters his 16th year as coaching video coordinator for the UK football team. Foxworth is responsible for staffing of the athletic video office as well as the daily video of the Wildcats’ practices. He also is responsible for video of all home and away football games and is the contact for the opponent video exchange and opponent film breakdowns. He also helps handle the numerous media requests for video highlights. In 2006, Foxworth received the SEC Video Coordinator of the Year Award by the Collegiate Sports Video Association. Foxworth joined UK from Eastern Kentucky University, where he was the production manager for the school’s media resources department for eight years. He earned a degree in broadcasting from EKU in 1989. Foxworth also was a student assistant for two years in the media resources department before joining the staff full-time upon his graduation. Foxworth is a Lexington native and a graduate of Lafayette High School. He and his wife, Kimber, have a son, Austin, and daughter, Jessica Ann.

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GREG GORHAM Sports Video Production Coordinator reg Gorham is in his second year as a member of the University of Kentucky staff as the sports video production coordinator. Prior to joining UK in 2011, Gorham was the founder/owner of KSN Media, a video production business, located in Lexington, Ky. He also produced projects for PGA of America, CBS Sports, Lexmark and co-produced the award-winning “Inside Kentucky Basketball: All-Access” before the 2008-09 season for the Big Blue Sports Network. From 2004-08, Gorham lived in Washington, D.C. where he served as a feature editor for the nationally syndicated “George Michael Sports Machine” while also editing “The Joe Gibbs Show.” Prior to moving to Washington, Gorham spent three years as a sports photographer/producer at WKYT-TV and 10 years in the same position at WLEX-TV in Lexington.

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NOLAN JONES

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olan Jones enters his second season as director of football operations at UK. He assists head coach Joker Phillips in all daily football operations and administrative duties. Prior to UK, Jones worked five years as the director of football operations at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He began at Northwestern in the spring of 2005 as its assistant director of football operations before being promoted to director of football operations in 2006. Prior to working at NU, Jones served as the director of football operations at Princeton (2004-05) and Eastern Kentucky (2003). He jump started his career path at Kentucky in 2002, serving as a football operations assistant under head coach Guy Morriss. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Jones was a first-team All-Ohio placekicker at Northridge High School. He began his collegiate career at Miami (Ohio). An injury, however, ended his kicking career before his freshman year. Jones then transferred to Eastern Kentucky, where he was an assistant coach in 2000-01 at Madison Central High in Richmond, Ky. He earned his bachelor's degree in sports management and a master's degree in sports administration from EKU. Jones currently serves on the American Football Coaches Association national committee for directors of football operations. He and his wife, Crystal, have two sons, Brycen and Parker.

TOM KALINOWSKI Equipment Manager om Kalinowski enters his 35th year as equipment manager for the Kentucky football program. Kalinowski, a native of Middletown, Conn., received his undergraduate degree from Kentucky in 1978. He had served as a student manager at UK, beginning in 1974 until his graduation. Kalinowski was named head football equipment manager in 1978. Kalinowski is a Certified Equipment Manager as designated by the American Equipment Managers Association. He has served on advisory boards for two equipment manufacturing companies, Shutt and Bike. He graduated from Xavier High School in Middletown in 1974. He was the student manager there for the football, baseball and basketball programs. Kalinowski and his wife, Vicki, have two sons, Ian and Cody.

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Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Football im Madaleno enters his eighth year as director of sports medicine at Kentucky, his 16th year as the head athletic trainer for the Wildcats’ football team. Madaleno came to UK from Valdosta State University, where he was head athletic trainer from 1989-97 and also served as assistant athletics director for sports medicine. Madaleno also worked as the undergraduate curriculum director for an athletic training education program that has been accredited nationally. Madaleno began his athletic training career as a student athletic trainer at Michigan State University, where he graduated in 1980. He was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Florida State in 1980-81 and earned a mas-

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ter’s in the department of movement science. Madaleno first went to Valdosta State in 1982 with the inception of the school’s football program as the school’s first full-time athletics trainer. In 1985, Madaleno took an assistant athletics trainer’s position with the New York Giants. He was with the team when the Giants defeated Denver in the 1987 Super Bowl. In 1988, Madaleno joined the renowned Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic in Columbus, Ga. He specialized in high school relations and promoted the need for certified athletic trainers on the high school level. However, Madaleno missed the day-to-day relationships with athletes and the excitement of competition, so he returned to Valdosta State in 1989. In addition to his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Madaleno is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and in the state of Kentucky. He is a native of Dearborn, Mich. Jim and his wife, Paddy, have two children, Kiley Ann and Ryan James.

FOOTBALL SUPPORT TEAM

Lisa Ellis

Sandy Griffin

Josh Estes-Waugh

Mike Ridings

Zach Akenberger

David Cozart

Aaron Hogue

Administrative Support Associate

Staff Support Associate

Video Analyst

Operations/Recruiting Assistant

Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

Team Chaplain

FCA Area Director

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JIM MADALENO

MEDICAL SUPPORT

W. Scott Black, M.D.

Team Physician University Health Service

Rob Hosey, M.D.

Associate Head Team Physician

James Jagger, M.D.

Darren Johnson, M.D

Christian Lattermann, M.D.

Scott Mair, M.D.

Head Team Physician

Professor/Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery

Asst. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Asst. Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Adam Wall

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Brian Wiese

Marcia Stone

Carl Nathe

Donnie Adkins

David Joest

Mike Fannin

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Statistics Director

Public Address Announcer

Public Address Spotter

Scoreboard

Scoreboard Spotter

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TURF MANAGEMENT Back row (L-R). Tommy Davis, Marcus Dean, Brendan Murphy, Eric Haub, Marcus Elsick. Front row (L-R). Bryon Vega, Matt Lodge, Craig Heard, Zack Greer. Not pictured: Chuck Stivers, Josh Barnes, Evan Sears, Dave Thomas, Donnie Thomas, James Nelson, Jake Gregory, Travis Gregory, Buddy Krebs.

EQUIPMENT MANAGERS Back row (L-R). Casey Cadle, Kortez Wilson, Zach Bronger, Josh Estes-Waugh, Kyle Bryant, Travis Compston. Front row (L-R). Anthony Cadle, Patrick Chandler, Ryan Studer, Jeff Poole, Myles Poole, Zach Albaba. Not Pictured: Zach Taylor

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2012 PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES MATTHEW ADOLPH

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Long Snapper, 6-2, 220, So-Sq Dublin, Ohio (Jerome) Vying for the open long snapper job ... Can handle snapping for punts and placekicks ... Came out for the team in the spring of 2011 ... Played linebacker in high school, which helps him in punt coverage. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action. 2010 (Freshman): Did not play football. High School: Played linebacker, tight end and long snapper at Jerome HS in Dublin, Ohio ... Coached by Mark Hundley ... Also a forward in hockey, helping the team win a district title ... Honor-roll student ... Received his school’s Celebration of Excellence Award. Personal: Born in Canton, Ohio ... Son of Mike and Laurie Adolph ... Plans a major in management ... Comes from a football family ... His grandfather, Dave Adolph, coached in the NFL with Kansas City, San Diego, Cleveland, Oakland and the Los Angeles Raiders; Dave also coached in college at UK (1969-72), Ohio State, Illinois, Connecticut and Akron ... Matthew’s uncle is current Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. Community Cats: Worked at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Matthew Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: creative director in advertising ... I couldn’t live without my: family and friends ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend: hockey game ... The one thing I like most about football is: the people it has connected me ... My hidden talent is: I can cook extremely well.

First-team all-state as a junior and senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the state’s top-22 seniors … Helped lead Boyle County to a 13-1 record and the state semifinals as a senior … Career totals at tight end include 53 pass receptions for 829 yards, a 15.6-yard average per catch, and 10 touchdowns … Had 10 interceptions in his career on defense … Completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 1,055 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior quarterback … Rushed for 335 yards and three TDs … Coached by Larry French and Chris Pardue … “Jordan is a quality individual, intelligent, who works extremely hard and leads by example,” French said. “He gives 110 percent on every play and is very coachable.” … The No. 12 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 66 tight end in the country by Scout.com … An all-area honoree in basketball … Honor-roll student who was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born in Pasadena, Calif. … Son of John and Jan Aumiller … John played football at Penn State … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Volunteered at Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Worked at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Jordan Says ... My nickname is: “Lank” ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Man vs. Wild ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: playing close to home... The one thing I like most about football is: winning, especially as the underdog ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? World Cup.

Aumiller Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Tight End Tight End

G-GS 13-8 10-1 23-9

Rec. 18 0 18

Yds. 193 0 193

Avg. 10.7 -10.7

TD 1 0 1

Long 35 -35

JORDAN AUMILLER Tight End, 6-4, 240, Jr-2L Danville, Ky. (Boyle County) R R

Freshman All-America fourth team by Phil Steele’s College Football (2010) SEC All-Freshman Team by SEC coaches (2010)

One of five returnees with game experience at tight end ... Developed into a reliable contributor as a redshirt freshman ... Has good height and hands ... Redshirted as a linebacker before moving to tight end in the spring of 2010 ... Has played in 23 games with nine starts. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games, including one start. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 13 games, including eight starting assignments ... Totaled 18 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown … Picked fourth-team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele’s College Football ... Voted to the SEC All-Freshman Team by league coaches … Had season highs with three catches for 55 yards vs. Akron, including a 35-yard reception that was his longest of the year ... Also caught three passes vs. Georgia ... Snagged his first collegiate touchdown on a six-yard catch vs. Auburn ... Caught two passes for 23 yards against Louisville, none bigger then a 19-yard reception with time running out in the fourth quarter. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted as a linebacker ... Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season. High School: Showed his versatility by playing tight end, quarterback, linebacker, safety and punter during his career at Boyle County High School in Danville, Ky. … Could end up on either side of the ball as a collegian … 36

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MIKIE BENTON Safety, 5-11, 195, Sr-2L Russellville, Ky. (Russellville) His progress was one of the pleasant developments of the 2011 season ... Moved from cornerback to safety during the spring of 2011 and ended up leading the team in pass breakups ... Came to UK as a walk-on and began getting playing time in 2010 at cornerback and on special teams ... In May, took part in an educational/service trip to Ethiopia ... Has played in 20 games, including 12 starts. 2011 (Junior): Started all 12 games ... Led the team in pass breakups with seven, including a career-high two at LSU ... Totaled 28 tackles with a career-high six at South Carolina. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in eight games, giving UK depth at cornerback. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action ... Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season, prior to UK’s wins over Louisville and Georgia. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Scout Team Player of the Week for special teams in preparation for the win over Arkansas. High School: Two-way starter for three seasons at Russellville High School ... Played multiple offensive back positions and roamed the defensive backfield as a cornerback and free safety … First-team Sky Conference defensive back as a senior after honorable-mention conference honors as a junior … Selected to Kentucky’s East/West All-Star Game … Totaled 38


Benton Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Cornerback Safety

G-GS 8-0 12-12 20-12

Tackles Int.-Yds. 0 0 28 0 28 0

PBU 0 7 7

FR 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0

Benton Game-by-Game Stats 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

Tackles 4 4 3 4 1 6 0 1 2 1 1 1 28

Int-Yds. TFL-Yds. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1

FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7

DEREK BISHOP Tailback, 5-7, 192, Fr-RS Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) Made the team last year as a walk-on and almost won playing time as a true freshman ... Moved into the practice rotation when injuries hit the tailback

position but coaches were able to preserve his redshirt season ... Very intelligent player who impressed the coaches with how quickly he understood the offense and his assignments ... Also showed toughness in practice. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Two-year starter as a tailback for Trinity High School in Louisville ... Helped lead the team to a 6A state championship his senior season, rushing for over 1,800 yards and 28 touchdowns ... The Shamrocks won the conference championship his junior year after he led the team in rushing with 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns ... Career-best game came against Scott County, where he rushed for 309 yards and six touchdowns ... Was named all-state honorable mention as a junior and all-state second team by the Louisville Courier-Journal as a senior ... Coached by Bob Beatty ... Strong academically, making the Principal’s List for high scholastic achievement. Personal: Born in Louisville … Son of DeWayne and Olivia Bishop … Plans on a major in kinesiology Community Cats: Participated in Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Derek Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: being a sports analyst ... The one thing I like most about football is: the dedication and commitment it takes ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Erin Andrews ... My hidden talent is: writing.

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tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass breakups on defense as a senior … As a running back, gained 749 yards on 76 carries scoring 14 touchdowns … At quarterback, completed 37 of 76 attempts through the air for 852 yards and 14 touchdowns … Coached by John Meyers … A four-year letterman on the track team, competing in the 110-meter hurdles and triple jump and holds the school record for each event … Back-to-back Kentucky state champion in 110-meter hurdles in 2007 and 2008 ... State runner-up in the triple jump as a senior ... Also played basketball for three seasons at shooting guard and small forward ... In the classroom earned the 2007 President’s Award for Academic Excellence and was named Academic All-State during his final two years ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school’s peer mentor group ... Chose Kentucky over Notre Dame and Western Kentucky track and field scholarship offers. Personal: Born in Russellville, Ky. … Son of Michael and Bettye Benton … Major is agricultural economics. Community Cats: Participated in the Relay for Life and the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Visited patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital and helped at the Big Blue U Move-in (2011) ... Volunteered for events with God’s Pantry and Read Across America (2012). Mikie Says ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Deion Sanders … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: host of ----- ... The one thing I like most about football is: aggravating my opponent … Something people might not know about me is: I’m the best basketball video game player in the world … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he’s from close to my hometown and we always talk about the Russellville vs. Franklin rivalry ... I wear uniform No. 31 because: I wore No. 7 in high school football and No. 24 in basketball, so I just put them together.

AARON BOYD Wide Receiver, 6-4, 214, Sr-2L Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) Gives UK veteran depth at wide receiver ... Has shown the ability to compete for balls and make the catch ... Brother of former UK and NFL quarterback Shane Boyd ... Has played in 18 games, including one start. 2011 (Junior): Played in three games ... Hauled in a five-yard catch in the win over Central Michigan. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in four games. 2009 (Sophomore): Redshirted. 2008 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, including a start in the win over Arkansas ... Top game was three catches for 16 yards vs. Western Kentucky ... Caught a 16-yard pass at Florida. High School: The No. 1 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and Scout.com … One of the nation’s top-40 wide receivers by both services, and rated the No. 18 player in the Midwest by Scout.com … Caught 55 passes as a senior, good for 1,157 yards and 15 touchdowns … First-team all-state by The Associated Press … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” and “Kentucky Tremendous 26” listing of the top seniors in the state … Named to the all-city team as a junior, snagging 39 balls for 730 yards and five touchdowns … Also saw action as a defensive back … Helped lead Henry Clay HS to a 35-6 record over his last three seasons, including trips to the state semifinals as a sophomore and junior … Coached by Sam Simpson … Played basketball five years on the varsity level … Member of the Henry Clay team that advanced to the Kentucky Sweet 16 state tournament as a freshman … Named to alldistrict and all-region teams, along with honorable-mention all-state … McDonald’s All-America nominee … Also participated one year in track in the jumping events. Personal: Born in Boston, Mass. … Son of Scherer Boyd … Nephew of Glenn Boyd … Brother of former Wildcat quarterback Shane Boyd (UK 2001-04), who played for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans … Major is international studies.

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Community Cats: Guest visitor at UK Children’s Hospital (2008, 2009) ... Participated in Read Across America (2009) and events at a children’s camp (2009), the UK Hospital Dance Blue fundraiser, the Boy Scouts and three elementary schools (2010) ... Assisted with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Visited patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (2011) ... Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Aaron Says ... My nickname is: A-Rowdy or Ace Boogie ... Favorite musical artist or group: I’m an eclectic … When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: my brother Shane … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to be a Nike “ekin” … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he is like an uncle to me … My hidden talent is: I am artistic and I play piano.

Boyd Career Statistics Year 2008 2010 2011 Totals

Position Wide Rec. Wide Rec. Wide Rec.

G-GS 11-1 4-0 3-0 18-1

Rec. 5 0 1 6

Yds. 46 0 5 51

Avg. 9.2 0 5.0 8.5

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 16 0 5 16

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2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Auburn game. High School: First-team all-state quarterback in Division VI by The Associated Press and also named Division VI Offensive Player of the Year … Second-team all-state by OhioVarsity.com … Led Wynford HS to a 121 record and the third round of the state playoffs as a senior … Dualthreat quarterback completed 55.5 percent of his passes for 1,731 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior while rushing for 1,340 yards and 26 TDs … Set school single-season and career records for completions, passing yards and touchdown passes … Completed 57.7 percent of his passes during his career, good for 5,519 yards and 56 touchdowns … Rushed for 2,259 yards and 40 TDs during his career … Also played strong safety, kicker and punter … First-team all-conference as a junior and senior, second team as a sophomore … Listed as the nation’s No. 34 tight end by Scout.com … The No. 119 overall prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep … “A terrific all-around athlete with a live arm, great feet and good leadership skills,” wrote recruiting analyst Tom Lemming on MaxPreps.com … Coached by Travis Moyer … Teammate of current Wildcat Teven Eatmon-Nared … Also an all-conference performer in basketball … Valedictorian of his senior class graduated with a 4.0 gradepoint average … Vice-president of the senior class … Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born in Tiffin, Ohio … Name is pronounced “BROW-zee” … Son of Bryan and Sue Brause … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Participated with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Tyler Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: physical therapist … The coolest thing about being at UK is: how passionate the fans are … Something people might not know about me is: I was born on the 4th of July … If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Pawn Stars ... What I like about Coach Phillips is: he has been in our shoes and relates well to us … The one thing I like most about football is: the friendships it creates and the intangibles it teaches ... My hidden talent is: juggling.

KORY BROWN Linebacker/Safety, 6-0, 207, So-JC Moncks Corner, S.C. (Berkeley/East Central Community College) Transferred to Kentucky in January ... Redshirted a year in junior college, so he has three seasons of eligibility ... Stationed at the hybrid linebacker/safety position, where his speed and physical play are a good combination.

TYLER BRAUSE Linebacker, 6-4, 239, So-1L Sycamore, Ohio (Wynford) R

SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011)

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Junior College: Spent two years at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss. ... Played four games at safety as a freshman until sustaining a knee injury … During those four games he made 26 tackles, caused two fumbles and intercepted a pass … Redshirted as a sophomore ... The nation’s No. 69 junior-college player as ranked by 24/7 Sports, also the No. 11 juco player in Mississippi and the nation’s No. 3 safety … Coached by Brian Anderson … “Kory’s physical nature stands out,” Anderson said. “He gets off blocks well and is a big hitter. He’s also a quality young man of the finest character.” High School: Three-year starter played cornerback and safety at Berkeley HS in Moncks Corner, S.C. … An all-region pick as a senior … Helped Berkeley to three strong runs in the state playoffs, including a state semifinal appearance his junior year and quarterfinal berths as a sophomore and senior … Played for the winning South team in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game following his senior season … Coached by


KYLE BUDDE Long Snapper, 6-6, 225, So-Sq Mason, Ohio (Princeton) Competing for the No. 1 punt snapper job ... Can also handle placekick snaps … Has strong work ethic and has shown steady improvement … His athleticism is an asset in punt coverage ... Came out for the team in spring 2011. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Practiced with the squad during his first season with the team. 2010 (Freshman): Did not play football. High School: Two-year letterwinner and starter at Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio … Played tight end, defensive end and long snapper for the Vikings … Coached by Bill Leach … Also was a strong basketball player, lettering two years as a forward … Helped the team to the state finals in 2009 when they finished as state runners-up … Awarded to the Student Leadership Team in 2010 and a member of the Key Club. Personal: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio … Son of Richard and Colleen Budde … Major is economics. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-in (2011). Kyle Says … Favorite college course so far is: microeconomics … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: owning a business … The coolest thing about being at UK is: the Greek life is fun, football and basketball games, and Keeneland … The one thing I like most about football is: feeling on gameday when all of your hard work pays off … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he is easy to talk to and can relate.

MARCUS CAFFEY Cornerback, 5-11, 192, Fr-RS Atlanta, Ga. (Grady) His position change was one of the most successful stories of spring practice ... Stuck in a numbers logjam at tailback, coaches moved him to cornerback in an effort to get this talented prospect on the field

... Showed immediate aptitude at the corner and has the potential to be a physical coverage man ... Gained more than 10 pounds during his redshirt year. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted as a tailback. High School: Running back who has nice combination of speed and power … One of the nation’s top 40 running backs by Rivals.com and in the top 50 backs by Scout.com … Rushed for 1,611 yards and 17 touchdowns senior season at Grady (Ga.) High School … Helped lead Grady to an 11-2 record and the quarterfinals of the Class AAA state playoffs … Second-team all-state for Class AAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association … Honorable-mention all-state by the Atlanta JournalConstitution … Has been timed under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Was invited to three postseason all-star games but did not participate … Coached by Ronnie Millen … Participated in the 200- and 400-meter dashes for the track team and also ran in the relays … Received the school’s scholar-athlete award … Member of the French Club and Earth Club. Personal: Born in Atlanta … Son of Arthur and Michelle Caffey … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Marcus Says ... My nickname is: Rocko Dinero ... Favorite musical artist: Young Cooley ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: college coach ... If I could pick one NFL player to model your game after, it would be: Deion Sanders ... The one thing I like most about football is: catching interceptions.

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Jerry Brown … Berkeley’s defensive coordinator, Ed Moore, said, “Kory was the most instinctive player I’ve ever coached, always at the right place at the right time. He’s a very physical player, very good in run support as well as pass coverage. He’s also a great young man.” … In addition to football, participated in basketball, baseball, wrestling and track and field in high school … Advanced to the state meet in the high jump his senior year and had a best leap of six feet, four inches. Personal: Born in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Son of Stella McKelvey ... Major is community communications and leadership development ... Comes from an athletic family … An older brother, Omar, played football at Marshall … Another brother, Evan McKelvey, currently plays at Marshall … A cousin J.J. McKelvey, played at Clemson and is now in arena football … Kory enjoys community service and has helped coach children in youth league sports. Kory Says ... My nickname is: Downtown ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: be a mentor/coach ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: to take Dr. Phil’s job ... The coolest thing about UK is: I’m blessed ... The one thing I like about football is: it gives me opportunities I never had, to go places I’ve never been; it also made me who I am today ... My hidden talent is: I produce music ... My favorite slogan or saying by Coach Phillips is: “Win on and off the field.”

JOSH CLEMONS Tailback, 5-10, 204, So-1L Fayettevillle, Ga. (Whitewater) SEC Co-Freshman of the Week vs. Central Michigan (2011)

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Sat out the contact portions of spring practice while he rehabilitates an injured knee ... Should be fully ready when practice resumes in August ... Showed a fine combination of speed, strength and moves as a true freshman ... Was leading the team in rushing when he was sidelined. 2011 (Freshman): Played in the first six games, starting three, before incurring a season-ending injury at South Carolina ... Was leading the team in rushing with 279 yards when he was sidelined ... Both of his touchdowns were game-winners ... Scored UK’s first touchdown of the season, a 14-yard run that was the go-ahead score in the victory over WKU ... Top game was in the win over Central MIchigan, when he rushed 14 times for 126 yards ... Had an 87-yard touchdown run that broke a tie and put the Wildcats ahead for good ... The 87-yarder was the longest by a Wildcat since 1970, the fourth-longest in UK history, the longest ever by a UK freshman and the longest in Commonwealth Stadium history ... Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for that performance ... Rushed for 69 yards at LSU, one of the nation’s top defenses. High School: State Offensive Player of the Year in Class AAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Also first-team all-state in Class AAAA by both of those selectors … Rushed for 2,003 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging 8.3 yards per carry, as a senior at Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Ga. … Set the single-season school rushing record with his 2,003-yard performance … Team went 9-3 senior year, going to the second round of the state playoffs … Also topped the 1,000-yard mark his junior season with 15 TDs … Set

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the school career rushing record with 3,585 yards and 40 touchdowns … Two-year member of the all-county team … Played in the Georgia NorthSouth All-Star Game as a senior … Has been timed under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Coached by Amos McCreary … “Josh runs low, can run around you or over you,” McCreary said. “He’s a great kid and a great student.” … Four-year member of the track team … Competed in a unique combination of events, the shot put, 100-meter dash and 4x100meter relay … Finished fifth in the state in the shot put as a senior … Member of the Future Business Leaders of America … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Athens, Ga. … Son of Charlie and Wanda Clemons … Charlie played in the National Football League for St. Louis, Houston and New Orleans … Josh’s cousin, Chris Clemons, has played for four NFL teams, currently for Seattle … Another cousin, Nick Clemons, played football at the University of Georgia … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Josh Says ... My nickname is: Stiffler ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: physical therapist ... My hidden talent is: dunking ... Something people might not know about me is: I like to bowl ... I wear uniform No. 21 because: my mom wore it in sports and my brother does, too.

Clemons Career Statistics Year 2011

Pos. Tailback

Att. 65

Yds. Avg. 279 4.3

TD Long 2 87

Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 4 53 13.2 0 38

BOOKIE COBBINS Wide Receiver, 6-0, 184, Fr-RS New Orleans, La. (McDonogh 35) Moved from quarterback to wide receiver in the spring in order to help get his speedy talents on the field ... Showed playmaking ability during his redshirt season ... Could see special-teams action on kick returns. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted at quarterback. High School: Combines a strong passing arm with excellent athletic ability … The nation’s No. 26 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 28 overall prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com … Played four games his senior year before sustaining a season-ending injury … Accounted for 10 passing and rushing touchdowns in the four games … Had a big junior season, throwing for 1,308 and 15 touchdowns while running for 266 yards and seven TDs … Named All-Metro New Orleans as a junior … Invited to three all-star games following his senior season but was unable to attend while recovering from his injury … Outstanding physical tools include running the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, a 315-pound bench press and 38-inch vertical jump … Coached by Wayne Reese … “Bookie is a player who wants to excel at the highest level,” Reese said. “He combines natural athletic ability with working hard and being coachable.” … Fine track athlete who ran in the 200-meter dash and three relay events … His 4x400-meter relay won the state indoor championship his junior and senior year … Honor-roll student. Personal: Name is pronounced “BOO-kee,” rhymes with “Pookie” … Born in New Orleans … Son of Angela Cobbins … Has two brothers playing college football, Carl at Grambling and Cornell at Arkansas Baptist ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Bookie Says ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: Randall Cobb ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: club promotion ... The one thing I like most about football is: the speed of the game ... My hidden talent is: I know how to cook. 40

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MISTER COBBLE Defensive Tackle, 6-0, 328, Jr-1L Louisville, Ky. (Central) R

UK Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Player by UK coaches (2009)

Returning starter at defensive tackle ... Should continue to improve with a year of experience ... Has shown a good combination of strength and quick feet that enable him to penetrate the backfield ... Has played in 13 games, including nine starts. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, starting the final nine ... Led UK’s defensive linemen with 33 tackles, including a career high of five vs. Louisville and LSU ... Made three tackles for loss during the season, including a sack at Georgia ... Also credited with a couple of quarterback hurries. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in one game, the BBVA Compass Bowl, and made one tackle ... Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Florida game. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named team’s Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Player as selected by the UK coaching staff. High School: Two-year first-team all-state honoree at defensive tackle … Helped spearhead an outstanding defense that led Central High School of Louisville to back-to-back Class AAA state championships … Dominant presence who often commanded double teams … Made 89 tackles his senior season, highlighted by 25 tackles for loss, and returned a fumble for a touchdown … First-team all-state as a junior and senior by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the state’s top-22 seniors … Made more than 100 tackles his junior and sophomore years … Was named District Most Valuable Player as a junior … Four-year starter in the offensive line as a center and guard … Team Most Valuable Player two years … Played for the winning West team in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game … The No. 6 prospect in Kentucky as chosen by SuperPrep … Coached by Ty Scroggins … “Mister works hard and will be an outstanding player in college,” Scroggins said … Also participated in wrestling, an all-state performer in that sport. Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. … Son of Cassandra Cobble … Mister is a cousin of former UK quarterback Andre’ Woodson … Major is community communications and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Mister Says … My nickname is: Percy or P.C. ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: the Hulk … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: video game tester ... I couldn’t live without my: yorki ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the brotherhood ... My hidden talent is: I can bake.

Cobble Career Statistics Year Position G-GS 2010 Def. Tackle 1-0 2011 Def. Tackle 12-9 Totals 13-9

Tackles 1 33 34

Sacks-Yds. TFL-Yds. 0 0 1-3 3-10 1-3 3-10

FC 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0

Cobble Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU

Tackles Sacks-Yds. TFL-Yds. 0 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 5 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0.5-2 5 0-0 0-0

FC 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0


1 2 3 4 0 4 2 33

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-3

0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 1-3 1-4 3-10

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

CHRISTIAN COLEMAN Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 298, So-1L Milan, Tenn. (Milan) A top reserve as a true freshman, is expected to be in the mix for playing time again ... Showed an impressive ability to find his way to the ballcarrier during his freshman season ... Has added approximately 20 pounds in the past year, which should make him even more effective. 2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games, starting two when Donte Rumph was injured ... Totaled 21 tackles, featuring a season best of three against WKU, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt ... Shared a tackle for loss vs. Ole Miss ... Broke up two passes during the season. High School: Named to the Nashville Tennessean All-State “Dream Team,” covering all classifications, following his senior season … Also first-team all-state for Class AAA by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association … Outstanding final year featured 116 tackles, five quarterback sacks, two fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries … Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Jackson Sun … Named his district’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player … Missed most of his junior year because of injury … Helped Milan High School post a 40-5 record over his last three seasons, including two trips to the finals of the state playoffs … Three-year starter in the defensive line and also played occasionally at tight end … Turned in a monster performance in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game and was named Defensive Most Valuable Player for the West squad … Collected four quarterback sacks, made eight total tackles and caused a fumble against an offensive line that had four Division I signees … A defensive end who could grow into a defensive tackle in college … The No. 14 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com … Scout.com tabbed him as the nation’s No. 88 offensive tackle … Was a teammate of current Wildcat Avery Williamson … Coached by Jeff Morris … “Christian was a one-man wrecking crew,” Morris said. “He has great talent and great intelligence. He’s large and explosive, with a knack for recognizing formations and stance.” … Four-year letterman in baseball as a third baseman, first baseman and pitcher … Set the school home-run records for a single season (15 HR) and career (27) … Honors graduate … Member of the Spanish Club and Math Club. Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. … Son of Alton and Vicki Coleman … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Christian Says ... My nickname is: C-squared ... My favorite movie is: The Sandlot ... I couldn’t live without: my family ... The coolest thing about UK is: being close to Turtle Man ... The one thing I like most about football is: the relationships built ... Something people might not know about me is: I’m double-jointed.

Coleman Career Statistics Year Position 2011 Def. Tackle

G-GS Tackles Sacks-Yds. 12-2 21 0

TFL-Yds. 0.5-0

FC 0

FR 0

PBU 2

Coleman Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

Tackles Sacks-Yds. TFL-Yds. 3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0.5-0 3 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 21 0-0 0.5-0

FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

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at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

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DARYL COLLINS Wide Receiver, 5-11, 196, Fr-RS Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City) Battling senior Gene McCaskill for a starting job at one wide receiver position ... Was expected to be part of the receiver rotation last year as a true freshman when he incurred an injury just before the season opener ... Recovered and participated in the spring, showing flashes of bigplay ability ... Has a good combination of speed, hands and moves.

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2012 PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES MATTHEW ADOLPH

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Long Snapper, 6-2, 220, So-Sq Dublin, Ohio (Jerome) Vying for the open long snapper job ... Can handle snapping for punts and placekicks ... Came out for the team in the spring of 2011 ... Played linebacker in high school, which helps him in punt coverage. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action. 2010 (Freshman): Did not play football. High School: Played linebacker, tight end and long snapper at Jerome HS in Dublin, Ohio ... Coached by Mark Hundley ... Also a forward in hockey, helping the team win a district title ... Honor-roll student ... Received his school’s Celebration of Excellence Award. Personal: Born in Canton, Ohio ... Son of Mike and Laurie Adolph ... Plans a major in management ... Comes from a football family ... His grandfather, Dave Adolph, coached in the NFL with Kansas City, San Diego, Cleveland, Oakland and the Los Angeles Raiders; Dave also coached in college at UK (1969-72), Ohio State, Illinois, Connecticut and Akron ... Matthew’s uncle is current Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. Community Cats: Worked at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Matthew Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: creative director in advertising ... I couldn’t live without my: family and friends ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend: hockey game ... The one thing I like most about football is: the people it has connected me ... My hidden talent is: I can cook extremely well.

JORDAN AUMILLER Tight End, 6-4, 240, Jr-2L Danville, Ky. (Boyle County) R R

Freshman All-America fourth team by Phil Steele’s College Football (2010) SEC All-Freshman Team by SEC coaches (2010)

One of five returnees with game experience at tight end ... Developed into a reliable contributor as a redshirt freshman ... Has good height and hands ... Redshirted as a linebacker before moving to tight end in the spring of 2010 ... Has played in 23 games with nine starts. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games, including one start. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 13 games, including eight starting assignments ... Totaled 18 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown … Picked fourth-team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele’s College Football ... Voted to the SEC All-Freshman Team by league coaches … Had season highs with three catches for 55 yards vs. Akron, including a 35-yard reception that was his longest of the year ... Also caught three passes vs. Georgia ... Snagged his first collegiate touchdown on a six-yard catch vs. Auburn ... Caught two passes for 23 yards against Louisville, none bigger then a 19-yard reception with time running out in the fourth quarter. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted as a linebacker ... Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season. High School: Showed his versatility by playing tight end, quarterback, linebacker, safety and punter during his career at Boyle County High 34

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School in Danville, Ky. … Could end up on either side of the ball as a collegian … First-team all-state as a junior and senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the state’s top-22 seniors … Helped lead Boyle County to a 13-1 record and the state semifinals as a senior … Career totals at tight end include 53 pass receptions for 829 yards, a 15.6-yard average per catch, and 10 touchdowns … Had 10 interceptions in his career on defense … Completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 1,055 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior quarterback … Rushed for 335 yards and three TDs … Coached by Larry French and Chris Pardue … “Jordan is a quality individual, intelligent, who works extremely hard and leads by example,” French said. “He gives 110 percent on every play and is very coachable.” … The No. 12 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 66 tight end in the country by Scout.com … An all-area honoree in basketball … Honor-roll student who was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born in Pasadena, Calif. … Son of John and Jan Aumiller … John played football at Penn State … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Volunteered at Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Worked at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Jordan Says ... My nickname is: “Lank” ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Man vs. Wild ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: playing close to home... The one thing I like most about football is: winning, especially as the underdog ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? World Cup.

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Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Tight End Tight End

G-GS 13-8 10-1 23-9

Rec. 18 0 18

Yds. 193 0 193

Avg. 10.7 -10.7

TD 1 0 1

Long 35 -35

Aumiller Game-by-Game Statistics 2010 Opponent at Louisville vs. WKU vs. Akron at Florida at Ole Miss vs. Auburn vs. South Carolina vs. Georgia at Miss. State vs. CSU vs. Vanderbilt at Tennessee Totals

Rec. 2 2 3 0 1 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 18

Yds. 23 26 55 0 2 13 1 39 11 23 0 0 193

TD 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 19 20 35 0 2 7 1 15 7 15 0 0 35

MIKIE BENTON Safety, 5-11, 195, Sr-2L Russellville, Ky. (Russellville) His progress was one of the pleasant developments of the 2011 season ... Moved from cornerback to safety during the spring of 2011 and ended up leading the team in pass breakups ... Came to UK as a walk-on and began getting playing time in 2010 at cornerback and on special teams ... In May, took part in an educational/service trip to Ethiopia ... Has played in 20 games, including 12 starts. 2011 (Junior): Started all 12 games ... Led the team in pass breakups with seven, including a career-high two at LSU ... Totaled 28 tackles with a career-high six at South Carolina. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in eight games, giving UK depth at cornerback. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action ... Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season, prior to UK’s wins over Louisville and Georgia. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Scout Team Player of the Week for special teams in preparation for the win over Arkansas. High School: Two-way starter for three seasons at Russellville High School ... Played multiple offensive back positions and roamed the defensive backfield as a cornerback and free safety … First-team Sky Conference defensive back as a senior after honorable-mention conference honors as a junior … Selected to Kentucky’s East/West All-Star Game … Totaled 38 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass breakups on defense as a senior … As a running back, gained 749 yards on 76 carries scoring 14 touchdowns … At quarterback, completed 37 of 76 attempts through the air for 852 yards and 14 touchdowns … Coached by John Meyers … A four-year letterman on the track team, competing in the 110-meter hurdles and triple jump and holds the school record for each event … Back-to-back Kentucky state champion in 110-meter hurdles in 2007 and 2008 ... State runner-up in the triple jump as a senior ... Also played basketball for three seasons at shooting guard and small forward ... In the classroom earned the

2007 President’s Award for Academic Excellence and was named Academic All-State during his final two years ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school’s peer mentor group ... Chose Kentucky over Notre Dame and Western Kentucky track and field scholarship offers. Personal: Born in Russellville, Ky. … Son of Michael and Bettye Benton … Major is agricultural economics. Community Cats: Participated in the Relay for Life and the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Visited patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital and helped at the Big Blue U Move-in (2011) ... Volunteered for events with God’s Pantry and Read Across America (2012). Mikie Says ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Deion Sanders … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: host of ----- ... The one thing I like most about football is: aggravating my opponent … Something people might not know about me is: I’m the best basketball video game player in the world … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he’s from close to my hometown and we always talk about the Russellville vs. Franklin rivalry ... I wear uniform No. 31 because: I wore No. 7 in high school football and No. 24 in basketball, so I just put them together.

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Aumiller Career Statistics

Benton Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Cornerback Safety

G-GS 8-0 12-12 20-12

Tackles Int.-Yds. 0 0 28 0 28 0

PBU 0 7 7

FR 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7

Benton Game-by-Game Stats 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

Tackles 4 4 3 4 1 6 0 1 2 1 1 1 28

Int-Yds. TFL-Yds. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1

DEREK BISHOP Tailback, 5-7, 192, Fr-RS Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) Made the team last year as a walk-on and almost won playing time as a true freshman ... Moved into the practice rotation when injuries hit the tailback position but coaches were able to preserve his redshirt season ... Very intelligent player who impressed the coaches with how quickly he understood the offense and his assignments ... Also showed toughness in practice. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Two-year starter as a tailback for Trinity High School in Louisville ... Helped lead the team to a 6A state championship his senior season, rushing for over 1,800 yards and 28 touchdowns ... The Shamrocks

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won the conference championship his junior year after he led the team in rushing with 1,500 yards and seven touchdowns ... Career-best game came against Scott County, where he rushed for 309 yards and six touchdowns ... Was named all-state honorable mention as a junior and all-state second team by the Louisville Courier-Journal as a senior ... Coached by Bob Beatty ... Strong academically, making the Principal’s List for high scholastic achievement. Personal: Born in Louisville … Son of DeWayne and Olivia Bishop … Plans on a major in kinesiology Community Cats: Participated in Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Derek Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: being a sports analyst ... The one thing I like most about football is: the dedication and commitment it takes ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Erin Andrews ... My hidden talent is: writing.

AARON BOYD Wide Receiver, 6-4, 214, Sr-2L Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) Gives UK veteran depth at wide receiver ... Has shown the ability to compete for balls and make the catch ... Brother of former UK and NFL quarterback Shane Boyd ... Has played in 18 games, including one start ... Extremely active in community service, see list at bottom of bio.

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2011 (Junior): Played in three games ... Hauled in a five-yard catch in the win over Central Michigan. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in four games. 2009 (Sophomore): Redshirted. 2008 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, including a start in the win over Arkansas ... Top game was three catches for 16 yards vs. Western Kentucky ... Caught a 16-yard pass at Florida. High School: The No. 1 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and Scout.com … One of the nation’s top-40 wide receivers by both services, and rated the No. 18 player in the Midwest by Scout.com … Caught 55 passes as a senior, good for 1,157 yards and 15 touchdowns … First-team all-state by The Associated Press … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” and “Kentucky Tremendous 26” listing of the top seniors in the state … Named to the all-city team as a junior, snagging 39 balls for 730 yards and five touchdowns … Also saw action as a defensive back … Helped lead Henry Clay HS to a 35-6 record over his last three seasons, including trips to the state semifinals as a sophomore and junior … Coached by Sam Simpson … Played basketball five years on the varsity level … Member of the Henry Clay team that advanced to the Kentucky Sweet 16 state tournament as a freshman … Named to alldistrict and all-region teams, along with honorable-mention all-state … McDonald’s All-America nominee … Also participated one year in track in the jumping events. Personal: Born in Boston, Mass. … Son of Scherer Boyd … Nephew of Glenn Boyd … Brother of former Wildcat quarterback Shane Boyd (UK 2001-04), who played for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans … Major is international studies. Community Cats: Guest visitor at UK Children’s Hospital (2008, 2009) ... Participated in Read Across America (2009) and events at a children’s camp (2009), the UK Hospital Dance Blue fundraiser, the Boy Scouts and three elementary schools (2010) ... Assisted with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Visited patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (2011) ... Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Aaron Says ... My nickname is: A-Rowdy or Ace Boogie ... Favorite musical artist or group: I’m an eclectic … When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: my brother Shane … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to be a Nike “ekin” … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he is like an uncle to me … My hidden talent is: I am artistic and I play piano.

Boyd Career Statistics Year 2008 2010 2011 Totals

Position Wide Rec. Wide Rec. Wide Rec.

G-GS 11-1 4-0 3-0 18-1

Rec. 5 0 1 6

Yds. 46 0 5 51

Avg. 9.2 0 5.0 8.5

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 16 0 5 16

TYLER BRAUSE Linebacker, 6-4, 239, So-1L Sycamore, Ohio (Wynford) R

SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011)

Enters fall drills as the backup middle linebacker after turning in a solid spring performance ... Came to Kentucky as a quarterback, he moved to linebacker midway through the 2010 season ... Has good size and his QB background is an obvious asset in understanding offensive schemes ... Mentally tough, physical player. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams.

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2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Auburn game. High School: First-team all-state quarterback in Division VI by The Associated Press and also named Division VI Offensive Player of the Year … Second-team all-state by OhioVarsity.com … Led Wynford HS to a 121 record and the third round of the state playoffs as a senior … Dualthreat quarterback completed 55.5 percent of his passes for 1,731 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior while rushing for 1,340 yards and 26 TDs … Set school single-season and career records for completions, passing yards and touchdown passes … Completed 57.7 percent of his passes during his career, good for 5,519 yards and 56 touchdowns … Rushed for 2,259 yards and 40 TDs during his career … Also played strong safety, kicker and punter … First-team all-conference as a junior and senior, second team as a sophomore … Listed as the nation’s No. 34 tight end by Scout.com … The No. 119 overall prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep … “A terrific all-around athlete with a live arm, great feet and good leadership skills,” wrote recruiting analyst Tom Lemming on MaxPreps.com … Coached by Travis Moyer … Teammate of current Wildcat Teven Eatmon-Nared … Also an all-conference performer in basketball … Valedictorian of his senior class graduated with a 4.0 gradepoint average … Vice-president of the senior class … Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born in Tiffin, Ohio … Name is pronounced “BROW-zee” … Son of Bryan and Sue Brause … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Participated with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Tyler Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: physical therapist … The coolest thing about being at UK is: how passionate the fans are … Something people might not know about me is: I was born on the 4th of July … If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Pawn Stars ... What I like about Coach Phillips is: he has been in our shoes and relates well to us … The one thing I like most about football is: the friendships it creates and the intangibles it teaches ... My hidden talent is: juggling.

KORY BROWN Linebacker/Safety, 6-0, 207, So-JC Moncks Corner, S.C. (Berkeley/East Central Community College) Transferred to Kentucky in January ... Redshirted a year in junior college, so he has three seasons of eligibility ... Stationed at the hybrid linebacker/safety position, where his speed and physical play are a good combination. Junior College: Spent two years at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss. ... Played four games at safety as a freshman until sustaining a knee injury … During those four games he made 26 tackles, caused two fumbles and intercepted a pass … Redshirted as a sophomore ... The nation’s No. 69 junior-college player as ranked by 24/7 Sports, also the No. 11 juco player in Mississippi and the nation’s No. 3 safety … Coached by Brian Anderson … “Kory’s physical nature stands out,” Anderson said. “He gets off blocks well and is a big hitter. He’s also a quality young man of the finest character.” High School: Three-year starter played cornerback and safety at Berkeley HS in Moncks Corner, S.C. … An all-region pick as a senior … Helped Berkeley to three strong runs in the state playoffs, including a state semifinal appearance his junior year and quarterfinal berths as a sophomore and senior … Played for the winning South team in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game following his senior season … Coached by Jerry Brown … Berkeley’s defensive coordinator, Ed Moore, said, “Kory

10 TYLER BRAUSE was the most instinctive player I’ve ever coached, always at the right place at the right time. He’s a very physical player, very good in run support as well as pass coverage. He’s also a great young man.” … In addition to football, participated in basketball, baseball, wrestling and track and field in high school … Advanced to the state meet in the high jump his senior year and had a best leap of six feet, four inches. Personal: Born in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Son of Stella McKelvey ... Major is community communications and leadership development ... Comes from an athletic family … An older brother, Omar, played football at Marshall … Another brother, Evan McKelvey, currently plays at Marshall … A cousin J.J. McKelvey, played at Clemson and is now playing arena football … Kory enjoys community service and has helped coach children in youth league sports. Kory Says ... My nickname is: Downtown ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: be a mentor/coach ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: to take Dr. Phil’s job ... The coolest thing about UK is: I’m blessed ... The one thing I like about football is: it gives me opportunities I never had, to go places I’ve never been; it also made me who I am today ... My hidden talent is: I produce music ... My favorite slogan or saying by Coach Phillips is: “Win on and off the field.”

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Long Snapper, 6-6, 225, So-Sq Mason, Ohio (Princeton) Competing for the No. 1 punt snapper job ... Can also handle placekick snaps … Has strong work ethic and has shown steady improvement … His athleticism is an asset in punt coverage ... Came out for the team in spring 2011. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Practiced with the squad during his first season with the team. 2010 (Freshman): Did not play football. High School: Two-year letterwinner and starter at Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio … Played tight end, defensive end and long snapper for the Vikings … Coached by Bill Leach … Also was a strong basketball player, lettering two years as a forward … Helped the team to the state finals in 2009 when they finished as state runners-up … Awarded to the Student Leadership Team in 2010 and a member of the Key Club. Personal: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio … Son of Richard and Colleen Budde … Major is economics. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-in (2011). Kyle Says … Favorite college course so far is: microeconomics … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: owning a business … The coolest thing about being at UK is: the Greek life is fun, football and basketball games, and Keeneland … The one thing I like most about football is: feeling on gameday when all of your hard work pays off … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he is easy to talk to and can relate.

MARCUS CAFFEY Cornerback, 5-11, 192, Fr-RS Atlanta, Ga. (Grady) His position change was one of the most successful stories of spring practice ... Stuck in a numbers logjam at tailback, coaches moved him to cornerback in an effort to get this talented prospect on the field ... Showed immediate aptitude at the corner and has the potential to be a physical coverage man ... Gained more than 10 pounds during his redshirt year. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted as a tailback. High School: Running back who has nice combination of speed and power … One of the nation’s top 40 running backs by Rivals.com and in the top 50 backs by Scout.com … Rushed for 1,611 yards and 17 touchdowns senior season at Grady (Ga.) High School … Helped lead Grady to an 11-2 record and the quarterfinals of the Class AAA state playoffs … Second-team all-state for Class AAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association … Honorable-mention all-state by the Atlanta JournalConstitution … Has been timed under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Was invited to three postseason all-star games but did not participate … Coached by Ronnie Millen … Participated in the 200- and 400-meter dashes for the track team and also ran in the relays … Received the school’s scholar-athlete award … Member of the French Club and Earth Club. Personal: Born in Atlanta … Son of Arthur and Michelle Caffey … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012).

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Marcus Says ... My nickname is: Rocko Dinero ... Favorite musical artist: Young Cooley ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: college coach ... If I could pick one NFL player to model your game after, it would be: Deion Sanders ... The one thing I like most about football is: catching interceptions.

JOSH CLEMONS Tailback, 5-10, 204, So-1L Fayettevillle, Ga. (Whitewater) SEC Co-Freshman of the Week vs. Central Michigan (2011)

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Sat out the contact portions of spring practice while he rehabilitates an injured knee ... Should be fully ready when practice resumes in August ... Showed a fine combination of speed, strength and moves as a true freshman ... Was leading the team in rushing when he was sidelined. 2011 (Freshman): Played in the first six games, starting three, before incurring a season-ending injury at South Carolina ... Was leading the team in rushing with 279 yards when he was sidelined ... Both of his touchdowns were game-winners ... Scored UK’s first touchdown of the season, a 14-yard run that was the go-ahead score in the victory over WKU ... Top game was in the win over Central MIchigan, when he rushed 14 times for 126 yards ... Had an 87-yard touchdown run that broke a tie and put the Wildcats ahead for good ... The 87-yarder was the longest by a Wildcat since 1970, the fourth-longest in UK history, the longest ever by a UK freshman and the longest in Commonwealth Stadium history ... Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week for that performance ... Rushed for 69 yards at LSU, one of the nation’s top defenses. High School: State Offensive Player of the Year in Class AAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Also first-team all-state in Class AAAA by both of those selectors … Rushed for 2,003 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging 8.3 yards per carry, as a senior at Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Ga. … Set the single-season school rushing record with his 2,003-yard performance … Team went 9-3 senior year, going to the second round of the state playoffs … Also topped the 1,000-yard mark his junior season with 15 TDs … Set the school career rushing record with 3,585 yards and 40 touchdowns … Two-year member of the all-county team … Played in the Georgia NorthSouth All-Star Game as a senior … Has been timed under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Coached by Amos McCreary … “Josh runs low, can run around you or over you,” McCreary said. “He’s a great kid and a great student.” … Four-year member of the track team … Competed in a unique combination of events, the shot put, 100-meter dash and 4x100meter relay … Finished fifth in the state in the shot put as a senior … Member of the Future Business Leaders of America … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Athens, Ga. … Son of Charlie and Wanda Clemons … Charlie played in the National Football League for St. Louis, Houston and New Orleans … Josh’s cousin, Chris Clemons, has played for four NFL teams, currently for Seattle … Another cousin, Nick Clemons, played football at the University of Georgia … Major in kinesiology. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Josh Says ... My nickname is: Stiffler ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: physical therapist ... My hidden talent is: dunking ... Something people might not know about me is: I like to bowl ... I wear uniform No. 21 because: my mom wore it in sports and my brother does, too.


BOOKIE COBBINS

Year 2011

Pos. Tailback

Att. 65

Yds. Avg. 279 4.3

TD Long 2 87

Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 4 53 13.2 0 38

Clemons Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at South Carolina vs. Jacksonville St. vs. Miss. State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

Att. 11 14 12 3 21 4

Yds. 39 126 28 7 69 10

TD 1 1 0 0 0 0

65

279

2

Rec. 0 0 2 1 0 1 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 4

Yds. 0 0 40 9 0 4

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

53

0

Wide Receiver, 6-0, 184, Fr-RS New Orleans, La. (McDonogh 35) Moved from quarterback to wide receiver in the spring in order to help get his speedy talents on the field ... Showed playmaking ability during his redshirt season ... Could see special-teams action on kick returns. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted at quarterback. High School: Combines a strong passing arm with excellent athletic ability … The nation’s No. 26 dual-threat quarterback and the No. 28 overall prospect in Louisiana by Rivals.com … Played at McDonogh 35 High School in New Orleans … Played four games his senior year before sustaining a season-ending injury … Accounted for 10 passing and rushing touchdowns in the four games … Had a big junior season, throwing for 1,308 and 15 touchdowns while running for 266 yards and seven TDs … Named AllMetro New Orleans as a junior … Invited to three all-star games following his senior season but was unable to attend while recovering from his injury … Outstanding physical tools include running the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, a 315-pound bench press and 38-inch vertical jump … Coached by Wayne Reese … “Bookie is a player who wants to excel at the highest level,” Reese said. “He combines natural athletic ability with working hard and being coachable.” … Fine track athlete who ran in the 200-meter dash and three relay events … His 4x400-meter relay won the state indoor championship his junior and senior year … Honor-roll student. Personal: Name is pronounced “BOO-kee,” rhymes with “Pookie” … Born in New Orleans … Son of Angela Cobbins … Has two brothers playing college football, Carl at Grambling and Cornell at Arkansas Baptist ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Bookie Says ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: Randall Cobb ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: club promotion ... The coolest thing about UK is: CATS ... The one thing I like most about football is: The speed of the game ... My hidden talent is: I know how to cook.

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MISTER COBBLE Defensive Tackle, 6-0, 328, Jr-1L Louisville, Ky. (Central) R

UK Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Player by UK coaches (2009)

Returning starter at defensive tackle ... Should continue to improve with a year of experience ... Has shown a good combination of strength and quick feet that enable him to penetrate the backfield ... Has played in 13 games, including nine starts.

JOSH CLEMONS

2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, starting the final nine ... Led UK’s defensive linemen with 33 tackles, including a career high of five vs. Louisville and LSU ... Made three tackles for loss during the season, including a sack at Georgia ... Also credited with a couple of quarterback hurries. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in one game, the BBVA Compass Bowl, and made one tackle ... Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Florida game. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named team’s Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Player as selected by the UK coaching staff.

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97 MISTER COBBLE High School: Two-year first-team all-state honoree at defensive tackle … Helped spearhead an outstanding defense that led Central High School of Louisville to back-to-back Class AAA state championships … Dominant presence who often commanded double teams … Made 89 tackles his senior season, highlighted by 25 tackles for loss, and returned a fumble for a touchdown … First-team all-state as a junior and senior by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the state’s top-22 seniors … Made more than 100 tackles his junior and sophomore years … Was named District Most Valuable Player as a junior … Four-year starter in the offensive line as a center and guard … Team Most Valuable Player two years … Played for the winning West team in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game … The No. 6 prospect in Kentucky as chosen by SuperPrep … Coached by Ty Scroggins … “Mister works hard and will be an outstanding player in college,” Scroggins said … Also participated in wrestling, an all-state performer in that sport. Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. … Son of Cassandra Cobble … Mister is a cousin of former UK quarterback Andre’ Woodson … Major is community communications and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Mister Says … My nickname is: Percy or P.C. ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: the Hulk … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: video game tester ... I couldn’t live without my: yorki ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the brotherhood ... My hidden talent is: I can bake. 40

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Cobble Career Statistics Year Position G-GS 2010 Def. Tackle 1-0 2011 Def. Tackle 12-9 Totals 13-9

Tackles 1 33 34

Sacks-Yds. TFL-Yds. 0 0 1-3 3-10 1-3 3-10

FC 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0

Cobble Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

Tackles Sacks-Yds. TFL-Yds. 0 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 5 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0.5-2 5 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0.5-1 0 0-0 0-0 4 1-3 1-3 2 0-0 1-4 33 1-3 3-10

FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 298, So-1L Milan, Tenn. (Milan) A top reserve as a true freshman, is expected to be in the mix for playing time again ... Showed an impressive ability to find his way to the ballcarrier during his freshman season ... Has added approximately 20 pounds in the past year, which should make him even more effective. 2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games, starting two when Donte Rumph was injured ... Totaled 21 tackles, featuring a season best of three against WKU, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt ... Shared a tackle for loss vs. Ole Miss ... Broke up two passes during the season. High School: Named to the Nashville Tennessean All-State “Dream Team,” covering all classifications, following his senior season … Also first-team all-state for Class AAA by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association … Outstanding final year featured 116 tackles, five quarterback sacks, two fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries … Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Jackson Sun … Named his district’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player … Missed most of his junior year because of injury … Helped Milan High School post a 40-5 record over his last three seasons, including two trips to the finals of the state playoffs … Three-year starter in the defensive line and also played occasionally at tight end … Turned in a monster performance in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game and was named Defensive Most Valuable Player for the West squad … Collected four quarterback sacks, made eight total tackles and caused a fumble against an offensive line that had four Division I signees … A defensive end who could grow into a defensive tackle in college … The No. 14 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com … Scout.com tabbed him as the nation’s No. 88 offensive tackle … Was a teammate of current Wildcat Avery Williamson … Coached by Jeff Morris … “Christian was a one-man wrecking crew,” Morris said. “He has great talent and great intelligence. He’s large and explosive, with a knack for recognizing formations and stance.” … Four-year letterman in baseball as a third baseman, first baseman and pitcher … Set the school home-run records for a single season (15 HR) and career (27) … Honors graduate … Member of the Spanish Club and Math Club. Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. … Son of Alton and Vicki Coleman … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Christian Says ... My nickname is: C-squared ... My favorite movie is: The Sandlot ... I couldn’t live without: my family ... The coolest thing about UK is: being close to Turtle Man ... The one thing I like most about football is: the relationships built ... Something people might not know about me is: I’m double-jointed.

at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

3 1 1 1 3 3 2 1 21

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

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Coleman Career Statistics Year Position 2011 Def. Tackle

G-GS Tackles Sacks-Yds. 12-2 21 0

TFL-Yds. 0.5-0

FC 0

FR 0

PBU 2

Wide Receiver, 5-11, 196, Fr-RS Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City)

Coleman Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida

Tackles Sacks-Yds. TFL-Yds. 3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0

DARYL COLLINS

FC 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0

Battling senior Gene McCaskill for a starting job at one wide receiver position ... Was expected to be part of the receiver rotation last year as a true freshman when he incurred an injury just before the season opener ... Recovered and participated in the spring, showing flashes of bigplay ability ... Has a good combination of speed, hands and moves.

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2011 (Freshman): Redshirted with a knee injury. High School: Offensive versatility is the hallmark of this prospect … Played wide receiver, tailback, quarterback and also returned kicks for Gadsden City High School … Participating in Class AAAAAA, the largest classification in Alabama, he helped Gadsden City to the state playoff quarterfinals as a senior and the state semifinals as a junior … Four-year letterman, three-year starter … Named to the Birmingham News “Super Seniors” list of the top-12 seniors in Alabama … As a senior, caught 27 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns … Snagged 14 passes for 287 yards, a 20.5-yard average, and three TDs as a junior … Played in the Alabama-Mississippi High School All-Star Game, helping Bama to the victory … The nation’s No. 62 wide receiver by Scout.com … One of the top-20 prospects in Alabama by Rivals.com … Coached by Joe Billingsley … “Daryl has excellent athletic ability and the potential to be as good as he wants,” Billingsley said. “He has excellent hands, vision and yards after the catch.” … Also played basketball in high school …Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Gadsden, Ala. … Son of Linda Lindsey and Daryl Collins Sr. … Has two cousins, Dre Kirkpatrick and Jerrell Harris, who played football at Alabama … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Daryl Says ... My nickname is: Dee ... I couldn’t live without: my family ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? Softball game ... The one thing I like most about football is: playing in front of a huge crowd on Saturday nights ... My hidden talent is: ability to jump ... Something people might not know about me is: I can turn a backwards flip.

GABE CORRELL Tight End, 6-5, 231, Sr-2L Cincinnati, Ohio (Anderson/Fork Union Military Academy) Sees considerable action on special teams ... Also provides veteran depth at tight end ... Has played in 27 games ... A third-generation Wildcat ... His grandfather, Ray Correll, played at UK from 1951-53, was a first-team AllAmerican, and is a retired-jersey honoree ... His father, Steve, was a Wildcat in the 1970s. 2011 (Junior): Played in all 12 games ... Made four tackles in kick coverage. 2010 (Sophomore): Performed well for UK on special teams, playing in 12 games … Had six tackles on the year, including two solo stops. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in three games ... Caught a 15-yard pass in the win vs. Miami (Ohio) ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week in preparation for the UK win over Norfolk State. Prep School: Played the 2007 season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... Helped the team to a 10-2 record ... Coached by John Shuman. High School: Three-year starter at Anderson High School ... Helped lead the team to a share of the conference title as a senior ... As a senior tight end caught 11 passes for 180 yards … Against Milford made a huge impact with five catches 88 yards and a touchdown … Coached by Vince Suriano … A three-year letterman on the basketball team at power forward ... Named first team all-conference as a senior ... Named to academic honor roll ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Character Education Team. Personal: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio … Son of Steve and Lisa Correll …

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84 GABE CORRELL Gabe is a third-generation Wildcat, see above ... Major is agricultural economics ... Avid bass fisherman. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Gabe Says … My nickname is: The Bassmaster ... My favorite college class so far: Art Education ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: commercial real estate company owner ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Jesus … The coolest thing about being at UK is: being a part of a Kentucky sports program where fans are loving and always supportive … The one thing I like most about football is: the brotherhood and hard work that we put in together that you won’t forget the rest of your life ... Something people might not know about me is: I am one of nine kids … My hidden talent is: I’m a world-class whistler ... My favorite saying by Coach Phillips is: “Be a pro, take a professional approach to everything you do in life.”

Correll Career Statistics Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

Position Tight End Tight End Tight End

G-GS 3-0 12-0 12-0 27-0

Rec. 1 0 0 1

Yds. 15 0 0 15

Avg. 15.0 --15.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 15 --15


Wide Receiver, 6-4, 216, Fr-RS Mobile, Ala. (Davidson) One of several young receivers looking to crack the rotation ... Brings excellent height to the position ... Also has the size to be a physical blocker. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Combines his great size with excellent pass-catching ability … Also has a reputation as an outstanding blocker on a team that rushed for approximately 4,000 yards in 2010 … Caught 39 passes as a senior for 555 yards and five touchdowns … Earned all-region honors … Selected Mobile Player of the Week twice by the Optimist Club … Helped Davidson High School to a 33-8 record over the last three seasons, including two trips to the semifinals of the state playoffs … Davidson competes in Class AAAAAA, the largest classification in Alabama … Junior year stats featured 11 catches for 290 yards, an eye-popping 26.4 yards per catch, with four TDs … Coached by Fred Riley … “Rashad creates matchup problems on cornerbacks because he is so tall and strong,” Riley said. “He was our deep threat. We were an option team and when opponents put extra people down in the box, we’d send him over the top. He also knows how to block with his big, physical body.” … Also a member of the basketball and track teams … Ran in the 100- and 200meter dashes, along with the 4x100 relay … Advanced to the state meet his sophomore year in the 100 and had a best time of 10.6 seconds. Personal: Born in Mobile, Ala. … Son of Robert and Danita Cunningham … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Rashad Says ... My nickname is: Shad ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: doctor ... The one thing I like most about football is: the bond you gain between teammates ... My hidden talent is: dancing ... Something people might not know about me is: I sing in the shower.

TYLER DAVENPORT Offensive Tackle, 6-5, 318, So-Sq Hodgenville, Ky. (Larue County) Returns to action in August after missing the spring while recovering from a knee injury ... Stationed at left tackle ... Made the team in the fall of 2010 … Showed tremendous improvement during his first season … Has the size and frame to develop into a solid offensive lineman. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Missed the season because of an injury. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Was a solid offensive and defensive lineman at Larue County High School, where he started and lettered for three seasons … Helped lead the Hawks to the postseason all three years, including advancing to the second round his senior season when they finished 7-5 … Received several awards during his playing days, including first team allarea, first-team all-region and honorable-mention all-state … Was named best lineman by his coaches and teammates … Coached by Rodney Armes … Was the captain for the west team in the Louisville East/West All-Star Game … An accomplished track and field thrower for Larue County as well, winning the KHSAA Indoor State Championship in shot put in 2010

… Honors in track and field include: Mason-Dixon Games Best Performance by a Male Athlete and the team award for Best Field Athlete. Personal: Born in Elizabethtown, Ky. … Parents are Terry Davenport and Rhonda Casenhiser … Grandfather Donald Davenport played college basketball at Lindsey Wilson College … Great uncle Roy Davenport also played collegiate basketball at Tennessee Tech ... Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Participated in the children’s football clinic for the Birmingham Boys and Girls Club (2011) ... Helped assemble relief bags for the Joplin, Mo., tornado victims (2011) ... Assisted with an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Tyler Says … My nickname is: “The Stallion” ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: sports nutritionist ... I couldn’t live without: my family … My ideal vacation spot is: Italy … If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Chuck Norris … The one thing I like most about football is: the brotherhood ... My hidden talent is: singing “Journey” songs.

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RASHAD CUNNINGHAM

ALVIN DAVIS JR. Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 264, So-1L Jesup, Ga. (Wayne County) Continues to add size and strength through his work in the weight room ... Played end last season but also has seen practice time at tackle ... Likely to contribute on special teams as well as in the defensive line. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, most coming on special teams ... Made one tackle. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted … Special Forces Scout Team Player of the Week for the South Carolina game. High School: Defensive end prospect best known for his athleticism … Has been timed at 4.6 in the 40-yard dash … Played as a standup defensive end/outside linebacker at Wayne County HS … Also saw action as a tight end … Projects to play on the defensive side of the ball as a collegian … All-region as a junior and senior … Made over 100 tackles as a senior … Collected nearly 100 tackles as a junior … The nation’s No. 134 defensive end by Scout.com … Coached by Mark Daniel … “Alvin has size, range and long arms and legs,” Daniel said. “He also has very good agility for a player with his height. He has a good frame and the potential to add a lot of strength in college. He’s also very aggressive and loves contact.” … Also a standout basketball player, earning all-region honors … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Graduated with honors. Personal: Born in Fellsmere, Fla. … Son of Alvin Davis Sr. and Arrika Davis … Alvin Jr. is a cousin of Mardy Gilyard, who played at the University of Cincinnati and is now with the Philadelphia Eagles … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Helped with Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Alvin Says … Favorite college course so far is: chemistry … I couldn’t live without my: family ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? NHL ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: being close to Turtle Man ... My hidden talent is: I love gator hunting ... What I like about my position coach David Turner is: he’s like a father away from home.

Davis Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Def. End

G-GS Tackles Sacks-Yds. 12-0 1 0

TFL-Yds. 0

FC 0

FR 0

PBU 0

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pass breakups, four fumbles caused, two fumble recoveries and one interception … Helped Vigor to a 15-0 season and state championship his sophomore season … A defensive back and linebacker in high school, he could play corner or safety in the collegiate ranks … Three-year starter … Two-year member of the All-Metro Mobile Team … Twice named the Mobile area Player of the Week by the Optimist Club … Played for the winning ‘Bama team in the Alabama-Mississippi High School All-Star Game … Coached by Kerry Stevenson … “Eric is a great football player and is an even better person than he is a player,” Stevenson said. “He has a great attitude and a work ethic that is second to none.” … Three-year starter in basketball … Made the all-district team … Excellent singer who was a member of the school chorus and made several public appearances. Personal: Born in Mobile, Ala. … Son of Valerie Dixon … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and an event for God’s Pantry (2012). Eric Says ... I couldn’t live without my: mom ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: Darrelle Revis ... If I could be on any reality TV show, it would be: My Wife and Kids ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the big environment and a lot of new people to meet ... My hidden talent is: playing the piano.

Dixon Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Safety

G-GS Tackles 12-0 4

Int.-Yds. 0

PBU 0

FR 0

FC 0

MIKE DOUGLAS Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 269, So-1L Largo, Fla. (Largo)

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ERIC DIXON Cornerback, 5-11, 187, So-1L Mobile, Ala. (Vigor) Moves from safety to cornerback in the spring ... Enters August as a backup behind senior Cartier Rice ... Can also contribute at safety as needed ... Earned immediate playing time as a true freshman, showing an aptitude for the defense. 2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games as a reserve safety and on special teams ... Played a good amount of time in the secondary as a nickelback ... Made four tackles ... Made a quarterback sack on a safety blitz. High School: First-team all-state in Alabama Class AAAAA by the Alabama Sports Writers Association … One of the nation’s top-60 cornerbacks as listed by Scout.com and Rivals.com … Also the No. 32 prospect in Alabama by Rivals … Played at Vigor High School in Prichard, Ala. … Senior year stats featured 89 tackles, including two quarterback sacks and seven additional tackles for loss, 21 quarterback pressures, eight

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After two years as an end, he also worked in spring practice as a tackle ... Hard worker in the weight room, he has had a good offseason and added approximately 20 pounds in the last year, enabling him to play at tackle or end ... Physical development is catching up to his excellent athleticism ... Responded well when he began getting playing time late in the season. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in the last nine games, starting three ... Made 16 tackles ... Best game came at South Carolina, when he had three tackles, including two for loss and a quarterback sack ... Had season highs of four tackles at Vanderbilt and Georgia ... Also caused a fumble against the Bulldogs that was recovered by UK. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted … Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Vanderbilt game. High School: Defensive line prospect with good athleticism … Three-year starter who played defensive end, middle linebacker, tight end and fullback at Largo (Fla.) HS … Has been timed as fast as 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Made 75 tackles his senior season with five quarterback sacks … Also caught 17 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns … Named allconference, all-county and all-district his senior season … Helped Largo to Class AAAA state playoff appearances each year … Team reached the state semifinals his sophomore and junior seasons, winning 12 and 13 games, respectively … Played in the Pinellas County North-South All-Star Game and was called “the top prospect in this game, and the recent Kentucky commitment had a strong performance. He gets off the ball well and has good speed off the edge,” wrote recruiting analyst Jamie Newburg of Rivals.com … The nation’s No. 70 defensive end as rated by Scout.com … Coached by Rick Rodriguez … “Mike has a great football demeanor,”


Douglas Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Def. End

G-GS Tackles Sacks-Yds. 9-3 16 1-10

TFL-Yds. 2-12

FC 1

FR 0

PBU 0

STEVEN DUFF Offensive Guard, 6-0, 332, Jr-Sq Louisville, Ky. (Pleasure Ridge Park) R

SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011)

Can play either guard position ... Came out for the squad in the fall of 2009 … Impressed the coaches with his attitude and leadership abilities ... Good student who has been on the SEC Academic Honor Roll. 2011 (Sophomore): Continued to practice with the team. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Three-year letterman on the offensive line for Pleasure Ridge Park, moving into a starting role as a senior… Named to the all-district team as senior… Earned letters in baseball, archery and swimming … Pitched and played first base on PRP’s 2008 state championship team… Won district and region titles in archery as a senior. Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. … Son of Michael and Cheryl Duff … Plans a major in management. Community Cats: Participated in events at the Veterans Administration Hospital (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Steven Says … Ny nickname is: The King ... My favorite movie is: The Sandlot ... My favorite college class so far is: Classical Roman Mythology ...

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Rodriguez said. “He’s an intense player, plays with a lot of passion, and is physical.” … Also participated in basketball and track and field … Competed in the shot put and discus throw … Finished fourth in the state in the shot put as a senior … Member of the “5,000 Role Models” organization, the honor roll and Dean’s List. Personal: Born in New Haven, Conn. … Son of Charlene Evans … Comes from an athletic family … His grandfather, Charles Evans, played football at Virginia State … A great uncle, Richard Evans, played football and basketball at Virginia State … Another great uncle, Robert Evans, played Negro League baseball with the Raleigh Tigers … Mike has a major in kinesiology. Community Cats: Participated in events at the Veterans Administration Hospital (2010), Cardinal Valley Elementary, Northern Elementary, the Big Blue U Move-In and Read Across America (2011) and with God’s Pantry (2012). Michael Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: sports psychologist … The coolest thing about UK is: it’s peaceful ... The one thing I like most about football is: the friendships I’ve created … My hidden talent is: cooking ... Something people might not know about me is: I like to cook for my mom and grandmother when I go home … What I like about Coach Phillips is: his passion for us to win.

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When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Johnny Unitas … The one thing I like most about football is: the character and morals you build playing the game … Something people might not know about me is: I love to cook and hope to open my own restaurant one day … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he is an approachable coach. He talks to all the players, not just a select few.

TRE’ DUNN Linebacker, 6-2, 230, So-Tr (Harrodsburg, Ky. (Mercer County/ Campbellsville) Joined the team in the fall of 2011 as a transfer from Campbellsville University ... Learned the defensive system quickly and has made some nice plays in practice ... Has good natural instincts. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Practiced with the team but sat out game action as a transfer. At Campbellsville: Played the 2010 season, seeing action in one game. High School: Played quarterback and safety in high school, starting two seasons ... Outstanding senior season, leading the team in tackles, rushing yards and passing yards ... Posted 608 yards rushing his final year, plus 913 yards passing ... Was a strong defensive player as well, earning six interceptions his senior season ... For his efforts, he was named honorablemention all-area in 2008 and 2009 ... Helped lead the team to a district championship his junior season ... Coached by Marty Jaggers and Bill Mason ... All-around athlete in high school, playing basketball, baseball and track ... Was all-state in track his junior and senior seasons, placing third in the state in the 4x200- and 4x400-meter relays both years ... Was an honor roll student all four years, while also serving as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and being on the Student Advisory Panel. Personal: Born in Bowling Green, Ky. ... Son of Michelle Dunn ... His uncle Jason Dunn played at Eastern Kentucky from 1992-96 before being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, where he began a 13-year NFL career, mostly with Kansas City ... Cousin Mark Dunn played football at EKU from 2000-2004 ... Plans a major in communications. Community Cats: Helped with God’s Pantry program (2012). Tre’ Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: international food taste tester ... My hidden talent is: I can play guitar and ukulele ... What is your favorite slogan or saying by Coach Phillips: “Lets go to work” ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: my uncle Jason Dunn, who loved the game wholeheartedly.

ALVIN DUPREE Linebacker, 6-4, 249, So-1L Irwinton, Ga. (Wilkinson County) Enters preseason practice as the starter at hybrid linebacker/end ... Displayed enormous potential as a true freshman ... Showed a combination of outstanding athleticism and big-play ability ... Often seen putting in extra work after practice to further develop his skills. 2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games, starting the last three ... Made 21 tackles, 14 of which came in his three starting assignments ... High of five tackles came at Vanderbilt and Georgia ... Had 2.5 quarterback sacks,

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one vs. Ole Miss and VU, plus a shared sack in the win over Tennessee ... Added two pass breakups and a fumble recovery. High School: First-team all-state as a senior as chosen by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Fouryear starter at tight end and three-year starter at defensive end … Has the athletic ability to play either side of the ball in college … Had more than 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, along with 62 tackles and 10 quarterback sacks … Starred at Wilkinson County High School in Irwinton, Ga. … Team went 11-3 his senior year and 10-4 as a sophomore, advancing to the Class A state semifinals each season … One of the nation’s top 50 tight ends by Scout.com … Coached by Jeb Stewart … “Alvin has a great work ethic,” Stewart said. “He’s a great leader, verbally and by his actions. When he gets to college and concentrates on one sport, he’s going to really blossom.” … Also a basketball standout, helped lead Wilkinson County to the Class A state championship his senior year … Named to the All-Middle Georgia Team … Member of the Future Business Leaders of America … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Macon, Ga. … Son of Sophia Stephens and Alvin Dupree Sr. … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and God’s Pantry (2012). Alvin Says ... My nickname is: Bud ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to own a construction company ... I couldn’t live without my: parents ... The one thing I like most about football is: the lessons it teaches you for your future ... My hidden talent is: drawing ... Something people might not know about me is: I love kids.


Year 2011

Position Def. End

G-GS Tackles Sacks-Yds. 12-3 21 2.5-14

TFL-Yds. 2.5-14

FC 0

FR 1

PBU 2

FR 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dupree Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

Tackles 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 5 5 4 21

TFL-Yds. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-9 0-0 0.5-4 2.5-14

Sacks-Yds. PBU 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-1 0 1-9 0 0-0 1 0.5-4 1 2.5-14 2

TEVEN EATMON-NARED Offensive Guard, 6-7, 342, So-Sq Bucyrus, Ohio (Wynford) Moved from tackle to guard for the spring ... Enters August practice as the No. 2 left guard ... Moved to the offensive line after coming to UK as a tight end ... Combines great size and athleticism ... Has displayed a quality work ethic. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season. High School: First-team all-state tight end for Ohio Division VI as selected by The Associated Press … Has the athletic ability to play tight end and the size to be an offensive lineman in the collegiate ranks … Helped lead Wynford to a 12-1 record and third round of the state playoffs as a senior … Caught 10 passes during his senior season, seven of which went for touchdowns, including a 73-yard TD play … As a defensive tackle, totaled 45 tackles, five tackles for loss and one quarterback sack as a senior … Northwest District Lineman of the Year … Also did some placekicking … Four-year letterman … Coached by Travis Moyer … “Teven brings a combination of size and skill,” Moyer said. “At 6-7, 280 (pounds), he’s still growing and has a physical presence. He has great athletic ability and could play multiple positions.” … Teammate of current Wildcat Tyler Brause … The No. 128 overall prospect in the six-state Midwest region by SuperPrep … Listed as the nation’s No. 62 offensive tackle prospect by ESPN.com … Played center for the basketball team … Competed in the shot put and discus throw for the track and field team … Advanced to the state meet in both events as a senior … Set the school record in the shot put … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Mansfield, Ohio … Son of Regina Ross … Teven’s first name rhymes with “seven” … Last name pronounced “EET-mon NAR-id” … Major is family sciences. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and an event at Camp Cedarmore (2012). Teven Says … My nickname is: Big Eats ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: the quarterback … I couldn’t live without my:

family … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: a coach or teacher ... The one thing I like about football is: all the new friends/teammates I met ... Something people might not know about me is: I love to sing … If I weren’t playing football, I would be: probably at home sitting on the couch wishing I was.

GLENN FAULKNER Safety, 6-2, 185, So-1L East St. Louis, Ill. (East St. Louis) Begins preseason work as the backup behind senior safety Martavius Neloms ... Looking to earn playing time in the secondary after seeing most of his playing time on special teams as a freshman.

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2011 (Freshman): Playd in 11 games on special teams, making one tackle. High School: The No. 1 prospect in Illinois as evaluated by Rivals.com … Also the No. 8 safety and overall No. 128 player in the nation by Rivals … One of the nation’s top-300 players by Scout.com … Totaled 63 tackles and three interceptions as a senior for East St. Louis (Ill.) High School … Made 60 tackles and four interceptions, returning two for touchdowns, as a junior … Also had two kickoff returns for touchdowns during his career … Named all-conference and All-Metro St. Louis as a senior … Received the Larry Hughes Award as an outstanding player in the St. Louis area … Played for the Class AAAAAAA state championship team as a sophomore with a 13-1 record … In his senior year, East St. Louis was 11-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state when forced to leave the playoffs because of an ineligible player … Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, only the second future Wildcat to do so … Coached by Darren Sunkett … “Glenn is a very rangy free safety, covers a lot of ground from sideline to sideline,” Sunkett said. “He has a natural instinct for being around the ball.” … An all-district honoree in basketball … Competed in the high jump and long jump for the track team, which won the state championship his freshman year. Personal: Born in East St. Louis, Ill. … Son of Karen Stewart … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in an event with God’s Pantry (2012). Glenn Says ... My nickname is: Bubba ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to coach high school football ... The one thing I like most about football is: my teammates and coaches ... I wear uniform number 18 because: someone else had 10 and it was Randall Cobb’s number.

Faulkner Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Safety

G-GS Tackles 11-0 1

Int.-Yds. 0

PBU 0

FR 0

FC 0

E.J. FIELDS Wide Receiver, 6-1, 199, Sr-2L Frankfort, Ky. (Frankfort) Earned his first significant playing time at wide receiver last season and his goal is to get more in the coming campaign ... Has been a major contributor on special teams, especially in kick coverage, the last two seasons ... Injuries sidelined him his first two years at UK ... Has played in 21 games, starting one.

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2011 (Junior): Played in 10 games, including one start ... Caught 10 passes for 89 yards and one touchdown ... Career-best game came vs. Louisville when he caught seven passes for 57 yards and a TD ... Started and earned game captain role vs. Florida. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games … One of the top performers on special teams with eight tackles in kick coverage. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Sustained a foot injury in August and missed the season. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season. High School: All-around athlete who starred on offense and defense in football and won state championships in track … Played quarterback and cornerback at Frankfort (Ky.) HS and has been projected as a wide receiver or DB on the collegiate level … Led team to an 11-3 record and a spot in the state semifinals his senior season … Had eight interceptions as a senior, adding eight pass breakups, 59 tackles, and five tackles for loss … At

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quarterback, he ran for 1,023 yards and 19 touchdowns … Also passed for 373 yards and five scores … First-team all-state by the Louisville CourierJournal … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” and the “Kentucky Tremendous 26” listings of the top seniors in the state … Ran for 1,147 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior, earning all-county and all-district honors … Career totals feature 2,677 rushing yards and 39 TDs … On defense, he totaled nine interceptions and 190 tackles … Coached by Craig Foley … Played for the winning West team in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game … Has been timed at 4.41 seconds in the 40-yard dash … The No. 4 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com, which also lists him as the nation’s No. 63 all-purpose athlete … The nation’s No. 45 safety according to Scout.com … Participated in basketball and track … A three-year state champion in the 400-meter dash … Added the 200-meter state championship as a senior … Also competed in the 100-meter dash … Best times included 10.65 seconds in the 100, 22.1 in the 200, and 48.7 in the 400. Personal: Born in Dayton, Ohio … Son of Ed and Sandra Fields … Cousin of Chris Brown, who played for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans … Major is career and technical education. Community Cats: Participated in events at the Indian Summer Camp (2009), Ashland Elementary and the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). E.J. Says … When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Walter Payton … My ideal vacation spot is: Winter Cabin … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: business owner ... If I could be on a reality TV show, I would choose: Jersey Shore ... The one thing I like most about football is: brotherhood … If I weren’t playing football, I would be: a fulltime student.

Fields Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Wide Receiver Wide Receiver

G-GS 11-0 10-1 21-1

Rec. 0 10 10

Yds. 0 89 89

Avg. -8.9 8.9

TD 0 1 1

Long -16 16

JOSH FORREST Linebacker/Safety, 6-3, 226, Fr-RS Paducah, Ky. (Tilghman) Moved to the hybrid safety/linebacker last fall at midseason after beginning the season as a wide receiver ... The hybrid role places a premium on his combination of size and athleticism ... Showed that athleticism in the Blue/White Spring Game with an interception and a pass breakup ... Is only beginning his fourth year of football after starting playing as a junior in high school. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: First-team all-state as a senior by the Louisville CourierJournal … Also named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the top-22 players in Kentucky … Won three regional player of the year awards … Dual-threat ability showed on both offense and defense … At wide receiver, caught 46 passes for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior … As a defensive back, he picked off seven passes during his senior season and returned three for touchdowns … Also had an 85-yard fumble return for a TD … Gifted athlete who was a star in both football and basketball … A long-time basketball standout, he began playing football as a junior and excelled immediately … Earned honorablemention all-state honors in his first year in football, an indication of his

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quick aptitude for the sport, while helping lead Tilghman High School to the Class AAA state championship … Intercepted three passes in the state championship game as the Tilghman defense posted a shutout … Coached by Randy Wyatt, who played at Kentucky in the mid-1990s … “The first thing about Josh is that he is such a good person – well-mannered, coachable, a quiet leader,” Wyatt said. “He’s such an athlete and a very physical player, the sky’s the limit for him.” … Honorable-mention allstate in basketball as a junior and senior, leading Tilghman to the First Region championship and a berth in the Sweet 16 state tournament during his junior year … Participated in track in the 400-meter dash and a pair of relays. Personal: Born in Paducah, Ky. … Son of Iris Horice and Tony Horice … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and God’s Pantry (2012). Josh Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: President ... If I could be on any reality TV show, it would be: Jersey Shore ... The coolest thing about UK is: the football family ... Something people might not know about me: I have only played football three years.

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JONATHAN GEORGE Tailback, 5-10, 223, Jr-2L Lincoln, Ala. (Lincoln) Playing time has increased over the last two seasons, a trend he is working to continue ... Also contributes on special teams ... Has shown explosive ability and the strength to break tackles in practice ... Has played in 22 games. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games ... Rushed 51 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns ... Ran 10 times for 66 yards and his first collegiate touchdown in the win over Jacksonville State ... Rushed 15 times for 41 yards and a TD vs. Mississippi State ... Led team at Vanderbilt with six rushes for 46 yards. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Rushed the ball nine times for 25 yards, including a season-long nine-yard run … Played mostly on special teams during the season, gathering playing time in 11 games. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season. High School: Running back with a unique combination of athletic accomplishments … Had approximately 3,300 all-purpose yards and 26 total touchdowns as a senior at Lincoln (Ala.) High School … Including in the TD total were five kickoff returns for touchdowns and four punt returns for scores … Honorable-mention all-state in football by the Alabama Sportswriters Association … All-county … Named to the Anniston Star “Dandy Dozen,” covering the Northeast Alabama area … Began playing with the varsity high school team while he was in eighth grade … Missed most of his junior year because of injury … In addition to his exploits at running back, also played wide receiver, safety and defensive end during his career … Coached by Keith Howard … “Jonathan was just a ‘manimal’ for us,” Howard said. “He’s a great football player and a great athlete but an even better person. He’s an outstanding young man.” ... A state-champion performer in both track and wrestling … State track champ in three events – the 200-meter dash (senior year), 400-meter run (junior year) and also a member of the 4x400-meter relay unit that won the state title (junior year) … His team won the state championship as a junior … Also state champion in his weight class in wrestling as a junior and senior … Won a second state championship as a senior with a dramatic finish; down 7-2 with a minute and a half to go, he rallied to

within 7-6, then scored a takedown in the final three seconds to win the championship as time expired … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Anniston, Ala. … Son of Kenneth and Janice George … Major is community communication and leadership development. Jonathan Says … My nickname is: Jon-Jon or Poochie ... My ideal vacation spot is: Brazil … The coolest thing about being at UK is: the support from the fans … My hidden talent is: I can play drums ... Something people might not know about me is: I’m a pretty decent cook.

George Career Statistics Year Pos. 2010 Tailback 2011 Tailback Totals

Att. 9 51 60

Yds. Avg. 25 2.8 208 4.1 233 3.9

TD Long 0 9 2 17 2 17

Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 0 0 -0 -2 10 5.0 0 12 2 10 5.0 0 12

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MAX GODBY Center, 6-4, 280, So-Sq Louisville, Ky. (Christian Academy of Louisville)

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Moved from guard to center last season ... Smart player who can handle the assignments at either position ... Made the team in the fall of 2010 … A tough, fiery competitor … Also has shown ability as a long snapper for field goals and extra points ... Extremely active in community service, see list below. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Played center, defensive end and long snapper for Christian Academy of Louisville, where he was the team captain his junior and senior seasons … Centurions advanced to the state playoffs all three years, including the second round his sophomore and senior seasons … Was named all-district his junior and senior year, while also being named the team’s offensive lineman of the year … Earned the Centurion Award his senior season … Coached by John Dryden … Competed in shot put all four years of high school ��� Named all-region in shot put his junior and senior years … Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born in Brentwood, Tenn. … Parents are Jeff and Giovanna Godby … Major is communications. Community Cats: Participated in numerous events for the UK Christian Student Fellowship ... Has done speaking and/or service events at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Veterans Hospital, Franklin County High School, Bracken County High School, Bullitt East High School, Rosa Parks Elementary, Lexington Christian Academy, Christian Academy of Louisville, Athletes in Action, Salvation Army, God’s Pantry, Lakewood Baptist, Turning Point Church and Centenary Church ... Helped with relief efforts for Haiti and Joplin, Mo. ... Taught powerlifting at a middle school camp ... Big Blue U Move-in. Max Says … I couldn’t live without my: Bible … The coolest thing about being at UK is: the passion people have for UK athletics … The one thing I like most about football is: the brotherhood of our team … If I could talk to anyone on Skype, it would be: the apostle Paul ... What I like about Coach Phillips is: his desire to see us become greater men … Something people might not know about me is: I cut grass all through middle and high school in my neighborhood .. My hidden talent is: cooking.

JOHN GRUENSCHLAEGER Offensive Line, 6-11, 339, Fr-RS Ft. Thomas, Ky. (Newport Central Catholic) Massive offensive lineman is believed to be the tallest player ever to play football at Kentucky ... Joined the team in the fall of 2011 ... Very intelligent player who also impressed the coaches with his dedication. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Three-year letterwinner as an offensive and defensive lineman at Newport Central Catholic, helping the team to 35 wins during that stretch ... Helped the team to a 2A state championship as a senior ... Earned an award from the Northern Kentucky Football Coaches

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Association, while also being named Cincinnati Enquirer all-star in 2010 ... Coached by Eddie Eviston ... Played basketball for one season at center ... Was a member of the Drama Club, Pep Club and school newspaper ... Made honor roll all 12 trimesters in high school. Personal: Born in Fort Thomas, Ky. … Son of Steve and Mary Gruenschlaeger … Steve played football at the University of Cincinnati ... Sister, Annie, played volleyball at Morehead State, while other sister, Elizabeth, will run track and field at UK ... Plans a major in accounting. Community Cats: Helped pack and deliver food for God’s Pantry program (2012) ... Helped with Big Blue U move in, helping students move into their dorms (2011). John Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: being a lawyer ... What non-football event would you like to attend? the Olympics ... The one thing I like most about football is: the relationships you build ... My hidden talent is: quote any movie ... My nickname is: Jack or Sunset.

FARRINGTON HUGUENIN Defensive End, 6-4, 255, Fr-RS Columbia, S.C. (Dreher/North Carolina Tech) Begins the season as a backup end behind senior Collins Ukwu ... Intrigued the coaches during his redshirt season ... Showed good ability, most notably as a pass rusher ... Has worked hard in the weight room, putting on approximately 25 pounds in the past year. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. Prep School: Attended North Carolina Tech Preparatory Christian Academy in Charlotte for the 2010 season … Totaled an astounding 17 quarterback sacks during the season … Coached at North Carolina Tech by Tim Newman. High School: Combined excellent size with noteworthy speed as he originally signed with UK in 2010 … Has moved his 6-4 frame as fast as 4.56 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has notched consistent times below 4.7 … Started at linebacker his senior year at Dreher High School in Columbia, S.C. … Totaled 121 tackles and four sacks as a senior, along with four caused fumbles, two recoveries and a pass interception … Started at defensive end as a sophomore and junior … Notched 82 tackles and 11 sacks during junior season … Turned in an impressive performance in the summer of 2009 at the Elite 100 Camp in Charlotte, N.C. … “Has a great first step and is explosive,” wrote Mike Farrell, a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com … Coached at Dreher by Bill Bacon … Also wrestled in high school, winning a pair of tournaments in the 215-pound class … Participated for the track and field team in the 200-meter dash, 4x100meter relay, shot put and discus throw … Regional champion in the shot put as a junior … Member of the school’s Finance Club. Personal: Born in Columbia, S.C. … Son of Lawrence Huguenin and Valerie Huguenin … Last name pronounced “HUE-guh-nin” … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and God’s Pantry (2012). Farrington Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to fly jets ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Operation Repo ... The one thing I like most about football is: the family bond ... My hidden talent is: I can stand on my hands for awhile ... Something people might not know about me is: I was born on Mars.


TRISTIAN JOHNSON Defensive Tackle, 6-1, 265, Jr-2L LaGrange Ga. (LaGrange) Was happy to return to spring practice after missing much of last season with a shoulder injury ... Played well in the spring and could challenge for playing time this season ... Powerful, tough competitor who plays with great intensity ... Has played in nine games.

JABARI JOHNSON Linebacker, 6-1, 262, Fr-RS Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Missed contact work during the spring because of a shoulder injury but should be ready for August ... Enrolled at Kentucky in January 2011 as a grayshirt ... Originally signed with the Wildcats in February, 2010 ... Currently stationed at middle linebacker. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Primarily a linebacker in high school ... “May be the bestlooking kid on the hoof on a team with over 25 DI (Division I) prospects,” wrote recruiting analyst Barry Every of Rivals.com, who also tabbed Johnson as a “big-time sleeper” … Has been clocked as fast as 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a terrific time for a linebacker … Also played strong safety, fullback and tight end … Three-year letterman, two-year starter … Helped Stephenson HS to an 11-1 record as a senior (2009) in Class AAAAA, the largest classification in Georgia … Totaled 76 tackles as a senior, with five quarterback sacks, eight tackles for loss, two fumbles caused and one recovery … First-team all-region … Selected for the DeKalb County All-Star Game … Coached by Ron Gartrell … “Jabari’s athletic ability is outstanding,” Gartrell said. “He has great reaction skills and really understands the game on both sides of the ball.” … Teammate of current Wildcats Raymond Sanders and Ronnie Shields … Listed as the nation’s No. 64 outside linebacker prospect by ESPN.com ... Also participated on the track and field team, competing in the 400-meter run and hurdles events. Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. … Name is pronounced “jah-BAR-ee” …

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Son of Melvin Johnson and Veronica Johnson … A cousin, Trey Buice, played football at Ball State … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Jabari Says … Favorite college course so far is: social work … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: sport psychologist ... My ideal vacation spot is: China … The coolest thing about UK is: it’s very peaceful here ... The one thing I like most about football is: you get to fly around the field and make plays with your teammates ... My hidden talent is: cooking.

2011 (Sophomore): Sidelind by a shoulder injury for much of the season but managed to play in two games ... Made one tackle against Florida. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Gave UK depth at the defensive end position, playing in seven games … Recorded a pass breakup against Akron. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week leading up to the upset of Auburn. High School: Two-year member of the all-area team … Racked up 97 tackles as a senior, an impressive total for a defensive end … Added 11 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks, one caused fumble, and three fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown … Notched 79 tackles, including 10 for loss, as a junior … Ranked as the nation’s No. 57 weakside defensive end by Rivals.com … Has run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, an excellent time for a defensive end, and also is noted for his quickness … Senior season featured an 11-3 record, with LaGrange advancing to the semifinals of the state playoffs … Joins the recent list of LaGrange players at Kentucky that includes former All-Southeastern Conference linebackers Wesley Woodyard and Braxton Kelley, former wide receiver DeMoreo Ford and former cornerback Randall Burden … Coached by Steve Pardue … “Tristian is a really explosive player, reminds me of Braxton Kelley,” Pardue said … A baseball outfielder who was named all-county and all-region his senior year … Team advanced to the state playoffs his senior season … Also a member of the school’s wrestling team, with a best finish of second place in the region his sophomore year. Personal: Born in Albany, Ga. … Son of Henry Johnson and Renita Johnson … Name is pronounced “TRIS-tan” ... Major is community communication and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated in the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010), Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and God’s Pantry (2012). Tristian Says … My ideal vacation spot is: LaGrange, Ga. … What nonfootball sporting event would you like to attend? game seven of the World Series ... The coolest thing about UK is: getting to wear blue, which I have since seventh grade ... The one thing I like most about football is: being able to play; you don’t know when it may end ... My hiddden talent is: I can rap.

Johnson Career Statistics Year Position 2010 Defensive End 2011 Def. Tackle Totals

G-GS Tackles Sacks-Yds.TFL-Yds. 7-0 0 0 0 2-0 1 0 0 9-0 1 0 0

FC 0 0 0

FR PBU 0 1 0 0 0 1

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CODY JONES Fullback, 5-11, 212, Jr-1L Williamsburg, Ky. (Whitley County/Morehead State)

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Tried out and made the team in spring 2011 and earned playing time during the season ... Begins practice as the secondteam fullback ... Tough player who has the potential to be a very good blocker … Played linebacker at Morehead State before transferring to UK and moving to fullback. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in three games ... Carried the ball twice for eight yards in the win over Jacksonville State. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Transferred to UK but did not play football. At Morehead State: Redshirted as a linebacker during his freshman year in 2009. High School: Played halfback and linebacker at Whitley County High School, where he was a four-year starter and letterwinner … Guided team to district and regional championship his senior year when the team finished 12-2 … Led the Colonels in rushing touchdowns and all-purpose yards his junior season, while he had a record-breaking senior season with 158 rushing attempts for 1,174 yards, 28 touchdowns and 186 total points scored … Also impressive defensively with 131 tackles, including 101 solo tackles and five forced fumbles … Blocked six kicks during his senior year … Best game of his career came against Woodford County, when he rushed 16 times for 139 yards and three touchdowns, while also earning an interception, a forced fumble, a blocked punt and eight tackles … Left high school with the program’s all-time record in points scored and touchdowns … Two-year captain was named all-district and all-region his junior and senior season, while also being named all-area his junior season … Coached by Jim Black … Was the Tri-County Player of the Year and started the Border Bowl All-Star and East/West All-Star games … Played centerfield for the baseball team for four years, setting a school record for stolen bases all-time and a four-year allarea performer … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Corbin, Ky. … Parents are Mike and Melissa Jones … Father played baseball at Loyola Marymount University … Major is special education -- learning and behavior disorders. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Cody Says … When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Emmitt Smith … The coolest thing about being at UK is: the great fan support … Something people might not know about me is: I’m a neat freak … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he’s a coach, but he also makes times to talk to his players as a friend … What I like about my position coach, Steve Pardue, is: he’s laid back, intelligent and a genuine good guy.

Jones Career Statistics Year 2011

Pos. Fullback

Att. 2

Yds. Avg. 8 4.0

TD Long 0 5

Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 0 0 -0 --

ANTHONY KENDRICK Tight End, 6-3, 241, Jr-2L Katy, Texas (Seven Lakes) One of five tight ends with game experience ... Made a strong move at the end of each of the last two seasons ... A high school wide receiver who made the

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82 ANTHONY KENDRICK transition to tight end ... Showed ability in the passing game and is learning the blocking techniques the position requires ... Has worked hard to gain the size needed to play tight end ... Has played in 18 games, starting two. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in five games, including a start at Vanderbilt ... Caught three passes for 22 yards, all coming at Georgia. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games, mostly on special teams until the last two games of the season ... Made his first start at Tennessee, where he made one catch for four yards … Caught two passes for 19 yards in the bowl game. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Outstanding athlete who was a two-sport star at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas … Excelled in both football and basketball, receiving Division I scholarship offers in both sports … Earned all-district honors three years for each sport … Played wide receiver in high school, he could move to tight end in college … The nation’s No. 30 tight end prospect by Rivals.com … On the Houston Chronicle list of the top-100 players in Texas … Caught 31 passes for 539 yards with nine touchdowns as a senior … Grabbed 40 passes for 689 yards and three TDs in his junior year … A big-play receiver, averaging more than 17 yards per catch each of his last two seasons … Noted as a receiver with great hands, not surprising given his proficiency in basketball …Coached by Kevin O’Keefe … “Anthony has an unlimited future as he focuses on football after being a combination football/basketball player,” O’Keefe said. “He’s a big kid who can put on excellent size once he hits the weight room full-time. He


Kendrick Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Tight End Tight End

G-GS 13-1 5-0 18-1

Rec. 3 3 6

Yds. 23 22 45

Avg. 7.7 7.3 7.5

TD 0 0 0

Long 14 8 14

which he rushed for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass, and threw a TD pass … The No. 7 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and No. 10 by SuperPrep … Coached by Crad Jaggers and Joe Washington … “La’Rod is a tremendous athlete, a very aggressive player, and his size is something you can’t teach,” Jaggers said … Also competed in basketball and track and field … Four-year starter in basketball who earned all-district honors and led the team in rebounding and assists … Competed in the high jump and the 4x400-meter relay … An early commitment to UK and did not consider other schools. Personal: Born in Wurzberg, Germany … Son of Rodriquez and Valerie King … Rodriquez played college football … Major is community communications and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated in Read Across America (2010 and 2011) ... Helped with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Speaker at Leestown Elementary School and Fayette County Detention Center (2011) ... Helped at Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Volunteer at the “Be the Match” bone marrow drive (2012). La’Rod Says … Nickname is “Roddy” ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: Stevie Johnson ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: professional barber ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: The Game and “Flavor of La’Rod” … If I could

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should be an impact player at Kentucky.” … Averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds per game as a senior, winning District Most Valuable Player honors … Worked with service events at local elementary schools and also helped coach some Special Olympics basketball players. Personal: Born in New Orleans, La. … Son of Deborah Lowe … Family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina ... Has a cousin, Jai Eugene, who played football at LSU … Major is psychology. Community Cats: Participated in the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Anthony Says … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to help children in need ... I couldn’t live without my: mother ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: being around my brothers on the team … Something people might not know about me is: I have a twin ... What I like about my position coach Greg Nord is: he stays in contact with everybody, and he is a good teacher and coach … If I weren’t playing football, I would be: skinny and playing basketball somewhere.

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LA’ROD KING Wide Receiver, 6-4, 222, Sr-3L Radcliff, Ky. (North Hardin) Team’s leading returnee at wide receiver ... Has great tools, with size and speed ... Also has willingness to catch the ball in traffic ... Career totals feature 86 receptions for 1,218 yards and 13 touchdowns ... Ranks eighth in school history in TD catches ... 19th in school history in receiving yardage ... Has played in 36 games, including 18 starts. 2011 (Junior): Caught 40 passes for 598 yards and seven touchdowns, leading the team in all three categories ... Also ranked in the top 10 in the SEC in each category ... Had a pair of 100-yard games ... Snagged five balls for 100 stripes and a touchdown in the win over Central Michigan ... Only needed three caches to reach 102 yards in the win over Ole Miss, including a 38-yard touchdown play and a career-long 55-yard catch that set up another TD ... Had a career-high seven catches vs. Louisville ... Had a personal-best two touchdowns in the win over Jacksonville State. 2010 (Sophomore): Third on the team in receiving with 36 catches for 478 yards and five touchdowns … Played in all 13 games, including six starts … Had a career-long 47-yard catch vs. Charleston Southern ... Three catches for a career-high 88 yards and two touchdowns vs. Georgia ... Had four receptions for 38 yards and two touchdowns in the upset of South Carolina ... Season-high five catches vs. Auburn for 49 yards. 2009 (Freshman): Played in 11 games, seeing more action as the season progressed ... Caught 10 passes for 142 yards ... Top game was four catches for 41 yards in win over Eastern Kentucky ... Biggest play of the year was a one-handed catch at Georgia, which he took to the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown, a key play in the upset of the Bulldogs. High School: Versatile athlete played quarterback, wide receiver, tight end, safety, and on special teams for North Hardin HS in Radcliff, Ky. … Started at quarterback as a senior … Named first-team all-district … Team’s most valuable player as a junior and senior … Split time between QB and wide receiver as a junior … His height presents matchup problems for many defensive backs … During his junior season, had one game in

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talk to anyone on Skype it would be: God ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the fans!! .... The one thing I like most about football is: the bond between the players ... I wear uniform No. 16 because: it’s the best number, duh!

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King Career Statistics Year Position 2009 Wide Receiver 2010 Wide Receiver 2011 Wide Receiver Totals

G-GS 11-0 13-6 12-12 35-18

Rec. 10 36 40 86

Yds. 142 478 598 1,218

Avg. 14.2 13.3 14.9 14.2

TD 1 5 7 13

Long 28 47 55 55

King Game-by-Game Stats 2010 Opponent at Louisville vs. WKU vs. Akron at Florida at Ole Miss vs. Auburn vs. South Carolina vs. Georgia at Miss. State vs. CSU vs. Vanderbilt at Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh Totals

Rec. 3 3 3 4 2 5 4 3 2 1 2 1 3 36

Yds. 58 16 34 44 10 49 38 88 12 47 31 9 42 478

TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 5

Long 38 6 26 20 9 22 12 35 8 47 22 9 26 47

Rec. 2 5 7 5 2 1 5 4 3 5 0 1 40

Yds. 45 100 84 50 31 8 84 13 102 82 0 2 598

TD 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 7

Long 31 46 18 19 19 8 29 14 55 48 0 2 55

2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at South Carolina vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

JARED LEET Holder, 6-3, 192, Fr-RS Powell, Ohio (Olentangy Orange) Joined the team as a walk-on in 2011 and is in contention to be the starting holder for placekicks ... Has quick hands as a former high school quarterback ... Also has good athleticism ... Originally signed with Morehead State but changed his mind and decided to follow his dream of playing at Kentucky. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted.

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High School: Was a quarterback and punter for Olentangy Orange, starting two seasons ... Helped the team to a conference championship his junior season, going 9-3 ... Had his best year statistically his senior year, passing for over 700 yards and rushing for over 300 yards ... He also averaged 40 yards per punt his senior year ... Named all-district and allconference his junior and senior seasons ... Coached by Brian Cross ... Lettered three years in baseball and two years in basketball ... Was allconference his sophomore, junior and senior year in baseball ... Earned Scholar-Athlete distinction his senior year. Personal: Born in Columbus, Ohio … Son of Donny and Karen Leet … Father was a student-athlete at Louisville and Georgetown College, while his uncle Steve Bush played baseball at Kentucky ... Plans on a major in business. Jared Says ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Wipeout ... My nickname is: J-Bear ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: lottery winner ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: being at my dream school and a part of the team ... The one thing I like most about football is: the bond with my teammates.

PATRICK LIGON Tight End, 6-4, 246, Jr-Sq Germantown, Tenn. (Christian Brothers) Moved to tight end last fall ... Had played two seasons in the defensive line before the switch ... Has played in four games during his career. 2011 (Junior): Made the move from the defensive line to tight end. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Received reps in four games, including Kentucky’s upset win over top-10 ranked South Carolina in Lexington … Recovered a fumble against Western Kentucky University. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season. High School: Was a big-play performer at Christian Brothers High School in Memphis … His 60 tackles during his senior season featured a whopping 20 tackles for loss and eight quarterback sacks … Also caused three fumbles and had eight quarterback hurries … Named All-Metro Memphis and all-region … Also chosen All-Super Prep Conference, which is a league comprised of large private schools … Led the conference in tackles for loss and was second in sacks … Team went to the state playoffs his junior and senior seasons … Played in the Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game … Coached by Kevin Locastro … “Patrick is a big, strong, physical player,” Locastro said. “He’s an extremely hard worker, coachable and has a big upside.” ... Originally committed to his hometown school of Memphis before changing his mind and opting for the Wildcats … Participated in the shot put for the track and field team … Finished third in the state as a sophomore and junior. Personal: Born in Memphis, Tenn. … Son of David and Margaret Ligon … Patrick comes from a football family … His father, David, played at Memphis … His brother, David, played at Tennessee … An uncle, Mike Vogel, played at Texas … A cousin, Scott Vogel, played at Memphis … Patrick’s grandfather, Don Vogel, played at Texas A&I ... Major is agricultural economics. Patrick Says … Favorite college course so far: Dinosaurs and Disasters … My ideal vacation spot is: the Caribbean … What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? Olympics ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: George Washington ... The one thing I like most about football is: the fun with teammates ... My hidden talent is: air guitar.


Year 2010

Position Def. End

G-GS Tackles Sacks-Yds.TFL-Yds. 4-0 0 0 0

FC 0

FR PBU 1 0

SHAQUILLE LOVE Offensive Guard, 6-4, 310, Fr-RS Harriman, Tenn. (Harriman) A standout on both the offensive and defensive lines in high school, he has settled in the offensive side in college ... Currently stationed as the backup right guard behind senior Larry Warford. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Big lineman excelled on both sides of the ball in high school … First-team all-state as an offensive lineman as a senior as chosen by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association … Four-year starter in both the offensive and defensive lines … Helped lead Harriman High School to a berth in the state playoffs each season … District Lineman of the Year as a senior … Named to the all-district and All-Tri-County teams as a junior and senior … The No. 15 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com … Nationally ranked as the No. 90 defensive tackle by Scout.com … Coached by Travis Tapp … “The main thing is his athleticism,” Tapp said. “Shaquille is so big and athletic, very light on his feet.” … Also played basketball at Harriman … Basketball team advanced to the state tournament his junior year … Member of the Ebony Club and school chorus … The chorus performed at various public events in Harriman. Personal: Born in Chattanooga, Tenn. … Son of Greg Love and Nicole Smith … A cousin, Jeremaine Copeland, plays for Toronto of the Canadian Football League … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and with God’s Pantry (2012). Shaquille Says ... My favorite movie is: He Got Game ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: Mike Pouncey ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Dancing With the Stars ... The one thing I like most about football is: how we are a family ... My hidden talent is: I can sing.

ASHELY LOWERY Safety, 6-1, 212, So-1L Cleveland, Ga. (White County) Begins fall ball as a No. 2 safety behind senior Mikie Benton ... His outstanding athleticism helped him earn playing time as a true freshman ... Also has good size and has added approximately 10 pounds since his arrival. 2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games and garnered more field action as the season progressed ... Finished with 16 tackles ... Got his first collegiate start in his home state of Georgia and collected a season-high five stops ... Recovered a fumble vs. Florida. High School: First-team all-state in Class AAA as chosen by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Standout running back and defensive back who also excelled on special teams … Region Offensive Player of the Year … Senior season featured two interceptions and nine pass breakups on defense while rushing for

approximately 1,340 yards and 15 touchdowns on the offensive side … Threw three passes during the season and all three were completed for touchdowns … Well known for an amazing play during his senior year … Picked up a fumbled snap, made an unscripted run around right end and hurdled a defender en route to a touchdown … The play became known as the “Lowery Leap,” was shown on ESPN and became an internet sensation, drawing nearly a million views as of this writing … Displayed remarkable versatility, a two-way starter all four years … Started three seasons at cornerback, one season at safety, three seasons at running back and one season as a wide receiver … Also returned punts and blocked three opponent kicks during his career … Participated in the Georgia NorthSouth All-Star Game following his senior season, playing cornerback while helping the North team to a 22-0 shutout … Was one of five players picked “first team” among the game’s stars by UGAsports.com … Has run the 40-yard dash under 4.6 seconds … Coached by Tommy Flowers and Greg Seagraves … “Ashely is a Jim Thorpe-ish type of player,” Flowers said. “He can do a lot of different things and we put him wherever we needed something done. He’s also an unselfish player.” … Also played basketball, earning all-region honors his senior season … Honor-roll student who received a scholar-athlete award from his school. Personal: Born in Demorest, Ga. … Son of Debbie Pruitt … Has a cousin, Gary Moss, who played football for the University of Georgia … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Speaker at a youth football league and Leestown Elementary (2011) ... Helped at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and with God’s Pantry (2012). Ashely Says ... My favorite movie is: Cool Runnings ... I couldn’t live without my: family and friends ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: The Bachelor ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: being with different people building relationships ... Something people might not know about me is: my liking of the Temptations and the Jackson 5.

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Ligon Career Statistics

Lowery Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Safety

G-GS Tackles 12-0 16

Int.-Yds. 0

PBU 0

FR 1

FC 0

JOE MANSOUR Kicker/Punter, 6-2, 184, Jr-2L LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange) National Kickoff Specialist of the Week for the Louisville game by the College Football Performance Awards (2010) R SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011) R

Versatile performer can handle placekicks, punting and kickoffs ... Will compete with Jay Willmott and incoming freshman Landon Foster for the punting role ... Currently the No. 2 placekicker behind senior Craig McIntosh ... Handled kickoffs for most of his first two seasons ... Hit 38yard game-winning field goal in the final minute of the 2011 Blue/White Spring Game ... Has played in 21 games. 2011 (Sophomore): Kicked off in all 12 games ... Had 14 touchbacks ... Helped UK rank fourth in the SEC in net kickoff coverage ... Nailed three touchbacks in the win over Ole Miss. 2010 (Freshman): Kicked off in nine games ... Had 15 touchbacks, tied for the SEC lead ... Recorded a season high in touchbacks with five vs. Akron ... Named the College Football Performance Awards National

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Kickoff Specialist of the Week for his performance against Louisville, where he kicked off five times, causing three touchbacks. High School: First-team All-America kicker among medium-sized high schools as selected by MaxPreps.com … Also named first team on the Georgia “All-Decade” Team by MaxPreps … Long-range kicker had six field goals over 50 yards during his career … Made field goals of 59, 56 and 52 yards during his senior season at LaGrange High School … The 59-yarder is the third-longest in Georgia high school history … Had touchbacks on 84 percent of his kickoffs … Punted for a 42.7-yard average … First-team all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association for Class AAA … The nation’s No. 2 punter prospect by Scout.com and the No. 15 kicker as evaluated by Rivals.com … Averaged 41.4 yards per punt as a junior, with 83 percent of his kickoffs in the end zone … Four-year starter also hit field goals of 55 yards as a junior, 53 yards as a sophomore and 50 yards as a freshman … LaGrange, a perennial power, advanced to the state playoffs each season, with a best finish of 11-3 in the state semifinals his junior year … Continues the tradition of Grangers at UK … Coached by Steve Pardue … Played for the winning South team in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game, nailing a

pair of field goals and all three extra points in a 27-20 victory … Very good athlete in addition to his kicking skills … “Joe is a tremendous talent,” Pardue said. “He’s a great athlete and could have played another position for us but he was just too valuable in the kicking game. His accuracy consistently improved over the years. He came in a good punter and left a great one.” … Played for the basketball and baseball teams, earning all-region honors in baseball … Member of the student council and the school’s service club … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in LaGrange, Ga. … Son of Nasor and Emily Mansour … Name is pronounced “MAN-soo-er” … Considering a major in management or marketing. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Joe Says … My favorite college class is: calculus ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: an available one ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend: Manchester United soccer match ... The one thing I like most about football is: I know it will prepare me for the real world ... My hidden talent is: Scooby Doo impressions ... Something people might not know about me is: I am an athlete, not just a kicker.

Mansour Career Statistics

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Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Kickoffs Kickoffs

Games 9 12 21

Kickoffs 48 44 92

Touchbacks 15 14 29

KELLY MASON Long Snapper, 6-3, 236, Fr-RS Rockton, Ill. (Hononegah) Finished the spring as the starting long snapper for punts and placekicks but must work to keep that role in preseason practice ... Has very good accuracy ... Outstanding student. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Offensive lineman and long snapper for two years for the Hononegah Indians in 7A football in Illinois ... Started at long snapper his junior and senior seasons, while starting on the offensive line his senior year ... Helped the team finish second in the conference his senior year ... Coached by Tim Schrouge ... Won the National Long Snapping Competition in Las Vegas, featuring more than 100 long snappers ... Also competed in wrestling, baseball and track, lettering in wrestling and track ... Was a conference wrestling champion as a sophomore ... Member of National Honor Society and Reduce the Use of Drugs in Everyone ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA. Personal: Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. … Son of Tonia Mason and Robert Ruefer … Had two uncles play collegiate football ... Plans on a major in business management. Community Cats: Salvation Army bellringer (2011) ... Helped with the God’s Pantry program (2012). Kelly Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: being a fishing guide ... Favorite college class so far: nutrition ... Favorite musical artist or group: all country music ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend: NCAA Basketball Tournament ... The one thing I like most about football is: working hard to perfect my skills and hanging out with the other players ... My favorite movie is: Anchorman.

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2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, starting six ... Caught 17 passes for 163 yards ... Snagged a career-best four passes in the Eastern Kentucky and Clemson games. 2008 (Freshman): Made an apperance in 12 games, including four starts late in the season ... Registered 15 catches for 181 yards for the year ... Had his best game in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory over East Carolina with three catches for 64 yards, including a career-long 48-yarder ... Earned his first career start at Mississippi State, snagging two balls for 18 yards. High School: Named first-team all-state as an all-purpose athlete by the Columbia State newspaper and the High School Sports Report … Talented playmaker performed at quarterback and wide receiver in high school … Expected to get a first look at wide receiver in college … Helped lead Chester HS to the Class AAA state championship game as a senior … Accounted for more than 2,500 passing, rushing, and receiving yards, to go along with 30 touchdowns in those categories … Played in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game … Clocked under 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash … One of the top-11 prospects in South Carolina by the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel … Coached by Vic Floyd … An all-state track and basketball player … Member of a 4x100-meter relay state champion as a senior … Also ran the 400-meter dash and the 4x400-meter relay … Honors graduate … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born in Chester, S.C. … Son of Eugene and Felicia McCaskill … Gene’s brother, Chris White, played football at South Carolina … Major is family sciences; now working on second major in community and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated in an event at a day care center (2010), the Birmingham Boys and Girls Club and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Gene Says … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: coach my high school football team ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? NBA All-Star Weekend ... Something people might not know about me is: I like to fish … My favorite saying by Coach Phillips is: “Trust your training” ... If I weren’t playing football, I would be: still in college working toward a degree.

McCaskill Career Statistics

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Year Position 2008 Wide Receiver 2009 Wide Receiver 2011 Wide Receiver Totals

G-GS 12-4 13-6 9-5 34-15

Rec. 15 17 9 41

Yds. 181 163 85 429

Avg. 12.1 9.6 9.4 10.5

TD 0 0 1 1

Long 48 31 34 48

GENE McCASKILL Wide Receiver, 6-0, 197, Sr-3L Chester, S.C. (Chester) Expected to compete for a starting role at one of the wide receiver posts ... Did not participate in the contact portions of spring practice to give additional rest to his knee and he says that it feels better than any time since his original injury in 2010 ... Has good all-around ability and has the savvy to play any of the receiver positions ... Turned in his best single-game performance as a true freshman in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ... Has played in 34 games, starting 15 ... Completed his degree bachelor’s degree and is working toward a second major. 2011 (Junior): Returned to the field for nine games, starting five ... Caught nine passes for 85 yards ... Had three receptions for 25 yards, including his first collegiate touchdown, in the win over Ole Miss. 2010 (Junior): Did not see game action because of injury … Redshirted.

MALCOLM McDUFFEN Linebacker, 6-3, 220, So-1L Hopkinsville, Ky. (Christian County) Hopes to earn a full-time role at the weakside linebacker following the departure of All-American Danny Trevathan ... Saw spot duty last season ... Has good speed and gets to the ball in a hurry. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... Made nine tackles with a season high of four at South Carolina. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season … Scout Team Player of the Week three times, including twice on defense for the Georgia and Tennessee games and once on special forces for the Charleston Southern game. High School: Combines excellent athletic ability with good football instincts and sound technique … First-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal … Named to the “Class

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of the Commonwealth” listing of the top seniors in Kentucky by the Lexington Herald-Leader … Made 58 tackles, including 10 sacks … Played linebacker and defensive end while also seeing action on offense at quarterback, fullback and tight end … Top statistical year came as a junior when he amassed 106 tackles, including 16 for loss … Helped lead Christian County HS to a 13-2 record and state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA his junior campaign … Career totals featured 212 tackles and 15 caused fumbles … Two-year member of the All-Western Kentucky Conference team … One of the nation’s top-50 outside linebackers by ESPN.com … The No. 8 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com and SuperPrep … Coached by Steve Lovelace … “Malcolm’s work ethic and dedication as a student-athlete will help him succeed at Kentucky,” Lovelace said. “He can dominate a game. He’s very coachable and will do whatever it takes to help the team win.” … A standout basketball player who helped his team make three trips to the Sweet 16 state tournament … Also participated in track, competing in the 200- and 400-meter runs, along with the 4x200 and 4x400 relays … Honors graduate … Class president all four years of high school … President of the Ladies and Gentlemen’s Club … Member of the Future Business Leaders of America. Personal: Born in Nashville, Tenn. … Son of Jeanette Quarles, Anthony Quarles and Michael McDuffen ... Michael played basketball at Murray State and also professionally … Malcolm’s cousin, Ricky Abren, played football at UK ... Plans a major in management. Community Cats: Helped with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Participated in Read Across America, the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and God’s Pantry (2012). Malcolm Says … Favorite home-cooked meal: anything my momma or grandma cook … If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: Wesley Woodyard ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: be a sports agent ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: meeting new people … Something people might not know about me is: that my dad played in the NBA.

McDuffen Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Linebacker

G-GS Tackles Sacks-Yds.TFL-Yds. 12-0 9 0 0

FC 0

FR PBU 0 0

CRAIG MCINTOSH Kicker, 6-0, 200, Sr-3L Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian Academy) National Kickoff Specialist of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards for the Vanderbilt game (2009) R SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011) R

Two-year starter at placekicker ... Has performed consistently, making 79.3 percent of his field goals (23 of 29) ... Career long is 50 yards but has the leg to make them from longer distances ... Career best is three field goals in a game, achieved last season vs. Mississippi State ... Owns the second- and third-longest consecutive field-goal streaks in school history with eight and seven, respectively ... Has an interesting story; kicked only one year in high school, then enrolled at Kentucky as a member of UK’s Army ROTC program ... After a year as a regular student, he decided to try out in his second year on campus when his father heard that the Wildcats needed a kickoff man and encouraged Craig to try out ... Participated three years in ROTC but is no longer in the program ... Has played in 36 games.

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93 CRAIG McINTOSH 2011 (Junior): Played in all 12 games ... Led the team in scoring with 56 points ... Converted 12-of-14 field goals and 21-of-22 extra points ... Made seven-consecutive field goals, the third-longest streak in school history ... Had a career-best three field goals vs. Mississippi State ... Season long was 48 yards in the win over Ole Miss. 2010 (Sophomore): Second on the team in scoring with 67 points, making 11-of-15 field goals and 34-of-35 extra points … Made eightconsecutive field goals, the second-longest streak in school history ... Hit both field goal attempts at Ole Miss, including a career-long 50-yarder ... Tied his career long with a 50-yarder against the wind in the BBVA Compass Bowl ... Took over kickoff duties late in the season because of his accurate kick placement ... Made two tackles in kick coverage. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Tried out for the team when school started in late August and won a place on the squad ... Kicked off the last 10 games of the season ... Had 51 kickoffs, 11 for touchbacks ... Even though he got off to a late start, he ranked fourth in the SEC in total touchbacks ... Had a season-high three touchbacks against Eastern Kentucky and Vanderbilt ... Named the National Kickoff Specialist of the Week for his performance against the Commodores ... Made one tackle in kick coverage. 2008 (Freshman): Enrolled at UK as a member of the ROTC program ... Did not play football, the equivalent of a redshirt season. High School: Only played football in his senior season at Lexington Christian Academy ... Was the team’s starting kicker, punter and linebacker


McIntosh Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Kicker Kicker

Field Goals 11-15 12-14 23-29

Extra Points 34-35 20-21 54-56

Total Points 67 56 123

Year 2009 2010 Totals

Position Kickoffs Kickoffs

Games 10 12 22

Kickoffs 51 15 66

Touchbacks 11 3 14

McIntosh’s Field Goals by Distance Year 2010 2011 Totals

1-19 0-0 0-0 0-0

20-29 3-3 6-7 9-10

30-39 3-4 3-3 6-7

40-49 3-5 3-4 6-9

50+ 2-3 0-0 2-3

Total Long 11-15 50 12-14 48 23-29 50

CHAD MERIDA

DARRIAN MILLER Offensive Tackle, 6-5, 293, So-1L Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station) Begins preseason drills as the starter at left tackle ... Earned playing time in his first season, an impressive feat for a true freshman offensive lineman ... Combined above-average strength with good athleticism and the ability to learn the offense quickly. 2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games and started against Central Michigan and Louisville ... Also played some at tight end, most notably in the win over Tennessee, when the Wildcats wanted an extra offensive lineman in the game. High School: One of the nation’s top-20 offensive tackles as evaluated by Scout.com and one of the top-125 players nationally … Combines outstanding size and athletic ability … His long reach also is a great asset … Played left tackle, left guard and defensive end in high school … Second-team all-state as a junior by The Associated Press … Helped lead Bryan Station to a 9-3 record and the second round of the state playoffs that year … Senior honors included the “Class of the Commonwealth” list of the top-22 seniors in the state by the Lexington Herald-Leader, along with second-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal … Two-year member of the all-city team … Played in two all-star games, the Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl and the Kentucky East-West Game … Coached in high school by Kenny Turner and Oliver Lucas. Personal: Born in Irvine, Calif. … Son of Robert and Armida Miller … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and with God’s Pantry (2012). Darrian Says ... My nickname is: “G” ... If I could pick one NFL player to model your game after, it would be: Randall Cobb ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: biologist ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Albert Einstein ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: being close to home ... My hidden talent is: I am proficient at drawing.

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... Had a long field goal of 48 yards ... Helped LCA to an 11-4 record and a runner-up finish in the Class A state championship ... Coached by Paul Rains ... Two-year all-state honoree in soccer, playing the striker position ... Also participated in the pole vault for the track and field team. Personal: Born in Rogers, Ark. ... Son of John and Lori McIntosh … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Visited patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Craig Says … When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Dougie Allen … I couldn’t live without my: family ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the friendships formed and memories I’ll keep the rest of my life … The one thing I like most about football is: the adrenaline rush before a kick and the roar of the crowd when I make a field goal ... I wear uniform No. 93 because: that’s what I was given but ironically my soccer number was 9 and my high school football number was 3. I like that it reminds me where I came from and what I can represent.

Tailback, 5-10, 208, Fr-RS Barbourville, Ky. (Knox Central) Joined the team in the spring ... Hard worker who impressed the coaches with his toughness ... Had two carries for seven yards in the Blue/White Spring Game. High School: Two-way player in high school, starting at running back and safety all four years ... Led the team to 24 wins in his last three years ... Very successful senior season as the Panthers’ running back, rushing for 1,800 yards and seven touchdowns ... Had 2,300 all-purpose yards his senior season ... Best game of his career game against Middlesboro, where he had 320 all-purpose yards, including three touchdowns ... Named honorable-mention all-state as a senior ... Was all-conference four years ... Was also a sprinter on the track team for five years, advancing to the state finals in several events ... Lettered in basketball one year and baseball two years ... Academic All-State all four years ... Graduated in 2010 before joining the Army. Personal: Born in Barbourville, Ky. … Son of Dean and Amy Merida … Plans on a major in kinesiology. Chad Says ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Usain Bolt ... The one thing I like most about football is: the competition ... My hidden talent is: diving ... Something people might not know about me is: I love cliff diving ... I couldn’t live without my: family.

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Offensive Tackle, 6-6, 292, Jr-2L Winston, Ga. (Alexander) Has moved from left guard to right tackle for the 2012 season ... Will compete with senior Trevino Woods for the position ... Redshirted as a tackle in 2009, then played guard the next two seasons ... Also has experience on the field-goal and extra-point units ... Has good athleticism for a player his size ... Has played in 18 games, starting one. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in nine games, including his first collegiate start in the season-opening win vs. Western Kentucky University. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games for the Wildcats, mostly on special teams, coming in as a big body up front on field goals and extra points … Also played as a reserve guard. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: First-team all-state for Georgia Class AAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Good athlete for a player his size, as he has been timed just under 5.0 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Three-year starter at Alexander HS in Douglasville, Ga. … Started at tight end as a sophomore, tackle as a junior and guard as a senior … Also got some playing time in the defensive line … Two-year selection to the All-Douglas County team …Coached by Kenny Palmer … “Kevin has great feet and great speed for a player his size,” Palmer said. “He’s a hard worker who will develop into an SEC player.” … Played center for the school’s basketball team. Personal: Born in Douglasville, Ga. … Son of Jack and Cheryl Mitchell … Major is community communications and leadership development. Community Cats: Helped with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010), the Joplin, Mo., tornado relief project, Big Blue U MoveIn (2011) and with God’s Pantry (2012). Kevin Says … My ideal vacation spot is: the beach … The coolest thing about being at UK is: great people and playing football … The one thing I

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like most about football is: it makes you a better person off the field … My hidden talent is: I can ride a unicycle ... What I like about my position coach, Mike Summers, is: he is upbeat and motivates us to be the best we can be.

MARTAVIUS NELOMS Safety, 6-1, 188, Sr-3L Memphis, Tenn. (Fairley) Two-year starter in the defensive backfield ... His adjustment from cornerback to safety was one of the highlights of the 2011 season ... Has excellent playing instincts ... Also a physical player and a good tackler ... Had the maturity and ability to earn playing time as a true freshman ... Only began playing football as a junior in high school ... Has played in 31 games, starting 20. 2011 (Junior): Started the first 10 games before missing the last two because of injury ... Ranked third on the team in tackles with 71 stops, featuring a career-high 10 vs. Central Michigan and LSU ... Made a huge play vs. Jacksonville State when he sacked the quarterback, forcing a fumble that he picked up and returned 40 yards for a touchdown ... Second on the team in pass breakups with five. 2010 (Sophomore): Led all Kentucky defensive backs in tackles for loss with 5.5 ... Sacked the quarterback twice on cornerback blitzes ... Fifth on the team in tackles with 55 … Career-high eight tackles vs. Auburn ... Broke up two passes at Mississippi State. 2009 (Freshman): Played in 10 games ... Started at South Carolina when both of UK’s starting corners were injured ... Totaled 14 tackles on the season with one pass breakup. High School: First-team all-state in Tennessee Class AAAA as a senior … Led the state in interceptions with eight pickoffs, returning two for touchdowns … Only began playing football his junior year at Fairley High School in Memphis … His achievements are amazing for someone who played football just two years … Has shown remarkable aptitude for the sport and, of course, has tremendous upside for the future … Also named all-metro by the Memphis Commercial-Appeal … Made six interceptions as a junior … A cornerback on defense, he also saw time as a wide receiver … Played in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game following his senior season and had an interception in that contest, helping his Red team post a 14-0 shutout … The No. 30 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com … Made an all-combine team in the summer of 2008 ... Coached by Rahnmann Slocum … “Martavius has great speed and great size,” Slocum said. “He’s a hard worker and quick learner, which helped him to overcome not having played football before. He loves going for the football so he can make something happen.” ... Member of the track team, competing in the 200- and 400-meter dashes along with the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays … Went to the state meet in the relays two years, with a best finish of third in the 4x100 and second in the 4x200 as a senior. Personal: Born in Memphis, Tenn. … Son of Marvin Neloms … Marvin played college football at Arkansas State … Major is family sciences. Community Cats: Participated in Read Across America, the Big Blue U Move-In and was a Salvation Army bellringer (2011). Martavius Says … When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: I didn’t play football … If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: my grandmother … The coolest thing about being at UK is: the relationships I have made … Something people might not know about me is: I have over 50 pairs of shoes ... My hidden talent is: I play the piano ... I wear uniform No. 1 because: it stands out more than any other number.


Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

Tackles 5 10 8 1 10 7 8 7 9 6

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Int-Yds. TFL-Yds. 1-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-4 INJ INJ 1-6 2.5-12

FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

1

FR PBU 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

1

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MORGAN NEWTON Quarterback, 6-4, 240, Sr-3L Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) R SEC

All-Freshman Team by SEC coaches (2009) Most Outstanding First-Year Offensive Player by UK coaches (2009) R SEC Freshman of the Week for the Eastern Kentucky game (2009) R SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011) R UK

MARTAVIUS NELOMS Neloms Career Statistics Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

Position Cornerback Cornerback Safety

G-GS Tackles 10-1 14 11-9 55 10-10 71 31-20 140

Int.-Yds. 0 0 1-6 1-6

PBU 1 2 5 8

FR 0 0 1 0

FC 0 1 1 2

FC 0

FR PBU 0 0

Neloms Game-by-Game Stats 2010 Opponent at Louisville vs. WKU vs. Akron at Florida at Ole Miss vs. Auburn vs. South Carolina vs. Georgia at Miss. State vs. CSU vs. Vanderbilt at Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh Totals

Tackles 3 0 6 7 8 6 7 7 4 2 5 55

Int-Yds. TFL-Yds. 0 1-10 INJ 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 1-3 0 0 INJ 0 0.5-1 0 1-5 0 1-15 0 0 0 0 0-0 5.5-36

0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

2 0 0 0 0 2

Hopes to be fully ready in August after recovering from shoulder surgery at the end of the 2011 season ... Participated in non-throwing drills during the spring ... Showed his dedication to the team with an unselfish act last season ... Sustained his shoulder injury in late October and needed surgery ... However, he chose to delay the surgery for a month in case the team needed him to finish a game with handoffs and short passes, which happened when the Wildcats played Georgia ... Coach Joker Phillips gave him the honor of downing the ball in the final series of the win over Tennessee as the Wildcats ran out the clock ... The delay set his recovery back by a month ... Has noteworthy attributes, with good size, a strong arm and also is a capable runner ... Did an admirable job in 2009 when he had to play as a true freshman ... Was in the midst of a redshirt season when he was called into action after starting quarterback Mike Hartline was injured ... Started the last eight games, helping UK post a 5-3 record ... Has played in 23 games, starting 17 ... Has thrown for 1,764 yards and 14 touchdowns during his career. 2011 (Junior): Played in 10 games, starting the first eight ... Completed 83 of 174 passes for 793 yards and eight touchdowns ... Threw for a career-high 255 yards and two touchdowns vs. Louisville ... Rushed for a net 272 yards and two touchdowns ... Ran 12 times for a career-best 75 yards and a TD in the win over Jacksonville State ... Had a career-long run of 58 yards to set up a touchdown vs. Western Kentucky University. 2010 (Sophomore): Started the BBVA Compass Bowl ‌ Completed 21 of 36 passes for 211 yards in the bowl tilt and added 18 net rushing yards ... Saw backup duty in four other games. 2009 (Freshman): Selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league coaches ... UK’s Most Outstanding First-Year Offensive Player as chosen by UK coaches ... Completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 706 yards and six touchdowns ... Completed 20 of 29 passes for 187 yards, all season highs, along with two touchdowns in the win over Eastern Kentucky ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors for that performance ... Hit nine of 17 passes for 137 yards and a season-best three TDs in the upset win at

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Georgia ... Guided UK to its first win over Auburn since 1966 and first win at Auburn since 1961. High School: All-America quarterback as named by Parade, SuperPrep, The Sporting News, MaxPreps and ESPN/Rise Magazine (Grid-Hoop) … ESPN/Rise Magazine “Athlete of the Year” in Indiana … The Gatorade Indiana Football Player of the Year and also “Mr. Football” in the state … Threw for 1,938 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior, along with 1,664 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns, accounting for 3,602 yards total offense and 48 TDs … Led Carmel High School to three consecutive state championship games, winning the Class AAAAA title his junior season … Team went 38-7 over those three years … Passed for 1,882 yards and 25 touchdowns as a junior, adding 753 rushing yards and 11 scores … Firstteam all-state as a junior and senior by The Associated Press and the state coaches’ association … Indianapolis Star Football Player of the Year as a senior … Also named the Star’s Suburban Athlete of the Year for his combination of football and basketball accomplishments … Career totals feature 4,284 passing yards and 37 touchdowns, plus 2,617 rushing yards and 37 scores … Broke 10 school records, eight of which were held by former NFL and Purdue quarterback Mark Herrmann … The No. 6 quarterback prospect in the nation by Scout.com … The No. 7 QB by SuperPrep, which also listed him as the No. 6 overall prospect in the sixstate Midwest Region … Picked for the Detroit Free Press “Best of the Midwest” team … Played his freshman year at Pike HS in Indianapolis, where he was a teammate with current Wildcat Dakotah Tyler … Coached by Mo Moriarity … “Morgan is an intelligent kid, and athletically he’s as good as there is out there,” Moriarity said. “He throws the deep ball well. He can kill you (running the ball) if he doesn’t have a throw. He’s also an unbelievable competitor.” … Was an all-conference basketball player and

also played baseball in high school … Member of the Student-Advisory Committee, the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and the Diversity Club … Graduated with honors … Guest speaker to elementary students through the NCAA’s “Stay in Bounds” program. Personal: Born in Indianapolis … Son of John and Ruby Newton … John played football at Grambling State University … Major is management. Community Cats: Participated in an event at a youth football banquet (2009) ... Took part in events with Read Across America, Paris Elementary School, Dixie Elementary, South Heights Elementary, the UK Hospital Dance Blue fundraiser, the Christian Appalachian Project and Ashland Elementary (2010) ... Took part in the “Gameday Ready” football clinic with the Birmingham Boys and Girls Club and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with God’s Pantry (2012). Morgan Says … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: own a sports franchise … If I could be on any reality TV show, I would choose: Gruden QB Camp … The one thing I like most about football is: the competition … My hidden talent is: singing in the shower ... What I like about my position coach, Randy Sanders, is: he always speaks the truth, he has no censor … If I weren’t playing football, I would be: more active in student government.

Newton Career Statistics Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 8-8 5-1 10-8 23-17

Comp. 75 25 83 183

Att. 135 43 174 352

Int. 3 0 7 10

Pct. 55.6 58.1 47.7 51.9

Yds. 706 265 793 1,764

TD 6 0 8 14

Long 60 40 46 60

Pct. DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 38.5 50.0 61.1 70.0 57.1 52.9 45.5 56.5 55.6

Yds.

TD

Long

39 17 119 187 40 137 69 98 706

0 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 6

23 11 20 18 28 60 15 17 60

Pct. 38.9 50.0 65.9 48.5 30.0 19.0 62.5 60.0 INJ INJ 50.0 -47.7

Yds. 97 114 255 124 57 17 105 15

TD 1 1 2 1 1 0 2 0

Long 34 46 38 29 19 8 29 9

9 0 793

0 0 8

9 0 46

Newton Game-by-Game Statistics 2009 Opponent vs. Miami (Ohio) Louisville Florida Alabama at South Carolina at Auburn ULM Mississippi State Eastern Kentucky at Vanderbilt at Georgia Tennessee vs. Clemson Totals

Comp.

Att.

Int.

5 3 11 20 4 9 10 13 75

13 6 18 29 7 17 22 23 135

0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3

Att. 18 18 41 33 20 21 16 5

Int. 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

2 0 174

0 0 7

2011

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Opponent Comp. at Western Kentucky 7 vs. Central Michigan 9 vs. Louisville 27 vs. Florida 16 at LSU 6 at South Carolina 4 vs. Jacksonville State 10 vs. Mississippi State 3 vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia 1 vs. Tennessee 0 Totals 83


Cornerback, 5-7, 179, Sr-Sq Fairfax, Va. (Fairfax/Akron) Tried out for the team a year ago and made a place on the squad ... Had not played football since high school ... Has great enthusiasm in practice and works hard. 2011 (Junior): Practiced with the team but was unable to play because of the transfer rule. At Akron: Enrolled in school three years but did not play varsity football. High School: Do-it-all player in high school as a running back, defensive back and special teams contributor ... Two-year letterwinner and starter for the Lions ... Won the Fairfax High School Athletic Award in 2007-08 ... Also played ice hockey and track in high school as well as taking part in weightlifting tournaments ... Was a two-year letterwinner in hockey and track ... Was in the Marketing/DECA Club ... Earned the Academic Achievement Award and the Eleanor Frazier Hicks Oratorical Scholarship Award. Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. … Son of JoAnne O’Bryant … Plans on a major in political science. Kristofer Says ... I couldn’t live without my: Mom ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the fans and playing on the football team ... My hidden talent is: singing ... Something people might not know about me: I played ice hockey ... Favorite college class so far: art.

TRAVAUGHN PASCHAL Linebacker, 6-4, 246, So-Sq Odenton, Md. (Arundel/Fork Union Military Academy) Has shown exciting big-play potential, especially as a pass rusher ... Practiced as an end last season and also at the hybrid linebacker/end position in the spring ... Begins preseason work as the No. 2 LB/end ... An interesting story of perseverance ... Not recruited out of high school after breaking his arm early in his senior season ... Spent two years at Fork Union Military Academy to attract recruiting attention and get his academics in order. 2011 (Freshman): Not eligible to play because he spent two years in prep school but practiced with the team. Prep School: Played the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... Played mostly defensive end with occasional time at linebacker ... Current Wildcat Donte Rumph was his teammate in 2009 ... Coached by John Shuman ... Was selected to be a platoon sergeant and was in charge of 53 cadets. High School: Played at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Md. ... Played sparingly until his senior season ... Got his senior season off to a great start with several quarterback sacks in the first two games, then sustained a broken arm that forced him to miss the remainder of his final campaign ... Coached by Chuck Markiewicz ... Also a member of the track and field team, competing in the high jump, long jump and triple jump ... Named the all-county high jumper. Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Clayton and LaTauna Paschal ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. TraVaughn Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to own a business ... I couldn’t live without my: family ... The coolest thing about UK is: the fan base and atmosphere ... The one thing I like most about

football is: the way the team interacts with each other ... My hidden talent is: I can write poems.

DERRICK QUARLES Wide Receiver, 5-11, 183, Fr-RS Russellville, Ky. (Russellville) Made the team last fall ... A quarterback/safety in high school, he made the switch to wide receiver ... Has made much progress in his route running as he learns the position ... Has good quickness off the snap and catches the ball well. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Successful high school athlete as a three-year starter at quarterback and safety ... Led the team to the 3A regional championship and 3A District championship during his time with the Panthers ... Dynamic offensive weapon in high school, posting 1,243 passing yards and 1,112 rushing yards his senior year ... Best game of his career came against Hopkinsville High School where he had three rushing touchdowns and one passing touchdown with 225 rushing yards and 200 passing yards ... Was the District Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year ... Coached by John Myers ... Also earned all-state honorable mention ... Played baseball for five years and basketball for four years in high school ... Allregion in both basketball and baseball ... Scored over 1,000 career points in basketball ... Was a member of the National Honors Society, Beta Club, Pep Club and vice president of his class ... Named to the All-A Honor Roll with a 3.9 grade-point average. Personal: Born in Bowling Green, Ky. … Son of Derrick and Meca Quarles … His sister, Terricka, played volleyball at Kentucky State, while his little brother played in the Little League World Series in 2009 ... Plans on a major in kinesiology. Derrick Says ... The one thing I like most about football is: just being on the field doing something I love ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: physical therapist ... My hidden talent is: riding motorcycles ... Something people might not know about me is: I can cut hair ... My nickname is: DJ.

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DEMARIUS RANCIFER Linebacker, 6-2, 226. Fr-RS Pensacola, Fla. (Catholic) Showed good potential during his redshirt year ... Coaches considered playing him as a true freshman but were able to conserve the year of eligibility ... Has put on about 20 pounds since arriving at UK ... Begins August as the No. 2 weakside linebacker. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Described as “a tackling machine” by Rivals.com analyst Chris Nee … Highly productive linebacker totaled 301 tackles during his final two seasons at Catholic High School in Pensacola, Fla. … Notched 187 stops as a senior, along with a pair of interceptions … Had 114 tackles as a junior … Helped lead team to the state Class 2B semifinals as a junior and senior … Named all-area as a senior by the Pensacola News Journal and also named to the newspaper’s top-12 “Super Seniors” in the area … One of the top 100 prospects in the talent-rich state of Florida as designated by Rivals.com … The nation’s No. 44 outside linebacker by Rivals … Threeyear starter who played defensive back as a sophomore … Participated in

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the Subway East-West High School All-Star Game, helping the West team post a 24-0 shutout … Coached by Greg Seibert … “Demarius is an extremely physical linebacker, an imposing presence who played sideline to sideline,” Seibert said. “He played every practice and every game and put everything he has into everything he did.” … An all-district performer in basketball ... Also a member of the weightlifting team … Won an athlete of the year award for the Pensacola area for his all-around athletic prowess … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Pensacola, Fla. … Son of Yolanda Moorer and Keith Rancifer … Demarius’ uncle, Pat Moorer, played college football at Florida … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and the God’s Pantry project (2012). Demarius Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: running my own business ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Storage Wars ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: my niece ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the atmosphere during sporting events and the love from the fans ... The one thing I like most about football is: the competitiveness it develops in the players.

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CARTIER RICE Cornerback, 5-10, 187, Sr-3L Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes) Earned a starting cornerback job in the spring ... Has seen considerable action as a reserve the last two seasons ... Has played well when called upon ... Has played in 29 games with one start ... Already has completed his degree in community leadership development and is working this fall to add a second major in family sciences. 2011 (Junior): Played in all 12 games ... Totaled nine tackles and three pass breakups ... Started vs. Florida. 2010 (Sophomore): Made one of the biggest plays of the season in the South Carolina game ... In the final seconds of the game, he deflected a ball away from a South Carolina receiver in the endzone that led to a UK interception to seal the victory over the top-10 ranked Gamecocks ... Played in 11 games ... Totaled nine tackles, including five solo tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six games ... Grabbed his first collegiate interception in the Eastern Kentucky game ... Made five tackles on the season, two each vs. EKU and South Carolina. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: First-team all-state selection as a senior by The Associated Press, the Columbia State newspaper and the High School Sports Report … Outstanding cover cornerback with noteworthy quickness … Helped lead Byrnes HS of Duncan, S.C., to three state championships of the largest classification during his four years on the varsity … Had three interceptions as a senior, and capped the campaign by playing in the South Carolina vs. North Carolina Shrine Bowl … Had an interception for the winning South Carolina team in the Shrine Bowl … “Rice took on the challenge all week of covering a very talented group of receivers and came up aces,” wrote recruiting analyst Barton Simmons, who covered the Shrine Bowl game and practices for Rivals.com … Also had three interceptions as a junior, to go along with eight pass breakups … Coached by Chris Miller … An all-conference performer in basketball … Participated in three events in track and field, the 100-meter dash, 4x100meter relay and the long jump … Honor-roll student … Member of the National Art Society and studied advanced-placement art courses. Personal: Born in Waukegan, Ill. … Name is pronounced “CAR-tee-ay” … Son of Ronnie and Raye Rice … A cousin, Dougie Williams, played baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers … Major is community leadership development and is adding a second major in family sciences. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Cartier Says … My nickname is: “Yay” or “Yayo” ... My ideal vacation spot is: Puerto Rico or Brazil … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: owning a business ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the friendships … My hidden talent is: I like to draw … My favorite slogan or saying by Coach Phillips is: “Be a pro.”

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Position Cornerback Cornerback Cornerback

G-GS 6-0 11-0 12-1 29-1

Tackles 5 9 9 23

Int.-Yds. 1-0 0 0 1-0

PBU 0 1 3 4

FR 0 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0 0


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yardage total broke the mark set by current Tennessee wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers … Also returned two kicks for touchdowns, one punt and one kickoff … Named first-team all-state in the largest classification, Class AAAAA, by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Region Offensive Player of the Year and DeKalb County Offensive Player of the Year … Caught 10 balls for 246 yards and five TDs in a playoff game … Three-year starter who helped his team to three-consecutive playoff appearances … One of the nation’s top 100 wide receivers by Scout.com … One of the top 80 prospects in the talent-rich state of Georgia by Rivals.com … Played in the Georgia North-South AllStar Game following his senior season … Was one of five players picked “first team” among the game’s stars by UGAsports.com … Coached by Michael Carson and Corey Jarvis ... “Demarco is one of the most explosive wide receivers I’ve run across,” Carson said. “He’s a tremendous receiver and elusive. His future is very bright.” … Also participated in track and baseball in high school … Member of the Social Studies Club. Personal: Born in Newport, R.I. … Son of Demarco Robinson and Sabrina Botts … Has a brother, Jaquon, who plays football at Troy … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and the God’s Pantry project (2012). Demarco Says ... I couldn’t live without my: parents ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? World Series ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the fan base ... The one thing I like most about football is: playing in front of a huge crowd ... My hidden talent is: tumbling.

Robinson Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Wide Receiver

G-GS 7-0

Rec. 5

Yds. 17

Avg. 3.4

TD 0

Long 8

TYLER ROBINSON Tight End, 6-3, 250, Jr-2L Friendsville, Tenn. (Alcoa)

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DEMARCO ROBINSON Wide Receiver, 5-10, 157, So-1L Ellenwood, Ga. (Martin Luther King) Enjoyed a breakout spring and looks to continue that momentum in the 2012 season ... Caught nine passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns in the Blue/White Spring Game .... Also caught two TD passes in the final spring scrimmage leading up to Blue/White ... Should benefit greatly from a season of experience gained during his true freshman season ... Has good hands and is elusive after the catch ... Also could be used on punt or kickoff returns. 2011 (Freshman): Played in seven games ... Caught five passes for 17 yards ... Had three catches vs. Louisville and two vs. Florida ... Also ran the ball five times on end-arounds and gained a net three yards ... Had a 13yard run on UK’s game-winning touchdown drive vs. Tennessee. High School: Record-setting wideout … Had a tremendous senior season at Martin Luther King High School in Lithonia, Ga. … Caught 73 passes for a state-record 1,655 yards and 27 touchdowns … His state-record

In a crowded competition for the starting tight end job ... Begins preseason practice bracketed at No. 1 with Ronnie Shields ... However, with five lettermen available, it will be a battle to keep the No. 1 role ... Combines good pass-catching skills with the toughness needed to play tight end ... Has played in 22 games, including five starts. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games and started once … Caught eight passes for 44 yards and one touchdown ... Top game was three catches for 19 yards vs. Florida ... Caught a touchdown pass at Georgia. 2010 (Freshman): Played in 11 games with three starts … Had a career game in his home state of Tennessee, recording season highs with four catches for 25 yards and his first career touchdown reception ... Totaled 11 catches for 80 yards and one TD for the season. High School: “Mr. Football” lineman in the state of Tennessee as a junior … First-team all-state tight end/defensive end as a sophomore, junior and senior … Three-year starter for perennial power Alcoa High School, which won six consecutive state championships in Class AAA … Has exceptional hands … Caught 32 passes for 536 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior … Snagged 26 balls for 477 yards and seven TDs as a sophomore … “Tyler catches everything in sight and impresses you with his surprising speed,” wrote recruiting analyst Tom Lemming of MaxPreps.com … Also a defensive standout with 89 tackles, 21 for loss, as a junior … Was the regional player of the year as a junior … Had 66 tackles, 16 for loss as a sophomore … Defensive most valuable player of the state championship

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Robinson Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 11-3 11-1 22-4

Rec. 11 8 19

Yds. 80 44 124

Avg. 7.3 5.8 6.5

TD 1 1 2

Long 14 8 14

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DONTE RUMPH Defensive Tackle, 6-3, 315, Jr-2L St. Matthews, S.C. (Calhoun County/Fork Union Military Academy) Returning starter at defensive tackle ... Has shown flashes of outstanding potential ... Should become more of a factor as he has improved his conditioning and gotten stronger in the weight room ... A story of perseverance, he originally signed with UK in 2008 and worked for two years to earn qualification to attend ... Has played in 23 games with seven starts.

89 TYLER ROBINSON game his sophomore year … One of the nation’s top-25 tight ends as assessed by ESPN.com … The No. 13 prospect in Tennessee by SuperPrep … Coached by Gary Rankin … “Tyler is a big, tough kid who is also a good athlete,” Rankin said. “He has the best hands I’ve had on my team in 30 years of coaching.” … Played in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game following his senior season … Also played basketball and baseball (catcher, outfielder) in high school. Personal: Born in Knoxville, Tenn. … Son of Tony and Debbie Robinson … Major is kinesiology and health promotion. Community Cats: Worked with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Tyler Says … When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: my dad … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to be a successful actor ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype, it would be: William Wallace ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the college experience … Something people might not know about me is: when I was 11 I won a national championship in baseball ... My hidden talent is: I am a really good photographer ... My favorite slogan or saying by Coach Phillips is: “Come on, mop head!” 66

Position Tight End Tight End

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2011 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games and started seven … Made 31 tackles with a career high of six at LSU ... Had three tackles for loss, including a quarterback sack vs. Louisville. 2010 (Freshman): Saw action in 12 games … Had 12 tackles on the year, getting more and more reps as the season progressed ... Recorded season high of three tackles against Akron and in the BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pittsburgh. Prep School: Talented lineman with the size and strength to play tackle and also the quickness needed to play at end … Originally signed with Kentucky in 2008, he spent the 2008 and ‘09 seasons at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy … His 2008 prep season included a game against the Kentucky junior varsity, in which he made two tackles for loss, including a quarterback sack … Coached at Fork Union by John Shuman. High School: Earned first-team all-state honors, covering all classifications, by The Associated Press and the Columbia State newspaper … Also firstteam all-state for Class AA by the High School Sports Report … Totaled 107 tackles during senior season, including 14 quarterback sacks, for Calhoun County HS in St. Matthews, S.C. … Chosen for the South Carolina vs. North Carolina Shrine Bowl and played for the winning squad … Made 65 tackles and five sacks during his junior season … Coached by Walter Wilson … Member of the Calhoun County basketball team which won three consecutive state championships and had a winning streak of more than 70 games … Also played three seasons of baseball … Member of the Spirit Club. Personal: Born in Orangeburg, S.C. … Last name pronounced “rump” with a silent “h” … Son of Otis and Thelma Rumph … An uncle, Chris Rumph, is an assistant coach at Alabama … Donte’s brother, Tremaine Tyler, played football at South Carolina … Cousin of Philip Merling, former Clemson star who is now a defensive end with the Miami Dolphins … Major is family sciences. Community Cats: Participated in an event at Camp Cedarmore and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Donte Says … My nickname is: Uncle Rumph … My favorite movie is: 300 ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Warren Sapp … I couldn’t live without my: grandmother … The coolest thing about being at UK is: the fan base.

Rumph Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Def. Tackle Def. Tackle

G-GS 12-0 11-7 23-7

Tackles 12 31 43

TFL-Yds. 0 3-6 3-6

Sacks-Yds. 0 1-2 1-2

FR 1 0 1

FC 0 0 0


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Rumph Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

Tackles 4 3 4 3 6 1 4 3 2

Sacks-Yds. 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

0 1 31

0-0 0-0 1-2

TFL-Yds. 0-0 0.5-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0.5-3 0-0 INJ 0-0 0-0 3-6

FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

Quarterback, 6-4, 238, So-Tr Lawrenceburg, Ky. (Anderson County/Eastern Kentucky) R

SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011)

Now eligible to play after his transfer season ... Has been impressive in practice ... Has good size, a strong arm and the ability to make plays with his legs ‌ Also impressed the coaches with his intelligence and work ethic ... After playing the 2010 season at Eastern Kentucky, he decided to follow a lifelong dream by transferring to Kentucky. 2011 (Sophomore): Practiced with the team during his transfer season ...

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Able to use it as a redshirt year because he played as a true freshman at EKU. At Eastern Kentucky: Played in seven games as a true freshman for the Colonels in 2010 … Completed 12 of 26 passes for 125 yards … Rushed 36 times for a net 84 yards and two touchdowns. High School: Class AAAAA Player of the Year as a senior at Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, Ky. … Second-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal and also tabbed for the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” … Four-year starter … Helped guide the team to the playoffs all four seasons, including the second round his junior season … Completed 56.5 percent of his passes for 6,733 yards and 65 touchdowns in high school … Also ran for 823 yards and 38 TDs … Coached by Mark Peach …. All-around athlete who also lettered in basketball as a forward and baseball as a first baseman and pitcher … Received all-state honors in all three sports … The school’s all-time scoring leader in basketball … Had a perfect 4.0 GPA in high school. Personal: Born in Versailles, Ky. … Parents are Eddie and Judy Russell … Plans a major in marketing. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Jacob Says … My nickname is: Jakum ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Brett Favre … If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: God … The one thing I like most about football is: winning ... My hidden talent is: snapping … What I like about Coach Phillips is: he’s laid back but demanding at the same time. 68

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RAYMOND SANDERS III Tailback, 5-8, 197, Jr-2L Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) In the thick of the competition for the starting job at tailback ... Bracketed at No. 1 with CoShik Williams and Josh Clemons ... Began the 2011 season as the starter but sustained a series of injuries that kept him in and out of the lineup ... Has added approximately 15 pounds in the weight room since signing with UK in 2010 ... Good pass catcher and willing blocker in addition to his running skills ... Also can return punts and kickoffs ... Played in 18 games, including four starts. 2011 (Sophomore): Played in six games and started three … Rushed 40 times for 155 yards ... Best game was eight carries for 62 yards vs. Central Michigan ... Also caught five passes for 13 yards. 2010 (Freshman): Played in 12 games with one start ... Rushed for 254 yards and three touchdowns … Also played well into Kentucky’s passing game, catching 16 passes for 114 yards and one touchdown … Had his best game vs. Georgia, gathering a career-high 79 yards on the ground and catching a career-high seven catches for 77 yards and a touchdown ... Rushed for 71 yards in a starting assignment at Mississippi State ... Ran for


at Miss. State vs. CSU vs. Vanderbilit at Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh Totals

24

71

4 3 3 68

8 5 3 254

0 INJ 0 0 0 3

1

4

0

1 4 1 16

0 27 -1 114

0 0 0 1

RONNIE SHIELDS Tight End, 6-5, 241, So-1L Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Coaches have been touting his potential since his arrival and he made a strong move during spring practice ... Showed good pass-catching ability and has the speed to stretch the field ... Finished spring bracketed with Tyler Robinson as the starting tight end ... In addition to his receiving skills he uses hands well as a blocker ... Has added approximately 20 pounds in the weight room since signing with UK.

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32 yards and two touchdowns vs. Western Kentucky University ... Also returned punts and kickoffs and made four tackles in kick coverage. High School: Shifty running back showed all-around skills at Stephenson High School, with the ability to run from scrimmage, catch passes and return kicks … The nation’s No. 15 all-purpose back by Rivals.com and the No. 41 overall prospect in the talent-rich state of Georgia … “Very quick, has good vision, catches the ball well and runs like a 210-pound back,” wrote recruiting analyst Barry Every of Rivals, who also noted that Sanders “Reminds me of Rafael Little … has the uncanny ability to break tackles and make plays.” … Honorable-mention all-state by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following senior season … Region Offensive Player of the Year as a senior, rushing for 1,604 yards and 25 touchdowns, averaging more than 10 yards per carry … Also returned a kickoff for a touchdown … Was the star of the show in a nationally televised game on ESPN, rushing for more than 130 yards and two touchdowns in Stephenson’s 20-0 win over Martin Luther King HS … Helped lead Stephenson to an 11-1 mark and the second round of the state playoffs … Rushed for 1,311 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior … Two-year member of the all-county and all-region teams … Played in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game and the DeKalb County All-Star Game following his senior year, playing for the winning team in both games … Coached by Ron Gartrell … “Raymond is a very intelligent player with a work ethic that is second to none,” Gartrell said. “He is very elusive, can run with power and has the burst to go 80-90 yards at any time. He is very determined and has leadership skills. He is the total package.” … Teammate of current Wildcats Jabari Johnson and Ronnie Shields … Participated in basketball and track and field … Ran the 100meter dash and 4x100-meter relay … Won the regional championship and was a state qualifier in the 100 as a senior … Relay team won the state championship his junior year … Team’s defensive player of the year his senior season in basketball … Member of the Beta Club and SADD Club. Personal: Born in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Son of Carla and Raymond Sanders Jr. … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Raymond Says … My nickname is: Ray-Ray ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Barry Sanders … The coolest thing about being at UK is: being around my teammates … The one thing I like most about football is: I get to be away from the rest of the world … Something people might not know about me is: I like ghost shows … What I like about my position coach, Steve Pardue, is: he is understanding of our mistakes and corrects them.

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Sanders Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Pos. TB TB

Att. 68 40 108

Yds. Avg. 254 3.7 155 3.9 409 3.8

TD 3 0 3

Long Rec. Yds. 28 16 114 25 5 13 28 21 127

Avg. 7.1 2.6 6.0

TD Long 1 27 0 11 1 27

Year 2011

Pos. TB

KOR 4

Yds. Avg. 86 21.5

TD 0

Long 25

Avg. 12.0

TD Long 0 12

PR 1

Yds. 12

Sanders Game-by-Game Statistics 2010 Opponent Att. at Louisville 0 vs. WKU 7 vs. Akron 2 at Florida 0 at Ole Miss 5 vs. Auburn 4 vs. South Carolina 0 vs. Georgia 16

Yds. 0 32 32 0 22 2 0 79

TD 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Rec. 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 7

Yds. 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 77

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in seven games ... Caught two passes for 10 yards, with both catches coming vs. Florida. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted … Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Western Kentucky University game. High School: Combined good size with notable athletic ability … Has been timed as fast as 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Played tight end, although his athleticism could make him a possible slot receiver as well … Only began playing football his junior year of high school, so he has a lot of upside … Has good hands, although he played in a run-based offense and did not have a large number of receptions … Caught 14 passes as a senior, several of which went for touchdowns … First-team all-county and all-region ... Helped lead Stephenson to an 11-1 record and the second round of the state playoffs … Coached by Ron Gartrell … “Ronnie is an all-around athlete,” Gartrell said. “He blocks extremely well and has the ability to catch the ball.” … Teammate of current Wildcats Jabari Johnson and Raymond Sanders … The nation’s No. 70 tight end prospect. Personal: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. … Son of Ron and Victoria Shields … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Ronnie Says … My nickname is: Showtime ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Michael Vick … My ideal vacation spot is: some exotic island … The one thing I like most about football is: competing, winning and meeting new people … My hidden talent is: juggling.

Shields Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Tight End

G-GS 7-0

Rec. 2

Yds. 10

Avg. 5.0

TD 0

Long 6

ERIC SIMMONS Cornerback, 6-0, 200, So-Sq Atlanta, Ga. (Westlake) In the hunt for playing time at the cornerback positions that lost both starters from a year ago ... Also has practiced at safety ... Has added approximately 20 pounds since signing with UK ... Has good speed. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season. High School: Versatile defensive back has the size to play safety and the speed and athleticism to play cornerback … Has been timed as fast as 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash and has a 36-inch vertical jump … Has good upside as he gains experience … Only began playing football as a highschool junior … Earned all-region honors as a senior … Helped Westlake HS advance to the Class AAAAA state playoffs during his senior season … Had two interceptions in his two years of action … Coached by Gregory Minnis … “Eric has lightning speed,” Minnis said. “He’s like a sponge, soaking it all in and improving every day. He’s also a great kid with a great personality.” … Also played for the basketball team. Personal: Born in Atlanta … Son of Barnard Simmons and Synethia Simmons … Eric’s brother, Byron, played football at Gordon College … Plans a major in accounting. Community Cats: Participated in the “Gameday Ready” football clinic with the Birmingham Boys and Girls Clubs and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with the God’s Pantry project (2012). Eric Says … My nickname is: E-Roc ... My favorite movie is: Anchorman ... I couldn’t live without my: mom and dad … My ideal vacation spot is: home … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: accounting.

MILES SIMPSON Safety, 6-2, 223, So-1L Independence, Ky. (Simon Kenton) Played well when he got some opportunity late in the 2011 season and continued that progress in the spring ... Begins fall work as the starter at the hybrid safety/linebacker position ... Came to UK as a running back, he moved to safety during the 2010 season ... Combination of size and athleticism gives him the potential to be a dominant performer.

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2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games ... Made five tackles ... Had three stops at Vanderbilt ... Followed that with two tackles at Georgia, including a four-yard loss. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Smooth, powerful runner who rushed for more than 2,000 yards his junior and senior seasons at Simon Kenton HS … Notched 2,227 rushing yards and 41 total touchdowns (38 rushing, two receiving and one kickoff return) as a senior … Garnered 2,309 yards and 41 total scores (37 rushing, three receiving and one kickoff return) his junior season, leading Simon Kenton to a state runner-up finish in Class 6A, the largest classification in Kentucky … First-team all-state as a junior and senior by The Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal … Class 6A Player of the Year as a senior … Player of the Year for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area as a junior and senior by the Cincinnati Enquirer … Northern Kentucky Athletic Conference Player of the Year … Three years on the all-conference and all-district teams … “He


starting the final nine ... Was on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy for the nation’s best center. 2010 (Sophomore): Played well in his first season as the starting center ... Started all 13 games ... Earned the job after winning the center battle in fall camp with his consistent play ... Helped UK rank in the nation’s top 25 in fewest quarterback sacks allowed. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six games ... Saw extensive action in the season opener vs. Miami when Jorge Gonzalez and Marcus Davis were sidelined. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Mississippi State game. High School: First-team all-state as a senior by the Louisville CourierJournal … Named to the “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the top 22 seniors in Kentucky by the Lexington Herald-Leader … Also tabbed for the “Kentucky Tremendous 26” … Played primarily in the defensive line

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is a dominating high school back whose talent screams big time,” penned recruiting analyst Tom Lemming … The No. 2 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep … Rated among the nation’s top-100 running backs by all services … Coached by Jeff Marksberry … “Miles has a tremendous ability to make plays when we had to have them,” Marksberry said. “He has a great football IQ, great athleticism and the ball skills to play any position on the field.” … Competed in the triple jump and the 4x100- and 4x400meter relays for the track and field team. Personal: Son of David Simpson and Anita Clare … David played college football at Eastern Kentucky … Major is kinesiology. Community Cats: Helped with the Christian Appalachian Project (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Miles Says … M nickname is: “V” .. I couldn’t live without my: family … The one thing I like most about football is: the competition … Something people might not know about me is: I was a lifeguard at summer camp … What I like about my position coach, Chuck Smith, is: how he cares for you as a person ... I wear uniform No. 32 because: 30 was my dad’s number, so I went two higher.

Simpson Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Safety

G-GS 10-0

Tackles 5

Int.-Yds. 0

PBU 0

FR 0

FC 0

KIRK SMITH Safety, 5-11, 180, Fr-RS Mason, Ohio (William Mason) Earned a spot on the team last year ... Noted for his work ethic in practice ... Has shown good athleticism and ball skills ... Also could contribute on special teams. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Two-year starter as a cornerback and safety for the William Mason Comets ... Coached by Brian Castner ... Helped lead the Comets to a 5-5 record his senior season. Personal: Born in Albany, Ga. … Son of Dennis and Barbara Smith ... Father played football at Valdosta State ... Plans a major in business marketing. Kirk Says ... I couldn’t live without my: parents ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: The Bachelor ... The one thing I like most about football is: bonding with the players ... My hidden talent is: gymnastics.

MATT SMITH Center, 6-4, 291, Sr-3L Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) R

SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011)

Two-year starter at center ... Intelligent performer who does a good job with the line calls ... Also handles the shotgun snap well ... Came to UK as a defensive tackle before moving to center ... Had an interesting experience in May as he took an educational/service trip to Ethiopia ... Has played in 29 games, including 22 starts. 2011 (Junior): Season got off to a slow start ... Missed the first two games with a sprained ankle ... Bounced back to play in the last 10 games,

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for perennial power St. Xavier HS in Louisville … Helped St. Xavier reach the state finals in his senior and sophomore seasons, going 14-1 in each campaign … Known for his upper-body strength and playing savvy … Saw occasional action at tight end … Although he played mostly on defense in high school, he could see action on either side of the ball in college … Scout.com lists him as the No. 63 offensive guard in the country … Coached by Mike Glaser … Played in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game … Was the leading tackler for the winning West team with seven tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback sack … Participated on his school’s powerllifting team … Won a national powerlifting meet in Texas as a freshman … Won another national meet in Wisconsin his sophomore year … Also a competitive swimmer on a club team, competing in all four events … Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. … Son of Steve and Mary Smith … Major is middle school education. Community Cats: Participated in a youth literacy event and an event at the Veterans Hospital (2010) ... Also worked with Read Across America, Camp Cedarmore and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Matt Says … My nickname is: Dragon, Schmitty ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: skinny… I couldn’t live without my: family ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: it’s a true college atmosphere that is like no other ... The one thing I like most about football is: the memories and friendship I will keep forever … My hidden talent is: swimming ... Something people might not know about me is: I won two national championships in powerlifting in high school.

MAXWELL SMITH Quarterback, 6-4, 230, So-1L Granada Hills, Calif. (Birmingham) R Freshman

All-SEC by SEC Coaches, Rivals.com (2011) R SEC Freshman of the Week vs. Ole Miss by the league office (2011) With Morgan Newton sidelined with injury, Smith was the starting quarterback during the spring ... Made good progress, according to the coaches ... Was pressed into service last year when Newton was injured and responded well ... Showed good field presence for a true freshman ... Has excellent accuracy ... Originally signed with Kentucky in the spring of 2010 ... UK’s signing class was full, so he agreed to grayshirt until January 2011. 2011 (Freshman): Named to the Freshman All-SEC team by league coaches and Rivals.com ... Played in eight games, starting three late in the season ... Won his first collegiate start by guiding UK to a 30-10 win over Ole Miss, a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter ... Completed 19 of 36 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, earning SEC Freshman of the Week honors in the process ... The 283 yards set a school record for most passing yards by a true freshman ... Threw at least one TD pass in each of his three starts ... Finished the season completing 84-of-153 passes for 819 yards and four TDs. High School: Tall quarterback known for his strong arm and cerebral ways … Played his senior season at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Calif. … Threw for approximately 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns with only two interceptions … Named All-West Valley Conference and to the all-city team … Has a reputation for recognizing defenses and coverages, not surprising for a person who scored 1480 on his SAT … Coached by Jim Rose … Also played basketball … Received the school’s Most Valuable Senior Award, covering all sports. Personal: Born in North Hollywood, Calif. … Son of Carl and Paige Smith … Plans a major in management. Community Cats: Visited patients at Veterans Hospital and participated in Read Across America and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with the God’s Pantry Project (2012). Maxwell Says … Favorite class so far: history of science and technology ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to be a sports broadcaster ... The one thing I like most about football is: game day and the physical nature of the sport … My hidden talent is: cooking ... Something people might not know about me is: I was in choir and could sing well.

Smith Career Statistics Year 2011

G-GS 8-3

Comp. 84

Att. 153

Int. 4

Pct. 54.9

Yds. 819

TD 4

Long 55

Yds.

TD

Long

41 9 0 0 174 283

0 0 0 0 0 2

10 9 0 0 23 55

Smith Game-by-Game Statistics 2011

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Opponent Comp. at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida 6 at LSU 1 at South Carolina 0 vs. Jacksonville State 0 vs. Mississippi State 26 vs. Ole Miss 19

Att.

Int.

11 5 3 0 33 36

0 0 2 0 0 0

Pct. DNP DNP DNP 55.5 20.0 0.0 0.0 78.8 52.7


15 17

31 34

0 2

84

153

4

48.3 50.0 INJ 54.9

179 133

1 1

48 46

819

4

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WILLIAM TANNER Wide Receiver, 6-0, 186, So-Sq Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) Has been a dedicated performer in practice during his two seasons with the team ... Has the speed to stretch the field … Has good hands … Also a willing, capable blocker. 2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted … Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week once during the season. High School: Helped lead Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., to Division II – 2A state championship title his sophomore season, while taking home runner-up honors his senior season … Lettered three years, while starting two seasons as a wide receiver and free safety … Had 63 catches for 865 yards and 10 touchdowns his junior season en route to setting the school record in both categories in a single season … Had 41 catches for 455 yards and five touchdowns his senior year … Defensively, he had 63 tackles, two fumbles forced, four interceptions and a return for a touchdown his senior year … Best game of his career came against Ensworth, where he had 10 catches for 140 yards and two touchdowns … Named All-Midstate, all-regional and all-state both his junior and seniors seasons … Played in the Clinic Bowl Kickoff his senior year, earning offensive MVP award … Played centerfield for the baseball team, where he lettered two seasons … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and earned a bronze medal on the National Spanish Exam. Personal: Born in Nashville, Tenn. … Parents are Hugh Tanner and Ellen Tanner … Plans a major in business management. Community Cats: Worked with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and the God’s Pantry project (2012). William Says … If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: my family … The coolest thing about being at UK is: watching the basketball team in the offseason … The one thing I like most about football is: the camaraderie with all the guys … My hidden talent is: I’m a chef ... Something people might not know about me is: I am an Eagle Scout.

DAKOTAH TYLER Safety, 5-11, 207, Jr-1L Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike) Returned to the team during the summer after a year away from school … Likely to see playing time on special teams while contending for playing time at safety … Came to UK as a tailback, then moved to the defensive backfield in the spring of 2010 … Has excellent speed … Has played in 11 games, including one start. 2011 (Sophomore): Not enrolled in school. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in the last 11 games of the season after missing the first two because of an ankle sprain ... Finished the season with 13 tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup and one fumble forced ...

Had a good game against Tennessee, as he recorded one tackle and also made his first career tackle for loss and forced a fumble ... Recorded three tackles against Vanderbilt ... First career start vs. Mississippi State, where he gathered a season-high three stops. 2009 (Freshman): Redshirted at tailback ... Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season. High School: Multi-talented athlete has the ability to play either side of the ball in college ... Started at strong safety for a state finalist as a junior, then played quarterback as a senior ... Ran for 1,314 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, averaging an amazing 10.1 yards per carry ... Ran for 11 touchdowns of 50 or more yards and had at least six TDs of 60-plus yards called back by penalty ... Also passed for 769 yards and eight TDs ... Senior honors featured all-conference, all-county and All-Metro Indianapolis by the Indianapolis Star ... Pike posted a 14-1 record his junior year, with the only loss coming in the state finals of Class AAAAA ... Made 81 tackles that season, including three tackles for loss, with eight pass breakups ... Added 251 rushing yards and two TDs, averaging 8.1 yards per carry ... Speedster who was timed at 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash, the best time at a Scout.com prospect camp ... Also has a 36-inch vertical jump and has a squat lift over 500 pounds, according to Pike High School Coach Derek Moyers ... Was a freshman teammate of current Wildcat Morgan Newton, who eventually transferred to Carmel HS ... Honorroll student who participated in the Young Men of Purpose community service organization ... Tyler originally committed to Cincinnati in the summer of 2008 before changing his mind in favor of Kentucky. Personal: Born in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Son of Kelly Tyler ... A cousin, Jeff Teague, played college basketball at Wake Forest University ... Major is business administration. Dakotah Says … I couldn’t live without my: fam ... My ideal vacation spot is: anywhere warm ... If I could be on any reality TV show, I would choose: a dating show where I get to date 30 girls ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: Big Blue Nation.

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COLLINS UKWU Defensive End, 6-5, 258, Sr-3L La Vergne, Tenn. (La Vergne) Sat out contact in the spring while he recovered from injury ... Should be ready to go in August ... Two-year regular at defensive end ... His previous three seasons have been a steady upward trajectory, giving hope that his senior season will be his best ... Displays excellent speed and has the potential to be an outstanding pass rusher ... Has played 35 games, starting 24 ... Has finished his bachelor’s degree in community communications and leadership developmen and is adding a second major this fall. 2011 (Junior): Played in nine games, missing three in midseason because of injury ... Led UK’s defensive linemen in sacks (2.5) and tackles for loss (6.5) ... Had a career-high seven tackles in the win over Central Michigan, including two TFL ... Had a crucial fumble recovery and a sack in the win over Tennessee. 2010 (Sophomore): Started every game at defensive end with 26 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack … Good game against Tennessee, posting three tackles and a quarterback hurry ... Posted a career-high six tackles vs. Auburn and Florida ... Got a sack in the win vs. WKU. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 13 games ... Drew three starting assignments ... Totaled 14 tackles, including 1.5 for loss ... Had a season high of three tackles in three games ... Had a quarterback sack vs. Florida. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Was named a Scout Team Player of the Week on three occasions, twice on defense and once on special teams.

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High School: Defensive end noted for his speed and quickness … Set a school career record with 43 tackles for loss at La Vergne (Tenn.) HS … Played only seven games his senior season because of injury, but totaled 86 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, seven quarterback sacks, three fumbles caused, and one fumble recovery … All-region as a junior and senior … Named to the all-area team as a senior by the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal … Honorable-mention all-state … Three-year starter who helped lead La Vergne to state playoff appearances his sophomore and junior seasons … Has run the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds … Coached by Will Hester … Member of school’s basketball team that won four consecutive district championships and two regional titles … Competed in the shot put and discus throw for the track and field team. Personal: Born in Nashville, Tenn. … Name is pronounced “OOK-woo” … Son of Edwin and Susan Ukwu … Adding second major in sociology after finishing his first degree in community communications and leadership development. Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Collins Says … My nickname is: “UK” (pronounced “ook”) ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: sports analyst ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend? Chicago Bulls game … The coolest thing about being at UK is: the fans … My hidden talent is: cooking gourmet meals ... Something people might not know about me is: I took ballet in middle school.

Ukwu Career Statistics Year Position G-GS 2009 Defensive End 13-3 2010 Defensive End 13-13 2011 Defensive End 9-8 Totals 35-24

Tackles 14 26 28 68

TFL-Yds. 1.5-6 1.5-8 6.5-30 9.5-44

Sacks-Yds. 0.5-2 1-8 2.5-20 4-30

FF 0 1 0 1

FR 0 0 3 0

Ukwu Game-by-Game Statistics 2010 Opponent at Louisville vs. WKU vs. Akron at Florida at Ole Miss vs. Auburn vs. South Carolina vs. Georgia at Miss. State vs. CSU vs. Vanderbilt at Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh Totals

Tackles 2 1 4 1 2 4 1 3 3 2 2 0 1 26

Sacks-Yds. 0 1-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-8

TFL-Yds. 0.5-0 1-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5-8

FC 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Tackles 2 7 5

Sacks-Yds. 1-6 0-0 0-0

TFL-Yds. 1-6 2-3 0-0 INJ INJ INJ 0-0 0-0 2-16 1-1 0-0 0.5-4 6.5-30

FC 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

PBU 0 1 0

2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals 74

0 0 6 2 3 3 28

0-0 0-0 1-10 0-0 0-0 0.5-4 2.5-20

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1 0 0 1 1 3

0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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LARRY WARFORD Offensive Guard, 6-3, 333, Sr-3L Richmond, Ky. (Madison Central) R All-SEC

second team by SEC coaches, AP, Phil Steele’s College Football (2011) R Sophomore All-America second team by CollegeFootballNews.com (2010) R All-SEC second team by SEC coaches, AP, Rivals.com, Phil Steele’s College Football (2010) R SEC All-Freshman Team by SEC coaches (2009) Has the potential to be one of the top linemen in the SEC, if not the nation, if he continues to progress ... Has received some preseason AllAmerica notice ... Has earned second-team All-SEC honors the last two seasons ... Has notable speed and quickness for a player his size ... Quickness, combined with power, has enabled him to lead the team in knockdown blocks the last two seasons ... Has played in 35 games, starting 25 in a row ... Had an educational/service trip to Ethiopia in May ... Cousin of former UK cornerback Paul Warford. 2011 (Junior): Received second-team All-SEC honors from multiple


schools … Three-year starter on the Alcoa High School juggernaut that has posted seven-consecutive state championships … Three-year starter at defensive end and two-year regular at running back … Also saw spot duty as a linebacker … Alcoa went 44-1 during his three seasons as a starter … Rushed 136 times for approximately 1,300 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior … On the defensive side, he totaled 84 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss and 16 quarterback sacks … Team’s Most Valuable Player as a senior and also was the Offensive MVP of the state championship game … Played for the winning East team in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game … Coached by Gary Rankin … “D.J. falls in the same line as (UK players) Randall Cobb and Tyler Robinson – great kid, tremendous worker, big motor and a winner. He’s a physical player, very quick off the ball. He also was a great player offensively. I think he could play either side of the ball (at Kentucky).” … An all-district honoree in basketball. Personal: Born in Naples, Fla. … Son of Darrell Sr. and Gladys Warren … A cousin of former Kentucky All-American Randall Cobb, who is now with the Green Bay Packers … Another cousin, Brandon Warren, played football at Florida State … Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011), along with the God’s Pantry project and Read Across America (2012). D.J. Says ... My nickname is: Hammer Head ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: John Conner ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: sports analyst for ESPN ... The coolest thing about UK is: the nice people that I am surrounded by ... Something people might not know about me is: I love R&B music.

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selectors ... Started every game for the second season in a row ... Led the team in knockdown blocks with 34 ... Graded at 87.5 percent for the season and allowed only one sack ... Was on the watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award as the nation’s best lineman. 2010 (Sophomore): Received second-team All-SEC honors from multiple selectors ... Started every game ... Led the team in knockdown blocks with 43 ... Outstanding block down the field on a screen pass vs. USC allowed Donald Russell to run into the redzone and set up a UK touchdown ... Had an incredible block vs. Akron that allowed Raymond Sanders to score untouched ... A key part of the UK offensive line that ranked second in the SEC in fewest sacks allowed. 2009 (Freshman): Member of the SEC All-Freshman Team as chosen by the league coaches ... Played in 10 games, mostly as a reserve at right guard. High School: The first verbal commitment of Kentucky’s 2009 signing class was a two-year all-state honoree … First-team all-state senior year by The Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the top22 seniors in Kentucky … Second-team all-state as a junior by AP … Twoyear all-region and all-district honoree … Played his junior and senior seasons at offensive tackle for Madison Central HS after moving to Kentucky from California … Helped MCHS to a 9-3 record his senior year, going to the second round of the state playoffs … Coached at Madison Central by Kenny Turner … “Larry is a very powerful blocker at the point of attack. He has size, speed and agility. He has excellent feet and gets downfield to make blocks. He’s also an intelligent player with good football instincts,” Turner said … Earned a starting job as a sophomore offensive tackle at Oceanside (Calif.) HS … Although he played tackle in high school, he was listed as one of the nation’s top 30 offensive guards, and the No. 4 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com … One of the country’s top 50 OGs by Scout.com … No. 5 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep … Played in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game … Played basketball in California but concentrated on football when he moved to Kentucky. Personal: Born in San Diego, Calif. … Son of Larry Warford Jr. and Colene Warford … Cousin of former Wildcat cornerback Paul Warford … Major is community communications and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). Larry Says … My nickname is: Larbear ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: me ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: my mom … My hidden talent is: dancing ... Something people might not know about me is: I enjoy reading Japanese manga and can play the saxophone … If I weren’t playing football, I would be: in the Navy.

Warren Career Statistics Year 2011

Position Att. Yds. Avg. Fullback 2 3 1.5

TD 0

Long Rec. 4 4

Yds. Avg. 24 6.0

TD Long 0 15

DARRELL “D.J.” WARREN Fullback, 6-0, 224, So-1L Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa) Returning starter at fullback ... A year of experience and an off-season in the weight room should help him improve ... In addition to his blocking role, is a good ballcarrier and pass catcher when called upon for those duties. 2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... Started all four games in which UK used a fullback formation ... Rushed twice for three yards ... Caught four passes for 24 yards, including a long of 15 at Georgia. High School: “Mr. Football” lineman as a senior in Tennessee Class AA … Named to the Nashville Tennessean All-State “Dream Team” that covered all classifications … First-team all-state as a junior and senior in Class AA … MaxPreps/U.S. Air Force second-team All-America among medium-sized

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Offensive Guard , 6-4, 301, Fr-RS Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Christian Academy) Showed impressive potential during his redshirt season ... Ended spring practice as the starter at left guard ... Could combine with Darrian Miller to give UK an “All-Lexington” left side of the offensive line. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Projected as the No. 17 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com … Named to the MaxPreps/U.S. Air Force Small Schools AllAmerica Team … First-team all-state as a junior and senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal … Tabbed to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the top-22 players in Kentucky … District Player of the Year … Four-year starter at Lexington Christian Academy … Played offensive tackle his first three seasons, then center and guard his senior year … Played multiple positions in the defensive line … LCA won the Class A state championship his junior season with a 14-1

record … Also first-team all-state as a junior by The Associated Press … Team advanced to the state finals his freshman season … LCA posted a 46-12 record during his four campaigns … Played in the Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl … Coached by Ray Graham and Paul Rains … “Zach has a rare combination of tremendous size, strength and athletic ability,” Graham said. “He has character, gives his best and is a leader. He’s the total package.” … Also competed in the shot put and discus throw for the track and field team … Two-year regional champion in the shot put, advancing to the state meet … Earned the distinction of Eagle Scout … A volunteer at Bluegrass Christian Camp … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born in Lexington … Son of Roger and Ginger West … Major is political science. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and the God’s Pantry project (2012). Zach Says ... My nickname is: Big Boy ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: U.S. Marshal ... The one thing I like most about football is: the camaraderie shared with everyone ... My hidden talent is: being awesome .. Something people might not know about me is: I’m a Star Wars fan.

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CoSHIK WILLIAMS Tailback, 5-9, 184, Sr-3L Hiram, Ga. (Hiram) Emerged as the starting tailback late last season and is working to retain that role ... Gets to the hole quickly ... Difficult to stop as he continues strong after first contact and breaks tackles frequently ... Also has helped in kick coverage during his career ... Has played in 23 games and started five. 2011 (Junior): Played in nine games ... Injuries gave him the opportunity for playing time and he took advantage, starting the final five games of the season ... Team’s leading rusher with 486 yards and three touchdowns ... Ran 22 times for a career-high 148 yards in the win over Jacksonville State ... Also eclipsed the century mark when he rushed 25 times for 111 yards and two TDs in the victory over Ole Miss ... Rushed for 68 yards and the game-winning touchdown vs. Tennessee. 2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in 10 games … Was given extensive reps during the Charleston Southern game, carrying the ball 13 times for 95 yards and three touchdowns, becoming the first player to rush for three touchdowns since Randall Cobb in 2008 vs. Georgia … Had a career-long 41-yard touchdown run in that game ... Carried six times for 30 yards and a TD vs. Akron ... Had 24 total carries for 136 yards and four touchdowns. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in four games ... Totaled 14 carries for 50 yards ... Top game was 10 tries for 39 yards in the win over Miami (Ohio). 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted … Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season. High School: Rushed for approximately 1,000 yards his senior season at Hiram (Ga.) High School despite missing four games because of an injury … Third in the state of Georgia in rushing his junior season with approximately 1,600 yards … Two-year member of the all-district and allregion teams … Best career game was 269 yards and three touchdowns against Tri Cities HS … Coached by Andy Dorsey … Also a track standout, reaching the state meet all four years in high school … Competed in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, along with the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays … Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. … Name is pronounced “co-SHEEK” … Son of Clarence and Lawonna Williams … CoShik’s brother, Antoine Tucker, played football at Harper University … Major is community communications and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011). CoShik Says … My nickname is: “Spiderman” ... Favorite college course so far: psychology … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to be a real estate agent … I couldn’t live without my: parents … Something people might not know about me is: I’ve been called Spiderman since I was born ... The one thing I like most about football is: being with my teammates ... My hidden talent is: rapping.

Opponent Att. at Western Kentucky 0 vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville 6 vs. Florida 11 at LSU at South Carolina vs. Jacksonville St. 22 vs. Miss. State 15 vs. Ole Miss 25 at Vanderbilt 10 at Georgia 8 vs. Tennessee 21 Totals 118

Position Att. Yds. Avg. Tailback 14 50 3.6 Tailback 24 134 5.7 Tailback 118 486 4.1 156 670 4.3

TD 0 4 3 7

29 33

148 64 111 22 11 68 486

TD 0 DNP 0 0 DNP DNP 0 0 2 0 0 1 3

Rec. 0

Yds. 0

TD 0

3 2

15 1

0 0

1 3 1 3 5 1 19

8 14 -2 15 16 3 70

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

JERRY WILLIAMS III Cornerback, 6-0, 166, Fr-RS Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) Earned a place on the team a year ago ... Practiced as a wide receiver last season, then moved to cornerback in the spring ... His athleticism gives him a lot of upside as a defensive back ... Has shown great eagerness to learn in practice. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Posted 22 wins his last two seasons at Henry Clay High School as a quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back ... Had over 2,000 yards passing his junior season for 29 total touchdowns ... Best game of his high school career came against Lafayette where he had 300 yards rushing and six touchdowns ... Collected a lot of awards both his junior and senior seasons, including being named the top player in 6A District Eight football his junior season and the top athlete award his senior season ... A two-time MVP of the Don Marshall Bowl and the Elmer T. Gilb Top Offensive Back Award ,., Coached by Sam Simpson ... Ran track at Henry Clay, lettering three years ... 4x200 and 4x400 state champion as a sophomore and 4x400 state champion as a junior ... Was named to the honor roll his junior and senior years. Personal: Born in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Tiffanie Roland and Jerry Williams Jr. ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in Big Blue U Move-In, helping students move into their dorms (2011) ... Helped with Read Across America and volunteered for the “Be the Match” Bone Marrow Donor Drive (2012). Jerry Says ... My nickname is: J-Will tha Kid ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: it’s my hometown ... My hidden talent is: I can draw ... What non-football event would you like to attend? Hockey ... The one thing I like most about football is: playing with my brothers on the field.

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Williams Career Statistics Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

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Williams Game-by-Game Statistics 2011

Long Rec. 8 0 41 2 37 19 41 21

Yds. Avg. 0 -0 0.0 70 3.7 70 3.3

TD Long 0 -0 3 0 16 0 16

Linebacker, 6-1, 245, Jr-2L Milan, Tenn. (Milan) Opens preseason work as the starter at middle linebacker ... Has been the backup at that post the last two years ... Has ability to make plays in space ... Continues to add size and strength ... Has played in 25 games.

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Match” bone marrow drive (2012). Avery Says … My nickname is: Wayne Brady ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: myself because I rarely watched football … Other than the NFL, my dream job is: head of a marketing company selling sports gear ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: God … The one thing I like most about football is: winning games … My hidden talent is: fishing ... Something people might not know about me is: that I can actually cook a great omelet … What I like about my position coach, Chuck Smith, is: he cares more than about just football.

Williamson Career Statistics Year 2010 2011 Totals

Position Linebacker Linebacker

Tackles 10 49 59

TFL-Yds. 0 1.5-3 1.5-3

Int.-Yds. 0 1-15 1-15

PBU 1 0 1

FC 0 1 1

FR 0 0 0

Williamson Game-by-Game Statistics 2011 Opponent at Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at USC vs. Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee Totals

2011 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games ... Made 49 tackles, an impressive total for someone who didn’t start any games ... Played consistently, with at least two tackles in every game ... Had career-best seven tackles in win over Jacksonville State ... Had an interception vs. Florida ... Caused a fumble at South Carolina. 2010 (Freshman): Played in all 13 games, helping give the Wildcats depth at middle linebacker … Totaled 10 tackles and one pass breakup. High School: First-team all-state linebacker in Class AAA as tabbed by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association … West Tennessee Player of the Year as a senior by the Jackson Sun … Led Milan HS to consecutive 14-1 records as a junior and senior, losing only in the state championship finals each year to perennial power Alcoa HS … Made 125 tackles with one interception during the regular season in his senior year … Also rushed for 416 yards and seven touchdowns at fullback … Collected 119 tackles as a junior, including 21 for loss … Set a Tennessee state championship game record with 22 tackles in the title contest … Region Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior … One of the top-15 players in Tennessee by Rivals.com … Played in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game following his senior season … Was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player for the winning West team … Coached by Jeff Morris … “Avery was a self-made person whose hard work made him into an impact player,” Morris said. “His work ethic and character were perfect.” … Was named the Outstanding Senior of his graduating class, recognizing academics, character and athletics … Member of the honorstudent club and the Spanish Club. Personal: Born in Cleveland, Ohio … Son of Henry and Jacinca Williamson … Plans a major in integrated strategic communications. Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011), the God’s Pantry project, Read Across America and volunteered for the “Be the 78

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Tackles 5 2 4 4 2 5 7 4 3 5 3 5 49

TFL-Yds. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1.5-3

Sacks-Yds. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

JAY WILLMOTT Punter/Kicker, 6-1, 225, Fr-RS Georgetown, Ky. (Scott County) Made the team as a walk-on in the fall of 2011 ... Competing as a punter and placekicker ... Has a strong leg and has made some great kicks in practice ... Key for him will be maintaining consistency. 2011 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Successful high school career as a kicker/punter for Scott County ... Helped the Cardinals to four district titles and two regional championships ... Great senior season, averaging 41 yards per punt, while making 9-of-11 field goals ... Very talented at kickoffs in high school with 65 touchbacks in 74 kickoffs his senior season ... First-team all-state ... Coached by Jim McKee ... Also participated in track as a thrower and distance runner, lettering two years ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Tammi Willmott ... Grandfather played at Grand Verio Junior College ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies. Community Cats: Participated in Big Blue U move in, helping students move into their dorms. Jay Says ... My favorite movie is: Wayne’s World ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: being a firefighter ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: being close to home ... Something people might not know about me is: I rescue animals ... My hidden talent is: I can style hair like a pro.


TREVINO WOODS Offensive Tackle, 6-5, 289, Sr-2L Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Valuable Offensive Scout Team Player by UK coaches (2008)

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Competing for the starting job at right tackle ... Can play either tackle position and also has played guard during his career ... Also plays on special teams ... Has added approximately 20 pounds since his arrival ... Showed excellent work habits in practice ... Has played in 27 games. 2011 (Junior): Played in 11 games, seeing most playing time on field goals and extra points. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games for UK, coming on the field mostly with Kentucky’s field goal and extra point unit. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played three games, UK’s wins over Miami (Ohio), the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Eastern Kentucky. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Earned the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Scout Team Player Award as chosen by the coaches. High School: Sizeable offensive line prospect … Played two seasons in the offensive line at Clarke Central HS in Athens, Ga. … Graded at 82 percent for his senior season, including 45 pancake blocks … Team went 7-3-1 as a senior, advancing to the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs … Named to the all-region team … Known for good quickness in addition to his noteworthy size … Has tremendous upside as he did not begin playing football until his junior year of high school … The nation’s No. 48 offensive guard by Scout.com … Coached by Leroy Ryals … The first commitment of Kentucky’s 2008 signing class … Also on the track and field team, competing three years in the shot put and discus throw. Personal: Born in Lincoln, Neb. … Son of Steven Woods and Darlene Woods … Has a cousin, Dominique Kelley, who played women’s basketball at Nebraska … Major is family sciences. Community Cats: Salvation Army bellringer (2009 and ‘11) ... Participated in events at Lexington Christian Academy, Veterans Hospital (2010), Cardinal Valley Elementary School, Northern Elementary and Clear Creek Elementary, Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and God’s Pantry (2012). Trevino Says … Favorite musical artist or group: Earth, Wind and Fire ... Favorite college class so far: philosophy ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: being part of a tradition-rich program … The one thing I like most about football is: the way it builds up young men and brings people together … Something people might not know about me is: I love motorcycles … Favorite saying or slogan by Coach Phillips? “We have a chance to do something special.”

TAYLOR WYNDHAM Defensive End, 6-4, 243, Sr-3L Swansea, S.C. (Swansea) R Freshman

All-America second team by Phil Steele’s College Football (2009) R Freshman All-America third team by CollegeFootballNews.com (2009) A starter at defensive end when the Wildcats use a four-man line ... Has been a part-time starter the past three seasons ... Emerged as a big-play performer during his freshman season ... He has worked to add approximately 35 pounds since his arrival at Kentucky ... Has played in 38 games with 16 starts.

74 TREVINO WOODS 2011 (Junior): Played in all 12 games, starting three … Made 14 tackles ... Tied his career high with six tackles at Vanderbilt and also had a tackle for loss. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, starting six … Totaled 26 tackles, 4.5 TFL and 2.5 quarterback sacks ... Tied for the team lead in QB hurries with five ... Had season high of four tackles vs. Auburn and Akron, including 1.5 sacks vs. the Zips ... Started for the injured DeQuin Evans vs. USC, giving UK a great performance with a sack and a pass breakup. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Earned a place on a pair of Freshman AllAmerica teams ... Played in all 13 games, starting seven ... Totaled 28 tackles on the season, with 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two pass breakups, a fumble caused and a fumble recovery ... Had a season-best six tackles, including 2.5 for loss, against Mississippi State ... Combined with Danny Trevathan for a crucial fourth-down tackle for loss in the Louisville game ... Sacks came against Miami and Florida. 2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named the Special Teams Scout Player of the Week by the coaches in preparation for the game against Norfolk State. High School: Tall linebacker who has tremendous speed and range, and also plays with great leverage … First-team all-state for Class AAA by the High School Sports Report and SCVarsity.com … Second-team all-state selection, covering all classifications, by the Columbia State newspaper … Played outside linebacker as a senior, making 86 tackles along with five quarterback sacks, 21 quarterback hurries, one interception, three fumbles caused, and three fumbles recoveries for Swansea HS … Also scored three touchdowns on offense … Was an inside linebacker as a junior, making 130 tackles with three caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three

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Tackles 1 2 1 3 2 1 2 6 0 3 2 4 1 28

Sacks-Yds. 1-6 0 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2-9

TFL-Yds. 1-6 0.5-2 1-3 0 0 0 0 2.5-3 0 0.5-1 1-4 0 0 6.5-19

FC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

PBU 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Tackles 2 1 4 1 2 4 1 3 3 2 2 0 1 26

Sacks-Yds. 0 0 1.5-13 0 0 0 1-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5-22

TFL-Yds. 0 0 1.5-13 0 0.5-0 0 1-9 1-1 0.5-0 0 0 0 0 4.5-23

FC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

FR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PBU 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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94 TAYLOR WYNDHAM quarterback sacks, and one interception … Named all-region as a junior and senior … Totaled more than 300 tackles at Swansea … Also played defensive end early in his high school career … Played in the South Carolina North-South All-Star Game after his senior season … Ranked as the nation’s No. 47 strongside linebacker by Scout.com … Coached by Van Lewis … Also played soccer and basketball … Made the all-region and all-area teams in basketball his junior year … Honor-roll student … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Personal: Born in Charleston, S.C. … Son of Kurt and Melanie Wyndham … Major is community communication and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated in Read Across Ameica, another youth literacy event, Veterans Hospital (2010) and the Big Blue U Move-In (2012). Taylor Says … My nickname is: Nighthawk ... My ideal vacation spot is: out in the ocean without a care in the world … I couldn’t live without my: family ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: all the new people and friendships I have gained … The one thing I like most about football is: being part of a family and brotherhood that will last for the rest of my lfie … Something people might not know about me is: I enjoy poetry and listening to classical/opera music in my off time … Favorite saying or slogan by Coach Phillips: “Bring somebody with you!”

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Sacks-Yds. 2-9 2.5-22 0 4.5-31

FF 1 1 0 2

FR 1 0 0 1

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DARON BLAYLOCK

SHAWN BLAYLOCK

Defensive Back, 6-1, 215, Fr-HS Marietta, Ga. (Walton)

Defensive Back, 5-10, 166, Fr-HS Lithonia, Ga. (Stephenson)

High School: Played both safety and linebacker in high school … Could be an ideal fit for the hybrid linebacker/safety position in the UK defense … Second-team all-state in Class AAAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association … Played at Walton HS in Marietta, Ga. … Helped Walton to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA … Ranked as the No. 31 inside linebacker in the nation by 24/7 Sports … One of the nation’s top-100 linebackers by Scout.com … Posted 75 tackles and an interception during his junior season … Has been timed in the 4.5-second range in the 40-yard dash, an excellent time for a linebacker … Coached by Rocky Hidalgo … Also ran track in high school, competing in the 100- and 4-400-meter dashes, along with the 4x100meter relay. Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. … Name pronounced same as “Darren” … Twin brother of fellow UK signee Zack Blaylock … Son of Janelle Woods and John Woods … Also son of Mookie Blaylock, who played 13 years in the NBA with New Jersey, Atlanta and Golden State … Daron plans a major in management.

High School: Two-way player, seeing action as a wide receiver and cornerback as a junior and senior at Stephenson HS in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Projects as a defensive back as a collegian … Broke the school record with four interceptions in a game … Senior season totals featured seven interceptions, two fumbles caused, 10 tackles for loss and nine pass breakups … Earned all-region honors … Honorable-mention all-state by ESPN … Team posted a 9-2 record and advanced to the state playoffs both his seasons at Stephenson … Also played corner his sophomore season at Shiloh HS in Snellville, Ga. … The nation’s No. 77 corner by Scout.com … Has been timed under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Coached at Stephenson by Ron Gartrell … Teammate of current UK signee DeMarcus Sweat … Will join former Stephenson products Jabari Johnson, Raymond Sanders and Ronnie Shields at UK. Personal: Born in Augusta, Ga. … Son of Alisa Donalson … His brother, Brandon, plays football at Tusculum College … A cousin, Alexis Burke, plays basketball at Rutgers … Considering a major in engineering.

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ZACK BLAYLOCK Defensive Back, 6-0, 188, Fr-HS Marietta, Ga. (Walton) High School: Big-play performer from his safety position … Intercepted 11 passes as a senior, returning five for touchdowns … First-team all-state in Class AAAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association … Played at Walton HS in Marietta, Ga. … Helped Walton to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA … Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Touchdown Club … Cobb County Defensive Player of the Year … Also started as a wide receiver during his senior season … Rated the No. 34 safety in the nation by Rivals.com … Rated No. 52 nationally by Scout.com … One of the top-40 prospects in Georgia by SuperPrep … Coached by Rocky Hidalgo … Ran track in high school, competing in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100-meter relay. Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. … Twin brother of fellow UK signee Daron Blaylock … Son of Janelle Woods and John Woods … Also son of Mookie Blaylock, who played 13 years in the NBA with New Jersey, Atlanta and Golden State … Zack is interested in a major in management.

THOMAS CHAPMAN Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 297, Fr-HS Louisville, Ky. (duPont Manual) High School: Highly regarded defensive tackle prospect … The nation’s No. 30 DT and the No. 2 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com … The No. 31 tackle and No. 4 Kentucky prospect by 24/7 Sports … The No. 32 tackle nationally by Scout.com … No. 4 in Kentucky by ESPN and SuperPrep … Played for the victorious West team in the Offense-Defense All-America Game at Cowboys Stadium … Played at

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duPont Manual HS in Louisville … Approximately 75 tackles and eight quarterback sacks as a senior … Bounced back to play his senior year after missing most of his junior season because of injury … Team went 9-3 his senior season and was in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs … Coached by Dr. Oliver Lucas … Also played basketball in high school and was the team’s Defensive Most Valuable Player. Personal: Born in Louisville … Son of Gemma Chapman … A sister, Gwen, played basketball at Western Kentucky … Plans a major in kinesiology.

LANDON FOSTER Kicker/Punter, 6-1, 198, Fr-HS Franklin, Tenn. (Independence) High School: Has the ability and versatility to be a punter and kicker on the collegiate level … Likely will concentrate on punting his first season … Named firstteam all-state in Class AAAAAA as a kicker by the Tennessee Sports Writers’ Association … Picked as the punter for the all-state “Dream Team,” covering all classifications, by the Nashville Tennesseean … Made 11 of 16 field goals as a senior with a long of 49 … Averaged 41.3 yards per punt … 50 of his 56 kickoffs went for touchbacks and four of the others were on-side kicks … Named his team’s Most Valuable Player, a rare honor for a kicking specialist … Independence HS went 8-3 his senior year and reached the state playoffs in Class AAAAAA … Three-year starter as the team’s punter and kicker … Rated the No. 8 kicker in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 12 kicker by 24/7 Sports … The No. 10 prospect in the state of Tennessee by SuperPrep, which wrote, “Technically strong with good hang times and directional ability. Also performs well under pressure.” … Played for the winning West team in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game … Coached by Kevin Dyson … Has worked with former Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich … Also played soccer his first two years in high school … Played on a regional all-star team that had matches in

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Mexico, England and Costa Rica … Began receiving college scholarship offers in soccer as a sophomore but gave up the game the final two seasons to concentrate on football … Principal’s List student … Member of the National Honor Society … Member of the National Technical Honor Society for his studies in medical science. Personal: Born in Franklin, Tenn. … Son of Cliff and Tina Foster … Cliff played college football at Tennessee … Major is undecided.

PATRICK GRAFFREE Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 280, Fr-HS Elizabethtown, Ky. (Central Hardin) High School: Second-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and the Louisville CourierJournal … Played at Central Hardin HS in Cecilia, Ky. … Team’s best finish was 9-3 as a junior, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs … Three-year starter … Had 11 quarterback sacks as a senior … Totaled 91 tackles as a junior, featuring 10 tackles for loss, six quarterback sacks and a pass interception … Participated in a pair of postseason all-star games after his senior year … Played for the winning Greater Louisville team in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star Game, defeating a team from the remainder of the state … Also played in the Kentucky vs. Tennessee Border Bowl … One of the top-10 prospects in Kentucky by Rivals.com, 24/7 Sports and SuperPrep … The nation’s No. 72 defensive tackle by 24/7 … Head coaches at Central Hardin were former UK quarterback Mark Perry and Mike Lawson … Also participated in basketball and the track and field teams … Competed in the shot put and discus throw … Honor-roll student. Personal: : Born in Jackson, Miss. … Son of Patti Lewis and Antonio Townsend … A cousin, Jeremy Graffree, played football at Virginia Tech … Considering a major in business or kinesiology.


KHALID HENDERSON

High School: Linebacker combines good size with outstanding athleticism … Has been timed as fast as 4.51 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Four-year letterman, three-year starter at Pebblebrook HS in Mableton, Ga. … Made 85 tackles with three interceptions as a senior … Also played running back and wide receiver … Scored 10 offensive touchdowns and three defensive TDs in high school … All-county selection … The No. 19 outside linebacker in the nation by ESPN and the No. 17 prospect in Georgia … Rated as the No. 51 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com … One of the top-60 prospects in Georgia by 24/7 Sports … Chosen for a national all-star game but did not play … Coached by Randall Smith … Participated in track, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, 110- and 300-meter hurdles, the long jump and triple jump … National Honor Society … Participated in community service activities, including mentoring children, with the American Legion and South Fulton Masonic Lodge. Personal: Born in Austell, Ga. … Named is pronounced “kah-LEED” … Son of Jacquia Henderson, Larry Conley and Valencia Conley … Interested in a major in kinesiology.

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Linebacker, 6-1, 220, Fr-HS Mableton, Ga. (Pebblebrook)

T.J. JONES Offensive Lineman, 6-6, 290, Fr-HS Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach)

JOSH HARRIS Defensive Back, 6-0, 195, Fr-HS Maysville, Ky. (Mason County) High School: Versatile athlete … His multiple skills were displayed at Mason County (Ky.) High School, where he played running back, receiver, linebacker and defensive back … Four-year starter … A secondteam preseason All-American by MaxPreps prior to his senior year … Rushed for 2,848 yards and 42 touchdowns in his career, despite missing most of his senior season because of injury … Totaled 582 receiving yards and eight TDs … Also threw a couple of touchdown passes … Totaled 287 tackles and six fumble recoveries as a linebacker on defense … Team went 9-2 his junior season and 10-1 as a sophomore … All-state as a junior … One of the nation’s top-60 running backs as chosen by Scout.com … The No. 2 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep … Coached by David Buchanan … Also played basketball, golf and ran track in high school … Helped his team to two appearances in the Sweet 16 basketball state tournament … His 4x400-meter relay team won the state as a sophomore … Posted a 3.98 grade-point average, making only one “B” in high school … Member of Teens Against Tobacco Use, the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and Students Against Drunk Driving. Personal: Son of Larry and Tracci Harris … Born in Bowling Green, Ky. … Larry played college football at Western Kentucky, where he was coached by current Wildcat assistant Mike Cassity … An uncle, Delaney Fonas, also played football at WKU … Plans a major in engineering.

High School: Offensive line prospect who projects as a tackle on the collegiate level … Played tackle at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) HS … Helped his team win at least 11 games every season … Myrtle Beach won the Class AAA state championship his junior and freshman years with a 14-1 record each campaign … State quarterfinalist as a senior with an 11-2 mark … 13-2 record and state runner-up his soph season … Three-year starter at offensive tackle … Also saw action on defense … All-district performer … Won area Lineman of the Week honors four times … Rated the No. 23 prospect in South Carolina by 24/7 Sports and No. 28 in the state by Rivals.com … No. 34 in South Carolina by SuperPrep … One of the nation’s top-100 offensive tackles by 24/7 and Scout.com … Coached by Mickey Wilson … Also played basketball and was most valuable player in a couple of in-season tournaments … Honor-roll student and a member of the DECA club. Personal: Born in Myrtle Beach, S.C. … Son of Carla Jones … Considering a major in computer science.

A.J. LEGREE Wide Receiver, 6-1, 178, Fr-HS Fort White, Fla. (Fort White) High School: Gifted wide receiver combines passcatching skills with the athletic ability of a state-champion high jumper … Four-year starter at wide receiver and cornerback at Fort White (Fla.) HS … As a senior, caught 47 passes for 698 yards and 10 touchdowns … Made six interceptions on defense, returning two for touchdowns … First-team all-state in Class AAA by The Associated Press … Named the Area Player of the Year by the Gainesville Sun … Helped Fort White to an 8-4 record and second

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round of the state playoffs … Turned in a breakout performance in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game … Was named the No. 2 prospect in the game by Rivals.com and the “Sleeper of the Night” by Scout.com … Coached by Demetric Jackson … Began participating with the high school track and field team when he was in sixth grade … Won the state high-jump championship as a junior with a leap of six feet, 10 inches … Also competed in two hurdles events, the triple jump and long jump … Played basketball and was a member of the school’s weightlifting team … Helped basketball advance to the state tournament his junior year and won the team’s academic award … Member of the Beta Club. Personal: Born in Gainesville, Fla. … Son of Fernanda Legree … A cousin, Kendyll Pope, played football at Florida State … Considering a major in history.

DYSHAWN MOBLEY Running Back, 5-11, 223, Fr-HS Powell, Tenn. (Powell) High School: Set Tennessee single-season rushing records with 3,068 yards and 48 touchdowns as a senior … Averaged 12.2 yards per carry … Led Powell (Tenn.) to a 14-1 record, reaching the state championship game in Class AAAAA … Named to the all-state “Dream Team,” covering all classifications, selected by the Nashville Tennesseean … First-team all-state by The Associated Press … Career totals feature 5,849 rushing yards, averaging more than 10 yards per carry, and 76 touchdowns … Three-year all-district choice … Helped Powell to an 11-1 mark and second round of the state playoffs as a junior … Also excelled as a linebacker on defense … Rushed for a record 118 yards in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game and was named the East Offensive Most Valuable Player … Coached by Matt Lowe … Participation on the track team featured the 100- and 200-meter dashes and the 4x100- and 4x200meter relays … Honor roll student. Personal: Born in Bridgeton, N.J. … Name is pronounced “DAY-shawn MOBE-lee” … Son of Linda Mobley … Major is undecided.

ZACH MYERS Offensive Lineman, 6-3, 285, Fr-HS Miamisburg, Ohio (Miamisburg) High School: Combines good athletic ability with offensive line skills … Four-year starter at offensive guard and tackle at Miamisburg (Ohio) HS … Could become a center as a collegian … Rated as the No. 52 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals.com … Also the No. 79 guard by 24/7 Sports and the No. 85 guard by Scout.com … One of the top 60 prospects in the talent-rich state of Ohio by Rivals … Named second-team All-Southwest Ohio … Coached by Tim Lewis … Also played basketball … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Dayton, Ohio … Son of Brad and Julie Myers … Brad was an offensive lineman at UK from 1984-87 … Brad played one year with Joker Phillips (1984) and blocked for three of the top rushers in Kentucky history – George Adams, Mark Higgs and Marc Logan … Julie played basketball at Dayton … Major is undecided.

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LANGSTON NEWTON Defensive Lineman, 6-4, 258, Fr-HS Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) High School: First-team all-state as a senior at Carmel (Ind.) HS … Helped lead Carmel to a 14-1 record and state championship in Class AAAAA … A disruptive presence in the defensive line, combining good size, strength and athletic ability … Played end, tackle and noseguard at various times … Projected as an end in the collegiate ranks … The No. 6 prospect in Indiana and the No. 28 strongside defensive end in the nation by 24/7 Sports … No. 8 in Indiana and the No. 40 strongside end nationally by Rivals.com … Rated as the No. 69 overall prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep … Helped Carmel to the state finals his soph season … Coached by Kevin Wright … Selected for the Indiana North-South All-Star Game … Also outstanding in track and field, as he had full scholarship offers in that sport from nationally prominent schools … Won the state championship in both the shot put and discus throw as a senior … Holds the school records in both events … President of the school’s Diversity Focus Group. Personal: Born in Indianapolis, Ind. … Son of John and Ruby Newton … John played college football at Grambling State University … Langston is the brother of current Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton … Major is undecided.

CODY QUINN Defensive Back, 5-10, 163, Fr-HS Middletown, Ohio (Middletown) High School: Brings outstanding speed to the cornerback position, having run the 40-yard dash in as fast as 4.37 seconds … Helped Middletown (Ohio) HS to three-consecutive 10-win seasons and berths in the state playoffs … Third-team All-Ohio by The Associated Press as a senior … Intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown, and had 10 pass breakups … His speed also indicated by the fact that he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns as a junior … Three-year starter … Had five interception returns for touchdowns during his career … Was invited to play in the Ohio North-South All-Star Game and the “Big 33” Ohio vs. Pennsylvania All-Star Game … The No. 63 prospect in Ohio by ESPN and also the nation’s No. 68 cornerback … The No. 102 prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep … Coached by Troy Everhart and Jason Krause … Ran in the 100-meter dash and the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays … Best time in the 100 is a swift 10.5 seconds. Personal: Born in Middletown, Ohio … Son of Tia Herndon … Cousin of Kelly Herndon, who played in the NFL for Seattle, Denver and Tennessee … Major is undecided.

JONATHAN REED Defensive Back, 5-9, 185, Fr-HS Indianapolis, Ind. (Pike) High School: Swift cornerback has been timed as low as 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Three-year starter at Pike HS in Indianapolis, Ind., playing safety as a sophomore and cornerback as a junior and senior … Helped Pike to a state playoff berth each season … Runner-up in the state sectional as a junior with a 9-3 record … One of the top-10 prospects


DEMARCUS SWEAT Wide Receiver, 6-1, 192, Fr-HS Lithonia, Ga. (Stephenson) High School: Combines good size with explosive ability … Big-play potential shown by his three punt return touchdowns and three kickoff return touchdowns during his senior season at Stephenson HS in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Scored 10 total touchdowns as a senior … Averaged more than 24 yards per reception as a junior … Has been timed as fast as 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash … One of the nation’s top-100 wide receivers by ESPN … One of top-80 prospects in Georgia by ESPN and 24/7 Sports … Team posted a 9-2 record each of his last two seasons at Stephenson … Received all-county recognition … Coached at Stephenson by Ron Gartrell … Teammate of current UK signee Shawn Blaylock … Will join former Stephenson products Jabari Johnson, Raymond Sanders and Ronnie Shields at UK … Also participated in basketball and the track and field teams … Basketball team went to the state tournament … Track events included the 400- and 800-meter runs, three relay events and the triple jump … Finished eighth in the triple jump and second in the sprint medley relay at the state meet … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Son of Cicelie Sweat … Comes from a family with Kentucky athletic ties … Cousin of former Wildcat football player Jeremy Jarmon, who has played for the Washington Redskins and is now with the Denver Broncos … Also a cousin of former UK basketball player Marquis Estill … Considering a major in communications.

JORDAN SWINDLE Offensive Lineman, 6-7, 310, Fr-HS St. Johns, Fla. (Creekside) High School: Second-team all-state as a senior in Florida Class AAAAA by The Associated Press … Big offensive line prospect … His height and long reach are ideal for pass protection … Two-year starter at offensive tackle at Creekside HS in St. Johns, Fla. … Helped lead Creekside to an 8-4 record as a senior and the first state playoff win in school history … Named All-First Coast (all-area) by the Florida Times-Union … Also named to the Florida Times-Union “Super 24” list of top area prospects … One of the nation’s top-100 offensive tackles as evaluated by ESPN … Coached by Greg Stanton … Participated in the shot put and discus throw for the track and field team … Also played lacrosse … Honor-roll student … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Senior Men’s Club. Personal: : Born in Jacksonville, Fla. … Son of Bob and Mary Swindle … Considering a pre-med curriculum.

JUSTIN TAYLOR Running Back, 5-10, 215, Fr-HS Atlanta, Ga. (North Atlanta) High School: Projected as one of the South’s top running backs heading into his senior season … Committed to Alabama prior to his senior year at North Atlanta HS but incurred a knee injury in September … Decided to re-open his recruitment after Alabama asked him to grayshirt … Knee rehabilitation is going well and is expected to be ready to compete when practice begins in August … Rushed for approximately 1,500 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior at Washington HS in Atlanta … Named All-Atlanta as a junior … Also started two years on defense as a linebacker … One of the nation’s top-40 running backs by ESPN and 24/7 Sports … Coached by Stanley Pritchett … A track athlete who competed in the 200- and 400-meter dashes, along with the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays … Member of the Men of Excellence and the Kappa League, a pair of mentoring and community service organizations. Personal: Born in Atlanta … Son of Yolanda Taylor and Kenji Bell … Plans a major in education.

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in Indiana by ESPN … Also the nation’s No. 44 cornerback prospect by ESPN … Named to the juniors-only all-state team in 2010 by the Indiana Football Coaches Association … Also earned all-county and all-conference honors …Coached by Derek Moyers … Member of the track and field team … Participated in a unique combination of events, the 100- and 200meter dashes, along with the discus throw, highlighting his combination of speed and strength … Member of the Young Men of Purpose, a community service organization. Personal: Born in Indianapolis, Ind. … Son of Norman Glover and Janel Glover … Norman played college football at Ball State … Considering a major in music or psychology … Enjoys playing the piano in his spare time.

KADEEM “PANCHO” THOMAS Linebacker, 6-0, 225, Fr-HS Tallahassee, Fla. (Godby) High School: A tackling machine at Godby HS in Tallahassee, Fla. … Totaled 142 tackles as a senior … Helped team to a 9-3 record and a spot in the second round of the state playoffs … Had 160 stops as a junior, leading the state in tackles, and was named the Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club … One of the nation’s top 40 inside linebackers by Rivals.com, 24/7 Sports and ESPN … Three-year starter who earned all-district honors each year … Also played fullback and tight end on offense … Played for winning North team in the Florida North-South All-Star Game sponsored by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association … Coached by Ronnie Cottrell … Ran the 100-meter dash for the track and field team … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Tallahassee, Fla. … Name is pronounced “kah-DEEM” … Son of Michelle Richardson and Eric Thomas … Interested in a major in education.

FRED TILLER Defensive Back, 6-0, 180, Fr-HS Homerville, Ga. (Clinch County) High School: Outstanding athlete could play either side of the ball in college … Three-year starter at receiver and defensive back at Clinch County (Ga.) HS … First-team all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior … Helped Clinch to a perfect 15-0 record and Class A state championship as a junior … Caught 31 passes for 736 yards and nine touchdowns during that junior year, along with 65 tackles and five interceptions on defense … Two years all-region … Rated the No. 45 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com … Coached by Jim Dickerson … An all-region player in basketball … Track athlete in the long jump, high jump, triple jump and the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays. Personal: Born in Homerville, Ga. … Son of Diane McNair … Major is undecided.

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Offensive Lineman, 6-5, 290, Fr-HS Indianapolis, Ind. (Brebeuf Jesuit) High School: Big offensive lineman who also is noted for his athleticism ... Could be slotted as a guard or tackle on the collegiate level … Named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association all-state team … Played at Brebeuf Jesuit in Indianapolis, Ind. … Helped Brebeuf advance to the state playoffs each year he was on the varsity … Ranked as the No. 11 player in Indiana and the No. 33 offensive guard in the nation by 24/7 Sports … Rated the nation’s No. 60 offensive tackle by Scout.com … Coached by Ryan Gallogly … Also participated in track and field, basketball and lacrosse … Put the shot and threw the discus for the track and field team, advancing to the state meet his senior year … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Indianapolis … Name is pronounced “TOETH” with a long “o” sound … Son of Jon Toth and Stacy Reifeis … An uncle, Craig Reifeis, played college football at Miami (Fla.) … Considering a major in engineering.

PATRICK TOWLES Quarterback, 6-5, 242, Fr-HS Ft. Thomas, Ky. (Highlands) High School: Named to the Parade magazine AllAmerica team … “Mr. Football” for the Commonwealth of Kentucky … Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky … Won the Paul Hornung Award as the Kentucky Player of the Year … Big, strong-armed quarterback who also has notable running ability … Led Highlands HS to three consecutive state championships as the starting quarterback, Class AAAA as a senior and Class AAAAA as a sophomore and junior … Team compiled a three-year record of 44-1, including 38-1 with Towles as the starter … As a senior completed 171 of 279 passes (61.3 percent) for 3,820 yards with 42 touchdowns and only one interception … Also rushed for 589 yards and 15 TDs … Career totals feature 7,429 passing yards and 73 touchdown passes while rushing for 1,718 yards and 38 TDs … The No. 1 prospect in Kentucky and one of the top-10 pro-style quarterbacks in the country by Rivals.com and 24/7 Sports … Athleticism is such that ESPN rates his college position as “athlete” instead of quarterback … Coached by Dale Mueller … Highlands’ quarterbacks coach was former UK QB Jared Lorenzen … Also played basketball, in which he earned all-region, and track and field, competing in the high jump … Member of the National Honor Society … Math tutor for elementary-school students. Personal: Born in Bellevue, Ky. … Last name is pronounced “TOLES” … Son of Terry and Amy Towles … Strong arms are in Patrick’s heritage as he is the grandson of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (and United States Senator) Jim Bunning … Patrick’s uncle, Jim Bunning Jr., played football at Indiana … Patrick’s brother, Thomas, played baseball at Transylvania … Considering a political science/pre-law curriculum.

JORDAN WATSON Offensive Lineman, 6-4, 315, Fr-HS Fayetteville, Ga. (Whitewater) High School: Well-regarded offensive lineman … The No. 39 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com … No. 37 nationally by 24/7 Sports … Rated as the No. 31 prospect in Georgia by SuperPrep 86

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… Earned first-team all-state honors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution … Also first-team All-Metro Atlanta … Three-year starter at Whitewater HS in Fayetteville, Ga., and blocked for current Wildcat Josh Clemons … Also played some noseguard in short-yardage/goalline situations … Earned a spot in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic … Also chosen Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week … Coached by Amos McCreary … A pitcher and first baseman, he helped the baseball team advance to three state tournaments, including two appearances in the finals … Also wrestled one year, compiling a 19-3 record … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Named the school’s Homecoming King … Helped coach youth football. Personal: Born in Riverdale, Ga. … Son of Mark and Kim Watson … Jordan’s grandfather, Fred Watson, was an offensive lineman at Wofford College and Jordan wears uniform No. 55 in his honor … Considering a political science/pre-law curriculum.

JALEN WHITLOW Quarterback/Athlete, 6-2, 210, Fr-HS Prattville, Ala. (Prattville) High School: Exciting athlete with multiple skills … Helped Prattville (Ala.) HS to the Class AAAAAA state championship and a top-25 national ranking … Split time at quarterback and wide receiver … Earned honorable-mention all-state honors even though he wasn’t the team’s full-time quarterback … Listed as the nation’s No. 12 dual-threat QB and the No. 20 prospect in Alabama by 24/7 Sports … The No. 32 prospect in Alabama by Rivals.com … Coached at Prattville by Jamey Dubose … Was the starting quarterback as a sophomore at Jefferson Davis HS in Montgomery … Member of the basketball team and was named most valuable player of two in-season tournaments … Helped coach youth league football and the “powder puff” girls’ football team … Honor-roll student. Personal: Born in Montgomery, Ala. … Son of Walter and Tracey Whitlow … Walter played basketball in junior college … Major is undecided.

STERLING WRIGHT Defensive Back, 5-11, 201, Fr-HS Miami, Fla. (Coral Reef/North Carolina Tech) Prep School: Played prep school football in the 2011 season at North Carolina Tech in Charlotte, the same school that produced current Wildcat Farrington Huguenin … Known as a hard hitter with good range … Coached by Tim Newman. High School: Played at Coral Reef HS in Miami, Fla. … Four-year letterman and three-year starter … Received All-Dade County mention as a junior and senior … Team captain … Helped team to a 6-4 record senior year … Totaled 55 tackles and caused nine fumbles … Coached by Chevas Clements … Played in two all-star contests, the Miami Dolphins/Under Armour All-Star Game and the Miami-Dade County All-Star Game … Ran hurdles for the track team. Personal: Born in Miami … Son of Katrina Wright … Sterling is a triplet, born with a pair of sisters … One sister, Shannon, runs track at the University of Miami … Major is undecided.


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1 >> KENTUCKY 14, WESTERN KENTUCKY 3 // 9/1/11 ehind the first career rushing touchdown from freshman tailback Josh Clemons and junior La’Rod King’s seventh career receiving touchdown, the University of Kentucky football team claimed its fifth-consecutive season opener, taking down in-state foe Western Kentucky University 14-3 at LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. The win extended Kentucky’s school-record regular-season non-conference winning streak to 20 games and also kept UK undefeated against WKU all-time, moving to 3-0 in series history. Although a home game for WKU, the game was played at LP Field in Nashville, the home of the

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Tennessee Titans. The Wildcats had an impressive defensive performance under new co-defensive coordinator Rick Minter, limiting WKU to 93 passing yards and only 234 yards of total offense. Kentucky’s defense surrendered only three points to the Hilltoppers, while racking up four interceptions in one game for the first time since 2005. Individually, Kentucky was led defensively by seniors Danny Trevathan, Winston Guy and Ronnie Sneed, who each posted double-figure tackles. Trevathan paced the Wildcats with 13, while Guy had 10 tackles and two interceptions and Sneed earned a career-best 10 stops and also had a pickoff. WKU opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 41-yard field goal by Casey Tinius. In the second quarter, the UK offense was sparked by Guy’s first interception of the game, leading to Clemons’ 14-yard touchdown run to give the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish. After both defenses dominated play in the third quarter, Kentucky put the game away with a key touchdown with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Facing third-and-long deep in his own territory, UK quarterback Morgan Newton rushed up the middle for 58 yards for a pivotal first down. Two plays later, Newton hit King on a beautiful pass in the corner of the endzone to propel the Wildcats to a 14-3 victory. 7 3

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entucky used another second-half shutout from its defense and scored 24 unanswered points, including an 87-yard touchdown run by freshman Josh Clemons, to win its sixth-consecutive home opener in a 27-13 victory over Central Michigan at Commonwealth Stadium. The Wildcats’ defense was solid for the second-consecutive game, limiting Central Michigan to less than 100 yards rushing and earning two interceptions. UK was led by linebacker Danny Trevathan, who notched 13 tackles, including three tackles for loss, plus an interception. Safety/linebacker Winston Guy also had 13 tackles and safety Martavius Neloms posted 10 stops. The Chippewas jumped out to an early lead in the game, taking the opening drive down the field for a David Harman 19-yard field goal. After Kentucky tied the score at 3-3 by a 41-yard field goal from Craig McIntosh, Central Michigan scored 10 straight points to take a 13-3 lead behind a touchdown reception from Jerry Harris and another field goal from Harman. Kentucky tacked on another field goal before halftime, this time a 45-yarder from McIntosh before rattling off 21 unanswered points. After both teams punted twice to start the second half, Kentucky swung the momentum in its direction by stopping CMU on fourth-and-inches in its own territory. On the next play, UK quarterback Morgan Newton rifled a 34-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver La’Rod King, tying the game at 13-13. On Kentucky’s next possession, UK true freshman running back Josh Clemons ran into a pile in the middle of the field, then broke away to his right and raced to the end zone for an 87-yard touchdown. It is the longest run in school history by a Wildcat freshman and the fourth-longest run in school history. The dash put the Wildcats ahead for good. UK put the game away on its next drive, marching 85 yards down the field before Newton rushed for a one-yard touchdown to go up 27-13.

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2 >> KENTUCKY 27, CENTRAL MICHIGAN 13 // 9/10/11

KENTUCKY 11 33/93 7/18/3 97 51 190 1/0 7/60 7/47.1 3-of-13 26:00

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Kentucky – Clemons 11-39-1, Sanders 13-35, Newton 7-29, D. Robinson 2-(-10) WKU – Rainey 28-105, Jakes 9-32, Jones 2-10, Andrews 3-(-6)

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Kentucky – Newton 7-18-3-97-1 WKU – Jakes 9-27-4-93-0 R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

Kentucky – King 2-42-1, Roark 2-11, McCaskill 1-34, Hines 1-6, Adams 1-4 WKU – Vasquez 3-32, Brand 2-33, Rainey 2-21, Doyle 1-5, Jones 1-2 TACKLES

Kentucky – Trevathan 13, Guy 10, Sneed 10 WKU – Jackson 12, Beard 7

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Kentucky – Newton 9-18-1-114-1 CMU – Radcliff 24-45-2-295-1 R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

Kentucky – King 5-100-1, McCaskill 2-9, Boyd 1-5, Sanders 1-0 CMU – Wilson 7-71, Harris 6-91-1, Davis 3-55, Tipton 3-52, Phillips 2-9, Blackburn 1-12, Odykirk 1-3, Lombardo 1-2 Kentucky – Trevathan 13, Guy 10, Neloms 10 CMU – Petrucci 12, Addae 9

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CMU – Harman 19 FG … 8:04 1st qtr. UK – McIntosh 41 FG … 5:11 1st qtr. CMU – Harris 24 pass from Radcliff (Harman kick) … 1:19 1st qtr. CMU – Harman 30 FG … 10:20 2nd qtr. UK – King 34 pass from Newton (McIntosh kick) … 4:07 3rd qtr. UK – Clemons 87 run (McIntosh kick) … 0:23 3rd qtr. UK – Newton 1 run (McIntosh kick) … 5:35 4th qtr. T E A M S TAT I S T I C S First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

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3 >> LOUISVILLE 24, KENTUCKY 17 // 9/17/11

4 >> #15 FLORIDA 48, KENTUCKY 10 // 9/24/11

entucky put together a late rally but came up short in a comeback effort against in-state rival Louisville, falling 24-17 at Commonwealth Stadium. The win for Louisville marked the first time since 2007 that Kentucky did not win the battle for the Governor’s Cup. The game started with the Wildcats marching down the field to the Louisville two-yard line before the Cardinals’ defense stiffened and held the Wildcats to a 20-yard field goal by junior Craig McIntosh. Late in the quarter, Louisville gained the lead it would not relinquish when starting quarterback Will Stein connected on a 38-yard touchdown pass to Andrell Smith to give the Cardinals a 7-3 lead. U of L tacked on seven more points with just over a minute to go in the first half when Teddy Bridgewater, who replaced the injured Stein at quarterback, completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker. Kentucky and quarterback Morgan Newton responded before the half ended, taking the ball 80 yards down the field and cutting the U of L lead to 14-10 when King caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Newton with 10 seconds remaining in the half. Louisville received the opening kickoff of the second half and put three points on the board to take its lead back to seven when Chris Philpott connected from 20 yards out. The Cardinals took a 24-10 lead with just over 11 minutes remaining in the game when Bridgewater hit Josh Bellamy for a 25-yard touchdown pass. UK began its comeback effort on the next drive, getting a two-yard touchdown pass from Newton to wide receiver E.J. Fields to cut the lead in half. After U of L went three-and-out on its next possession, Kentucky started a would-be game tying drive before losing the ball on downs at the Louisville 18-yard line.

he No. 15 Florida Gators used a capable rushing attack and opportunistic defense in defeating Kentucky 48-10 at Commonwealth Stadium. The Gators racked up 520 yards of total offense in the game, including 405 yards on the ground en route to the victory. Jeff Demps paced the Gator attack with 10 rushes for 157 yards and two touchdowns, while Chris Rainey added 105 yards and Trey Burton and Mike Gillislee each had rushing touchdowns. The Gator defense generated four turnovers, all of which eventually produced points. The Wildcats managed to frustrate the Gators early on in the game as the Gators went three-and-out on the first drive for just the fourth time all season, and UK forced a Florida punt in the second drive. But a fumble by the Wildcats provided the burst of energy Florida needed as the Gators took over at the Kentucky 45, and John Brantley hit Gerald Christian on a 45-yard touchdown pass across the middle on the next play to give the Gators a 7-0 lead at 8:10 in the first quarter. Florida got two more scores in the first quarter when Demps busted a 20-yard touchdown run to make it 14-0 and then Burton punched in a score from the oneyard line. Kentucky responded with a 69-yard drive, capped by a 24-yard field goal from Craig McIntosh to end the opening period behind 21-3. In the second quarter, Florida’s offense received help from its defense when Jaye Howard grabbed a fumble and returned it for a score. Late in the quarter, Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan forced and recovered a fumble in Florida territory. Two plays later, Morgan Newton hit La’Rod King for a 19-yard touchdown reception – his fourth consecutive game with a touchdown catch – to make the score 31-10 at halftime. Kentucky moved the ball well in the second half, going into Florida territory on four possessions, but were unable to capitalize with points.

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UK – McIntosh 20 FG … 11:51 1st qtr. UL – Smith 38 pass from Stein (Philpott kick) … 2:53 1st qtr. UL – Parker 25 pass from Bridgewater (Philpott kick) … 1:16 2nd qtr. UK – King 15 pass from Newton (McIntosh kick) … 0:10 2nd qtr. UL – Philpott 20 yard field goal … 9:01 3rd qtr. UL – Bellamy 25 pass from Bridgewater (Philpott kick) … 11:15 4th qtr. UK – Fields 2 pass from Newton (McIntosh kick) … 4:56 4th qtr. T E A M S TAT I S T I C S First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Net Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

UL 18 40/181 12/22/0 146 62 327 1/0 9/83 7/34.4 4-of-12 30:13

KENTUCKY 21 32/35 27/42/0 255 74 290 2/1 4/25 7/36.0 7-of-18 29:47

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Kentucky – Williams 6-29, Clemons 12-28, Newton 12-(-22) UL – Brown 14-91, Wright 7-51, Anderson 8-41, Stein 3-4, team 3-(-2), Bridgewater 5-(-4)

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UF – Christian 45 pass from Brantley (Sturgis kick) … 8:10 1st qtr. UF – Demps 20 run (Sturgis kick) … 5:44 1st qtr. UF – Burton 1 run (Sturgis kick) … 3:39 1st qtr. UK – McIntosh 24 FG … 0:00 1st qtr. UF – Howard 2 fumble return … 11:30 2nd qtr. UF – Sturgis 45 FG … 2:54 2nd qtr. UK – King 19 pass from Newton (McIntosh kick) … 1:18 2nd qtr. UF – Demps 84 run (Sturgis kick) 10:24 3rd qtr. UF – Sturgis 27 FG … 3:10 3rd qtr. UF – Gillislee 60 run (Sturgis kick) … 7:44 4th qtr. T E A M S TAT I S T I C S First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

UF 17 46/405 8/18/1 115 64 520 2/2 5/45 5/36.0 5-of-12 28:15

KENTUCKY 16 36/134 22/44/2 165 80 299 2/2 2/12 6/42.8 4-of-17 31:45

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Kentucky – Newton 27-41-0-255-2 UL – Bridgewater 10-18-0-106-2, Stein 2-4-0-40-1 R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

Kentucky – King 7-84-1, Fields 7-57-1, Melillo 3-40, Williams 3-15, D. Robinson 3-1, Clemons 240, Adams 1-12, T. Robinson 1-6 UL – Bellamy 4-60-1, Anderson 2-7, Harris 2-7, Smith 1-38, Parker 1-25-1, Chichester 1-5, Rogers 1-4

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Kentucky – Newton 6-50, George 8-38, Williams 11-33, Clemons 3-7, Roark 1-7, Gainer 4-6, Smith 3-(-7) UF – Demps 10-157-2, Rainey 15-105, Gillislee 6-84-1, Burton 6-33-1, Hines 1-12, Joyer 3-11, Brown 2-6, Brantley 1-2, Driskel 2-(-5) P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

Kentucky – Newton 16-33-2-124-1, Smith 6-11-0-41-0 UF – Brantley 8-14-0-115-1, Driskel 0-3-1-0-0, Burton 0-1-0-0-0

TACKLES

Kentucky – Trevathan 12, Neloms 8 UL – Heyman 12, Bushell 11

R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

Kentucky – King 5-50-1, T. Robinson 3-19, Roark 3-7, D. Robinson 2-16, Fields 2-16, Shields 210, Williams 2-1, Melillo 1-29, Clemons 1-9, Warren 1-8 UF – Hammond 3-42, Christian 2-56-1, Hines 1-11, Burton 1-4, Demps 1-2 TACKLES

Kentucky – Guy 11, Trevathan 8 UF – Bostic 10, Taylor 6, Watkins 6

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5 >> #1/2 LSU 35, KENTUCKY 7 // 10/1/11

6 >> #14/18 S. CAROLINA 54, KENTUCKY 3 // 10/8/11

he No. 1-ranked Louisiana State University Tigers used their swift, physical defense to keep their unblemished record intact by taking down the University of Kentucky 35-7 in a rare morning kickoff at Tiger Stadium in front of 92,660. The Tigers’ defense limited UK to 155 yards of total offense, including 89 rushing yards and 66 passing yards. The Kentucky defense also performed well, keeping LSU under 200 yards rushing and receiving in the game, including limiting LSU to only 14 points in the first half. LSU started the scoring in the opening quarter, putting together a 12-play, 68-yard drive that ended in a one-yard touchdown rush by Jordan Jefferson. The Tigers put seven more points on the board with 11 minutes to go in the half when quarterback Jarrett Lee connected with Odell Beckham for a 51-yard touchdown reception. In the third quarter, LSU put together a 10-play, 68-yard drive that ended with an Alfred Blue one-yard touchdown rush, giving the top-ranked Tigers a 21-0 lead. On Kentucky’s next offensive set, Tyrann Mathieu forced a fumble and then picked up the loose ball and took it 23 yards for a touchdown to give LSU a 28-0 lead. Kentucky got on the board with just over four minutes to go in the fourth quarter when Morgan Newton connected with Matt Roark for a four-yard touchdown reception, capping off a 12-play, 70-yard drive. Kentucky defense got double-figure tackle games from linebacker Danny Trevathan (13 tackles), safety/linebacker Winston Guy (12, plus two tackles for loss), a career-high 11 from Ronnie Sneed and safety Martavius Neloms (10).

outh Carolina used an explosive offensive attack and a suffocating defense to spoil the University of Kentucky football team’s chances of a second-consecutive upset over the ranked Gamecocks by taking down the Wildcats 54-3 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Kentucky got on the board first after sophomore Avery Williamson caused USC return man Bruce Ellington to fumble the opening kickoff of the game, which the Wildcats recovered deep in South Carolina territory. Six plays later, Kentucky’s Craig McIntosh drilled a 28-yard field goal to give Kentucky the 3-0 lead. The Gamecocks responded in a big way behind an impressive performance by quarterback Conner Shaw. Shaw completed 26-of-39 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns, while four Gamecocks had touchdown receptions and two others had rushing TDs. South Carolina led 20-3 going into the half after Shaw and star wide receiver Alshon Jeffery connected on 20- and 24-yard touchdown receptions, while Shaw and Justice Cunningham hooked up on an 11-yard pass. Kentucky’s Matt Roark took one USC point off the board when he blocked an extra point. It was the seventh blocked kick of Roark’s career, tying the school record. The second half was much of the same, with USC scoring four touchdowns and two field goals en route to the victory. Shaw threw for his fourth touchdown on the afternoon on South Carolina's first drive of the third quarter, finding Nick Jones for a 25-yard scoring strike to give the Gamecocks a 27-3 lead at the 8:46 mark. After Jay Wooten made field goal attempts of 48 and 42 yards to push the Gamecocks' lead to 33-3, Ellington put an exclamation point on the win with a 61-yard touchdown run with 10:34 left in the fourth quarter. The Gamecocks added two more scores late in the contest. Morgan Newton had 54 yards rushing on 14 carries to lead the Wildcats. Winston Guy tallied 14 tackles in a solid defensive effort, while Danny Trevathan contributed 13 stops for Kentucky.

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KENTUCKY 13 39/89 7/25/0 66 64 155 2/1 6/23 10/42.4 3-of-15 28:47

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Kentucky – Newton 6-20-0-57-1, Smith 1-5-0-9-0 LSU – Lee 8-21-0-169-1 R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

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Kentucky – Roark 4-19-1, King 2-31, Fields 1-16 LSU – Beckham 3-75-1, Shepard 2-35, Peterson 2-22, Randle 1-37

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R U S H I N G ( AT T- YA R D S - T D )

Kentucky – Clemons 21-69, Newton 9-33, George 6-10, Smith 3-(-23) LSU – Blue 16-72-1, Magee 12-38-1, Jefferson 4-29-1, Ford 9-22, Shepard 1-13, Ware 4-5 P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

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Kentucky – Newton 4-54, Clemons 4-10, Sanders 4-8, George 4-6, Roark 1-1 South Carolina – Lattimore 22-102, Ellington 1-61-1, Wilds 5-45, Shaw 15-42, Byrd 1-21, Thompson 3-11-1, Clifford 1-6 P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

Kentucky – Newton 4-21-1-17-0, Smith 0-3-2-0-0 South Carolina – Shaw 26-39-0-311-4, Thompson 2-2-0-17-0, Clifford 2-2-0-23-1 R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

Kentucky – King 1-8, Roark 1-7, Clemons 1-4, Sanders 1-(-2) South Carolina – Jeffery 6-95-2, Sanders 5-53, Cunningham 5-46-1, Lattimore 4-14, Ellington 3-22, Jones 2-35-1, Moore 2-17-1, Anderson 1-46, Byrd 1-16, Smith 1-7 TACKLES

Kentucky – Guy 14, Trevathan 13 South Carolina – Smith 6, Paulk 5

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7 >> KENTUCKY 38, JACKSONVILLE ST. 14 // 10/22/11

8 >> MISSISSIPPI ST. 28, KENTUCKY 16 // 10/29/11

fter a much needed bye week, Kentucky returned to its winning ways with an impressive performance on both sides of the ball, taking down FCS powerhouse Jacksonville State 38-14 in its final non-conference game of the season at Commonwealth Stadium. UK, which scored a season-high 38 points in the game, performed very well offensively against the Gamecocks, totaling a season-best 445 yards of total offense. The Wildcats gained 340 on the ground, which was its most since earning 341 against Vanderbilt in November of 2010. Junior tailback CoShik Williams led the way with a career-best 148 rushing yards, while junior wide receiver La’Rod King eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards in his career with five catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Starting quarterback Morgan Newton capped off the good offensive game with a career-high 75 rushing yards, including a TD, and going 10-of-16 passing for 105 yards and two touchdowns. However, it was the Kentucky defense started the scoring when safety Martavius Neloms sacked the JSU quarterback, causing a fumble which he scooped and returned 40 yards for a touchdown. It was Kentucky’s first fumble return for a touchdown since Ventrell Jenkins’ famed game-winning stiff-arm 56-yard return in the 2009 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. UK never looked back after gaining the lead, scoring on its next three possessions to end the first half. Newton and King connected for the first of two touchdowns on the Wildcats’ next drive with a 29-yard touchdown reception, increasing UK’s lead to 14-0. After a one-yard Newton touchdown rush, Jacksonville State answered with its lone offensive touchdown of the game when quarterback Coty Blanchard connected with Alan Bonner from 22 yards. With 2:28 to go in the half. Kentucky marched down the field and came away with a 27-yard field goal from Craig McIntosh to take a 24-7 lead into halftime. Both teams were held scoreless in the third quarter, before a Danny Trevathan interception set up a six-yard TD pass from Newton to King. On the ensuing kickoff, Gamecocks’ return man Gabriel Chambers returned the kick for a touchdown to keep JSU within striking distance of the Wildcats. After a Luke McDermott interception, running back Jonathan George sealed the win for UK when he rushed the ball in from nine yards out with 6:40 left to play.

fter a momentum-building win the week before against Jacksonville State, Kentucky could not continue its winning habits, falling to Southeastern Conference foe Mississippi State 28-16 at Commonwealth Stadium. Mississippi State quarterbacks Tyler Russell and Chris Relf rotated during the game and combined for 264 passing yards and each threw for a touchdown. UK also used multiple quarterbacks after starter Morgan Newton suffered a right ankle sprain in the first quarter and did not return. Freshman Maxwell Smith replaced him and finished 26-of33 for 174 yards. After UK forced a MSU fumble on its first drive of the game, leading to a Craig McIntosh field goal and a 3-0 UK lead, Mississippi State drove 80 yards down the field in eight plays and 2:13 to take a lead they would not relinquish. The Bulldogs scored again on their next possession as Relf ran the ball in from three-yards out to put MSU up 14-3. Kentucky again recovered an MSU fumble deep in its own territory and get another field goal from McIntosh, this one from 22 yards out. MSU with a fourplay, 80-yard drive to take a 21-6 lead into the half. Kentucky forced Mississippi State to go three-and-out to start the second half and tacked on three points on the ensuing possession when McIntosh nailed a 35yard field goal with 8:13 to go in the third quarter. MSU answered the UK score with another 80-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 13-yard strike from Russell to Malcolm Johnson, to give MSU its biggest lead at 28-9. Behind solid play by Smith, UK put together some impressive drives late in the game, including a 11-play, 70-yard touchdown drive early in the fourth quarter behind a four-yard touchdown run by Jonathan George to cut the lead to 28-16. On UK’s next possession, Smith led the Wildcats on another drive and he converted on third downs in the air three times on the drive. But his fourth-and-7 pass from the Mississippi State 8-yard line with just under five minutes was incomplete, ending UK’s comeback effort. Smith’s primary target during the game was wide receiver Matt Roark, who posted career highs with 13 catches for 116 yards, tying for the second-most receptions in a game in school history. Linebacker Danny Trevathan paced the defense with a career-high-tying 17 tackles, along with an interception and a forced fumble that was recovered by the Wildcats.

SCORING SUMMARY

SCORING SUMMARY

Jacksonville State Kentucky

0 7

7 17

0 0

7 14

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14 38

JSU 16 33/158 11/25/2 112 58 270 3/1 7/65 8/35.9 2-of-11 26:01

Mississippi State Kentucky

14 3

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7 3

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UK – McIntosh 32 FG … 7:49 1st qtr. MSU – Sanders 15 pass from Relf (DePasquale kick) … 5:36 1st qtr. MSU – Relf 3 yard run (DePasquale kick) … End 1st qtr. UK – McIntosh 22 FG … 8:32 2nd qtr. MSU – Relf 12 run (DePasquale kick) … 7:02 2nd qtr. UK – McIntosh 35 FG … 8:13 3rd qtr. MSU – Johnson 13 pass from Russell (DePasquale kick) … 4:34 3rd qtr. UK – George 4 run (McIntosh kick) … 13:50 4th qtr.

UK – Neloms 40 fumble return (McIntosh kick) … 3:33 1st qtr. UK – King 29 pass from Newton (McIntosh kick) … 13:37 2nd qtr. UK – Newton 1 run (McIntosh kick) … 6:05 2nd qtr. JSU – Bonner 22 pass from Blanchard (Esco kick) … 2:28 2nd qtr. UK – McIntosh 27 FG … 00:00 2nd qtr. UK – King 6 pass from Newton (McIntosh kick) … 14:55 4th qtr. JSU – Chambers 99 kickoff return (Esco kick) … 14:38 4th qtr. UK – George 9 run (McIntosh kick) … 6:40 4th qtr. T E A M S TAT I S T I C S First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

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KENTUCKY 22 55/340 10/16/0 105 71 445 2/2 3/35 5/45.0 6-of-13 33:59

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First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Net Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

MSU

21 32/134 15/21/1 264 53 398 3/2 3/24 2/43.5 4-of-8 23:00

KENTUCKY

18 39/118 29/38/0 189 77 307 4/0 5/45 4/47.2 9-of-19 37:00

I N D I V I D U A L S TAT I S T I C S I N D I V I D U A L S TAT I S T I C S R U S H I N G ( AT T- YA R D S - T D ) R U S H I N G ( AT T- YA R D S - T D )

Jacksonville State – Ealey 16-120, Blanchard 7-18, Middleton 9-18, Darrah 1-2 Kentucky – Williams 22-148, Newton 12-75-1, George 10-66-1, Gainer 7-33, Sanders 2-10, Jones 2-8

Mississippi State – Ballard 18-90, Perkins 4-27, Relf 6-13-2, Russell 2-6, team 2-(-2) Kentucky – Williams 15-64, George 15-41-1, Tydlacka 1-12, Newton 3-10, Roark 1-9, Smith 4-(-18) P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

Jacksonville State – Blanchard 11-23-2-112-1, Darrah 0-2-0-0-0 Kentucky – Newton 10-16-0-105-2

Mississippi State – Russell 9-12-0-172-1, Relf 6-9-1-92-1 Kentucky – Smith 26-33-0-174-0, Newton 3-5-0-15-0 R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

Jacksonville State – Cooper 2-31, Middleton 2-17, Shaw 2-14, Ealey 2-10, Bonner 1-22-1, Howard 1-9, T. Smith 1-9 Kentucky – King 5-84-2, Roark 2-12, Warren 2-1, Williams 1-8

Mississippi State – Johnson 3-42-1, Sanders 3-35-1, Green 2-66, Carr 2-43, Clark 2-31, Bumphis 1-26, Ballard 1-12, Smith 1-9 Kentucky – Roark 13-116, King 4-13, Williams 3-14, Melillo 3-2, Adams 2-15, Robinson 213, George 1-12, McCaskill 1-4

TACKLES

TACKLES

Jacksonville State – R. Smith 9, Warren 7, Horton 7 Kentucky – Guy 12, Neloms 8, Williamson 7

Mississippi State – Mitchell 11, Lawrence 9 Kentucky – Trevathan 17, Neloms 7, Sneed 7

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9 >> KENTUCKY 30, OLE MISS 13 // 11/5/11

10 >> VANDERBILT 38, KENTUCKY 8 // 11/12/11

catches for 102 yards. The game started with Ole Miss connecting on two field goals from Bryson Rose, giving the Rebels a 6-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Williams started the UK scoring on the first play of the second quarter with a two-yard touchdown rush to give UK a 7-6 lead. UK increased its lead to 10-6 at halftime with a 48-yard field goal by Craig McIntosh that was set up by an interception by Danny Trevathan. After Kentucky punted on the opening possession of the second half, Ole Miss pieced together an impressive 12-play, 72-yard touchdown drive that ended with a 21yard pass from Randall Mackey to Nickolas Brassell to give Ole Miss a 13-10 lead. But, the Cats responded in the fourth quarter with three touchdowns. Smith completed his first career TD pass on a gorgeous throw and catch to King from 38 yards away. McIntosh missed the extra point, keeping the game at 16-13. Kentucky put the game away with two late touchdowns. Smith hit King down the sideline for a career-long 55-yard pass to the Ole Miss six-yard line. Two plays later, junior wide receiver Gene McCaskill earned his first career touchdown on an eight-yard reception to give UK the 23-13 lead. Williams tacked on another touchdown under a minute to go in the game on a 10-yard run after Ole Miss turned the ball over on downs. Defensively, Danny Trevathan led the way for Kentucky, tying a career high in tackles for the second-consecutive game with 17 stops, while UK posted a seasonhigh 10 tackles for loss.

entucky couldn’t continue its winning ways coming off its first Southeastern Conference win of the year, beginning its two-game road swing with a 38-8 loss to the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt scored on three straight possessions in the second quarter for a 24-0 halftime lead, adding 14 more points in the second half to claim the SEC victory. The Commodores were led in the game by tailback Zac Stacy, who rushed 28 times for 135 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Jordan Rodgers threw for 207 yards and two TDs, while his top receiver was Jordan Matthews, who had six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. Vanderbilt opened the scoring in the first quarter when Stacy scored a three-yard run to give the Commodores a 7-0 lead. After UK senior Randall Burden made a key interception near the goal line on Vanderbilt’s next drive, the Commodores tallied on their next three possessions. Vanderbilt increased its lead to 14-0 when Rodgers hit Chris Boyd for a 14-yard touchdown reception. VU went up 21-0 on an eight-play, 59-yard drive that ended with Stacy’s second touchdown of the game, this one from eight yards out. The Commodores got the ball back with around three minutes to go in the half and took its lead to 24-0 with 39 seconds to go when Ryan Fowler connected on a 32-yard field goal. Vanderbilt got a 49-yard touchdown catch from Rodgers to Matthews to get on the board first in the second half. Kentucky replied with just over a minute to go in the third quarter when true freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith connected with senior tight end Nick Melillo on a 22-yard reception for his first career touchdown. UK went for the two-point conversion and converted it when Smith found Matt Roark in the back of the endzone. For the game, Smith completed 15 of 31 passes for 179 yards. La’Rod King led the receivers with five catches for 82 yards. Melillo had his best game as a Wildcat with four catches for 59 yards. Randall Burden and Winston Guy led the defenders with nine tackles apiece.

SCORING SUMMARY

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entucky posted 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter en route to a come-from-behind 30-13 win over Southeastern Conference foe Ole Miss at Commonwealth Stadium. Kentucky was led in the game offensively by true freshman quarterback Maxwell Smith, who started in place of the injured Morgan Newton, and junior tailback CoShik Williams. Smith completed 19 of 38 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns, while Williams rushed 25 times for 111 yards and two TDs. UK also had two receivers over the 100-yard mark with senior Matt Roark posting seven catches for 116 yards and junior La’Rod King making three

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0 10

7 0

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OLE MISS 19 42/205 14/30/1 197 72 402 0/0 11/93 6/44.7 7-of-17 31:37

KENTUCKY 20 31/115 19/36/0 283 67 398 1/0 5/42 6/41.8 5-of-13 28:23

I N D I V I D U A L S TAT I S T I C S

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0 17

8 7

0 7

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8 38

T E A M S TAT I S T I C S First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

KENTUCKY 9 22/32 15/31/0 179 53 211 2/1 10/105 6/37.0 0-of-12 21:06

VA N D E R B I LT 28 56/203 13/23/1 207 79 410 1/0 3/25 3/41.0 10-of-18 38:54

I N D I V I D U A L S TAT I S T I C S R U S H I N G ( AT T- YA R D S - T D )

Ole Miss – Bolden 13-66, Brassell 1-56, Davis 6-35, Scott 7-31, Mackey 14-23, P. Moore 1-(-6) Kentucky – Williams 25-111-2, Roark 1-7, Warren 1-4, George 1-1, team 1-0, Smith 2-(-8)

Vanderbilt – Stacy 28-135-3, Rodgers 12-29, Smith 3-18, Boyd 1-11, Seymour 10-6, Krause 1-4, Powell 1-0 Kentucky – George 6-46, Williams 10-22, Roark 1-16, team 1-(-16), Smith 4-(-31), Tydalcka 0-(-5)

P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

R U S H I N G ( AT T- YA R D S - T D )

Ole Miss – Mackey 14-29-1-197-1, team 0-1-0-0-0 Kentucky – Smith 19-36-0-283-2

Vanderbilt – Rodgers 12-22-1-207-2, Stacy 1-1-0-0-0 Kentucky – Smith 15-31-0-179-1

R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

Ole Miss – Moncrief 4-68, Bolden 4-29, Brassell 3-40-1, C. Moore 1-37, P. Moore 1-12, Mosley 1-11 Kentucky – Roark 7-116, King 3-102-1, McCaskill 3-25-1, Melillo 3-23, Adams 1-15, T. Robinson 1-4, Williams 1-(-2)

TACKLES

TACKLES

Ole Miss – Bryant 10, Prewitt 9 Kentucky – Trevathan 17, Guy 10

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VU – Stacy 3 run (Fowler kick) … 9:00 1st qtr. VU – Boyd 14 pass from Rodgers (Fowler kick) … 8:53 2nd qtr. VU – Stacy 8 run (Fowler kick) … 3:47 2nd qtr. VU – Fowler 32 FG … 00:39 2nd qtr. VU – Matthews 49 pass from Rodgers (Fowler kick) … 4:05 3rd qtr. UK – Melillo 22 pass from Smith (Roark pass from Smith) … 1:41 3rd qtr. VU – Stacy 18 run (Fowler kick) … 6:45 4th qtr.

UM – Rose 31 FG … 11:51 1st qtr. UM – Rose 37 FG … 3:19 1st qtr. UK – Williams 2 run (McIntosh kick) … 14:57 2nd qtr. UK – McIntosh 48 FG … 00:38 2nd qtr. UM – Brassell 21 pass from Mackey (Rose kick) … 7:15 3rd qtr. UK – King 38 pass from Smith (McIntosh kick failed) … 12:22 4th qtr. UK – McCaskill 8 pass from Smith (McIntosh kick) … 2:49 4th qtr. UK – Williams 10 run (McIntosh kick) … 1:18 4th qtr. T E A M S TAT I S T I C S First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Net Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

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Vanderbilt – Matthews 6-131-1, Boyd 3-37-1, Monahan 1-23, Barden 1-14, Tate 1-2, Rodgers 1-0 Kentucky – King 5-82, Melillo 4-59-1, Williams 3-15, McCaskill 2-13, Roark 1-10 Vanderbilt – Marve 7, Hayward 6 Kentucky – Burden 9, Guy 9


11 >> #13/15 GEORGIA 19, KENTUCKY 10 // 11/19/11

12 >> KENTUCKY 10, TENNESSEE 7 // 11/26/11

he University of Kentucky football team could not play the role of spoiler in the Southeastern Conference East divisional title race as 13th-ranked University of Georgia protected its home turf with a 19-10 victory over Kentucky, sealing the SEC East crown and a spot in the SEC Championship game. Kentucky had a great effort defensively in the game, limiting Georgia to 317 yards of total offense, its secondlowest offensive output of the season. Senior linebacker Danny Trevathan led UK with a career-tying 17 tackles while also recording three tackles for loss, two fumbles forced and a sack. In all, the UK defense forced four turnovers, including three fumbles and an interception. Georgia’s defense – ranked fourth in the nation entering the game – was equal to the task, limiting Kentucky to just 165 yards. The UGA defense also forced four turnovers in the game, getting two fumbles and two interceptions. The game started with Kentucky taking the opening drive 65 yards down the field before junior kicker Craig McIntosh nailed a 32-yard field goal to give Kentucky a 3-0 lead. Georgia responded with a pair of field goals to take a 6-3 lead. Kentucky regained the advantage when Trevathan caused Ken Malcome to fumble, giving the Wildcats great field position at the UGA 23 yard line. Six plays later, UK scored its only touchdown of the game when Maxwell Smith hit tight end Tyler Robinson for a two-yard touchdown, giving the Wildcats a 10-6 lead. The Bulldogs would answer with six unanswered points to end the half. After a Brandon Boykin 22-yard punt return put UGA deep into UK territory, the Wildcats defense bent but didn’t break, forcing UGA to take another field goal and cut the UK lead to 10-9. However, Kentucky fumbled the ensuing kickoff which led to another UGA field goal, this one a 39-yarder from Walsh, to take a 12-10 lead into the locker room at halftime. Neither team scored in the third quarter. Georgia sealed the victory early in the fourth quarter on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Murray to Marlon Brown.

ehind the impressive and steady play of senior wide receiver Matt Roark, who started at quarterback, the University of Kentucky football team snapped Tennessee’s 26-game winning streak in the series, defeating the Volunteers 10-7 at Commonwealth Stadium. The win was the first for the Wildcats over Tennessee since 1984, when Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips was a senior wide receiver for UK. With starting quarterback Morgan Newton and Maxwell Smith sidelined because injury, Roark led the Wildcats’ offense to 202 yards rushing, including his individual game-high 124 rushing yards. Roark also completed 4-of-6 passes for 15 yards. Perhaps most impressive was that he directed the offense the entire game without a turnover while controlling the ball for 35:57. Junior tailback CoShik Williams scored the only Wildcats touchdown, finishing the game with 21 carries for 68 yards. Kentucky’s defense limited UT to seven points while forcing three turnovers. The Wildcats were led individually by seniors Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan, who ended the game with 14 tackles and eight tackles, respectively. The UK defense recorded a season-high five pass breakups in the game. Punter Ryan Tydlacka was magnificent, averaging 43.6 yards per punt with no return yardage. After Tennessee went three-and-out to start the game, Roark led Kentucky 62 yards down the field in a 15-play drive that took almost eight minutes off the clock and ended in 24-yard field goal by Craig McIntosh. Tennessee moved the ball into Wildcat territory twice in the second quarter but the Volunteers missed a 46-yard field goal and the UK defense stopped another scoring threat on the next drive when Tennessee failed to convert a fourth-and-four at the Kentucky 31-yard line. After a relatively quiet start to the third quarter offensively, both teams had great scoring chances late in the third with Tennessee’s ending in a costly turnover and Kentucky’s in the game-winning score. UT quarterback Tyler Bray completed a 44-yard pass to Rajion Neal at the UK 8-yard line, but two plays later a shotgun snap went out of the reach of Neal, who was lined up at quarterback, and was recovered by Collins Ukwu to spoil the UT scoring threat. Kentucky responded to the UT turnover by putting together an eight-play, 77-yard drive that ended early in the fourth quarter with Williams’ six-yard touchdown run to give the Wildcats a 10-0 lead. Less than two minutes later, however, Bray connected with Neal on a 53-yard touchdown strike to cut the UK lead to 10-7. After the teams exchanged punts twice, Tennessee had the ball at its own 28yard line with 2:35 to go in the game. After completing a 13-yard pass on third and long to start the drive, the Vols faced fourth and 17, needing to convert to stay alive in the game. But Bray’s pass was picked off by senior safety Taiedo Smith, sealing the UK victory.

SCORING SUMMARY

Kentucky Georgia

3 6

7 6

0 0

0 7

-

10 19

UK – McIntosh 32 FG … 11:16 1st qtr. UGA – Walsh 39 FG … 8:46 1st qtr. UGA – Walsh 39 FG … 2:12 1st qtr. UK – T. Robinson 2 pass from Smith (McIntosh kick) … 8:30 2nd qtr. UGA – Walsh 25 FG … 1:53 2nd qtr. UGA – Walsh 39 FG … 0:48 2nd qtr. UGA – Brown 7 pass from Murray (Walsh kick) … 14:55 4th qtr.

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T E A M S TAT I S T I C S First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Net Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

KENTUCKY 10 21/23 18/36/2 142 57 165 2/2 2/10 8/46.4 5-of-16 24:12

GEORGIA 16 46/155 16/29/1 162 75 317 4/3 5/41 4/47.5 7-of-17 35:48

I N D I V I D U A L S TAT I S T I C S R U S H I N G ( AT T- YA R D S - T D )

Georgia – Harton 23-101, Malcome 9-37, Murray 8-11, Crowell 2-11, Smith 1-(-2), team 3-(-3) Kentucky – Sanders 7-37, Williams 8-11, George 1-0, Roark 1-(-3), Smith 4-(-22) P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

Georgia – Murray 16-29-1-162-1 Kentucky – Smith 17-34-2-133-1, Newton 1-2-0-9-0 R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

Georgia – Mitchell 4-26, Charles 3-40, King 3-24, Brown 2-22-1, Conley 1-30, White 1-9, Bennett 1-9, Boykin 1-2 Kentucky – Williams 5-16, Roark 3-51, Kendrick 3-22, Sanders 2-20, Melillo 2-18, Warren 1-15, T. Robinson 1-2-1, George 1-(-2)

Tennessee Kentucky

0 3

0 0

0 0

7 7

-

7 10

UK – McIntosh 24 FG … 4:46 1st qtr. UK – Williams 6 run … (McIntosh kick) … 14:12 4th qtr. UT – Neal 53 pass from Bray (Palardy kick) … 12:52 4th qtr. T E A M S TAT I S T I C S First Downs Rush Attempts/Net Rushing Yds. Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

TENNESSEE 15 24/61 15/38/2 215 62 276 1/1 5/32 6/38.3 4-of-15 24:03

KENTUCKY 10 56/202 4/6/0 15 62 217 2/0 11/85 9/43.6 4-of-16 35:57

I N D I V I D U A L S TAT I S T I C S R U S H I N G ( AT T- YA R D S - T D )

Tennessee – Poole 9-32, Lane 7-25, Rogers 1-11, Neal 2-4, Bray 4-4, team 1-(-15) Kentucky – Roark 24-124, Williams 21-68-1, D. Robinson 2-13, Sanders 6-3, team 3-(-6) P A S S I N G ( C O M P - AT T- I N T- YA R D S - T D )

Tennessee – Bray 15-38-2-215-1 Kentucky – Roark 4-6-0-15-0 R E C E I V I N G ( R E C - YA R D S - T D )

TACKLES

Georgia – Ogletree 8, Jones 7, Williams 7, Rambo 7 Kentucky – Trevathan 17, Dupree 5, Lowery 5, T. Smith 5

Tennessee – Neal 4-125-1, Arnett 3-20, Poole 3-12, Rogers 2-38, Rivera 2-18, Lane 1-2 Kentucky – Melillo 1-15, Williams 1-3, King 1-2, Sanders 1-(-5) TACKLES

Tennessee – Randolph 12, Johnson 9 Kentucky – Guy 14, Trevathan 8

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RECORD:

Overall 5-7-0 2-6-0 3-1-0

ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE Date Sep 01, 2011 Sep 10, 2011 Sep 17, 2011 *Sep 24, 2011 *Oct 01, 2011 *Oct 08, 2011 Oct 22, 2011 *Oct 29, 2011 *Nov 05, 2011 *Nov 12, 2011 *Nov 19, 2011 *Nov 26, 2011 * denotes conference game

RUSHING CoShik Williams Josh Clemons Morgan Newton Jonathan George Matt Roark Raymond Sanders Brandon Gainer Cody Jones Ryan Tydlacka Demarco Robinson D.J. Warren Team Maxwell Smith Total.......... Opponents......

Opponent vs WKU CENTRAL MICHIGAN LOUISVILLE #15 FLORIDA at #1 LSU at #18 South Carolina JACKSONVILLE STATE MISSISSIPPI STATE OLE MISS at Vanderbilt at #13 Georgia TENNESSEE

GP 9 6 10 11 12 6 3 3 12 7 12 12 8 12 12

PASSING

La'Rod King Matt Roark CoShik Williams Nick Melillo E.J. Fields Gene McCaskill Tyler Robinson Brian Adams Demarco Robinson Raymond Sanders Josh Clemons D.J. Warren Anthony Kendrick Jonathan George Ronnie Shields Stuart Hines Aaron Boyd Total.......... Opponents......

PUNTING Ryan Tydlacka Team Total.......... Opponents......

PUNT RETURNS Randall Burden Gene McCaskill Total.......... Opponents......

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Att 118 65 78 51 30 40 11 2 1 5 2 5 20 428 487

Gain 514 293 411 226 180 171 45 8 7 13 4 0 1 1873 2438

G 10 8 12 12 6 6 12 12

Morgan Newton Maxwell Smith Matt Roark Team Josh Clemons Raymond Sanders Total.......... Opponents......

RECEIVING

Home 4-3-0 2-2-0 2-1-0

Away 0-4-0 0-4-0 0-0-0 W/L W W L L L L W L W L L W

Loss 28 14 139 18 19 16 6 0 0 10 1 22 110 383 240

Net 486 279 272 208 161 155 39 8 7 3 3 -22 -109 1490 2198

Score 14-3 27-13 17-24 10-48 7-35 3-54 38-14 16-28 30-13 8-38 10-19 10-7

Avg 4.1 4.3 3.5 4.1 5.4 3.9 3.5 4.0 7.0 0.6 1.5 -4.4 -5.4 3.5 4.5

Efficiency 93.11 103.27 75.14 0.00 -200.00 0.00 96.21 117.86

G 12 12 9 12 10 9 11 11 7 6 6 12 5 11 7 12 3 12 12

No. 40 36 19 17 10 9 8 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 171 175

Yds 598 349 70 186 89 85 44 46 17 13 53 24 22 10 10 6 5 1627 2326

No. 79 1 80 67

Yds 3448 11 3459 2665

Avg 43.6 11.0 43.2 39.8

No. 15 4 19 18

Yds 26 9 35 153

Avg 1.7 2.2 1.8 8.5

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Neutral 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0

TD 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 14

Attendance 24599 58022 68170 65134 92660 75838 54098 57891 56882 33718 92746 59855

Long 37 87 58 17 26 25 11 5 12 13 4 0 1 87 84

Att-Cmp-Int 83-174-7 84-153-4 4-7-0 0-1-0 0-1-1 0-0-0 171-336-12 175-342-15 Avg 14.9 9.7 3.7 10.9 8.9 9.4 5.5 9.2 3.4 2.6 13.2 6.0 7.3 5.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 9.5 13.3 Long 64 11 64 58

TD 7 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 19 TB 7 0 7 7

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 11 5 11 34

FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty

UK 170 84 67 19

RUSHING YARDAGE Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing

1490 428 3.5 124.2 9

PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing

1627 171-336-12 4.8 9.5 135.6 12

TOTAL OFFENSE Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards PUNTS-AVG TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 4TH-DOWN Conversions

3117 4.1 259.8 47-952 19-35 15-198 22-12 59-482 80-43.2 28:38 51/176 9/23

Pct 47.7 54.9 57.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 50.9 51.2 Long 55 46 16 29 16 34 8 15 8 11 38 15 8 12 6 6 5 55 53

FC 13 0 13 18

Avg/G 54.0 46.5 27.2 18.9 13.4 25.8 13.0 2.7 0.6 0.4 0.2 -1.8 -13.6 124.2 183.2

TEAM STATISTICS

Avg/G 49.8 29.1 7.8 15.5 8.9 9.4 4.0 4.2 2.4 2.2 8.8 2.0 4.4 0.9 1.4 0.5 1.7 135.6 193.8 I20 19 0 19 19

Blkd 0 1 1 0

Yds 793 819 15 0 0 0 1627 2326

TD 8 4 0 0 0 0 12 19

INTERCEPTIONS Danny Trevathan Randall Burden Winston Guy Ronnie Sneed Martavius Neloms Avery Williamson Taiedo Smith Luke McDermott Total.......... Opponents......

KICK RETURNS Mychal Bailey Ashely Lowery Winston Guy Raymond Sanders Demarco Robinson D.J. Warren Daylen Hall Total.......... Opponents......

12-14

2198 487 4.5 183.2 14 2326 175-342-15 6.8 13.3 193.8 19 4524 5.5 377.0 28-563 18-153 12-91 18-10 74-639 67-39.8 31:22 71/179 6/15

Lng 46 55 15 0 0 0 55 53

Avg/G 79.3 102.4 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 135.6 193.8

No. 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 15 12

Yds 73 60 0 4 6 15 26 14 198 91

Avg 18.2 20.0 0.0 2.0 6.0 15.0 26.0 14.0 13.2 7.6

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 28 32 0 4 6 15 26 14 32 53

No. 29 5 5 4 2 1 1 47 28

Yds 600 107 118 86 10 11 20 952 563

Avg 20.7 21.4 23.6 21.5 5.0 11.0 20.0 20.3 20.1

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 36 28 33 30 6 11 20 36 99

FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Craig McIntosh

OPP 234 121 99 14

Pct 85.7

01-19 0-0

20-29 6-7

30-39 3-3

40-49 3-4

50-99 0-0

Lg 48

Blk 0


Craig McIntosh La'Rod King CoShik Williams Josh Clemons Jonathan George Morgan Newton Matt Roark Martavius Neloms Nick Melillo Tyler Robinson E.J. Fields Gene McCaskill Maxwell Smith Total.......... Opponents......

TD 0 7 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 22 36

FGs 12-14 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 12-14 15-19

Kick 20-21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 20-21 35-36

PATs Rush Rcv 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0

SCORE BY QUARTERS Pass 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 56 42 18 12 12 12 8 6 6 6 6 6 0 190 296

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

OT

KENTUCKY

28

61

25

76

0

190

Opponents

88

77

61

70

0

296

Total

ALL PURPOSE

G

Rush

Rec

PR

KOR

IR

Tot

Mychal Bailey

11

0

0

0

600

0

600

54.5

La'Rod King

12

0

598

0

0

0

598

49.8

Total..........

12

1490

1627

35

952

198

4302

358.5

Opponents......

12

2198

2326

153

563

91

5331

444.2

TOTAL OFFENSE

G

Plays

Rush

Pass

Total

Avg/G

Morgan Newton

10

252

272

793

1065

106.5

Maxwell Smith

8

173

-109

819

710

88.8

Total..........

12

764

1490

1627

3117

259.8

Opponents......

12

829

2198

2326

4524

377.0

FF

Blkd Kick

Saf

Tackles

Pass Def Int-Yds BrUp

Fumbles Rcv-Yds

Avg/G

DEFENSIVE LEADERS

GP

Solo

Ast

Total

TFL/Yds

Sacks/No-Yds

22

Danny Trevathan

12

67

76

143

11.5-32

3.0-20

4-73

5

2

1-0

5

.

21

Winston Guy

12

57

63

120

14.0-39

1.5-5

2-0

2

2

1-0

1

.

.

15

Martavius Neloms

10

30

41

71

2.5-12

1.0-8

1-6

5

1

1-40

1

.

.

46

Ronnie Sneed

12

21

50

71

1.5-3

.

2-4

1

1

.

.

.

.

40

Avery Williamson

12

26

23

49

1.5-3

.

1-15

.

.

.

1

.

.

48

Ridge Wilson

9

13

34

47

3.0-12

2.0-10

.

.

3

1-0

.

.

.

24

Randall Burden

12

26

15

41

2.5-16

1.0-12

3-60

2

1

.

.

.

.

97

Mister Cobble

12

8

25

33

3.0-10

1.0-3

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

99

Donte Rumph

11

10

21

31

3.0-6

1.0-2

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

31

Mikie Benton

12

18

10

28

0.5-1

.

.

7

.

.

.

.

.

96

Collins Ukwu

9

13

15

28

6.5-30

2.5-20

.

1

4

3-0

.

.

.

14

Anthony Mosley

12

22

5

27

1.0-1

.

.

5

.

.

.

.

.

2

Alvin Dupree

12

12

9

21

2.5-14

2.5-14

.

2

1

1-0

.

.

.

92

Christian Coleman

12

6

15

21

0.5-0

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

68

Luke McDermott

12

8

9

17

1.5-9

1.5-9

1-14

.

.

.

.

.

.

50

Mike Douglas

9

11

5

16

2.0-12

1.0-10

.

.

3

.

1

.

.

5

Ashely Lowery

12

12

4

16

.

.

.

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

94

Taylor Wyndham

12

7

7

14

1.0-1

.

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

45

Antwane Glenn

12

5

7

12

1.0-2

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

54

Malcolm McDuffen

12

5

4

9

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

35

Cartier Rice

12

7

2

9

.

.

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

6

Taiedo Smith

6

5

4

9

.

.

1-26

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

98

Mark Crawford

8

4

5

9

3.0-6

1.0-4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

41

Mychal Bailey

11

5

2

7

.

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

3

Matt Roark

12

5

2

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

19

E.J. Fields

10

3

3

6

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

32

Miles Simpson

10

3

2

5

1.0-4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

84

Gabe Correll

12

2

2

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

28

Eric Dixon

12

3

1

4

1.0-9

1.0-9

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

60

Alvin Davis

12

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

57

Jon Thomas

12

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

67

Larry Warford

12

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

16

La'Rod King

12

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

52

Billy Joe Murphy

10

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

51

Tristian Johnson

2

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

87

Brian Adams

11

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

36

Daylen Hall

10

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

18

Glenn Faulkner

11

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

Total..........

12

420

464

884

64-222

20-126

15-198

38

22

10-40

9

1

.

Opponents......

12

424

422

846

89.0-368

35-211

12-91

37

24

12-26

17

1

.

QBH

.

2012 KENTUCKY FOOTBALL

2011 SEASON IN REVIEW

SCORING

95


2011 WILDCAT GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2011 SEASON IN REVIEW

Game

96

Score

First Downs

Time of Possession

Rushing (No-Yds-TD)

Passing (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD)

Total Offense (Plays-Yds-TD)

3rd Down Conversions

FumblesLost

KENTUCKY

14

11

26:00

33-93-1

7-18-3-97-1

51-190-2

3-of-13

1-0

vs. WKU

3

13

34:00

42-141-0

9-27-4-93-0

69-234-0

6-of-18

0-0

KENTUCKY

27

14

25:22

37-230-2

9-18-1-114-1

55-344-3

3-of-11

1-1

vs. CMU

13

21

34:38

32-88-0

24-45-2-295-1

77-383-1

7-of-18

0-0

KENTUCKY

17

21

29:47

32-35-0

27-42-0-255-2

74-290-2

7-of-18

2-1

vs. Louisville

24

18

30:13

40-181-0

12-22-0-146-3

62-327-3

4-of-12

1-0

KENTUCKY

10

16

31:45

36-134-0

22-44-2-165-1

80-299-1

4-of-17

2-2

vs. Florida

48

17

28:15

46-405-4

8-18-1-115-1

64-520-5

5-of-12

2-2

KENTUCKY

7

13

28:47

39-89-0

7-25-0-66-1

64-155-1

3-of-15

2-1

at LSU

35

18

31:13

46-179-3

8-21-0-169-1

67-348-4

6-of-15

1-0

KENTUCKY

3

6

21:23

27-79-0

4-26-4-17-0

53-96-0

2-of-13

2-2

at South Carolina

54

32

38:37

48-288-2

31-43-0-351-5

91-639-7

9-of-18

2-1

KENTUCKY

38

22

33:59

55-340-2

10-16-0-105-2

71-445-4

6-of-13

2-2

vs. Jacksonville St.

14

16

26:01

33-158-0

11-25-2-112-1

58-270-1

2-of-11

3-1

KENTUCKY

16

18

37:00

39-118-1

29-38-0-189-0

77-307-1

9-of-19

3-0

vs. Miss. State

28

21

23:00

32-134-2

15-21-1-264-2

53-398-4

4-of-8

3-2

KENTUCKY

30

20

28:23

31-115-2

19-36-0-283-2

67-398-4

5-of-13

1-0

vs. Ole Miss

13

19

31:37

42-205-0

14-30-1-197-1

72-402-1

7-of-17

0-0

KENTUCKY

8

9

21:06

22-32-0

15-31-0-179-1

53-211-1

0-of-12

2-1

at Vanderbilt

38

28

38:54

56-203-3

13-23-1-207-2

79-410-5

10-of-18

1-0

KENTUCKY

10

10

24:12

21-23-0

18-36-2-142-1

57-165-1

5-of-16

2-2

at Georgia

19

16

35:48

46-155-0

16-29-1-162-1

75-317-1

7-of-17

4-3

KENTUCKY

10

10

35:57

56-202-1

4-6-0-15-0

62-217-1

4-of-16

2-0

vs. Tennessee

7

15

24:03

24-61-0

15-38-2-215-1

62-276-1

4-of-15

1-1

2012 KENTUCKY FOOTBALL


(No-Yds-TD) vs. WKU vs. CMU vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at South Carolina vs. JSU vs. Miss. State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee

Clemons 11-39-1 14-126-1 12-28-0 3-7-0 21-69-0 4-10-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ

Gainer DNP DNP DNP 4-6-0 DNP 0-0-0 7-33-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

George 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 8-38-0 6-10-0 4-6-0 10-66-1 15-41-1 1-1-0 6-46-0 1-0-0 0-0-0

Newton 7-29-0 13-43-1 14-(-22)-0 6-50-0 9-33-0 14-54-0 12-75-1 3-10-0 INJ INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0

Sanders 13-35-0 8-62-0 INJ INJ INJ 4-8-0 2-10-0 INJ INJ INJ 7-37-0 6-3-0

Max. Smith DNP DNP DNP 3-(-7)-0 3-(-23)-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-(-18)-0 2-(-8)-0 4-(-31)-0 4-(-22)-0 INJ

D.J. Warren 0-0-0 1-(-1)-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-4-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Williams 0-0-0 DNP 6-29-0 11-33-0 DNP DNP 22-148-0 15-64-0 25-111-2 10-22-0 8-11-0 21-68-1

GAME-BY-GAME RECEIVING (Rec-Yds-TD) vs. WKU vs. CMU vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at South Carolina vs. JSU vs. Miss. State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee

Adams 1-4-0 INJ 1-12-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-15-0 1-15-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Aumiller 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Boyd DNP 1-5-0 DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Clemons 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-40-0 1-9-0 0-0-0 1-4-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ

Fields DNP 0-0-0 7-57-1 2-16-0 1-16-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0

King 2-42-1 5-100-1 7-84-1 5-50-1 2-31-0 1-8-0 5-84-2 4-13-0 3-102-1 5-82-0 0-0-0 1-2-0

McCaskill 1-34-0 2-9-0 0-0-0 INJ INJ INJ 0-0-0 1-4-0 3-25-1 2-13-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

Melillo 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-40-0 1-29-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-2-0 3-23-0 4-59-1 2-18-0 1-15-0

Roark 2-11-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-7-0 4-19-1 1-7-0 2-12-0 13-116-0 7-116-0 1-10-0 3-51-0 0-0-0

D. Robinson 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-1-0 2-16-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0

T. Robinson INJ 0-0-0 1-6-0 3-19-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-13-0 1-4-0 0-0-0 1-2-1 0-0-0

Sanders 0-0-0 1-0-0 INJ INJ INJ 1-(-2)-0 0-0-0 INJ INJ INJ 2-20-0 1-(-5)-0

Williams 0-0-0 DNP 3-15-0 2-1-0 DNP DNP 1-8-0 3-14-0 1-(-2)-0 3-15-0 5-16-0 1-3-0

2011 SEASON IN REVIEW

GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING

GAME-BY-GAME PASSING (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD) vs. WKU vs. CMU vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at South Carolina vs. JSU vs. Miss. State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee

Newton 7-18-3-97-1 9-18-1-114-1 27-41-0-255-2 16-33-2-124-1 6-20-0-57-1 4-21-1-17-0 10-16-0-105-2 3-5-0-15-0 INJ INJ 1-2-0-9-0 0-0-0-0-0

GAME-BY-GAME PUNTING (No-Yds-Avg-In20) vs. WKU vs. CMU vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at South Carolina vs. JSU vs. Miss State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee

Tydlacka 7-330-47.1-3 3-148-49.3-1 6-241-40.2-0 6-257-42.8-3 10-424-42.4-1 9-398-44.2-0 5-225-45.0-2 4-189-47.2-1 6-251-41.8-2 6-222-37.0-2 8-371-46.4-3 9-392-43.6-1

Smith DNP DNP DNP 6-11-0-41-0 1-5-0-9-0 0-3-2-0-0 0-0-0-0-0 26-33-0-174-0 19-36-0-283-2 15-31-0-179-1 17-34-2-133-1 INJ

GAME-BY-GAME FIELD GOALS FG Made (Miss) vs. WKU vs. CMU vs. Louisville vs. Florida at LSU at South Carolina vs. JSU vs. Miss. State vs. Ole Miss at Vanderbilt at Georgia vs. Tennessee

McIntosh None 41, 45, (24) 20 24 None 28 27 32, 22, 35 (48), 48 None 32 24

2012 KENTUCKY FOOTBALL

97


UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY QUICK FACTS

2011 SEASON IN REVIEW

DEFENSIVE LINE

(Tackles, Tackles for Loss, Sacks) Game Cobble vs. WKU 0-0-0 vs. CMU 4-0-0 vs. Louisville 5-0-0 vs. Florida 3-0.5-0 at LSU 5-0-0 at South Carolina 1-0-0 vs. JSU 2-0-0 vs. Miss. State 3-0-0 vs. Ole Miss 4-0.5-0 at Vanderbilt 0-0-0 at Georgia 4-1-1 vs. Tennessee 2-1-0

Coleman 3-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-0-0 3-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 3-0.5-0 3-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0

Crawford DNP DNP DNP DNP 3-0-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2-2-1 0-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0

Douglas DNP DNP DNP 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-2-1 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-0 4-0-0 0-0-0

Glenn 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

McDermott 4-1-1 1-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 1-0.5-0.5

Rumph 4-0-0 3-0.5-0 4-1-1 3-0-0 6-0-0 1-0-0 4-1-0 3-0.5-0 2-0-0 INJ 0-0-0 1-0-0

Ukwu 2-1-1 7-2-0 5-0-0 INJ INJ INJ 0-0-0 0-0-0 6-2-1 2-1-0 3-0-0 3-0.5-0.5

LINEBACKERS (Tackles, Tackles for Loss, Sacks, Pass Breakups) Game Dupree Guy vs. WKU 2-0-0-0 10-2.5-0-0 vs. CMU 0-0-0-0 13-0-0-0 vs. Louisville 0-0-0-0 7-1.5-1-0 vs. Florida 1-0-0-0 11-0.5-0-0 at LSU 0-0-0-0 12-2-0-0 at South Carolina 0-0-0-0 14-2-0-0 vs. JSU 3-0-0-0 12-0-0-2 vs. Miss. State 0-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 vs. Ole Miss 1-1-1-0 10-2.5-0-0 at Vanderbilt 5-1-1-0 9-1-0-0 at Georgia 5-0-0-1 4-0-0-0 vs. Tennessee 4-0.5-0.5-1 14-2-0.5-0

McDuffen 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0

Sneed 10-0.5-0-1 3-0-0-0 7-0-0-0 6-0.5-0-0 11-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 7-0-0-0 9-0.5-0-0 7-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 1-0-0-0

Trevathan 13-0-0-0 13-3-0-1 12-1-1-0 8-1.5-1-1 13-0-0-0 13-0-0-1 5-0-0-0 17-1-0-0 17-0.5-0-0 7-0-0-0 17-3-1-0 8-1.5-0-2

Williamson 5-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 2-0-0-0 5-0-0-0 7-0-0-0 4-0-0-0 3-0.5-0-0 5-0-0-0 3-0-0-0 5-1-0-0

Wilson 4-0-0-0 7-0.5-0-0 3-0-0-0 7-0-0-0 8-0-0-0 6-2-2-0 4-0-0-0 6-0.5-0-0 2-0-0-0 INJ INJ INJ

DEFENSIVE BACKS (Tackles, Pass Breakups, Interceptions) Game Bailey vs. WKU DNP vs. CMU 0-0-0 vs. Louisville 1-0-0 vs. Florida 3-1-0 at LSU 1-0-0 at South Carolina 0-0-0 vs. JSU 0-0-0 vs. Miss. State 1-0-0 vs. Ole Miss 1-0-0 at Vanderbilt 0-0-0 at Georgia 0-0-0 vs. Tennessee 0-0-0

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R. Burden 4-0-0 5-0-1 3-1-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-0 3-0-0 9-0-1 4-0-1 3-1-0

Guy 10-0-2 13-0-0 7-0-0 11-0-0 12-0-0 14-0-0 12-2-0 4-0-0 10-0-0 9-0-0 4-0-0 14-0-0

Lowery 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 3-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 5-0-0 2-0-0

Mosley 0-0-0 6-0-0 3-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 8-0-0 3-0-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-0-0 1-2-0 0-1-0

Neloms 5-1-1 10-0-0 8-0-0 1-0-0 10-0-0 7-2-0 8-1-0 7-0-0 9-0-0 6-1-0 INJ INJ

Rice 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 2-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0

T. Smith INJ INJ INJ 0-0-0 DNP 1-0-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0-0 5-0-0 2-0-1

Wyndham 1-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 6-1-0 2-0-0 1-0-0


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Hines

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Miller

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Murphy

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Hines

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Roark

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South Carolina

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Hines

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Murphy

King

Roark

Clemons

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Hines

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Murphy

King

Roark

Mississippi St.

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Hines

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Murphy

King

Roark

Ole Miss

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Hines

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Murphy

King

Roark

Williams

McCaskill Max. Smith

Vanderbilt

Melillo

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Hines

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King

Roark

Williams

Kendrick Max. Smith

Georgia

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Hines

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Sneed

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LSU

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Sneed

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Sneed

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Guy

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Douglas

Wilson

Sneed

Trevathan

Mosley

Guy

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R. Burden

Mississippi St.

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Cobble

Ukwu

Wilson

Sneed

Trevathan

Mosley

Guy

Neloms

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R. Burden

Ole Miss

Rumph

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Ukwu

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Sneed

Trevathan

Mosley

Guy

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Ukwu

Dupree

Sneed

Trevathan

Mosley

Guy

T. Smith

Benton

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HONORING THE WILDCATS IN 2011 CHANDLER BURDEN, OT

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• Played in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game

JOSH CLEMONS, TB • SEC Co-Freshman of the Week vs. Central Michigan by the league office

RYAN TYDLACKA, P WINSTON GUY, S • Second-Team All-SEC by Associated Press, SEC Coaches, Phil Steele’s College Football • National Defensive Back Performer of the Week vs. WKU by the College Football Performance Awards • Received a “helmet sticker” from ESPN “College GameDay” for the Tennessee game

• Second-Team All-SEC by Rivals.com • Third-Team All-SEC by Phil Steele’s College Football • SEC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Tennessee by the league office • Played in the Players All-Star Classic

LARRY WARFORD, OG • Second-Team All-SEC by Phil Steele’s College Football, SEC Coaches, Associated Press

STUART HINES, OG • Finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy given by the All-Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. • Finalist for the Sportsmanship Award given the Awards and Recognition Association • Semifinalist for the Scholar-Athlete Award by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame • Academic All-District II by the College Sports Information Directors of America • SEC Community Service Team

JAKE LEWELLEN, DE • AFCA/Allstate National Good Works Team for community service

LUKE MCDERMOTT, DT • SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. WKU by the league office

ANTHONY MOSLEY,

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• Played in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game

BILLY JOE MURPHY, OT • Academic All-District II by the College Sports Information Directors of America

COACH JOKER PHILLIPS • SEC “helmet sticker” from ESPN.com for his team’s performance vs. Tennessee

MAXWELL SMITH, QB • Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches, Rivals.com • SEC Freshman of the Week vs. Ole Miss by the league office

TAIEDO SMITH, S • Played in the Battle of Florida All-Star Game

RONNIE SNEED, LB • Played in the Battle of Florida All-Star Game

DANNY TREVATHAN, LB • National Linebacker of the Year by the College Football Performance Awards • Second-Team All-America by SI.com • Third-Team All-America by Rivals.com • Fourth-Team All-America by Phil Steele’s College Football • First-Team All-SEC by Phil Steele’s College Football, Associated Press, Rivals.com, ESPN.com 100

• Second-Team All-SEC by SEC Coaches • SEC “helmet sticker” from ESPN.com vs. Ole Miss and Georgia • SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week vs. Georgia by the league office • Played in the Players All-Star Classic

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COSHIK WILLIAMS, TB • SEC “helmet sticker” from ESPN.com vs. Jacksonville State

2011 SEC ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL In order to earn a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must meet several qualifications, including a 3.0 grade-point average for his entire career or the previous academic year. Kentucky had 22 players on the 2011 list. Brian Adams, WR Tyler Brause, LB Steven Duff, OG Antwane Glenn, DL Max Godby, OG Stuart Hines, OG Lionel Inanzala, DT Cody Jones, FB

Jake Lanefski, OL Jake Lewellen, DE Joe Mansour, K Luke McDermott, DT Craig McIntosh, K Anthony Mosley, CB Billy Joe Murphy, OL Morgan Newton, QB

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KENTUCKY FOOTBALL HISTORY rom UK’s first All-American, Clyde Johnson, to its most recent, Danny Trevathan; from Professor A.M. Miller to Coach Joker Phillips; from old Stoll Field to Commonwealth Stadium; from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association to the Southeastern Conference; and with all the ensuing changes, Kentucky football holds a unique and storied tradition that began in 1881. UK football holds a captivating list of firsts: UK was the first Southeastern Conference team to introduce football, which it did in 1881; UK played in the first and only Great Lakes Bowl in 1947, defeating Villanova, 24-14; Kentucky tackle Bob Gain was awarded the 1950 Outland Trophy, making him the first player from the SEC to claim the honor; the Wildcats’ Nat Northington was the first African-American One of the most impressive collegiate staffs assembled was Blanton Collier’s 1959 coaching staff. From left: Ed Rutledge, Howard Schnellenberger, Ermal Allen, Collier, Don Shula, John North, Bob player to sign with a Southeastern Conference Cummings, and Bill Arnsparger. institution and the first to play in a league contest – vs. Ole Miss in 1967. And in 1989, UK became the first SEC school to win the coveted In between, Gamage led the Wildcats to a the 1943 season because of World War II. College Football Association Academic combined 32-25-5 record. His best season was The first known head football coach at Achievement Award for highest graduation rate. 6-1-1 in ’29. Kentucky was Professor A.M. Miller, who the stuIn 121 seasons, Kentucky has participated in One of Gamage’s brightest moments came dents asked to coach despite his admitted limited 1,194 contests and owns 578 wins, 572 losses during the 1930 season. During the 57-0 blankknowledge of the game. Miller began the 1892 and 44 ties. The 578 victories rank 45th among ing of Maryville, UK running back Shipwreck season, then graciously stepped aside later in the NCAA Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division year for John A. Thompson, who had more experi- Kelly rushed for a school-record 280 yards in I-A) programs in most wins. leading the Cats. ence with the sport. Kentucky football has won one national More than a decade after Gamage had left UK, Some successful years in the early 1900s dot championship, two the UK record book. a young man by the name of Paul “Bear” Bryant Southeastern Kentucky finished 7- arrived on the scene at Lexington in 1946. Bryant Kentucky has claimed one 1 in 1903 under Conference champiquickly grabbed the UK program by the collar and onships and appeared turned the Cats into a national power. Coach C.A. Wright; national championship, won in 15 bowls. Bryant took UK to eight consecutive winning 9-1 in 1904 under two SEC championships, UK football has seasons (1946-53) and helped the Wildcats claim Coach F.E. Schact; had 15 National their first national championship and Southeastern 9-1-1 in 1907 with and appeared in 15 bowls. Football League firstConference championship in 1950. He also sent Coach J. White round draft choices, UK squads to four bowl games which included the Guyn, and 9-1 in one Outland Trophy winner, 24 first-team All1947 Great Lakes Bowl, 1950 Orange Bowl, 1951 1909 under E.R. Sweetland. Americans (selected 28 times), 14 Academic AllThe greatest UK team of that era was the 1898 Sugar Bowl, and the 1952 Cotton Bowl. Americans (selected 17 times), 74 first-team AllThe biggest win in UK football history came squad, known simply to Kentuckians as “The SEC players (selected 100 times), and 497 under Bryant. After leading Kentucky to its first Immortals.” To this day, the Immortals remain the Academic All-SEC selections. SEC title and a 10-1 regular-season record, UK only undefeated, untied, and unscored upon team Kentucky football got its start on Nov. 12, found itself matched with defending national in UK football history. The Immortals were 1881. Kentucky, known in those days as A&M coached by W.R. Bass and ended the year a perfect champion Oklahoma in the 1951 Sugar Bowl. College, Kentucky State College and/or State The Wildcats scored early and held off the 7-0-0, despite an average weight of 147 pounds University of Kentucky, defeated Kentucky Sooners, 13-7, breaking Oklahoma’s 31-game winper player. Victories came easily for this squad, as University by the clumsy score of 7 1/4 to 1. ning streak which is currently the ninth-longest in the Immortals raced by Kentucky University (18The game of football resembled more of a NCAA history. 0), Georgetown (28-0), Company H of the 8th rugby form and the scoring procedure is still In the 1990s, research by Jeff Sagarin, who comMassachusetts (59-0), Louisville Athletic Club unclear. Though football came to Kentucky in piles the Sagarin Computer Ratings for USA Today, (16-0), Centre (6-0), 160th Indiana (17-0) and 1881, it quickly vanished after the three-game indicated that UK is the national champion for the Newcastle Athletic Club (36-0). season. UK finished 1-2 in the inaugural cam1950 season under that ranking system. Besides Bass, two of the most successful paign, but the lid was shut on UK football for Also under Bryant, tackle Bob Gain became coaches in the early stages of UK football were the next nine seasons. the first UK and SEC player to win the Outland E.R. Sweetland and Harry Gamage. Sweetland Football returned to the University of Trophy in 1950. Other standouts in the Bryant compiled a 23-5 mark in three seasons (1909Kentucky in 1891, when UK defeated era included George Blanda, All-American Babe 10, 12). His best year was 9-1 in ’09. Gamage Georgetown College, 8-2, on April 10, 1891. Parilli, and eventual UK coach Jerry Claiborne. took the reins of the UK program in 1927 and The sport would not again be interrupted until remained until following the 1933 campaign. Bryant left Kentucky following the 1953 sea-

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son, his 1983 squad tied for the nation’s most improved program with a regular-season record of 6-4-1 and a berth in the Hall of Fame Bowl. Kentucky improved in 1984, finishing with a 9-3 record which included a thrilling 20-19 win over Wisconsin in the ’84 Hall of Fame Bowl. Claiborne won 41 games during his eight seasons with the Wildcats. Claiborne and Bryant are the only two UK coaches to win at least five games in seven consecutive seasons. During Claiborne’s tenure, Kentucky captured the 1989 CFA Academic Achievement Award. UK led the SEC in SEC Academic

broke three SEC records, and broke or tied 15 school records. Williams had 429 all-purpose yards in a win at South Carolina, the secondhighest single-game total in NCAA history. The arrival of Coach Hal Mumme in 1997 unleashed a lightning bolt of enthusiasm for Kentucky football. Mumme’s dynamic “Air Raid” offense put UK among the national leaders in passing yardage and total offense and the ’97 team broke or tied 51 school records and 15 Southeastern Conference records. Kentucky returned to the bowl scene in 1998 when the Wildcats won seven games. Quarterback

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son. He compiled an impressive 60-23-5 record in eight years. Bryant’s 60 victories are still a UK football record for head coaches. Blanton Collier had the task of following in Bryant’s footsteps. He stayed eight years at UK as well, etching a 41-36-3 record from 1954 to 1961. Kentuckians best remember Collier for his 5-2-1 record against arch-rival Tennessee. He coached All-Americans Lou Michaels (1957-58) and Howard Schnellenberger (1955) at UK. Charlie Bradshaw became the head mentor at UK in time for the 1962 season. Bradshaw, a UK graduate who lettered four years (1946-49), managed only a 25-41-4 record in seven seasons. One highlight of his term at UK came in 1964, a 27-21 upset of No. 1-ranked Ole Miss in Jackson, Miss. John Ray entered the scene in 1969 as head coach. In four years, Ray was 10-33. His biggest win came during his first year as Kentucky again victimized Ole Miss and Archie Manning. The Cats upset the Rebels, 10-9, in Lexington. The Fran Curci era began in 1973, the same year Kentucky moved from ancient Stoll Field/McLean Stadium to spacious Common-wealth Stadium. Though Curci had only one winning campaign during his first three years, things got interesting beginning with the 1976 season. UK ended the ’76 year with an 8-3 record and its second SEC championship. Kentucky helped secure its second league title on the strength of a 62-yard touchdown pass from Derrick Ramsey to Greg Woods to beat Tennessee, 7-0, at Knoxville, Tenn. The victory clinched a berth in the Peach Bowl against North Carolina, UK’s first postseason appearance in 25 years. Before a UK contingent estimated at 25,000, the Cats blanked the Tar Heels, 21-0. The following year, Kentucky went on NCAA probation. Despite an early season loss at Baylor, the Wildcats rolled to an impressive 10-1 record doing it the hard way. Kentucky defeated Penn State (24-20) in University Park, Pa., defeated LSU (33-13) in Baton Rouge, La., blanked Georgia (33-0) in Athens, Ga., and beat Florida (14-7) in Gainesville, Fla. In the Curci era, players like Sonny Collins (UK career leader with 3,835 yards rushing), AllAmericans Warren Bryant and Art Still and multitalented Derrick Ramsey, wore the blue and white. In all, Curci worked nine years, the longest term of any UK head coach. Jerry Claiborne answered the call of his alma mater in December of 1981 and was named the school’s 31st head football coach. Claiborne had played at UK from 1946-49 and was an assistant coach under Bryant at UK in 1952-53. After an 0-10-1 mark in Claiborne’s first sea-

Coach Bear Bryant (left inset) guided Kentucky to eight consecutive winning seasons and four bowl games from 1946-53. Other legendary UK football names include Art Still, who earned consensus first-team All-America honors at defensive end in 1977 and All-America quarterback Tim Couch (right inset), who led Kentucky to its first New Year’s Day Bowl appearance in 47 years in the 1999 Outback Bowl.

Honor Roll selections (68) during the Claiborne era, including a then-league record of 17 players named to the 1989 honor roll. Individually, quarterback Bill Ransdell played under Claiborne and left as UK’s alltime leader in passing and total offense. Mark Higgs departed as the school’s second-leading rusher and tackle Oliver Barnett set a UK record with 26 quarterback sacks. After Claiborne’s retirement, Bill Curry took over as head coach in 1990. The highlight of Curry’s term came in 1993 as the Wildcats played in the Peach Bowl. In 1994, the Wildcats faced intrastate rival Louisville for the first time in 70 years and defeated the Cardinals 20-14 in front of a then-record 59,162 fans in Commonwealth Stadium. The 1995 season was highlighted by tailback Moe Williams, who rushed for 1,600 yards,

Tim Couch was a first-team All-American, SEC Player of the Year, and a finalist for the Heisman Trophy while rewriting NCAA, SEC, and UK record books. Wide receiver Craig Yeast became the leading pass catcher in SEC history. The Wildcats capped their season by playing Penn State in the Outback Bowl, the school’s first New Year’s Day bowl game in 47 years. Following the Outback Bowl season, Commonwealth Stadium was expanded. UK enclosed both end zones and added personal suites in time for the 1999 season, boosting seating capacity to 67,606. The Wildcats celebrated the stadium expansion with another bowl season. All-America tight end James Whalen helped lead UK to the 1999 HomePoint.com Music City Bowl, marking the school’s first back-to-back bowl appearances since 1983-84. Guy Morriss coached the Wildcats in 2001-

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02. He guided UK to seven wins in '02, but the Wildcats could not go to a bowl game because of NCAA probation. Derek Abney returned six kicks for touchdowns, more than any player in one season in NCAA history, and was named first-team All-America along with punter Glenn Pakulak. Pakulak emerged as the best punter in school history and won the Mosi Tatupu Award as National Special Teams Player of the Year. Inheriting a roster weakened by probation was the major obstacle for Rich Brooks when he took over as head coach in 2003. Brooks’ rebuilding efforts began bearing fruit in 2006. The Wildcats had their best season in 22 years by winning eight games, including a 28-20 upset of highly favored Clemson in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl. Led by quarterback Andre’ Woodson, tailback Rafael Little, wide receiver Keenan Burton, tight end Jacob Tamme and linebacker Wesley Woodyard, the 2007 season contained some of the most exciting moments in school history. UK notched its first win over a Top-10 opponent in 30 years with a dramatic comeback victory over No. 9 Louisville. UK reached the Top-10

Former Wildcat and sven-time NFL All-Pro center Dermontti Dawson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

rankings for the first time since 1977 and the popular “ESPN GameDay” crew made its first visit to campus. UK also knocked off No. 1-ranked LSU -- the eventual national champion -- with a 43-37 triple-overtime thriller. The campaign was capped with another Music City Bowl win, this time over traditional power Florida State. Kentucky capped the 2008 season with a win over East Carolina in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, the first time in school history that UK won bowl games in three consecutive seasons. The momentum continued with a schoolrecord streak of five-straight bowl games. Coach Rich Brooks retired following the 2009 campaign, handing the reins to former Wildcat player and long-time assistant coach Joker Phillips. Sparked by All-America receiver Randall Cobb, Phillips became the first head coach in UK history to take the Wildcats to a bowl game in his first season. In his second year, Phillips ended the 26-year losing streak vs. Tennessee with a 10-7 win over the Vols.

WILDCAT TRADITIONS & LEGENDS elow is a closer look at some of the traditions and history which has molded the past 121 seasons of Kentucky football. Some of the anecdotes were derived from the book, “The Wildcats,” which was written by former UK Sports Information Director Russell Rice.

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Harry and Larry Jones, who both lettered three years (1950-52) with the Wildcats. Harry wore 1A and Larry wore 1B. Harry led the Wildcats in all-purpose yardage in 1951 with 964 while Larry led UK in kickoff returns (21.1 avg) in 1952.

1A AND 1B During the course of his legendary career, Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was known as an innovator of introducing changes in the game of football. One change Bryant introduced during his tenure at Kentucky was the use of a unique number system to identify twins

Rich Brooks led the Wildcats to an unprecedented four consecutive bowl appearances and three bowl victories during his seven-year tenure (2003-09) as UK’s head coach.

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The University of Kentucky adopted blue and white as its official colors in 1892. Originally, UK students had decided on blue Coach Jerry Claiborne gets a victory ride following UK’s win and yellow prior to the Kentuckyat Tennessee in 1984. Claiborne was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. Centre football game on Dec. 19, 1891. The shade of blue came record three straight bowls following the 2006, about when a student asked the question, ‘07 and ‘08 seasons. “What color blue?” Richard C. Stoll, who let. tered on the 1893-94 football teams, pulled off P AUL “BEAR” BRYANT his necktie and held it up. The students adoptPaul Bryant is still the most successful coach ed that particular shade of blue in Stoll’s neckin UK football history. Bryant spent eight years tie. A year later, UK students dropped yellow at UK (1946-53) and produced a 60-23-5 (.710 for white. pct.) record. The 60 victories are the most by any UK football coach. He led the Wildcats to four RICH BROOKS bowl games and their first Southeastern Rich Brooks coached the Wildcats from Conference title in 1950. He coached such UK 2003-09 and became the first coach in school stars as George Blanda, Jerry Claiborne, Bob history to go to four-straight bowl games. After Gain, Babe Parilli, Doug Moseley, Wilbur enduring three years of rebuilding caused by an Jamerson and Steve Meilinger. NCAA probation, Brooks guided UK to postseason play from 2006-09, winning a school-


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The Kentucky cheerleading squad won an unprecedented 19th national cheerleading championship in 2012 at the competition sponsored by the Universal Cheerleaders Association. The cheerleaders have won the UCA national title in 1985, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1995-2002, 2004-06, 2008-10 and 2012. They have been the runners-up on five occasions. Jomo Thompson is coach of the cheerleaders and T. Lynn Williamson is the cheerleader advisor. A total of 40 students comprise the squad, 16 of whom represent the school at the championship.

The University of Kentucky became the first Southeastern Conference institution to win the College Football Association Academic Achievement Award after claiming the prestigious honor in 1989. The Academic Achievement Award is given to the CFA institution with the highest graduation rate of its football program based on a five-year period. UK had graduated 90 percent (18 of 20) of its incoming freshman signee class of 1983, thus earning the honor in May, 1989. A year earlier (1988), UK finished second with a graduation rate of 90.5 percent. Kentucky earned honorable mention honors in 1988, ’91, ’93 and ’94, for having graduated better than 70 percent of its incoming freshman class.

JERRY CLAIBORNE After lettering three years (1946-49) as a player and serving two seasons (1952-53) as an assistant coach at Kentucky, Jerry Claiborne returned to his alma mater in 1982 as UK’s 31st head football coach. Claiborne stepped down after 28 years as a collegiate head coach in 1989. He led the Wildcats to two bowls and four non-losing seasons. During his era, Kentucky placed more players (68) on the SEC Academic Honor Roll than any league school, including a then-record 17 in 1989. Claiborne also led UK to a national academic title by capturing the 1989 CFA Academic Achievement Award. His eight-year UK record was 41-46-3. Overall, Claiborne finished 21st among Division I coaches with 179 career victories and 179-122-8 in all games. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in Aug. 2000.

BLANTON COLLIER AND THE STAFF Blanton Collier had the challenge of following Paul Bryant as head football coach at the University of Kentucky. But, Collier posted a fine 41-36-3 record in eight seasons at UK. Kentuckians best remember Collier for his record against arch-rival Tennessee which stood at 5 wins, 2 losses, and 1 tie. Standouts such as Howard Schnellenberger, Lou Michaels, Tom Hutchinson, Bobby Cravens, Calvin Bird and Irv Goode played under Collier. One fascinating item in Collier’s tenure was the football coaching staff he assembled in 1959. The 1959 UK staff included Collier, Ed Rutledge, Howard Schnellenberger, Ermal Allen, Don Shula, John North, Bob Cummings and Bill Arnsparger.

Bear Bryant’s Sugar Bowl champion Wildcats earned the 1950 national title, according to the Sagarin computer ratings.

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UK CHEERLEADERS 19-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

FRAN CURCI The Fran Curci era (1973-81) was one of ups and downs at the University of Kentucky. Curci remained at UK for nine seasons, the longest tenure of any UK football coach, and posted a 47-51-2 record. The ups consisted of sharing the 1976 Southeastern Conference title with Georgia, a 21-0 blanking of North Carolina in the ’76 Peach Bowl, and a 1977 squad which boasted a 10-1 record and No. 5 national ranking. The down was probation which forced the ’77 squad to miss a certain bowl invitation.

DIGIURO SCHOLARSHIP The Trent DiGiuro Memorial Scholarship was established in the autumn of 1994 in honor of the Wildcat offensive guard who died in July of that year. The scholarship is awarded each year to a walk-on football player who has completed his eligibility, maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5, and has exemplified the dedication, determination, hard work and leadership typified by Trent DiGiuro. If there is no suitable walk-on candidate that year, the scholarship will go to a team manager or trainer who meets the above criteria. The scholarship was established by DiGiuro’s family and friends. The 2012 winner of the scholarship is long snapper Jon Thomas.

FORWARD PASS

The goalposts came down after UK's 1997 overtime win against Alabama.

The first forward pass attempted by a University of Kentucky football player was thrown on Oct. 13, 1906, by quarterback Earl Stone as the Wildcats faced Eminence Athletic Club. This was the first year the forward pass was legalized by national rules. Accounts from this early contest do not indicate if the first forward UK pass was completed.

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The Commonwealth Stadium goalposts have been torn down twice since the stadium opened in 1973. They were first toppled on Oct. 4, 1997, following Kentucky's 40-34 overtime win vs. Alabama. It was Kentucky's first victory against the Crimson Tide in 75 years, prompting the UK student body to storm the field. "If I weren't so old, I'd have torn them down myself," said then-UK Athletics Director C. M. Newton. It happened again on Nov. 4, 2006, after the Wildcats’ dramatic 24-20 triumph over Georgia. It was UK’s first win over the Bulldogs in 10 years and the crowd brought down the east goalpost. Citing safety concerns, UK has installed collapsible goalposts, which will prevent repeats of the popular -- but potentially dangerous -celebration ritual.

The University of Kentucky holds the Southeastern Conference record for fewest yards allowed rushing in a single game. Kentucky limited Kansas State to minus-93 yards on the ground as UK defeated Kansas State, 16-3, on Sept. 19, 1970, in Lexington. Kentucky defenders sacked KSU quarterbacks Lynn Dickey (2) and Max Arreguin (5) seven times while intercepting three of their passes. Ironically, KSU outgained UK in total offense 214-107 as Dickey and Arreguin combined for 307 yards in the air.

GOVERNOR’S CUP The Governor’s Cup was created in 1994 as the trophy for the winner of the KentuckyLouisville game. Donated by Kroger at a cost of $23,000, the Governor’s Cup stands 33 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. The trophy’s base and upright columns are handmilled black marble. The glass components are comprised of Optic grade crystal. All metal parts are 23-karat, gold-plated brass. The cup itself is solid pewter with a 23-karat gold-plated finish. The Governor’s Cup was designed by Kendall Costner and sculpted by James Corcoran of Bruce Fox, Inc. The UKU of L series was renewed in 1994 with the Wildcats winning the game, 20-14.

HOMECOMING GAMES As is the case of most institutions, Homecoming football games are special. Kentucky is no exception. Alumni and old friends converge on the UK campus each fall for Homecoming Day, highlighted by a Kentucky football game. The first Homecoming Day occurred on Nov. 25, 1915, as Kentucky defeated Tennessee, 6-0. Though records are sketchy, Kentucky has hosted a Homecoming game every year since 1946 and owns a 47-19 record in those 66 contests.

THE IMMORTALS Simply known as “The Immortals,” the 1898 University of Kentucky football squad still remains as the only undefeated, untied, and unscored on Wildcats club in school history. The Immortals outscored opponents 180-0 while posting a perfect 7-0-0 record. Roscoe Severs served as team captain under coach W.R.

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Bass. The closest of all seven games was a 6-0 victory over Centre College.

CAWOOD LEDFORD The legendary “Voice of the Wildcats” was none other than Cawood Ledford. For 39 years, Cawood called Wildcats football and basketball. His voice alone symbolized UK Athletics. Cawood called his last UK football game vs. Tennessee on Nov. 23, 1991, and retired from the microphone following the 1991-92 basketball season.

MASCOTS The Wildcat mascot originated during the 1976-77 academic year at Kentucky. Gary Tanner was the original Wildcat, dancing and entertaining thousands of UK fans at Commonwealth Stadium and Rupp Arena during athletic events. Today, the Wildcat mascot also attends academic functions and generally serves as a friendly ambassador for the University. Scratch, another costumed mascot, was unveiled in August of 1996. During UK games, the Wildcat and Scratch entertain with enthusiastic dances and cheers. “Blue” is UK’s ‘live’ wildcat mascot. “Blue” has a permanent residence in the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salato Wildlife Center three miles west of Frankfort on US 60 and is on display and free to view by the public. Through the years, UK has had other official live mascots with colorful names. Records indicate that the first wild animal, named “Tom,” was given to the University in 1921. Other live mascots followed, including “TNT,” “Whiskers,” “Hot Tamale” and “Colonel.”

Kentucky is the 1950 national champion, according to Jeff Sagarin, who handles computer rankings for USA Today. Sagarin, who has generated computer ratings since the 1970s, has reconstructed earlier seasons and his computer rates the Wildcats as tops for the 1950 campaign. At the time, the national champs were crowned after the regular season but before the bowl games. UK finished the regular season with a 10-1 record and No. 7 ranking before knocking off No. 1 Oklahoma, 13-7, in the Sugar Bowl. Four teams can lay claim to the 1950 title, according to the official NCAA record book. Six selectors went with Oklahoma (final record 101), six picked Tennessee (11-1), two chose Princeton (9-0), and one – the Sagarin ratings – named Kentucky (11-1).

THE FIRST NIGHT GAME The University of Kentucky was one of the first institutions to play intercollegiate football at night. The first UK home night game was played on Oct. 5, 1929, at Stoll Field as Kentucky defeated Maryville, 40-0. Kentucky did not play more than one home night game per season until 1946.

NIGHT GAMES The University of Kentucky began holding its October home football games during the evening hours in 1949. UK and Keeneland Race Course, located in Lexington, have enjoyed a close relationship through the years and assist in giving UK faithful an opportunity to enjoy two of the Commonwealth’s best-loved events in October — football and horse racing. With the traditional post time at Keeneland for the thoroughbred races at 1:15 p.m., UK began moving its October home games to night during the 1949 season. The only occasion UK has not conducted its October home games in the evening is to accommodate live national or regional television.


Nat Northington of Louisville became the first black player to sign with the University of Kentucky and a Southeastern Conference institution. Northington signed a national letter-of-intent with UK in December of 1965. He later became the first African-American football player to play in an SEC vs. SEC game, appearing in the UK-Ole Miss game in Lexington on Sept. 30, 1967.

OUTLAND TROPHY Two-time All-American Bob Gain is the only player in University of Kentucky football history to be awarded the Outland Trophy, signifying the best interior lineman in collegiate football. Gain was awarded the 1950 Outland Trophy after helping lead UK to its first Southeastern Conference title and a 10-1 regular-season record. Besides being the first UK player to claim the award, Gain was also the first SEC player to be given the award.

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The Kentucky Wildcats gave Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, his first taste of American football on Oct. 22, 1977. That’s right, Prince Charles’ first football game was the UK-Georgia matchup at Athens. Prince Charles was introduced to UK Coach Fran Curci and All-American Art Still at halftime. After looking at the 6-6 Still, Prince Charles said, “You’re a tall one aren’t you?” Still and Co. blanked the Bulldogs on this day, 33-0, on their way to a 10-1 record.

RED DOC, BLACK DOC A pair of cousins named William Rodes played football for the University of Kentucky during the early 1900s. To distinguish one from the other, one was nicknamed “Red Doc” and the other “Black Doc.” William “Red Doc” Rodes lettered three years (1909, 11-12) as a 140pound halfback and defensive end. William “Black Doc” Rodes lettered two years (1915-16) as quarterback. Black Doc was considered by many to be one of the best open-field runners in that era. He also placekicked and personally delivered UK’s 6-0 victory over Tennessee in 1915 with field goals of 45 and 43 yards.

RUSSELL RICE Longtime UK sports information director Russell Rice is the unofficial historian when it comes to Wildcats football. Rice retired from the UK Athletics Department in 1989 after serving 18 years as sports information director. He came to UK in 1967 as assistant SID, then was named sports information director in 1969. Rice authored the book, “The Wildcats,” which details Kentucky football and its history. At his

KENTUCKY FIGHT SONG On, on U of K, we are right for the fight today, Hold that ball and hit that line, Every Wildcat star will shine, We’ll fight, fight, fight, For the blue and white, As we roll to that goal, varsity, And we’ll kick, pass and run, ‘til the battle is won, And we’ll bring home the victory.

MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home, ‘Tis summer, the people are gay; The corntop’s ripe and the meadow’s in the bloom, While the birds make music all the day. (Chorus) Weep no more, my lady! Oh! Weep no more today! We will sing one song for my old Kentucky home, For my old Kentucky home far away. The young folks roll on the little cabin floor, All merry, all happy, and bright; By-n-by hard times come a-knocking at the door, Then my old Kentucky home, goodnight!

UK ALMA MATER Hail Kentucky, Alma Mater! Loyal sons and daughters sing; Sound her praise with voice united; To the breeze her colors fling. To the Blue and White be true; Badge triumphant age on age; Blue, the sky that o’er us bends; White, Kentucky’s stainless page.

served as UK’s football home since 1916. The University Board of Trustees voted to name the playing field “Stoll Field” and the actual grandstand structures as “McLean Stadium,” thus the often confusing double names. Stoll Field was named in honor of the late Judge Richard C. Stoll, a prominent alumnus, trustee and benefactor of UK. Stoll Field was dedicated on Oct. 14, 1916. McLean Stadium was dedicated on Nov. 1, 1924, in memory of Price Innes McLean, a regular center on the 1923 UK squad who died as a result of injuries sustained in the KentuckyCincinnati game on Nov. 6, 1923. The final seating capacity of Stoll Field/McLean Stadium was 37,000 during its last year of use, 1972.

THE THIN THIRTY When Blanton Collier stepped down as head football coach at Kentucky following the 1961 season, UK promptly named former Wildcats player Charlie Bradshaw as its 28th coach. Bradshaw inherited a squad of 88 players left from Collier’s 5-5-0 team in ’61. Bradshaw promised his new UK squad hard work and talked of training to an absolute peak of condition. His conditioning tactics took their toll as more than 50 players left the squad, leaving 30 to open the season against Florida State and prompting the name “Thin Thirty.” The Thin Thirty finished 3-5-2 with victories over Detroit (27-8), Vanderbilt (7-0) and arch-rival Tennessee (12-10). The ties were against Florida State (0-0) and Georgia (7-7).

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WILDCATS NICKNAME The nickname “Wildcats” became synonymous with UK shortly after a 6-2 football victory at Illinois on Oct. 9, 1909. Commandant Philip Carbusier, then head of the military

retirement party, Rice was given a lifetime “Press Pass” to Commonwealth Stadium. Since his retirement from UK, Rice has written a weekly historical column for The Cats’ Pause magazine and he continues to be a rich historical resource for the UK media relations office. He was inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.

STOLL FIELD/MCLEAN STADIUM Stoll Field/McLean Stadium was the first home for Kentucky football. The stadium was located adjacent to Memorial Coliseum and

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department, told a group of students in a chapel service following the game that the Kentucky football team had “fought like wildcats.” The nickname grew in popularity and was adopted by the university.

WINNING STREAK Kentucky ended one of the longest winning streaks in college football history when the Wildcats faced Oklahoma in the 1951 Sugar Bowl. Kentucky was coming off its first Southeastern Conference title and brought in a 10-1 record. Oklahoma entered as national champions and riding a 31-game winning streak. A pair of Wilbur Jamerson scores - a 22-yard pass from Babe Parilli and a one-yard run - was all UK needed in picking up a 13-7 upset of the Sooners. At the time, the 31-game winning streak was the fifth-longest in NCAA history and today it still ranks as the ninth-longest in NCAA history.

THE YEAR (1977-78) Perhaps the most successful year in UK Athletics occurred during the 1977-78 academic year at the University of Kentucky. The 1977 Wildcats football squad, under Fran Curci, raced to a 10-1 record and ended the year ranked No. 5 by The Sporting News. Highlights were victories over North Carolina (10-7), West Virginia (28-13), Penn State (24-20), LSU (33-13), Georgia (33-0), Florida (14-7) and Tennessee (21-17). On the basketball side, UK wrapped up its fifth NCAA title by defeating Duke, 94-88, at St. Louis. The UK basketballers ended the campaign with a 30-2 record under Joe B. Hall.

THE YEAR (1950-51) An argument to the most successful year in UK Athletics is the 1950-51 academic year. UK football, under Paul Bryant, ended the 1950 regular season with a 10-1 record and ranked No. 7 nationally by both A.P. and U.P.I. The Wildcats then proceeded to snap national champion Oklahoma’s 31-game winning streak with a 13-7 victory in the Sugar Bowl. Kentucky has been named national champion for the 1950 season by the Sagarin Ratings. On the basketball front, Adolph Rupp gave UK its third national title by defeating Kansas State, 68-58, at Minneapolis, Minn. The Wildcats ended the year 32-2.

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JIM BROWN f it has to do with Kentucky football, Jim Brown has seen it all. When the 93year-old Brown began attending UK football games, Franklin D. Roosevelt was president, bread cost a few cents a loaf, and Bear Bryant was just a cub. With one exception we’ll get to later, Brown was present for every UK home football game from 1938 until his streak ended during the 2009 season -- a total of 412 home games. “I’m all for Kentucky football,” Brown said. “I liked football from an early age, when I was a little kid in Western Kentucky. Football was the big thing in the 1920s and I followed UK in the sports pages.” Brown’s streak began in 1938 when he enrolled as a UK freshman. A standout halfback in high school, he had hoped to play for the Wildcats, but was unable to try out for the team because he had to work his way through school. That didn’t stop him from going to the games. In fact, it took a world war to separate Brown from Kentucky football. “I was in a race with Uncle Sam to graduate before I got inducted into the service,” Brown said. “I graduated in 1942 and got sent to Wright Field in Dayton. You couldn’t get gasoline, and I didn’t have a car anyway, so I caught the train from Dayton to Cincinnati to Lexington to see the games that season. I didn’t miss any games in 1943 because, like a lot of schools, UK didn’t field a team that year.” World War II finally got bigger than Kentucky football in 1944. Brown was a navigator/bombardier on a B-25 in Asia, part of a squadron called the “Burma Bridge Busters,” definitely too far for a weekend excursion to catch the Cats. But he was discharged just in time for the 1945 season, and he didn’t miss a home game for 64 straight seasons. (An interesting side note is that the “Burma Bridge Busters” were the subject of a 2003 documentary by the History Channel. Brown was one of the members of the squadron who was interviewed and featured in the documentary.) A member of what has become known as “The Greatest Generation,” Brown helped build America – literally. He was involved with the construction business, a lumber company, and in real estate. Even his marriage had a tie to Kentucky

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football. He married Carolyn Rodes, daughter of William “Black Doc” Rodes, a UK football star in 1915-16. The Browns didn’t always live in Lexington. They lived in Carrollton from 1952-63, and in Winchester from 1965-78. All the while, he kept turning out to see his favorite team. “I always worked on Saturday mornings (at the lumber company). I left a lot of people standing in the store, saying ‘I have to go to Lexington,’” Brown recalled with a laugh. “I wasn’t trying to set a record. It just happened.” Brown’s favorite gridiron memories involve the 1949-50-51 teams that played in the Orange, Sugar and Cotton Bowls, along with the mid-1970s teams that won an SEC championship and a Peach Bowl. “People who go back that far feel that our 1950 team probably was our best,” said Brown, referring to the Wildcat squad that is the 1950 national champion, according to the Sagarin computer ratings. “(Quarterback) Babe Parilli was as good at deception as anyone I’ve ever seen. I was in a game in Atlanta against Georgia Tech, and a Tech fan was sitting beside me. He said, ‘It looks like Parilli is shaking hands with everybody in the backfield before he hands the ball off.’ “That bunch in 1977 was probably the second-best team we’ve had,” Brown continued. “They had a lot of terrific athletes, especially (future NFL stars) Art Still and Derrick Ramsey.” As much as he enjoys talking about the past, Brown is just as excited about the present and future. After 52 years of marriage, wife Carolyn passed away in 1999. He married again in 2002, and new wife Mary Anne Goodson Brown also is a UK grad. Brown is happy with the progress made at the University. “We’re going in the right direction with the new AD (Mitch Barnhart) ... The whole university is charting an exciting course.” Brown’s streak finally came to an end when an illness forced him to miss the Alabama game in 2009. However, he continues to go Kentucky games. And, he’s a model of faithfulness in more than football. He has a 46-year streak of perfect attendance at the Lexington Rotary Club. He’s also a pillar of Crestwood Christian Church, where he is an elder emeritus. Asked about his consistency, Brown replied in what must be the understatement of the year. “I’ve always had a tendency to be loyal,” he said.


FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS 1942 Clyde Johnson, Tackle (AP) 1949 Bob Gain, Tackle (All-Players, NY Sun, NEA) 1950 Bob Gain, Tackle (AP, UPI, INS, Camp, NEA, CP, FWAA-Look, AAB, FD,NYNews) 1950 Babe Parilli, Quarterback (AP, INS, Camp, Colliers, NY News, Sporting News, AAB) 1951 Babe Parilli, Quarterback (UP, INS, Camp, NEA, CP, AAB, NY News, All-Players) 1951 Doug Moseley, Center (AP, FWAA-Look) 1952 Steve Meilinger, End (NEA, All-Players) 1953 Steve Meilinger, End (NEA, Colliers, AAB) 1953 Ray Correll, Guard (FWAA-Look, Chicago Tribune) 1955 Howard Schnellenberger, End (AP) 1956 Lou Michaels, Tackle (UPI, NA, Camp, Colliers,NY News) 1957 Lou Michaels, Tackle (AP, NEA, Camp, FWAA-Look, Coaches, NY News, Sporting News) 1961 Irv Goode, Center (Time) 1963 Herschel Turner, Tackle (Time) 1965 Sam Ball, Tackle (UPI, NEA, Camp, FWAA-Look, Coaches, Time, Sporting News) 1965 Rodger Bird, Halfback (Time, NBC) 1965 Rick Norton, Quarterback (Time, NBC) 1974 Elmore Stephens, Tight End (Time) 1974 Rick Nuzum, Center (NEA) 1976 Warren Bryant, Tackle (Coaches, Camp) 1977 Art Still, End (AP, UPI, NEA, Coaches, FWAA, Camp, Sporting News, Football News) 1989 Mike Pfeifer, Off. Tackle (Football News, Mizlou) 1998 Tim Couch, Quarterback (Camp, FWAA, AAFF) 1999 James Whalen, Tight End (AP, Camp, FWAA, AAFF, CNN/SI, CBS SportsLine) 2002 Derek Abney, Kick Returner (AP, FWAA, Camp, Sporting News, ESPN, CBS SportsLine, CNN/SI, College Football News) 2002 Glenn Pakulak, Punter (CBS SportsLine) 2010 Randall Cobb, All-Purpose Player (AP, SI.com, ESPN.com) 2010 DannyTrevathan, Linebacker (CollegeFootballNews.com)

ALL-SEC (AP, UPI, COACHES) FIRST TEAM 1933 Ralph Kercheval, Back (AP) 1934 Bert Johnson, Back (AP) 1942 Clyde Johnson, Tackle (AP) 1944 Wash Serini, Tackle (AP) 1946 Wallace Jones, End (AP) 1947 Jay Rhodemyre, Center (AP) 1949 Bob Gain, Tackle (AP) 1949 Harry Ulinski, Center (AP) 1950 Bob Gain, Tackle (AP, UPI) 1950 Babe Parilli, Quarterback (AP, UPI) 1951 Doug Moseley, Center (AP, UPI) 1951 Steve Meilinger, End (AP, UPI) 1951 Babe Parilli, Quarterback (AP, UPI) 1951 Gene Donaldson, Guard (AP) 1952 Steve Meilinger, End (AP, UPI) 1953 Ray Correll, Guard (AP) 1953 Steve Meilinger, End (AP, UPI) 1954 Bob Hardy, Quarterback (AP) 1955 Howard Schnellenberger, End (AP, UPI) 1956 Lou Michaels, Tackle (AP, UPI) 1957 Lou Michaels, Tackle (AP, UPI)

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Tom Hutchinson, End (AP) Tom Hutchinson, End (AP, UPI) Tom Hutchinson, End (AP, UPI) Junior Hawthorne, Tackle (AP) Herschel Turner, Tackle (UPI) Rodger Bird, Halfback (AP, UPI) Rick Kestner, End (AP, UPI) Sam Ball, Tackle (AP, UPI) Rodger Bird, Halfback (AP, UPI) Rick Kestner, End (UPI) Dicky Lyons, Fullback (UPI) Dicky Lyons, Halfback (AP, UPI) Dave Roller, Def. Tackle (AP, UPI) Dave Roller, Def. Tackle (AP, UPI) Joe Federspiel, Linebacker (AP, UPI) Sonny Collins, Tailback (AP, UPI) Darryl Bishop, Def. Back (UPI) Jim “Bubba” McCollum, Def. Line (UPI) Warren Bryant, Off. Tackle (AP, UPI) Sonny Collins, Tailback (AP, UPI) Warren Bryant, Off. Tackle (AP, UPI) Sonny Collins, Tailback (AP, UPI) Warren Bryant, Off. Tackle (AP, UPI) Art Still, Def. End (UPI)

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Tom Dornbrook, Off. Guard (AP) Derrick Ramsey, Quarterback (AP, UPI) Art Still, Def. End (AP, UPI) Mike Siganos, Def. Back (AP, UPI) Dallas Owens, Def. Back (AP) Jim Kovach, Linebacker (AP, UPI) Dan Fowler, Off. Guard (UPI) Richard Jaffe, Noseguard (UPI) Richard Jaffe, Noseguard (AP, UPI) Ken Roark, Center (AP) Andy Molls, Def. Back (AP) Paul Calhoun, Punter (AP) George Adams, Tailback (AP, UPI) Paul Calhoun, Def. Back (AP, UPI, Coaches) Jerry Reese, Def. Line (Coaches) Randy Holleran, Linebacker (AP) Oliver Barnett, Def. Line (AP, UPI, Coaches) Mike Pfeifer, Off. Tackle (AP, UPI, Coaches) Randy Holleran, Linebacker (AP, Coaches) Doug Pelfrey, Kicker (AP) Marcus Jenkins, Safety (Coaches) Marty Moore, Linebacker (AP, Coaches) Melvin Johnson, Free Safety (AP) Moe Williams, Tailback (AP, Coaches) John Schlarman, Offensive Guard (AP) Tim Couch, Quarterback (AP, Coaches) Craig Yeast, Wide Receiver (AP, Coaches) Kris Comstock, Off. Tackle (AP) Andy Smith, Punter (AP, Coaches) James Whalen, Tight End (AP, Coaches) Jeff Snedegar, Linebacker (Coaches) Derek Smith, Tight End (AP, Coaches) Omar Smith, Offensive Lineman (AP) Derek Abney, All-Purpose (AP) Dennis Johnson, Defensive End (AP) Glenn Pakulak, Punter (AP) Derek Abney, Kick Returner (AP, Coaches) Antonio Hall, Off. Tackle (Coaches) Glenn Pakulak, Punter (AP, Coaches) Artose Pinner, Running Back (AP, Coaches) Derek Abney, Kick Returner (AP, Coaches)

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Antonio Hall, Off. Tackle (AP, Coaches) Rafael Little, All-Purpose (AP) Keenan Burton, All-Purpose (AP) Jacob Tamme, Tight End (AP, Coaches) Wesley Woodyard, Linebacker (Coaches) Jacob Tamme, Tight End (AP, Coaches) Wesley Woodyard, LB (AP, Coaches) Micah Johnson, Linebacker (Coaches) Trevard Lindley, Cornerback (AP, Coaches) Tim Masthay, Punter (AP, Coaches) Randall Cobb, All-Purpose Player (AP) Corey Peters, Defensive Tackle (Coaches) Randall Cobb, All-Purpose (AP, Coaches) Danny Trevathan, Linebacker (AP, Coaches) Danny Trevathan, Linebacker (AP)

SECOND TEAM 1933 Joe Rupert, End (AP) 1935 Bob Davis, Back (AP) 1936 Stanley Nevers, Tackle (AP) 1937 Ed Sydnor, Guard (AP) 1937 Bob Davis, Back (AP) 1938 Dave Zoeller, Back (AP) 1939 John Eibner, Tackle (AP) 1945 Wash Serini, Tackle (AP) 1947 Wash Serini, Tackle (AP) 1948 Bob Gain, Tackle (AP) 1949 Babe Parilli, Quarterback (AP) 1950 Doug Moseley, Center (AP) 1950 Bill Wannamaker, Guard (AP, UPI) 1950 Al Bruno, End (AP) 1950 Bill Leskovar, Back (AP, UPI) 1951 Jim MacKenzie, Tackle (AP) 1952 Tommy Adkins, Linebacker (AP) 1953 Ralph Paolone, Back (AP) 1953 Ray Correll, Guard (UPI) 1954 Bradley Mills, End (UPI) 1954 Bob Hardy, Quarterback (UPI) 1955 Bob Hardy, Quarterback (AP, UPI) 1956 J.T. Frankenberger, Tackle (AP) 1956 Dave Kuhn, Center (AP) 1957 Bobby Cravens, Back (AP) 1958 Bobby Cravens, Back (AP, UPI) 1959 Calvin Bird, Back (AP) 1962 Darrell Cox, Back (AP) 1962 Junior Hawthorne, Tackle (UPI) 1965 Doug Davis, Off. Guard (AP) 1965 Larry Seiple, Back (AP) 1965 Mike McGraw, Linebacker (AP) 1965 Terry Beadles, Def. Back (AP) 1966 Jeff Van Note, Def. End (AP) 1966 Dicky Lyons, Def. Back (AP) 1966 Jerry Davis, Def. Back (AP) 1968 Dick Palmer, Def. End (AP) 1968 Dave Roller, Def. Guard (AP) 1969 Dick Palmer, Def. End (AP) 1969 Joe Federspiel, Linebacker (AP) 1970 Dave Hardt, Def. End (AP) 1972 Darryl Bishop, Def. Back (AP) 1973 Harvey Sword, Off. Tackle (AP) 1973 Darryl Bishop, Def. Back (AP) 1974 Rick Nuzum, Center (AP) 1974 Mike Fanuzzi, Quarterback (AP)

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Bob Gain, Tackle (FWAA-Look) Lou Michaels, Tackle (FWAA-Look) Dave Roller, Def. Tackle (NEA) Joe Federspiel, Linebacker (AP) Sonny Collins, Tailback (NEA) Warren Bryant, Off. Tackle (AP, Football News, NEA) Paul Calhoun, Safety/Punter (The Sporting News) Randy Holleran, Linebacker (Football News) Melvin Johnson, Free Safety (Gannett News Service) Tim Couch, Quarterback (AP, Football News) James Whalen, Tight End (Football News) Glenn Pakulak, Punter (Camp, College Football News) Derek Abney, Kick Returner (AP) Trevard Lindley, Cornerback (Camp, CollegeFootballNews.com) Randall Cobb, All-Purpose Player (Rivals.com, CollegeFootballNews.com, Phil Steele’s College Football) Danny Trevathan, Linebacker (SI.com)

THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS 1950 1962 1963 1974 1975 1976 1984 1989 1998 1999 2001 2001 2002 2008 2011 1974 1975 1976 1976 1977 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978 1979 1979 1979 1981 1982 1983

Al Bruno, End (AP, UPI) Tom Hutchinson, End (Coaches) Herschel Turner, Tackle (UPI) Sonny Collins, Tailback (Football News) Warren Bryant, Off. Tackle (Football News) Derrick Ramsey, Quarterback (AP, Football News) Paul Calhoun, Safety/Punter (AP) Oliver Barnett, Def. Tackle (AP) Craig Yeast, Wide Receiver (Football News) James Whalen, Tight End (The Sporting News) Dennis Johnson, Def. End (Football News) Glenn Pakulak, Punter (Football News) Glenn Pakulak, Punter (AP) Trevard Lindley, Cornerback (Phil Steele’s College Football) Danny Trevathan, Linebacker (Rivals.com) John Tatterson, Punter (AP) Jim Kovach, Linebacker (AP) Jim Kovach, Linebacker (AP) Mike Siganos, Def. Back (AP) Dave Trosper, Wide Receiver (AP) Jerry Blanton, Def. Tackle (AP) Richard Jaffe, Noseguard (AP) Tom Kearns, Off. Guard (AP) Richard Jaffe, Noseguard (AP) Larry Carter, Def. Back (AP) Felix Wilson, Wide Receiver (AP) Tom Kearns, Off. Guard (AP) Larry Carter, Def. Back (AP) Don Fielder, Def. End (AP) Andy Molls, Def. Back (AP) Kerry Baird, Def. Back (AP)


Cam Jacobs, Linebacker (AP) Jim Reichwein, Off. Guard (AP) Brian Williams, Def. End (AP) Russell Hairston, Def. Back (AP) Joey Worley, Placekicker (AP) Mark Higgs, Tailback (AP) Dermontti Dawson, Off. Guard (AP) Jerry Reese, Def. Tackle (AP) Greg Kunkel, Off. Tackle (AP) Oliver Barnett, Def. Tackle (AP) Chris Chenault, Linebacker (AP) Joel Mazzella, Off. Guard (AP) Alfred Rawls, Tailback (AP) Al Baker, Tailback (AP) Rodney Jackson, Tight End (AP) Joel Mazzella, Off. Guard (AP) Joey Couch, Noseguard (AP) Doug Pelfrey, Kicker (AP, Coaches) Marty Moore, Linebacker (AP) Todd Perry, Off. Guard (AP) Marcus Jenkins, Safety (AP) Moe Williams, Tailback (AP) Melvin Johnson, Free Safety (Coaches) Reggie Rusk, Free Safety (AP, Coaches) Van Hiles, Cornerback (AP) Chris Ward, Def. End (AP) Tim Couch, Quarterback (AP) Tremayne Martin, Strong Safety (AP, Coaches) John Schlarman, Offensive Guard (Coaches) Craig Yeast, Wide Receiver (AP, Coaches) Kris Comstock, Offensive Tackle (Coaches) Dennis Johnson, Def. End (AP) Anthony Wajda, Free Safety (Coaches) Omar Smith, Offensive Lineman (Coaches) Glenn Pakulak, Punter (Coaches) Vincent Burns, Def. End (AP) Antonio Hall, Off. Tackle (AP) Jared Lorenzen, Quarterback (AP, Coaches) Dewayne Robertson, Def. Tackle (AP, Coaches) Muhammad Abdullah, Free Safety (Coaches) Vincent Burns, Def. End (AP) Muhammad Abdullah, FS/SS (AP, Coaches) Muhammad Abdullah, FS (AP, Coaches) Rafael Little, Tailback (Coaches) Michael Aitcheson, Off. Tackle (Coaches) Keenan Burton, Wide Receiver (AP, Coaches) Andre’ Woodson, Quarterback (AP, Coaches) Jeremy Jarmon, Def. End (Coaches) Jason Leger, Off. Guard (AP) Garry Williams, Off. Tackle (Coaches) Andre’ Woodson, Quarterback (AP, Coaches) Myron Pryor, Def. Tackle (AP, Coaches) Garry Williams, Off. Tackle (AP, Coaches) Zipp Duncan, Off. Tackle (Coaches) Micah Johnson, Linebacker (Coaches) Trevard Lindley, Cornerback (Coaches) Derrick Locke, All-Purpose Player (AP) Sam Maxwell, Linebacker (AP) Corey Peters, Defensive Tackle (AP) Larry Warford, Off. Guard (AP, Coaches) Winston Guy, Safety (AP, Coaches) Danny Trevathan, Linebacker (Coaches) Larry Warford, Off. Guard (AP, Coaches)

HISTORY AND TRADITION

1984 1985 1985 1985 1986 1987 1987 1987 1987 1988 1988 1989 1989 1990 1990 1990 1991 1992 1992 1992 1993 1993 1994 1995 1996 1996 1997 1997 1997 1997 1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2002 2002 2002 2003 2003 2004 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2010 2011 2011 2011

Linebacker Wesley Woodyard, currently playing for the Denver Broncos, earned first-team All-SEC honors in 2006 and 2007.

THIRD TEAM 1934 Joe Rupert, End (AP) 1935 Stanley Nevers, Tackle (AP) 1936 Bob Davis, Back (AP) 1938 Sherman Hinkebein, Center (AP) 1938 Bill McCubbin, End (AP) 1939 Bill McCubbin, End (AP) 1940 John Eibner, Tackle (AP) 1940 Charles Ishmael, End (AP) 1941 Noah Mullins, Back (AP) 1944 Norman Klein, Back (AP) 1946 Jay Rhodemyre, Center (AP) 1947 Leo Yarutis, Guard (AP) 1948 Wallace Jones, End (AP) 1949 Don Phelps, Back (AP) 1950 Pat James, Guard (AP, UPI) 1950 Wilbur Jamerson, Back (AP, UPI) 1950 Ben Zaranka, End (UPI) 1950 Pat James, Guard (UPI)

1951 1951 1951 1952 1954 1955 1956 1956 1956 1957 1958 1959 1959 1960 1960 1960 1961 1961 1961 1962

Bob Fry, End (AP) Emery Clark, Back (AP) John Ignarski, Guard (UPI) Bob Fry, Tackle (AP) Howard Schnellenberger, End (AP) Lou Michaels, Tackle (AP) Bob Dougherty, Back (AP) J. T. Frankenberger, Tackle (UPI) Dave Kuhn, Center (UPI) Bobby Cravens, Back (UPI) Bob Lindon, Tackle (AP) Bob Talamini, Guard (AP) Calvin Bird, Back (UPI) Lloyd Hodge, Guard (AP, UPI) Tom Hutchinson, End (UPI) Calvin Bird, Back (UPI) Dave Gash, End (UPI) Irv Goode, Center (UPI) Jerry Woolum, Quarterback (UPI) Darryl Cox, Back (UPI)

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ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA 1971 Rick Muench, LB (CoSIDA, second team) 1974 Tom Ranieri, NG (CoSIDA) 1978 Jim Kovach, LB (CoSIDA) 1978 Mark Keene, C (CoSIDA) 1979 Leon Shadowen, C (CoSIDA, second team) 1985 Ken Petrowiak, C (CoSIDA) 1989 Greg Lahr, OT (CoSIDA, second team) 1991 Greg Lahr, OT (CFA) 1992 Doug Pelfrey, PK (CFA) 1992 Dean Wells, DE (CFA) 1995 Mike Schellenberger, LB (CoSIDA, second tm.) 1998 Jeff Zurcher, FS (CoSIDA) 2005 Taylor Begley, K (CoSIDA) 2005 Hayden Lane, OT (CoSIDA) 2005 Antoine Huffman, CB (CoSIDA, second team) 2006 Hayden Lane, OT (CoSIDA) 2007 Jacob Tamme, TE (CoSIDA) 2007 Tim Masthay, P (CoSIDA, second team) 2008 Tim Masthay, P (CoSIDA)

SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

OF THE

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2006 Hayden Lane, OT 2007 Jacob Tamme, TE

ACADEMIC ALL-SEC 1954 1955 1956 1957 1963 1964 1964 1967 1969 1970 1970 1970 1971 1971 1974 1974 1975 1975 1976 1976 1977 1978 1978 1979 1981 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983

Bill Wheeler, T (Pre-Law, B+) Bill Wheeler, T (Pre-Law, B+) J. T. Frankenberger, T (Pre-Law, B) Jim Urbaniak, E (Pre-Medicine, A) Rick Norton, QB (Commerce, B+) Rick Kestner, E (History, B) John Andrighetti, E (Science, B) Joe Jacobs, SE (Pre-Dental, B+) Roger Gann, FB (Mech. Eng., A) Dave Hanson, T (Commerce, 3.68) Dave Hunter, FL (Pre-Medicine, 3.00) Rick Muench, LB (Mech. Eng.,4.00) Lee Clymer, WB (Bus. Adm., 3.17) Rick Muench, LB (Civil Eng., 3.84) Tom Ranieri, NG (Allied Health, 3.65) Jim Kovach, LB (Pre-Medicine, 3.30) Tom Ranieri, NG (Allied Health, 3.08) Jim Kovach, LB (Biology, 3.58) Ed Smolder, G (Agriculture, 3.81) Jim Kovach, LB (Biology, 3.81) Kevin Kelly, P (Education, 3.00) Craig Roberts, DL (History, 3.66) Jim Kovach, LB (Medicine, 3.60) Leon Shadowen, G (Acct./Pre-Law, 3.79) Keith Martin, T (Bus., 3.16) Rob Mangas, TE (Political Science, 3.81) Keith Martin, DL (Accounting, 3.10) Scott Schroeder, LB (Accounting, 3.00) Ron Bojalad, OL (Bus., 3.00) Keith Martin, DL (Accounting, 3.30) Scott Schroeder, LB (Accounting, 3.05)

In 1974, Tom Ranieri (left) was UK’s first Academic All-American. Hayden Lane (right) won first-team Academic All-America honors in 2005 and 2006. He also was the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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Jim Kovach (left), Kentucky’s all-time leading tackler, was an Academic All-American and has been named to the Academic All-America Hall of Fame. He also played several years in the NFL and earned his medical and law degrees. Linebacker Ronnie Riley (right) was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and has completed his doctoral degree at UK while working for the U.S. Department of Defense.


1997 — Cliff Bailey, OT; David Berringer, OT; Jimmy Carter, P; Kris Comstock, OT; Andy Dreisbach, LB; Bob Holmberg, LB; Jonas Liening, OT; John Rader, LB; John Schlarman, OG; Tyler Siddens, WR; Stephan Walters, FS; Littleton Ward, CB; Marc Wilson, CB; Alexander Wunder, SN; Jeff Zurcher, SS 1998 — David Berringer, OT; Dusty Bonner, QB; Jimmy Carter, P; Kris Comstock, OT; Garry Davis, WR; Corry Doyle, QB; Willie Gary, FS; Chris Gayton, SS; Seth Hanson, K; Jonas Liening, OT; Lance Mickelsen, WR; Mike Riddle, OG; Marc Samuel, K; A. J. Simon, HB; Andy Smith, P; Grayson Smith, DE; Jeremy Streck, OG; Stephan Walters, LB; Jeff Zurcher, FS 1999 — Mike Beirne, WR; Dusty Bonner, QB; Neal Brown, WR; Corry Doyle, QB; Chris Gayton, LB; Seth Hanson, K; Vincent Harrison, WR; Anthony Kelly, WR; Morris Lane, LB; Josh Parrish, OG; Mark Perry, QB; Marc Samuel, K; A. J. Simon, HB; Patrick Wiggins, SS 2000 — Mike Beirne, WR; Neal Brown, WR; Aaron Daniel, C; Nolan DeVaughn, C; Corry Doyle, TE; Willie Gary, FS; Seth Hanson, K/P; Alex Herman, WR; Derek Homer, HB; Martez Johnson, FB; Anthony Kelly, WR; Eric Kelly, CB; Morris Lane, LB; Matt Layow, DE; Kyle McDuffie, WR; Josh Parrish, OG; Mark Perry, QB; John Robinson, DT; Grayson Smith, DE; Patrick Wiggins, SS 2001 — Derek Abney, WR; Dougie Allen, WR; Coleman Barnes, SNAP; Mike Beirne, LB; James Benson, CB; Neal Brown, WR; Corry Doyle, QB; Willie Gary, FS; Seth Hanson, K/P; Tom Malloy, WR; Josh Parrish, OG; Matt Reardon, LB; Ronnie Riley, LB; Grayson Smith, DE; Jermaine White, TE; Patrick Wiggins, SS 2002 — Derek Abney, WR; Tayo Agboke, S; Coleman Barnes, SN; Taylor Begley, K; Mike Beirne, LB; Aaron Boone, WR; Matt Brown, OT; Daniel Burnett, C; Alexis Bwenge, RB; Jeremy Caudill, DT; Tommy Cook, WR; Nolan DeVaughn, C; Jeremiah Drobney, TE; Chris Gayton, S; Otis Grigsby, DE; Seth Hanson, K; Justin Haydock, LB; Daniel Hopewell, WR; Matt Huff, OT; Antoine Huffman, CB; Gary Hughes, WR; Mike Kamphake, RB; Anthony Kelly, WR; Brandon Lesniewski, OG; Gerad Parker, WR; Ronnie Riley, LB; John Robinson, DT; Jason Rollins, OG; Nigel Smith, FS; Jacob Steuber, DE; Anthony Thornton, P; Daniel Wetzel, P; Patrick Wiggins, S 2003 — Derek Abney, WR; Taylor Begley, K; Chris Bernard, WR; Shane Boyd, QB; Joe Brady, OG; Daniel Burnett, C; Alexis Bwenge, RB; Dominick DeVastey, WR; Jeremiah Drobney, TE; Clem Fennell, CB; Justin Haydock, LB; Matt Huff, OT; Antoine Huffman, CB; Hayden Lane, OT; Brandon Lesniewski, OG; Kurt Myers, TE; Gerad Parker, WR; Clint Ruth, K; Justin Sprowles, FB; Jacob Steuber, DE; Sevin Sucurovic, P; Anthony Thornton, P; Russ Throckmorton, FS 2004 — Trey Barclay, QB; Taylor Begley, K; Alexis Bwenge, RB; Draak Davis, TB; Jeremiah Drobney, TE; Clem Fennell, CB; Richard Gray, NT; Dallas Greer, FS; Justin Haydock, LB; Andrew Hopewell, TB; Matt Huff, OG; Antoine Huffman, CB; Kurt Jackson, TE; Hayden Lane, OT; Lamar Mills, NT; Gerad Parker, WR; Jon Sumrall, LB; Jacob Tamme, WR; Anthony Thornton, P; Russ Throckmorton, SS;

Sevin Sucurovic, P; Trai Williams, OG 2005 — Michael Aitcheson, OG; Arliss Beach, TB; Taylor Begley, K; Karl Booker, FS; Keenan Burton, WR; Alexis Bwenge, FB; Terry Clayton, LB; Tommy Cook, WR; Patrick Daly, OT; Draak Davis, TB; Jeremiah Drobney, TE; Richard Gray, DT; Dallas Greer, SS; Antoine Huffman, CB; Hayden Lane, OT; Rocco Maragas, QB; Matt McCutchan, C; Martin McPherson, FS; Lamar Mills, DT; Eric Mueller, DE; Brian Scott, K; Eric Scott, DE; Travis Slaydon, C; Jacob Tamme, TE 2006 — Michael Aitcheson, OT; Patrick Barnette, LB; Terry Clayton, LB; Jason Dickerson, SN; Dallas Greer, FS; J. J. Housley, K; Brad Hart, SN; Hayden Lane, OT; Rocco Maragas, QB; Tim Masthay, P; Robbie McAtee, WR; Martin McPherson, FS; Lamar Mills, DT; Austin Moss, DT; Adam Richey, SS; Michael Schwindel, SS; Brian Scott, K; Travis Slaydon, C; Jacob Tamme, TE; Durrell White, DE; Trai Williams, OG; Wesley Woodyard, LB 2007 — Jess Beets, OG; Trey Bowland, TB; Anthony Cecil, WR; Terry Clayton, LB; Greg Curtin, LS; Marcus Davis, C; Daryl Faulkner, CB; Brad Hart, LS; J. J. Housley, K; Rafael Little, TB; Jayce Long, WR; Dicky Lyons, WR; Tim Masthay, P; Robbie McAtee, CB; Martin McPherson, FS; Shomari Moore, CB; Austin Moss, DT; Sean Murphy, WR; A.J. Nance, LB; Clay Pear, LS; Corey Peters, DT; Michael Schwindel, SS; Jacob Tamme, TE; Brandon Thurmond, LB; Wesley Woodyard, LB; Chris Wraley, WR 2008 — Jess Beets, OG; Ross Bogue, TE; Marcus Davis, C; Brad Durham, OT; Daryl Faulkner, CB; Antwane Glenn, DT; Ahmad Grigsby, CB; Brad Hart, LS; J.J. Helton, LS; Stuart Hines, OG; J.J. Housley, K; Ventrell Jenkins, DE; Matt Lentz, SS; Ricky Lumpkin, DT; Dicky Lyons, WR; Tim Masthay, P; Robbie McAtee, CB; Luke McDermott, DT; Greg Meisner, DE; Josh Minton, DE; Shomari Moore, CB; Austin Moss, DE; Billy Joe Murphy, OT; A.J. Nance, LB; Nii Adjei Oninku, DE; Corey Peters, DT; Tyler Sargent, QB; Michael Schwindel, LB; Alfonso Smith, TB; Taiedo Smith, SS; Brandon Thurmond, LB 2009 — Stephen Ball, FB; Ross Bogue, TE; Clay Cecil, SS; Marcus Davis, C; Jacob Dufrene, LB; Brad Durham, OT; Daryl Faulkner, CB; Antwane Glenn, DT; Stuart Hines, OG; Matt Lentz, SS; Greg Meisner, DE; Anthony Mosley, CB; Billy Joe Murphy, OT; A.J. Nance, FB; Corey Peters, DT; Tyler Sargent, QB; Patrick Simmons, K; Taiedo Smith, S; Brandon Thurmond, LB 2010 — Brian Adams, WR; Ed Berry, WR; Marcus Davis, C; Steven Duff, OG; Brad Durham, OT; Alex Dutton, WR; Nathan Dutton, WR; Antwane Glenn, DT; Stuart Hines, OG; Jake Lanefski, OG; Derrick Locke, TB; Luke McDermott, DT; Craig McIntosh, K; Greg Meisner, FB; Ryan Mossakowski, QB; Billy Joe Murphy, OT; Morgan Newton, QB; Tyler Sargent, QB; Patrick Simmons, K; Matt Smith, C; Taiedo Smith, S; Ronnie Sneed, LB 2011— Brian Adams, WR; Tyler Brause, LB; Steven Duff, OG; Antwane Glenn, DL; Max Godby, OG; Stuart Hines, OG; Lionel Inanzala, DT; Cody Jones, FB; Jake Lanefski, OG; Jake Lewellen, DE; Joe Mansour, K; Luke McDermott, DT; Craig McIntosh, K; Anthony Mosley, CB; Billy Joe Murphy, OT; Morgan Newton, QB; Toba Omotinugbon, FB; Jacob Russell, QB; Patrick Simmons, K; Matt Smith, C; Taiedo Smith, S

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1985 — Chris Derry, FB; Kevin Dooley, QB; Eric Haas, S; Richard Ledford, WR; Matt Lucas, TE; Ken Pietrowiak, C; Bill Ransdell, QB; James Reichwein, OG; Gary Sexton, S; Tom Wilkins, DG 1986 — Kevin Dooley, QB; John Groves, FB; Scott Haire, G; Tim Jones, SE; Ken Lange, C; Matt Lucas, TE; Larry Smith, LB; Joe David Turner, G; Tom Wilkins, G 1987— Kevin Dooley, QB; Mark Higgs, TB; Jim Hill, C; Tim Jones, SE; Brad Myers, C; Mike Robinson, DE; Ken Willis, PK 1988 — Craig Benzinger, LB; Chuck Broughton, QB; Mike Cahill, LB; Doug Houser, DT; Mike Meiners, DG; Todd Meyer, CB; Jeff Nelson, P; Mike Pfeifer, OT; Bo Smith, OT; Tim Smith, TB; Ken Willis, PK 1989 — Craig Benzinger, LB; Darren Bilberry, FB; Chuck Broughton, QB; Tom Crumrine, OT; Doug Houser, DT; Bill Hulette, OG; Mike Knox, FB; Greg Lahr, OT; Freddie Maggard, QB; Mike Meiners, DG; Andy Murray, FB; Todd Perry, OG; Mike Pfeifer, OT; Ron Robinson, FS; Dean Wells, OLB; Ken Willis, PK; Tony Zigman, OLB 1990 — Jim Graves, DE; Ryan Hockman, QB; Randy Holleran, LB; Bill Hulette, OG; Greg Hunt, FL; Larry Jackson, ROV; Greg Lahr, OT; Freddie Maggard, QB; Joel Mazzella, OG; Todd Perry, OG; Brad Smith, QB; Dean Wells, OLB; Gary Willis, CB 1991 — Mark Askin, OT; Chip Garner, C; Jim Graves, DE; Bill Hawk, P; Ryan Hockman, QB; Larry Jackson, ROV; Greg Lahr, OT; Freddie Maggard, QB; Doug Pelfrey, K; Todd Perry, OG; Brad Smith, QB; Derrick Thomas, DE; Jeff Weihe, OT; Dean Wells, STR; Gary Willis, CB 1992 — Brad Armstead, FS; Mark Askin, OT; Andy Britt, OG; Mark Chatmon, SE; Dude Harper, C; Ryan Hockman, QB; Cale Langford, FS; Marty Moore, LB; David Parks, OG; Doug Pelfrey, PK; Don Robinson, CB; Reggie Smith, LB; Dean Wells, DE 1993 — Mark Askin, OT; Tim Calvert, FL; Brent Claiborne, PK; Trent DiGiuro, OG; Dude Harper, C; Chad Hayes, FB; Cale Langford, FS; Rob Manchester, SS; Ray McLaurin, TB/WB; Marty Moore, LB; Darren Murray, FB; David Parks, OL; Mike Schellenberger, LB; Jeff Speedy, QB 1994 — Mark Askin, OT; Leman Boyd, SS; Dude Harper, C; Barry Jones, OG; Rob Manchester, SS; Ray McLaurin, WB; Mike Schellenberger, LB; Jaysuma Simms, SE ; Jeff Speedy, QB; Roger Sullivan, DT; James Tucker, LB; Eric Wright, LB 1995 — Dele Ali, SS; Ben Bird, DE; Harold Dennis, WR; Billy Jack Haskins, QB; Barry Jones, OT; Rob Manchester, FS; Ray McLaurin, TB; Antonio O'Ferral, WR; Mike Schellenberger, LB; John Schlarman, C; Mike Schlegel, DT; Brian Sivinski, K; David Snardon, LB; Jeff Speedy, QB; Jason Thomas, DE 1996 — Brent Allen, WR; Cliff Bailey, OG; David Berringer, OG; Buddy Berry, CB; Ben Bird, DE; Jimmy Carter, P; Bill Coleman, K; Kris Comstock, OT; Harold Dennis, WR; Bob Holmberg, LB; Raymond McLaurin, TB; Kio Sanford, WR; Mike Schellenberger, LB; John Schlarman, OG; Tyler Siddens, WR; Jaysuma Simms, WR; Kurt Supe, DE; Miguel Viera, LB; Stephan Walters, FS; Jeff Zurcher, SS

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KENTUCKY HONOR ROLL NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION COLLEGE HALL OF FAME The National Football Foundation inducts former great coaches and players into the College Football Hall of Fame. 1947-50 1949-51 1946-53 1955-57 1982-89

Bob Gain . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Babe Parilli . . . . .Quarterback Paul “Bear” Bryant . . . .Coach Lou Michaels . . . . . . . .Tackle Jerry Claiborne . . . . . .Coach

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame annually, beginning in 1951, honors scholar-athletes from universities around the nation and presents them with scholarships for post-graduate work. 1982 1979 1998 2007

Rob Mangas . . . . . . . . .Tight End Leon Shadowen . . . . .Off. Guard Jeff Zurcher . . . . . . .Free Safety Jacob Tamme . . . . . . . .Tight End

NCAA POST-GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP The National Collegiate Athletic Association annually, beginning in 1964, honors scholar-athletes from universities around the nation and presents them with post-graduate scholarships. 1976 1979 1983

Tom Ranieri . . . . . . . .Linebacker Jim Kovach . . . . . . . .Linebacker Keith Martin . . . . . . . .Def. Guard

OUTLAND TROPHY The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the outstanding interior lineman in collegiate football by the Football Writers Association of America. 1950 Bob Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle MOSI TATUPU AWARD The Mosi Tatupu Award was presented annually to the outstanding senior special teams player in collegiate football by the Hula Bowl Maui. 2002

Glenn Pakulak . . . . . . . . . .Punter

BOBBY BOWDEN AWARD The Bobby Bowden Award is presented annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to a Division I football player who epitomizes a student-athlete and conducts himself as a faith model in the community, in the classroom and on the field. 2007 Jacob Tamme . . . . . . . .Tight End

RUDY AWARD The Rudy Award is presented by The Rudy Foundation to the most inspirational player in America. 2007 Terry Clayton . . . . . . .Linebacker REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR 1984 Jerry Claiborne . .AFCA Region 2 1997 Hal Mumme . . . .AFCA Region 2 1999 Hal Mumme . . . . .Football News South/SW Region SEC COACH OF THE YEAR The SEC Coach of the Year award selected by The Associated Press and league coaches. The award was sponsored by the Nashville Banner from 1933-97. 1950 1954 1977 1983

Paul Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AP Blanton Collier . . . . . . . .Coaches Fran Curci . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .AP Jerry Claiborne . . . . . . . . . . . .AP

SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR The SEC Player of the Year award as selected by league coaches. The award was sponsored by the Nashville Banner from 1933-97. 1950 1957 1973 1998

Babe Parilli. . . . . . . .Quarterback Lou Michaels. . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Sonny Collins. . . . .Running Back Tim Couch . . . . . . . .Quarterback

“UNSUNG HERO” ALL-AMERICAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHRONICLE 1996 John Schlarman Offensive Guard 1997 Bamidele Ali . . . . .Defensive End ALL-AMERICA FARM TEAM SUCCESSFUL FARMING MAGAZINE 1996 Jonas Liening, OT . . . .First Team 1997 Jonas Liening, OT . . . .First Team 1998 Jonas Liening, OT . . . .First Team 1998 Lance Mickelsen, WR Hon. Mention 1999 Jeff Snedegar, LB . . . .First Team 2000 Nolan DeVaughn, C Second Team ATLANTA TOUCHDOWN CLUB AWARD The Atlanta Touchdown Club Awards have been given since 1939 to the outstanding players in the Southeast. 1949 1950 1957 1995 1998 2002 2002

Bob Gain . . . . . . . . . . . .Lineman Babe Parilli . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Lou Michaels . . . . . . . . .Lineman Moe Williams . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Tim Couch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Derek Abney . . . .Special Teams Randall Cobb . . . .Special Teams

Quarterback Vito “Babe” Parilli is one of five Wildcats in the College Football Hall of Fame, along with Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, Bob Gain, Lou Michaels, and Coach Jerry Claiborne. ATLANTA CONSTITUTION AWARD 1950 Babe Parilli . . . . . . .Quarterback 1951 Babe Parilli . . . . . . .Quarterback 1951 Doug Moseley . . . . . . . . . .Center 1953 Ray Correll . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard BILL FAULKNER AWARD (WILDCAT TOUCHDOWN CLUB) 1992 Jerry Claiborne . . . . . . . . .Coach 1993 Brent Claiborne . . . . . . . . . . .PK BIRMINGHAM POST-HERALD AWARD 1974 Sonny Collins . . . .Running Back BIRMINGHAM QB CLUB QUARTER-CENTURY ALL-SEC TEAM (1950-74) 1951-53 Steve Meilinger . . . . . . . .End 1947-50 Bob Gain . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1955-57 Lou Michaels . . . . . . . .Tackle BIRMINGHAM QUARTERBACK CLUB AWARD The Birmingham QB Club annually selects the outstanding back and lineman in the SEC. 1949 1950

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Bob Gain . . . . . . . . . . . .Lineman Babe Parilli . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back

1956 1977 2002

Lou Michaels . . . . . . . . .Lineman Derrick Ramsey . . . . . . . . . .Back Derek Abney . . . .Special Teams

BIRMINGHAM TOUCHDOWN CLUB AWARD The Birmingham Touchdown Club selected the outstanding senior player and assistant coach in the SEC. 1976 1988

Art Still . . . . . . . . .Defensive End Terry Strock . . . . . . .Asst. Coach

ESPN “ALL-MAYDAY” TEAM A national team selected by ESPN in honor of players who show extraordinary toughness and determination during their collegiate football careers. 2005 2006 2007

Tommy Cook . . . .Wide Receiver Lamar Mills . . . .Defensive Tackle Keenan Burton . . .Wide Receiver

HELMS FOUNDATION HALL OF FAME AWARD 1927-33 Harry Gamage . . . . . . .Coach 1949-50 Babe Parilli . . . . .Quarterback 1955-57 Lou Michaels . . . . . . . .Tackle


1976

Warren Bryant . . . . . .Off. Tackle

WASHINGTON TOUCHDOWN CLUB AWARD 1950 Babe Parilli . . . . . . .Quarterback 1957 Lou Michaels . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (SINCE 1986) 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ron Robinson, DB The Sporting News (1st Team) 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jerry Bell, DG Football News (1st Team) 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Lahr, OT Football News (1st Team) 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chuck Bradley, OT Football News (1st Team) 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Moe Williams, TB Football News (2nd Team) 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Willie Gary, FS The Sporting News (1st Team) 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Brown, OT The Sporting News (3rd Team) 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Johnson, SS The Sporting News (1st Team) 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dennis Johnson, DE The Sporting News (2nd Team) 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kip Sixbery, OG The Sporting News (1st Team) Football News (2nd Team) 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Antonio Hall, OT Rivals.com (1st Team) The Sporting News (3rd Team) 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chad Scott, RB The Sporting News (3rd Team) 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lamar Mills, NT The Sporting News (1st Team) 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Durrell White, LB The Sporting News (3rd Team) 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ricky Abren, NT Rivals.com (2nd Team) CollegeSportsReport.com (3rd team) 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Braxton Kelley, LB Rivals.com (2nd Team) The Sporting News (3rd Team) 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trevard Lindley, CB Rivals.com , TSN, FWAA (1st Team) 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Taylor Wyndham, DE Phil Steele’s College Football (2nd Team) CollegeFootballNews.com (3rd Team) 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jordan Aumiller, TE Phil Steele’s College Football (4th Team) 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Qua Huzzie, LB Phil Steele’s College Football (5th Team)

THE SPORTING NEWS SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 2004 Ricky Abren . . . . . . .Nose Tackle Aaron Miller . . . .Offensive Tackle 2005 Braxton Kelley . . . . . .Linebacker 2006 Trevard Lindley . . . . .Cornerback

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Offense E Tom Hutchinson OL Warren Bryant OL Sam Ball OL Ray Correll OL Irv Goode OL Doug Moseley E Steve Meilinger QB Babe Parilli Back Rodger Bird Back Sonny Collins Back Shipwreck Kelly Kicker Joey Worley

Offense E Tom Hutchinson T Sam Ball T Warren Bryant G Gene Donaldson G Dermontti Dawson C Jay Rhodemyre E Steve Meilinger QB Babe Parilli Back Bob Davis Back Sonny Collins Back Mark Higgs Kicker Joey Worley

Defense DL Bob Gain DL Lou Michaels DL Art Still DL Dave Roller DL Jeff Van Note LB Joe Federspiel LB Jay Rhodemyre DB Paul Calhoun DB Jerry Claiborne DB Darryl Bishop DB Mike Siganos Ret. Dicky Lyons

Defense DL Bob Gain DL Lou Michaels DL Art Still DL Ray Correll DL Jeff Van Note LB Joe Federspiel LB Jim Kovach LB Frank LeMaster DB Mike Siganos DB Paul Calhoun DB Rodger Bird P Ralph Kercheval

COACHES’ SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 2000 Derek Abney . . . .Wide Receiver Antonio Hall . . . .Offensive Tackle Dewayne Robertson . . .Defensive Tackle Chad Scott . . . . . .Running Back 2001 Ellery Moore . . .Defensive Tackle 2002 Taylor Begley . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Deion Holts . . . . . .Defensive End 2003 Lamar Mills . . . . . . .Nose Tackle Durrell White . . . . . . .Linebacker 2004 Wesley Woodyard . . .Linebacker 2005 David Jones . . . . . . .Cornerback 2005 Braxton Kelley . . . . . .Linebacker 2005 Shomari Moore . . . . .Cornerback 2006 Justin Jeffries . .Offensive Tackle 2006 Micah Johnson . . . . . .Linebacker 2006 Trevard Lindley . . . . .Cornerback 2006 Lones Seiber . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 2008 Randall Cobb . . . . . . . . .QB/WR 2009 Larry Warford . .Offensive Guard 2010 Jordan Aumiller . . . . . .Tight End 2011 Maxwell Smith . . . . .Quarterback KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 1986 Vic Adams . . . .Defensive Guard Ron Robinson . . .Defensive Back 1987 Chris Tolbert . . . .Defensive Back 1988 Greg Lahr . . . . .Offensive Tackle Jerry Bell . . . . .Defensive Guard 1989 Kurt Johnson . . . . . . . . . .Flanker Chuck Bradley . .Offensive Tackle 1990 Terry Samuels . . . . . . . .Fullback

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LAKELAND (FLA.) LEDGER 25-YEAR ALL-SEC TEAM (1961-85) 1973-76 1974-77

Mark Askin . . . .Offensive Tackle Damon Betz . . . . . . .Nose Guard Melvin Johnson . . . . .Free Safety David Snardon . . . . . . . . .Bandit Moe Williams . . . . . . . . .Tailback Chad Hudson . . . . . . .Linebacker Kio Sanford . . . . . .Kick Returner John Schlarman Offensive Guard Jonas Liening . .Offensive Tackle Marvin Major . .Defensive Tackle Craig Yeast . . . . . .Wide Receiver David De La Perralle . . .OffensiveTackle Derick Logan . . . . . . . . .Tailback George Massey Defensive Tackle Chad Spencer . . . . . . .Tight End Willie Gary . . . . . . . .Free Safety Seth Hanson . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Derek Homer . . . . . . . . .Halfback Matt Brown . . . .Offensive Tackle David Johnson . . . .Strong Safety Kip Sixbery . . . .Offensive Guard Derek Abney . . . .Wide Receiver Antonio Hall . . . .Offensive Tackle Jared Lorenzen . . . .Quarterback Dewayne Robertson . . .Defensive Tackle Chad Scott . . . . . .Running Back Ellery Moore . . .Defensive Tackle Taylor Begley . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Keenan Burton . . .Wide Receiver Lamar Mills . . . . . . .Nose Tackle Durrell White . . . . . . .Linebacker

Warren Bryant . .Off. Lineman Art Still . . . . . . . .Def. Lineman

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE OFFENSE/DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN/DEFENSIVE LINEMAN/FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK Oct. 11, 1985 . . . . . . . . . .Mike Velotta, DT, vs. Misssissippi State Nov. 8, 1986 . . . . . . . . Ivy Joe Hunter, TB, vs. Vanderbilt Nov. 15, 1986 . . . . . . . . .Bill Ransdell, QB, vs. Florida Oct. 10, 1987 . . . . . . . . . .Mark Higgs, TB, vs. Mississippi Oct. 22, 1988 . . . . . . . . .Alfred Rawls, TB, vs. Georgia Nov. 5, 1988 . . . . . . . .Randy Holleran, LB, vs. Vanderbilt Nov. 11, 1989 . . . . . . . .Oliver Barnett, DT, at Vanderbilt Sept. 1, 1990 . . . . . . . . .Joey Couch, NG, vs. Central Michigan Oct. 27, 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Al Baker, FB, vs. Georgia Nov. 16, 1991 . . . . . . .Don Robinson, CB, at Florida Sept. 19, 1992 . . . . . . . . .Dean Wells, DE, vs. Indiana Sept. 11, 1993 . . . . . . . .Marty Moore, LB, vs. Florida Sept. 23, 1995 . . . . . . . .Moe Williams, TB, at South Carolina Oct. 26, 1996 . . .Mike Schellenberger, LB, vs. Georgia Aug. 30, 1997 . . . . . . . . . .Tim Couch, QB, vs. Louisville Oct. 4, 1997 . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Couch, QB, vs. Alabama Sept. 26, 1998 . . . . . . . .Craig Yeast, WR, at Florida Oct. 17, 1998 . . . . . . . . . .Tim Couch, QB, at LSU Oct. 16, 1999 . . . . . . .Anthony Wajda, FS, vs. LSU Nov. 13, 1999 . . . . . . .Patrick Wiggins, SS, vs. Vanderbilt Sept. 1, 2002 . . . . . . . . . .Taylor Begley, K, vs. Louisville Sept. 7, 2002 . . . . . . .Jared Lorenzen, QB, vs. Texas-El Paso

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JACOBS TROPHY The Jacobs Trophy has been given annually since 1935 by Dr. W.J. Jacobs of Clinton, S.C., to the outstanding blocker in the Southeastern Conference based on a poll of league coaches.

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Coach Joker Phillips, Michael Aitcheson, Durrell White, Matt McCutchan and Coach Rich Brooks participated for the winning North team in the inaugural IntaJuice North-South All-Star Game following the 2006 season. Sept. 28, 2002 . . . . . . . .Derek Abney, KR, vs. Florida Oct. 19, 2002 . . . . . . . . .Derek Abney, KR, vs. Arkansas Nov. 2, 2002 . . . . . . . . . .Derek Abney, KR, vs. Mississippi State Sept. 20, 2003 . . . . .Anthony Thornton, P, vs. Indiana Oct. 25, 2003 . . . . . . . . .Derek Abney, KR, vs. Mississippi State Sept. 18, 2004 . . . . . .Matt McCutchan, C, vs. Indiana Oct. 29, 2005 . . . . . . . . . .Rafael Little, TB, vs. Mississippi State Nov. 12, 2005 . . . . . . . . .Rafael Little, KR, vs. Vanderbilt Sept. 16, 2006 . . . . .Andre’ Woodson, QB, vs. Ole Miss Oct. 28, 2006 . . . . . . .Keenan Burton, KR, vs. Mississippi State Nov. 4, 2006 . . . . . . . .Trevard Lindley, CB, (freshman) vs. Georgia Nov. 11, 2006 . . . . . .Andre’ Woodson, QB, vs. Vanderbilt Nov. 18, 2006 . . . . . . .Matt McCutchan, C, vs. Louisiana-Monroe Sept. 8, 2007 . . . . . . . . .Jason Leger, OG, vs. Kent State Sept. 15, 2007 . . . . .Andre’ Woodson, QB, vs. Louisville Sept. 22, 2007 . . . .Wesley Woodyard, LB, vs. Arkansas Sept. 22, 2007 . . . . . . . .Jason Leger, OG, vs. Arkansas Sept. 29, 2007 . . . . . . .Garry Williams, OT, vs. Florida Atlantic Oct. 13, 2007 . . . . . .Andre’ Woodson, QB, vs. LSU Nov. 10, 2007 . . . . . .Jeremy Jarmon, DE, (defensive lineman award) vs. Vanderbilt Aug. 31, 2008 . . . . . . . . .Myron Pryor, DT, (defensive player award) vs. Vanderbilt Sept. 13, 2008 . . . . . . .Mike Hartline, QB, vs. Middle Tennessee Sept. 27, 2008 . . . . . . .Garry Williams, OT, vs. Western Kentucky

Oct. 18, 2008 . . . . .Randall Cobb, WR/QB (freshman) vs. Arkansas Nov. 1, 2008 . . . . . . .Ventrell Jenkins, DE, (defensive lineman award) vs. Miss. State Sept. 5, 2009 . . . . . . .Trevard Lindley, CB, vs. Miami (Ohio) Sept. 19, 2009 . . . . . . .Derrick Locke, KR, vs. Louisville Oct. 10, 2009 . . . . . . . . .Corey Peters, DT, (defensive lineman award) vs. S. Carolina Oct. 17, 2009 . . . . . . .Micah Johnson, LB, vs. Auburn Oct. 24, 2009 . . . . . . . .Jorge Gonzalez, C, vs. University of Louisiana at Monroe Nov. 7, 2009 . . . . . . .Morgan Newton, QB, (freshman award) vs. Eastern Kentucky Nov. 14, 2009 . . . . . . . . .Corey Peters, DT, (defensive lineman award) vs. Vanderbilt Nov. 21, 2009 . . . . . . . . .Sam Maxwell, LB, vs. Georgia Sept. 4, 2010 . . . . . .Danny Trevathan, LB, vs. Louisville Oct. 16, 2010 . . . . . . . .Mike Hartline, QB, vs. South Carolina Nov. 13, 2010 . . . . . . .DeQuin Evans, DE, (defensive lineman award) vs. Vanderbilt Sept. 1, 2011 . . . . . .Luke McDermott, DT, (defensive lineman award) vs. WKU Sept. 10, 2011 . . . . . . .Josh Clemons, TB, (freshman award) vs. Central Michigan Nov. 5, 2011 . . . . . . . .Maxwell Smith, QB, (freshman award) vs. Ole Miss Nov. 19, 2011 . . . . . .Danny Trevathan, LB, vs. Georgia SOUTHEAST AREA ALL-TIME FOOTBALL TEAM (1920-69) 1949-51 Babe Parilli . . . . . . .Quarterback 1931-33 Ralph Kercheval . . . . . . . .Punter NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ACADEMIC ADVISORS AWARD 1994 Delandual Conwell . . .Linebacker COLLEGE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION “GOOD WORKS” TEAM 1992 Doug Pelfrey . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker

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Leon Smith . . . . . . . . . .Split End Kurt Supe . . . . . . .Defensive End Jimmy Carter . . . . . . . . . .Punter

AFCA 1999 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2011

“GOOD WORKS TEAM” Seth Hanson . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Matt Layow . . . . . .Defensive End Antonio Hall . . . .Offensive Tackle Antoine Huffman . . . .Cornerback Jacob Tamme . . . . . . . .Tight End Tim Masthay . . . . . . . . . . .Punter Jake Lewellen . . . .Defensive End

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE “GOOD WORKS” TEAM 1994 Leon Smith . . . . . . . . . .Split End 1995 Leon Smith . . . . . .Wide Receiver 1996 Littleton Ward . . . . . .Cornerback 1997 Jimmy Carter . . . . . . . . . .Punter 1998 Jeff Zurcher . . . . . . .Free Safety 1999 Seth Hanson . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 2000 Jimmy Robinson . .Wide Receiver 2001 Anthony Kelly . . . .Wide Receiver 2002 Antonio Hall . . . .Offensive Tackle 2003 Daniel Burnett . . . . . . . . . .Center 2004 Antoine Huffman . . . .Cornerback 2005 Jeremiah Drobney . . . .Tight End 2006 Jacob Tamme . . . . . . . .Tight End 2007 Keenan Burton . . .Wide Receiver 2008 David Jones . . . . . . .Cornerback 2009 Alfonso Smith . . . . . . . . .Tailback 2010 Marcus Davis . . . . .Center/Guard 2011 Stuart Hines . . .Offensive Guard ALL-TIME SUGAR BOWL TEAM 1951 Bob Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1951 Walt Yowarsky . . . . . . . . . .Tackle ALL-TIME COTTON BOWL TEAM 1952 Babe Parilli . . . . . . .Quarterback 1952 Ray Correll . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1952 Emery Clark . . . . . . . . .Halfback PEACH BOWL HALL OF FAME Jerry Claiborne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Coach Art Stil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Defensive End

ALL-STAR GAMES ALL-AMERICAN BOWL 1959 Bobby Cravens . . . . . . .Halfback 1960* Calvin Bird . . . . . . . . . . .Halfback 1968 Dicky Lyons . . . . . . . . . .Halfback 1969 Dick Palmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1970 Dave Hardt . . . . . . . . . . . .Punter Dave Roller . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1971 Joe Federspiel . . . . . .Linebacker 1975 Vin Hoover . . . . . . . . . .Tight End Steve Campassi . . . . . . .Tailback * most valuable back

ALL-STAR GRIDIRON CLASSIC (ORLANDO, FLA.) 1998 Kris Comstock . .Offensive Tackle 1999 James Whalen** . . . . . .Tight End Anthony White . . . .Running Back 2000 Derek Homer . . . . .Running Back Eric Kelly . . . . . . . . . .Cornerback Matt Layow . . . . . .Defensive End Marlon McCree . . . . . .Linebacker 2004 Vincent Burns . . . .Defensive End ** injured, did not play BATTLE OF FLORIDA (BOCA RATON, FLA.) 2011 Taiedo Smith . . . . . . . . . . . .Safety 2011 Ronnie Sneed . . . . . . .Linebacker BLUE-GRAY GAME {MONTGOMERY, ALA.} 1939 Luke Lindon . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1940 Joe Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1942 Clyde Johnson . . . . . . . . .Tackle Clark Wood . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1944 Wash Serini . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1946 Wash Serini . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Leo Yarutis . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1947 Jay Rhodemyre . . . . . . . . .Center Wash Serini . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Paul “Bear” Bryant . . . . . . . .Staff 1952 John Griggs . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1953 Tommy Adkins . . . . . . . . .Center Ralph Paolone . . . . . . . .Fullback Paul “Bear” Bryant . . . . . . . .Staff 1954 Neil Lowry . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1955 Bob Hardy . . . . . . . .Quarterback Dick Moloney . . . . . . . . .Halfback Howard Schellenberger . . . . .End 1958 Bobby Cravens . . . . . . .Halfback Jim Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard Blanton Collier . . . . .Head Coach 1959 George Boone . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1960 Jerry Eisaman . . . . .Quarterback Lloyd Hodge . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1961 Bob Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1962 Charlie Bradshaw . . . . . . . .Staff 1963 Herschel Turner . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1966 Calvin Withrow . . . . . . . . .Center Larry Seiple . . . . .Wide Receiver 1968 Dicky Lyons . . . . . . . . . .Halfback Jeff Van Note . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1972 Ken King . . . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1977 Will Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1978 Chris Hill . . . . . . . .Running Back 1979 Richard Jaffe . . . . . .Nose Guard 1980 Ken Roark . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1985 Jon Dumbauld . . . . . .Def. Tackle Maurice Douglass . . . .Def. Back 1986 Jerry Claiborne . . . . . . . . . .Staff Cornell Burbage . . . .W. Receiver 1987 Mark Higgs . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Dermontti Dawson . . .Off. Guard


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Jerry Reese . . . . . . . .Def. Tackle Ivy Joe Hunter . . . . . . . .Tailback David Johnson . . . . .Cornerback Oliver Barnett . . . . . . .Def. Tackle Alfred Rawls . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Al Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Phil Logan . . . . . . . . . . .Split End Randy Holleran . . . . .Linebacker Doug Pelfrey . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Dean Wells . . . . . . . . . .Def. End Chuck Bradley . . . . . .Off. Tackle Donté Key . . . . . . . . .Linebacker Van Hiles . . . . . . . . .Cornerback Chris Ward . . . . . . . . . . .Def. End Kio Sanford . . . . .Wide Receiver Jeremy Caudill . . . . . . . .Def. End Nick Seitze . . . . . . . . . . . .Center

CANADIAN-AMERICAN GAME (TAMPA, FLA.) 1977 Mike Martin . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1978 James Ramey . . . . . .Def. Tackle CASINO DEL SOL ALL-STAR GAME (TUCSON, ARIZ.) 2011 Chandler Burden . . . .Off. Tackle 2011 Anthony Mosley . . . .Cornerback CHARITY GAME (NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.) 1930 Floppy Forquer . . . . . . . . .Guard Conrad Rose Tom Phipps . . . . . . . . . .Fullback COACHES ALL-AMERICA GAME (LUBBOCK, TEXAS) 1954 Steve Meilinger . . . . . . . . . . .End Ray Correll . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1963 Tom Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . .End Blanton Collier . . . . . . . . . . .Staff 1966 Sam Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Rodger Bird . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1970 Dick Palmer . . . . . . . . . .Def. End 1971 Dave Hardt . . . . . . . . . .Def. End COLLEGE ALL-STAR GAME (CHICAGO, ILL.) 1948* Jay Rhodemyre . . . . . . . . .Center 1950 Harry Ulinski . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1951 Bob Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Walt Yowarsky . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1952* Babe Parilli . . . . . . .Quarterback Doug Moseley . . . . . . . . . .Center Jim Mackenzie . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1954 Steve Meilinger . . . . . . . . . . .End 1958 Lou Michaels . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1962 Irv Goode . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1963 Tom Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . .End 1966 Sam Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Rodger Bird . . . . . . . . . .Tailback * most valuable player

COPPER BOWL (PHOENIX, ARIZ.) 1960 Calvin Bird . . . . . . . . . . .Halfback CRUSADE BOWL (BALTIMORE, MD.) 1962 Junior Hawthorne . . . . . . .Tackle EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME (SAN FRANCISCO THROUGH ‘06; HOUSTON 2007-PRESENT) 1954 Ray Correll . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard Steve Meilinger . . . . . . . . . . .End 1957 Bob Dougherty . . . . . . . . . .Back J.T. Frankenberger . . . . . . .Tackle Dave Kuhn . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1958 Lou Michaels . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1961 Irv Goode . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1962 Tom Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . .End 1972 Dan Neal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1973 Bubba McCollum . . .Nose Guard 1974 Rick Nuzum . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1975 Wally Pesuit . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle Sonny Collins . . . .Running Back 1977 Derrick Ramsey . . . .Quarterback Art Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Def. End Dallas Owens . . . . . . . .Def. Back Fran Curci . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Staff 1984 George Adams . . . . . . . .Tailback 1985 Russell Hairston . . . . . .Def. Back 1990 Randy Holleran** . . . .Linebacker 1992 Todd Perry . . . . . . . . .Off. Guard Dean Wells . . . . . . . . . .Def. End 1993 Marty Moore . . . . . . .Linebacker 1994 Melvin Johnson . . . . .Free Safety 1999 Anthony White . . . .Running Back 2003 Antonio Hall . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle 2008 Myron Pryor . . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 2008 Johnny Williams . . . . .Linebacker **did not play because of injury HULA BOWL (HONOLULU/MAUI, HAWAII) 1951 Babe Parilli . . . . . . .Quarterback 1954 Steve Meilinger . . . . . . . . . . .End 1957* Lou Michaels . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1961 Calvin Bird . . . . . . . . . . .Halfback 1962 Irv Goode . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1963 Tom Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . .End 1964 Bill Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1970 Dave Roller . . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1973 Darryl Bishop . . . . . .Free Safety 1974 Rick Nuzum . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1975 Sonny Collins . . . .Running Back 1976 Warren Bryant . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1977 Art Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Def. End Fran Curci . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Staff 1978 Jim Kovach . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1979 Larry Carter . . . . . . . . .Def. Back 1981 Jim Campbell . . . . . . . .Tight End 1982 Andy Molls . . . . . . . . . .Def. Back 1983 Kerry Baird . . . . . . . . . .Def. Back

1984 1985 1987 1998 2000

Paul Calhoun . . . . . .Free Safety Jon Dumbauld . . . . . .Def. Tackle Mark Higgs . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Kris Comstock . . . . . .Off. Tackle Kenneth Grant . . . . .Cornerback Derek Homer . . . . .Running Back Marlon McCree . . . . .Linebacker 2002 Glenn Pakulak . . . . . . . . .Punter 2003 Nick Seitze . . . . . . . . . . . .Center * most outstanding lineman INTAJUICE ALL-STAR GAME (HOUSTON, TEX.) 2006 Michael Aitcheson . . . . . . . . .OT Matt McCutchan . . . . . . . .Center Durrell White . . . . . . . . .Def. End Rich Brooks . . . . . . .Asst. Coach Joker Phillips . . . . . .Asst. Coach JAPAN BOWL (TOKYO, JAPAN) 1976 Sonny Collins . . . .Running Back Fran Curci . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Staff 1977* Art Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Def. End 1978 Kelly Kirchbaum . . . . .Linebacker 1981 Jim Campbell . . . . . . . .Tight End 1982 Andy Molls . . . . . . . . . .Def. Back 1984 Paul Calhoun . . . . . .Free Safety 1988 Ivy Joe Hunter . . . . . . . .Tailback 1990** Randy Holleran . . . . .Linebacker 1991 Greg Lahr . . . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1992 Todd Perry . . . . . . . . .Off. Guard * outstanding defensive player **injured MAGNOLIA GRIDIRON CLASSIC (JACKSON, MISS.) 2005 Scott Mitchell . . . . .Wide Receiver Joker Phillips . . . . . . .Head Coach NORTH-SOUTH SHRINE GAME (MIAMI, FLA.) 1932 Frank Seale . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1933 Ralph Kercheval . . . . . .Def. Back 1952 Frank Fuller . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Bob Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1962 Jerry Woolum . . . . .Quarterback Dave Gash . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End Junior Hawthorne . . . . . . .Tackle 1963 Darrell Cox . . . . . . . . . .Halfback 1965 Sam Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Rodger Bird . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1969 Dick Palmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1970 Dave Hardt . . . . . . . . . . . .Punter Dave Roller . . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1971* Joe Federspiel . . . . . .Linebacker Bill Bushong . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1973 Darryl Bishop . . . . . .Free Safety Frank LeMaster . . . . .Linebacker * most valuable player PARADISE BOWL (ST. GEORGE, UTAH) 2002 Aaron Boone . . . .Wide Receiver

Otis Grigsby . . . . .Defensive End Chase Harp . . . . . . . . .Tight End PLAYERS ALL-STAR GAME (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) 2011 Danny Trevathan . . . .Linebacker 2011 Ryan Tydlacka . . . . . . . . .Punter SENIOR BOWL (MOBILE, ALA.) 1951 Bob Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1952 Babe Parilli . . . . . . .Quarterback 1953 John Griggs . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1954 Ray Correll . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1955 Bob Hardy . . . . . . . .Quarterback Howard Schellenberger . . . . .End 1963 Herschel Turner . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1966 Rodger Bird . . . . . . . . . .Halfback Rick Kestner . . . . . . . . . . . . .End Sam Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1975 Wally Pesuit . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1977 *Randy Burke . . . . . . . .Split End Dallas Owens . . . . . . . .Def. Back 1984 George Adams . . . . . . . .Tailback 1985 Jon Dumbauld . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1987 Dermontti Dawson . . .Off. Guard 1989 Oliver Barnett . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1992 Chuck Bradley . . . . . .Off. Tackle Todd Perry . . . . . . . . .Off. Guard Dean Wells . . . . . . . . . .Def. End 1994 **Melvin Johnson . . .Free Safety 1997 Kio Sanford . . . . .Wide Receiver 1998 Craig Yeast . . . . . .Wide Receiver 2000 Omar Smith . . . . . . .Off. Lineman 2007 Rafael Little . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Jacob Tamme . . . . . . . .Tight End Andre’ Woodson . . .Quarterback Wesley Woodyard . . .Linebacker ***Keenan Burton .Wide Receiver 2009 John Conner . . . . . . . . .Fullback Trevard Lindley . . . . .Cornerback 2010 Derrick Locke . . . . . . . . .Tailback *most valuable offensive player **most valuable defensive player ***did not play because of injury

HISTORY AND TRADITION

1988

SENIOR CHRISTIAN BOWL (MURFREESBORO, TENN.) 1955 Bill Wheeler . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Ray Callahan . . . . . . . . . . .Guard Blanton Collier . . . . . . . . . . .Staff 1956 Bob Dougherty . . . . . . . .Fullback Dave Kuhn . . . . . . . . . . . .Center J.T. Frankenberger . . . . . . .Tackle 1957 Lou Michaels . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Blanton Collier . . . . . . . . . . .Staff 1961 Irv Goode . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1962 Tom Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . .End TEXAS VS. THE NATION (EL PASO, TEXAS) 2007 Eric Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center

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MOST 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY QUICK FACTS Marcus McClinton . . .Free Safety Zipp Duncan . . .Offensive Tackle Alfonso Smith . . . . . . . . .Tailback Ricky Lumpkin .Defensive Tackle Chris Matthews . .Wide Receiver

1982 1983 1984

TEAM AWARDS

1986

VALUABLE PLAYER Tom Hutchinson . . . . . . . . . .End Tommy Simpson . . . . . . . .Center Darrell Cox . . . . . . . . . .Halfback Jim Foley . . . . . . . . . .Linebacker Rick Norton . . . . . . .Quarterback Larry Seiple . . . . . . . . .Wingback Dicky Lyons . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Dick Palmer . . . . .Defensive End Dave Roller . . . .Defensive Tackle Wilbur Hackett . . . . . .Linebacker Joe Federspiel . . . . . .Linebacker Joe Federspiel . . . . . .Linebacker Darryl Bishop . . .Defensive Back James McCollum . .Defensive Tackle James McCollum . . . .Noseguard Mike Fanuzzi . . . . . .Quarterback Steve Campassi . .Running Back Warren Bryant . .Offensive Tackle Derrick Ramsey . . . .Quarterback Jim Kovach . . . . . . . .Linebacker Rick Jaffe . . . . . . . . . .Noseguard Ken Roark . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center Andy Molls . . . . . . . . . . . . .Safety Derek Abney . .Wide Rec., Kick Ret. Muhammad Abdullah . . . .SS/FS Rafael Little . . . . . . .Tailback/KR Andre’ Woodson . . .Quarterback Andre’ Woodson . . .Quarterback Trevard Lindley . . . . .Cornerback Randall Cobb . .WR/QB/PR/KOR

1987 1988

MOST VALUABLE SENIOR AWARD 1963 Darrell Cox . . . . . . . . . .Halfback 1964 Jim Foley . . . . . . . . . .Linebacker Bill Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1965 Sam Ball . . . . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1966 Rich Machel . . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1967 Kerry Curling . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1968 Jeff Van Note . . . . . . . .Def. End 1969 Roger Gann . . . . . . . . . .Halfback 1970 Wilbur Hackett . . . . . .Linebacker 1971 Joe Federspiel . . . . . .Linebacker 1972 Tom Clark . . . . . . . . . .Off. Guard 1973 Frank LeMaster . . . . .Linebacker 1974 Rick Nuzum . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1975 Tom Ranieri . . . . . . .Nose Guard 1976 Greg Woods . . . . . . . . .Def. Back 1977 Art Still . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Def. End 1978 Jim Kovach . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1979 Lester Boyd . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1980 Tim Gooch . . . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1981 Jim Campbell . . . . . . . .Tight End

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1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 JERRY 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Andy Molls . . . . . . .Strong Safety Scott Schroeder . . . . .Linebacker George Adams . . . . . . . .Tailback Paul Calhoun . . . . . .Free Safety Ken Pietrowiak . . . . . . . . .Center Brian Williams . . . . . . . .Def. End Cornell Burbage . . . .W. Receiver Tom Wilkins . . . . . . . .Def. Guard Mark Higgs . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Bo Smith . . . . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle David Johnson . . . . .Cornerback Oliver Barnett . . . . . . .Def. Tackle Randy Holleran . . . . .Linebacker Al Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Neal Clark . . . . . . . . . . .Split End Dean Wells . . . . . . . . . .Def. End Marty Moore . . . . . . .Linebacker Melvin Johnson . . . . .Free Safety James Tucker . . . .Wide Receiver Reggie Rusk . . . . . . .Free Safety Chris Ward . . . . . . . . . . .Def. End

CLAIBORNE AWARD Derek Abney . . . . .WR, Kick Ret. Russ Throckmorton . . . . . .Safety Arliss Beach . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Hayden Lane . . . . . .Off. Lineman Jacob Tamme . . . . . . . .Tight End Tim Masthay . . . . . . . . . . .Punter Ross Bogue . . . . . . . . .Tight End Corey Peters . . .Defensive Tackle

OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER 2003 Jared Lorenzen . . . .Quarterback 2004 Glenn Holt . . . . . .Wide Receiver 2005 Rafael Little . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 2006 Keenan Burton . . .Wide Receiver 2007 Andre’ Woodson . . .Quarterback 2008 Dicky Lyons . . . . .Wide Receiver 2009 Randall Cobb . . . . . . . . .WR/QB OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE BACK 1982 George Adams . . . . . . . .Tailback 1983 Randy Jenkins . . . . .Quarterback 1984 George Adams . . . . . . . .Tailback 1985 Bill Ransdell . . . . . . .Quarterback 1986 Marc Logan . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1987 Mark Higgs . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1988 Alfred Rawls . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1989 Alfred Rawls . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1990 Al Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1991 Craig Walker . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1992 Pookie Jones . . . . . .Quarterback 1993 Moe Williams . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1994 Moe Williams . . . . . . . . .Halfback 1995 Moe Williams . . . . . . . . .Tailback 1996 Billy Jack Haskins . .Quarterback OUTSTANDING RECEIVER 1990 Phil Logan . . . . . . . . . . .Split End 1991 Neal Clark . . . . . . . . . . .Split End

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Kurt Johnson . . . . . . . . . .Flanker Alfonzo Browning . . . . .Wingback Leon Smith . . . . . . . . . .Split End Antonio O’Ferral . .Wide Receiver Isaac Curtis III . . . . . . .Tight End

OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE LINEMAN 1956 J. T. Frankenberger . . . . . .Tackle 1957 Lou Michaels . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1958 Bobby Lindon . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1959 George Boone . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1960 Junior Hawthorne . . . . . . .Tackle 1961 Irv Goode . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1962 Junior Hawthorne . . . . . . .Tackle 1963 Rick Kestner . . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1964 Sam Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1965 Sam Ball . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1966 Calvin Withrow . . . . . . . . .Center 1967 Dennis Drinnen . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1968 Dennis Drinnen . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1969 Pat Eckenrod . . . . . . . . . .Center 1970 Tom Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1971 Tom Crowe . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1972 Tom Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1973 Rich Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1974 Warren Bryant . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1975 Wally Pesuit . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1976 Warren Bryant . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1977 Tom Dornbrook . . . . . . . . .Guard 1978 Tom Kearns . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1979 Ken Roark . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1980 Ken Roark . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1981 Gerald Smyth . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1982 John Maddox . . . . . . . . . .Center 1983 Don Corbin . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1984 Ken Petrowiak . . . . . . . . . .Center 1985 Ken Petrowiak . . . . . . . . . .Center 1986 Greg Kunkel . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1987 Dermontti Dawson . . . . . . .Guard 1988 Bo Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1989 Joel Mazzella . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1990 Joel Mazzella . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1991 Todd Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1992 Todd Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1993 Wes Jackson . . . . . . . . . .Center 1994 Barry Jones . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1995 John Schlarman . . . . . . . .Center 1996 John Schlarman . . . . . . . .Guard 2003 Jason Rollins . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 2004 Jason Rollins . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 2005 Matt McCutchan . . . . . . . .Center 2006 Garry Williams . . . . . . . . .Tackle 2007 Jason Leger . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 2008 Garry Williams . . . . . . . . .Tackle 2009 Zipp Duncan . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Jorge Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .Center OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER 2003 Vincent Burns . . . . . . . .Def. End 2004 Trey Mielsch . . . . . . . . .Def. End 2005 Bo Smith . . . . . . . . . .Cornerback

2006 2007 2008 2009

Wesley Woodyard . . .Linebacker Wesley Woodyard . . .Linebacker Jeremy Jarmon . . . . . . .Def. End Braxton Kelley . . . . . .Linebacker Corey Peters . . . . . . .Def. Tackle

OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE LINEMAN 1982 Dave Lyons . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1983 Keith Martin . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard 1984 Frank Hare . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard Brian Williams . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1985 Brian Williams . . . . . . . . . . . .End 1986 Carwell Gardner . . . . . . . . . .End 1987 Jerry Reese . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1988 Oliver Barnett . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1989 Oliver Barnett . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1990 Joey Couch . . . . . . .Nose Guard Dean Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . .Strike 1991 Joey Couch . . . . . . .Nose Guard 1992 Dean Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . .Strike 1993 Zane Beehn . . . . . . . . . . . . .End Jon Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1994 Robert Stinson . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1995 Mike Schlegel . . . . . . . . . .Tackle 1996 Chris Ward . . . . . . . . . . . . . .End OUTSTANDING LINEBACKER 1990 Randy Holleran . . . . .Linebacker 1991 Marty Moore . . . . . . .Linebacker 1992 Marty Moore . . . . . . .Linebacker 1993 Marty Moore . . . . . . .Linebacker 1994 David Snardon . . . . . .Linebacker 1995 Mike Schellenberger . .Linebacker 1996 Mike Schellenberger . .Linebacker OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE BACK 1956 Bob Dougherty . .Defensive Back 1957 Bobby Cravens . .Defensive Back 1958 Bobby Cravens . .Defensive Back 1959 Lloyd Hodge . . . .Defensive Back 1960 Jimmy Poynter . .Defensive Back 1961 Darrell Cox . . . . .Defensive Back 1962 Darrell Cox . . . . .Defensive Back 1963 Bob Kosid . . . . . .Defensive Back 1964 Tom Becherer . . .Defensive Back 1965 Tom Becherer . . .Defensive Back 1966 Jerry Davis . . . . . . . . . . . .Safety 1967 Al Phaneuf . . . . .Defensive Back 1968 David Hunter . . . . . . . . . . .Safety 1969 Dave Van Meter .Defensive Back 1970 Buzz Burnam . . .Defensive Back 1971 Joe Federspiel . . . . . .Linebacker 1972 Darryl Bishop . . . . . . . . . .Safety 1973 Darryl Bishop . . . . . . . . . .Safety 1974 Ben Thomas . . . .Defensive Back 1975 Ray Carr . . . . . . .Defensive Back 1976 Mike Siganos . . .Defensive Back 1977 Dallas Owens . . .Defensive Back 1978 Larry Carter . . . .Defensive Back 1979 Larry Carter . . . . . . . . .Def. Back 1980 Chris Jacobs . . . . . . . .Def. Back


1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

Andy Molls . . . . . . . . . .Def. Back Andy Molls . . . . . . . . . .Def. Back Kerry Baird . . . . . . . . . .Def. Back Paul Calhoun . . . . . . . .Def. Back Cam Jacobs . . . . . . . .Linebacker Larry Smith . . . . . . . .Linebacker Larry Smith . . . . . . . .Linebacker Jeff Kremer . . . . . . . .Linebacker Randy Holleran . . . . .Linebacker Ron Robinson . . . . . .Free Safety Gary Willis . . . . . . . .Cornerback Brad Armstead . . . . .Free Safety Brad Armstead . . . . .Free Safety Marcus Jenkins . . .Strong Safety Melvin Johnson . . . . .Free Safety Leman Boyd . . . . .Strong Safety Leman Boyd . . . . .Strong Safety

OUTSTANDING KICKING GAME/ SPECIAL TEAMS AWARD 1982 David Meers . . . . . . . . . . .Safety 1983 Paul Calhoun . . . . . . . . . .Punter 1984 Paul Calhoun . . . . .Punter/Safety 1985 Joey Worley . . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 1986 Joey Worley . . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 1987 Joey Worley . . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 1988 Ken Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 1989 Ken Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kicker Kurt Johnson . . . . .Kick Returner 1990 Neal Clark . . . . . . . . . . .Split End 1991 Sterling Ward . . . . . . . . . . .Rover 1992 Travis Powers . . . . . . . . . . .Rover 1993 James Tucker . . . . . . .Linebacker 1994 James Tucker . . . . . . .Linebacker 1995 George Harris . . . .Strong Safety 1996 Jeff Snedegar . . . . . .Linebacker 2003 Derek Abney . . . . .Kick Returner 2004 Wesley Woodyard . . .Linebacker 2005 Taylor Begley . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Draak Davis . . . . . . . . . .Tailback 2006 Jason Dickerson . . . . . .Snapper 2007 Tim Masthay . .Punter/KO/Holder 2008 Tim Masthay . .Punter/KO/Holder 2009 John Conner . . . . . . . . .Fullback MOST 2003 2004 2005 2006

IMPROVED PLAYER Chad Anderson . . . . .Linebacker Karl Booker . . . . . . . .Cornerback Roger Williams . . .Strong Safety Dicky Lyons . . . . .Wide Receiver Durrell White . . . .Defensive End 2007 Steve Johnson . . .Wide Receiver Corey Peters . . .Defensive Tackle 2008 Jorge Gonzalez . . . . . . . . .Center David Jones . . . . . . .Cornerback 2009 Stuart Hines . . .Offensive Guard Danny Trevathan . . . .Linebacker

UK SENIOR SCHOLASTIC AWARD 1950 Dick Martin . . . . . . . . . .Halfback 1951 Ed Hamilton . . . . . . . . . .Halfback

1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

1993 1994 1995 1996

Harry Jones . . . . . . . . . .Halfback Larry Jones . . . . . . . . . .Halfback Herb Hunt . . . . . . . .Quarterback Dick Mitchell . . . . . . . . .Halfback Bill Wheeler . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Jack Freeman . . . . .Quarterback Jim Urbaniak . . . . . . . . . . . . .End Bill Livings . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center Lowell Hughes . . . . .Quarterback Jerry Eisaman . . . . .Quarterback Tom Rodgers . . . . . . . . . . . . .End Mark Thompson . . . . . . . .Center Gary Steward . . . . . . . .Halfback Vince Semary . . . . . .Linebacker Bob Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guard John Andrighetti . . . . . . . . . .End Roger Walz . . . . . . .Quarterback Terry Beadles . . . . .Quarterback Louis Wolf . . . . . . . . . .Off. Guard Roger Gann . . . . . . . . . .Halfback Stan Forston . . . . . .Quarterback Rick Muench . . . . . . .Linebacker Gary Knutson . . . . . . . . .Fullback Marty Marks . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Roger Peterman . . . . . .Def. End Tom Ranieri . . . . . . .Nose Guard Ed Smolder . . . . . . . . .Off. Guard Joe Bryant . . . . . . . .Place Kicker Mark Keene . . . . . . . . . . .Center Leon Shadowen . . . . .Off. Guard Greg Motley . . . . . . . . .Def. Back Rick Strein . . . . . . . .Place Kicker Rob Mangas . . . . . . . . .Tight End Keith Martin . . . . . . . .Def. Guard Ken Petrowiak . . . . . . . . . .Center Eric Haas . . . . . . . . . . . . .Safety Matt Lucas . . . . . . . . . .Tight End Jim Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Center Bo Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tackle Ken Willis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Mike Meece . . . . . . . . .Tight End Greg Lahr . . . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle Ryan Hockman . . . .Quarterback Doug Pelfrey . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Dean Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . .Strike Marty Moore . . . . . . .Linebacker Mark Askin . . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle Dude Harper . . . . . . . . . . .Center Barry Jones . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle Mike Schellenberger .Linebacker

HOST COMMUNICATIONS SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD 1998 Jeff Zurcher . . . . . . .Free Safety 1999 Seth Hanson . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 2000 Matt Layow . . . . . .Defensive End 2001 Patrick Wiggins . . . . . . . . .Safety 2002 Ronnie Riley . . . . . . . .Linebacker 2003 Derek Abney . . . .Wide Receiver 2004 Gerad Parker . . . .Wide Receiver

2005

Taylor Begley . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker Antoine Huffman . . . .Cornerback

OUTSTANDING FIRST-YEAR PLAYER 2003 Lamar Mills . . . . . . .Nose Tackle 2004 Aaron Miller . . . .Offensive Tackle 2005 Braxton Kelley . . . . . .Linebacker 2006 Alfonso Smith . . . . . . . . .Tailback Trevard Lindley . . . . .Cornerback 2007 Derrick Locke . . . . . . . . .Tailback 2008 Randall Cobb . . . . . .QB/WR/PR 2009 DeQuin Evans . . .Defensive End Morgan Newton . . . .Quarterback WILDCAT PRIDE 1990 Randy Holleran . . . . .Linebacker Dean Wells . . . . . . . .Outside LB Joey Couch . . . . . . .Nose Guard Al Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Steve Phillips . . . . . . . .Split End 1991 Tim Calvert . . . . . . . . . .Split End Neal Clark . . . . . . . . . . .Split End Bill Hawk . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Punter Marty Moore . . . . . . .Linebacker Dean Wells . . . . . . . . . . . . .Strike 1992 Tim Calvert . . . . . . . . . .Split End Kurt Johnson . . . . . . . . . .Flanker MOST 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

INSPIRATIONAL PLAYER Jamie Saylor . . . . . . .Linebacker Gerad Parker . . . .Wide Receiver Tommy Cook . . . .Wide Receiver Michael Aitcheson . . .Off. Tackle Jacob Tamme . . . . . . . .Tight End Tony Dixon . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Randall Cobb . .WR/QB/PR/KOR Sam Maxwell . . . . . . .Linebacker

OUTSTANDING SCOUT TEAM PLAYER 1989 Matt Riazzi . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Barry Rich . . . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1990 Pookie Jones . . . . . .Quarterback Jon Lawson . . . . . . . .Def. Tackle 1991 Antonio O'Ferral . . .Quarterback David Snardon . . . . . . . . .Bandit 1992 Jon Collins . . . . . . . .Nose Guard Randy Wyatt . . . . . . . . . .Flanker 1993 John Schlarman . . . . . . . .Guard Littleton Ward . . . . . .Cornerback 1994 Timothy Holmes . . . . . .Halfback Raymond Jones . . . . .Linebacker 1995 Andy Dreisbach . . . . .Linebacker Mike Fisher . . . . . . . . . .Fullback Anthony Watson . .Defensive End Kevin Wright . . . . . .Quarterback 1996 Marvin Major . . . . . . .Def. Tackle Mike Riddle . . . . . . . . .Off. Guard 2003 J.J. Bennett . . . . . . . . . . .Tailback Travis Day . . . . . .Defensive End 2004 Sean Murphy . . . .Wide Receiver Nii Adjei Oninku . .Defensive End

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Richard Gray . .Defensive Tackle Alfonso Smith . . . . . . . . .Tailback Robbie McAtee . . .Wide Receiver Austin Moss . . .Defensive Tackle Curtis Pulley . . . . . .Quarterback Ronnie Sneed . . . . . .Linebacker William Johnson . . . . .Linebacker Trevino Woods .Offensive Tackle Mister Cobble . .Defensive Tackle Sam Simpson . . . . . . . . . .Center

FRESHMAN LEADERSHIP AWARD 1963 J. D. Smith . . . . . . . .Quarterback 1964 George Katzenback . . . . .Tackle 1965 John Harris . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1966 Stan Forston . . . . . .Quarterback 1967 Frank Rucks . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1968 Jim Grant . . . . . . .Defensive End 1969 Tom Clark . . . . .Offensive Tackle 1970 Mike Fanuzzi . . . . . .Quarterback 1971 Tom Ranieri . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1972 Steve Campassi . . . . . .Wingback 1973 Warren Bryant. .Offensive Tackle 1974 Jim Kovach . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1975 Rod Stewart . . . . .Running Back 1976 Tim Gooch . . . .Defensive Tackle 1977 Earl Wilson . . . .Defensive Tackle 1978 Jim Campbell . . . . . . . .Tight End 1979 Jeff Dennis . . . . . .Defensive End 1980 Randy Jenkins . . . . .Quarterback 1981 Doug Williams . .Offensive Tackle

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FCA AWARD (FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES) 1982 John Maddox . . . . . . . . . .Center 1983 Rick Massie . . . . .Wide Receiver 1984 Steve Mazza . . . . . . . . .Def. End 1985 Rick Ledford . . . . .Wide Receiver Steve Mazza . . . . . . . . .Def. End 1986 Greg Doll . . . . . . .Wide Receiver 1987 Bill Shehan . . . . . . . . . . .Flanker Bryan McKenzie . . . . . .Tight End 1989 Albert Burks . . . . . . .Cornerback 1990 Chris Tolbert . . . . . . .Cornerback 1991 Brent Claiborne . . . . . . . . .Kicker Doug Pelfrey . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 1992 Doug Pelfrey . . . . . . . . . . .Kicker 1993 Brent Claiborne . . . . . . . . .Kicker 1994 Jeff Tanner . . . . . . . . . .Def. End 1995 Kris Comstock . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1996 Jimmy Carter . . . . . . . . . .Punter UNSUNG HERO AWARD 1982 Gerald Smyth . . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1983 Don Corbin . . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1984 Bob Shurtleff . . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1985 Jim Reichwein . . . . . . .Off. Guard 1986 Larry Smith . . . . . . . .Linebacker 1987 Brad Myers . . . . . . . . . . . .Center 1988 Bo Smith . . . . . . . . . . .Off. Tackle 1989 David Crane . . . . . . . . . . .Center

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1947 • GREAT LAKES BOWL // KENTUCKY 24, VILLANOVA 14 he Kentucky Wildcats made their first appearance on the bowl scene in the 1947 Great Lakes Bowl and came away with a 24-14 victory over Villanova before a crowd of 14,908 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Kentucky, in its second year under head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, finished at 8-3 on the season with the victory. Quarterback/kicker George Blanda gave Kentucky a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Blanda connected on a 27-yard field goal to put the Cats up and it remained that way until halftime. SCORING S U M M A R Y In the third quarter, UK’s Jim Howe scampered 29 yards VILLANOVA 0 0 0 14 14 for a score. Kentucky led 10-0 after three periods. KENTUCKY 3 0 7 14 24 UK - Blanda, 27 FG Bill Boller scored both Kentucky touchdowns in the fourth period, romping 15 yards on a handoff from Blanda UK - Howe, 29 run (Blanda PAT) UK - Boller, 15 run (Blanda PAT) and racing 49 yards to paydirt with an interception. Blanda UK - Boller, 49 interception return (Blanda PAT) added both PATs to round out the Kentucky scoring. VU - Shehhan, 9 pass from Gordon VU - Pasqunriello, 10 run Villanova also added a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, Attendance - 14,908 but it was not enough as Kentucky captured its first bowl victory in school history.

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1950 • ORANGE BOWL // SANTA CLARA 21, KENTUCKY 13 entucky committed three turnovers and let a seven-point halftime lead slip away in dropping its first major bowl game, 21-13, to Santa Clara in the 1950 Orange Bowl before a crowd of 64,816. The Wildcats, 9-3, scored their first touchdown early in the second quarter as a result of a Santa Clara turnover. UK’s John Netoskie recovered at fumble at the Wildcat 49 to set up Kentucky’s first score. The Wildcats drove 51 yards in 14 plays as Wilbur Jamerson hammered over from two yards. Bobby Brooks added the PAT to make it 7-0. Kentucky wasted a golden scoring opportunity late in the second quarter when Babe Parilli found Bill Leskovar for a 45yard completion to the SC 3 with time running out. Leskovar and runningmate Don Phelps each were stopped short on their respective rush attempts and the clock ran out before UK could score. The Wildcats led 7-0 at halftime. UK coach Paul “Bear” Bryant said afterward he should have sent in a pass play just before the half. “If it failed,” he said, “the clock was killed then we could have tried a field goal.” A short 9-yard punt by Phelps set up Santa Clara’s first score in the third quarter. After taking over on the SC 46, Bronco quarterback John Pasco hit Larry Williams on a 25-yard pass. Santa Clara eventually scored on a 1-yard sneak by Pasco to tie the game, 7-7. Santa Clara scored again later in the third period, thanks in part to a pass interference call against Kentucky. Hall Haynes went over from 4 yards to make it 14-7 after three SCORING S U M M A R Y quarters. KENTUCKY 0 7 0 6 13 Parilli led Kentucky right back, hitting Emery Clark on SANTA CLARA 0 0 14 7 21 a 52-yard touchdown strike. Brooks, however, missed the UK - Jamerson, 2 run (Brooks PAT) tying PAT, breaking a personal streak of 18 straight, as SC - Pasco, 1 run (Vargas PAT) SC - Haynes, 4 run (Vargas PAT) Santa Clara led 14-13 with 12 minutes left in the contest. UK - Clark, 52 pass from Parilli (PAT missed) Santa Clara managed to hold off the Cats and added an SC - Wraith, 16 run (Vargas PAT) insurance score with less than a minute left, a 16-yard TD Attendance - 64,816 run by Buster Wraith.

All-America quarterback Vito “Babe” Parilli led the Wildcats to the Orange, Sugar, and Cotton bowls in consecutive seasons.

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Mike Martin was the Defensive Most Valuable Player of the 1976 Peach Bowl when the Wildcats shut out North Carolina.

1951 • SUGAR BOWL // KENTUCKY 13, OKLAHOMA 7 entucky arrived on the national football scene and stunned national champion Oklahoma, 13-7, to capture the 1951 Sugar Bowl before 82,000 in New Orleans. The Wildcats, 11-1, displayed a tough defense and opportunistic offense in snapping Oklahoma’s 31-game winning streak, the longest in the nation at that time. More than 13,000 Kentucky fans made the long trip to New Orleans to watch the Southeastern Conference champions pick up their school record 11th win. Under the direction of coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, Kentucky continually confused the favored Sooners with different defensive looks. The Wildcats used three tackles much of the time, causing OU quarterback Claude Arnold to hasten his playmaking. Inflicting the most damage on the Sooners was Walt Yowarsky, a tackle who had played less than five minutes on the defensive side of the football in 1950. Yowarsky operated at left end, next to Outland Trophy winner Bob Gain, and repeatedly sliced into the Sooner backfield to break up passes and to make Arnold hurry his handoffs and laterals. Yowarsky recovered a fumble on the OU 22 that set up UK’s first touchdown. On the very next play, Babe Parilli hit Wilbur Jamerson in the right corner of the end zone for the touchdown. Gain added the PAT to make it 7-0 in the first quarter. Kentucky marched 81 yards in the second quarter to go up 13-0. Jamerson dove over from the one to cap the drive, but Gain missed wide on the PAT.

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Marc Logan was the MVP of Kentucky’s 1984 Hall of Fame Bowl win over Wisconsin.


1952 • COTTON BOWL // KENTUCKY 20, TCU 7 uarterback Babe Parilli threw for two touchdowns to lead the Kentucky Wildcats to a 20-7 victory over the TCU Horned Frogs in the 1952 Cotton Bowl before a crowd of 75,349 in Dallas, Texas. Parilli, who completed 8-of-20 passes for 85 yards, tossed both touchdown strikes to Emery Clark. With the victory, the Wildcats ended the season at 8-4. Kentucky got on the scoreboard first, as Parilli found Clark for the first of two TDs. Parilli hit Clark with a 5-yard toss to culminate a 53-yard scoring march. Harry Jones added the PAT and Kentucky led 7-0 after one quarter. In the second period, UK got its second touchdown when Parilli and Clark hooked up again. This time, Parilli found Clark on a 13-yard TD strike to cap a 57-yard drive. Jones missed on the PAT attempt and UK settled for a 13-0 lead in the second period with a little over 10 minutes left. The Wildcat defense made that 13-point lead stand up until halftime as the Horned Frogs drove four times deep into UK territory. Led by All-American guard Ray Correll, the Wildcats turned TCU away on drives to the UK 4, 24, 5 and 2-yard lines to take a 13-0 lead at intermission. TCU’s Bobby Jack Floyd sliced the UK lead to 13-7 when he galloped 43 yards on a sweep. Floyd’s run capped an 80-yard scoring drive which took only four plays. Keith Flowers SCORING S U M M A R Y added the PAT with 1:12 left in the third period. KENTUCKY 7 6 0 7 20 Kentucky ended any thoughts of a TCU comeback, TCU 0 0 7 0 7 thwarting the only two Horned Frog offensive drives in the UK - Clark, 5 pass from Parilli (Jones PAT) fourth period and scoring an insurance touchdown as well. UK - Clark, 13 pass from Parilli (PAT missed) TC - Floyd, 43 run (Flowers PAT) Ed Hamilton sealed the UK victory with a 3-yard score off UK - Hamilton, 3 run (Jones PAT) left tackle with 3:33 left. Jones added the PAT for the final Attendance - 75,349 20-7 score.

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1976 • PEACH BOWL // KENTUCKY 21, NORTH CAROLINA 0 entucky tailback Rod Stewart scored three touchdowns to lead the Wildcats to a 21-0 blanking of North Carolina before a sellout crowd of 54,132 in the 1976 Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. The Wildcats, after a 25-year absence from the postseason bowl scene, returned in fine fashion as Kentucky completely smothered the Tar Heels. Kentucky outgained North Carolina 334-108 in total yards, limiting the Tar Heels to just five first downs and forcing five UNC turnovers. After a scoreless first half, Kentucky went to work in the third period after UNC quarterback Matt Kupec fumbled at the Tar Heel 21. UK’s James Ramey recovered and the Wildcats were in business. Seven plays later, Stewart busted over from the one for the touchdown. John Pierce added the PAT and Kentucky led 7-0 after three quarters. Stewart sent the 37,000-plus Kentuckians, who had followed UK to the Peach Bowl, into a frenzy with his second touchdown early in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats marched 57 yards in 9 plays as Stewart capped the drive with a 13-yard gallop behind All-American tackle Warren Bryant. Pierce was good on the PAT and Kentucky led 14-0 with 13:01 left to play. The Big Blue had to go only 47 yards for their final score. Kentucky faced a fourth-and-one from the UNC 3 with a little over three minutes remaining. Once again, Stewart (104 yards on 19 carries) got the call and he picked up both - the first down and the touchdown. Pierce was true on the PAT and SCORING S U M M A R Y UK had put the game away. N. CAROLINA 0 0 0 0 0 Stewart tied the Peach Bowl record for most touchdowns KENTUCKY 0 0 7 14 21 and scoring with the three TDs and 18 points. He was UK - Stewart, 1 run (Pierce PAT) UK - Stewart, 13 run (Pierce PAT) named the game’s MVP. The Most Valuable Defensive Player UK - Stewart, 3 run (Pierce PAT) of the game was UK linebacker Mike Martin, who helped Attendance - 54,132 hold UNC to just over 100 yards.

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BOWL GAME RECORDS TEAM RECORDS RUSHING Rush Attempts: 42 (Music City, 2009) Net Rushing Yards: 318 (Peach, 1976) Touchdowns Rushing: 3 (Great Lakes, 1947; Peach, 1976) PASSING Pass Attempts: 50 (Music City, 2007) Pass Completions: 32 (Music City, 2007) Had Intercepted: 2 (Orange, 1950; Outback, 1999) Passing Yards: 358 (Music City, 2007) Touchdowns Passing: 4 (Music City, 2007)

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The Wildcat defense, ranked number two in the nation, showed Oklahoma why late in the third quarter. The Sooners drove 67 yards with the second-half kickoff, sitting at the UK 3 with a first-and-goal. Yowarsky helped UK turn back the Sooners, throwing an OU runner for a 5-yard loss on third down and Oklahoma eventually turned the ball over on downs. Yowarsky, voted the game’s MVP, thwarted another Oklahoma scoring threat in the fourth quarter as he SCORING S U M M A R Y recovered a fumbled punt. OKLAHOMA 0 0 0 7 7 Oklahoma did score with seven minutes to play as Billy KENTUCKY 7 6 0 0 13 UK - Jamerson, 22 pass from Parilli (Gain PAT) Vessels hit Merrill Green on a 17-yard pass for the UK - Jamerson, 1 run (PAT missed) touchdown. Jim Weatherall added the PAT. OU - Green, 17 pass from Vessels (Weatherall PAT) The Wildcats managed to hold on to the football for all Attendance - 82,000 but one play the rest of the way to claim a stirring 13-7 win.

TOTAL OFFENSE Offensive Plays: 82 (Music City, 2007) Total Yards: 501 (Music City, 2007) SCORING Points Scored: 35 (Music City, 2007) Most Touchdowns: 5 (Music City, 2007) Most Field Goals: 2 (Hall of Fame, 1984; Peach, 1993; Music City, 1999, 2009; Liberty, 2009) FIRST DOWNS Most First Downs: 29 (Music City, 2007) First Downs by Rush: 17 (Peach, 1976) First Downs by Pass: 19 (Music City, 2007) FUMBLES Most Fumbles: 5 (Music City, 2007) Fumbles Lost: 3 (Music City, 2007)

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1983 • HALL OF FAME BOWL // WEST VIRGINIA 20, KENTUCKY 16

entucky won much of the statistical battle but lost the war in dropping a tough 20-16 decision to the West Virginia Mountaineers in the 1983 Hall of Fame Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. The Wildcats, in a bowl for the first time since 1976, outgained West Virginia 306-288 in total offense and held the edge in first downs 19-18 and passing yards 216-88. But 17 second-half points by West Virginia were too much for the Wildcats to overcome. WVU scratched first as placekicker Paul Woodside connected on a 39-yard field goal late in the first quarter. Kentucky countered with 10 points in the second stanza to take a 10-3 lead at halftime. The Wildcats marched 54 yards in eight plays for their first score. Facing a third-and-three from the Mountaineers’ 26, Kentucky used some razzle-dazzle as Tony Mayes swept right, then threw-back to quarterback Randy Jenkins in the left corner of the endzone for the TD. John Hutcherson added the PAT and UK led 7-3 with 10:59 left in the second period. Jenkins hit two big passes late in the second quarter to help set up a 32-yard field goal by Hutcherson. Jenkins connected with Joe Phillips for a 19-yard pass play and then hit George Adams for a 14-yarder as Hutcherson connected with 38 seconds left in the half. WVU kicker Paul Woodside fooled everyone to begin the second half. Woodside tried an on-side kick to start the half and then recovered it to give the Mountaineers the football at the UK 48. Eight plays later, QB Jeff Hostetler found Rich Hollins for a 16-yard TD strike. Woodside added the PAT and it was 10-10 with 11:10 left in the third quarter. West Virginia scored twice in a span of two minutes early in the fourth quarter to take a commanding 20-10 lead. Hostetler capped off a 10-play, 81-yard drive with a 2-yard scoring toss to Rob Bennett to make it 17-10 with 11:15 left to play. Two plays later, West Virginia took over after an interception of a Jenkins pass at the UK 16. The SCORING S U M M A R Y interception set up a 23-yard field goal by Woodside as the W. VIRGINIA 3 0 7 10 20 Mountaineers went up 20-10 with 9:18 remaining. KENTUCKY 0 10 0 6 16 WV - Woodside, 39 FG 3:54-1Q Kentucky freshman quarterback Bill Ransdell led the UK - Jenkins, 26 pass from Mayes (Hutcherson PAT) 10:59-2Q Wildcats back, marching UK 92 yards in 11 plays UK - Hutcherson, 32 FG 0: 38-2Q following the kickoff. Ransdell hit Phillips for a 13-yard WV -Hollins, 16 pass from Hostetler (Woodside PAT) 11:10-3Q WV - Bennett, 2 pass from Hostetler (Woodside PAT) 11:15-4Q scoring toss to make it 20-16 with 5:50 left. Hutcherson WV - Woodside, 23 FG 9:18-4Q missed the PAT. UK - Phillips, 13 pass from Ransdell (PAT missed) 5:50-4Q The Wildcats got one more shot, but could get no Attendance - 42,000 further than the UK 37.

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BOWL GAME RECORDS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS RUSHING 152 Rafael Little (28 att.), Music City, 2007 104 Rod Stewart (19 att.), Peach, 1976 89 Tony Dixon (28 att.), Liberty, 2009 PASS ATTEMPTS 50 André Woodson (32 comp.), Music City, 2007 48 Tim Couch (30 comp.), Outback, 1999 43 Dusty Bonner (30 comp.), Music City, 1999 PASS COMPLETIONS 32 André Woodson (50 att.), Music City, 2007 30 Dusty Bonner (43 att.), Music City, 1999 30 Tim Couch (48 att.), Outback, 1999 PASSING YARDS 358 André Woodson (32 of 50), Music City, 2007 336 Tim Couch (30 of 48), Outback, 1999 308 Dusty Bonner (30 of 43) Music City, 1999

1984 • HALL OF FAME BOWL // KENTUCKY 20, WISCONSIN 19 entucky’s Joey Worley booted a career-long 52-yard field goal with just under nine minutes remaining to give the Wildcats a thrilling 20-19 victory over the Wisconsin Badgers in the 1984 Hall of Fame Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. Worley, a freshman, helped Kentucky overcome a nine-point deficit in the second half with his school and bowl record field goal. Wisconsin jumped on top early, scoring twice in the first quarter. Todd Gregoire nailed a 40-yard field goal just under four minutes into the game and Michael Howard hit Thad McFadden with a 3-yard TD pass. Gregoire added the PAT and the Badgers led 10-0 with 5:34 left in the opening period. Gregoire added another field goal, this one from 27 yards, to make it 13-0 with 7:05 left in the second period. Kentucky got on the board after safety Paul Calhoun intercepted a Howard pass to give UK possession at the Badger 42. It took Kentucky just five plays to score as Marc Logan went over from nine yards. Worley added the PAT to cut the deficit to 13-7 with 1:29 left in the half. Wisconsin was not through. The Badgers used four running plays, two passes and a costly 15-yard penalty to move the football to the UK 3 with two seconds left in the half. From there, Wisconsin decided on a Gregoire field goal (20yarder) to take a 16-7 edge at halftime. Kentucky narrowed the gap to 16-10 on a 22-yard field goal by Worley with 11:28 left in the third quarter. But Gregoire responded with a 40-yarder two minutes later to move the count back to nine, 19-10. Behind UK quarterback Bill Ransdell, the Wildcats marched 82 yards in 11 plays later in the quarter to get within two, 19-17. Ransdell hit Logan on a screen pass to cover the final 27 yards and with the Worley PAT, UK was back in it with 26 seconds left in the third quarter. The next time Kentucky got the ball, Ransdell moved the SCORING S U M M A R Y Cats into position for Worley’s 52-yarder. Starting from the WISCONSIN 10 6 3 0 19 UK 22, tailback Mark Higgs got the call four consecutive KENTUCKY 0 7 10 3 20 times, then it was Adams’ turn the next four plays. Facing a UW - Gregoire, 40 FG 11:32-1Q UW - McFadden, 3 pass from Howard (Gregoire PAT) 5:34 -1Q fourth-and-two at the UW 34, Worley nailed the gameUW - Gregoire, 27 FG 7:05-2Q winner with 8:55 left. UK - Logan, 9 run (Worley PAT) 1:29-2Q Wisconsin came back and marched to the UK 8 with less UW - Gregoire, 20 FG 0:02-2Q UK - Worley, 22 FG 11:28-3Q than two minutes left. With the Badgers facing a fourthUW - Gregoire, 40 FG 9:04-3Q and-six, Gregoire was called on for his fifth field goal UK - Logan, 27 pass from Ransdell (Worley PAT) 0:26-3Q attempt. This time, the snap from center was bobbled and UK - Worley, 52 FG 8:55-4Q Attendance - 47,300 UK sealed the victory.

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OFFENSIVE PLAYS 58 Tim Couch (8 rush, 48 pass), Outback, 1999 54 André Woodson (4 rush, 50 pass), Music City, 2007 52 Dusty Bonner (9 rush, 43 pass), Music City, 1999 TOTAL YARDS 344 Tim Couch (8 rush, 336 pass), Outback, 1999 332 André Woodson (-26 rush, 358 pass), Music City, 2007 324 Dusty Bonner (16 rush, 308 pass), Music City, 1999 RECEPTIONS 8 Anthony White (85 yards), Music City, 1999 8 Rafael Little (50 yards), Music City, 2007 RECEIVING YARDS 124 Steve Johnson (7 rec.), Music City, 2007 85 Anthony White (8 rec.), Music City, 1999 79 James Whalen (4 rec.), Music City, 1999


1993 • PEACH BOWL // CLEMSON 14, KENTUCKY 13 he Wildcats met the 24th-ranked Clemson Tigers in the 26th annual Peach Bowl and came within one minute of winning their sixth bowl in eight tries. But a Clemson TD in the closing seconds sent UK home with a 14-13 loss. Kentucky took the opening kickoff and marched down the field to the Clemson 2-yard line, where what appeared to be a QB Pookie Jones-to-WB Alfonzo Browning TD was instead a turnover when Browning fumbled the ball while attempting to extend it over the goal line. Clemson took over on its own one and proceeded to march 99 yards for the game’s first score, a 2-yard TD plunge by TB Emory Smith. The PAT gave the Tigers a 7-0 lead. Clemson ran the ball 15 times and attempted only three passes in the drive. Kentucky was stopped again at the 1-yard line before the Wildcats finally scored on Nicky Nickels’ 34-yard FG in the second period, making the score Clemson 7, Kentucky 3. UK captured the lead early in the fourth quarter when Jones hit WR Mark Chatmon with a 5-yard TD pass, making it UK 10, Clemson 7. Nickels added another FG, this one from 26 yards, to extend UK’s lead to 13-7. But after Dan Ariza’s 55-yard punt pinned the Tigers inside their own 18yard line, QB Patrick Sapp hit Smith with a 57-yard screen SCORING S U M M A R Y pass to move Clemson into scoring position. With less CLEMSON 7 0 0 7 14 KENTUCKY 0 3 0 10 13 than a minute remaining, LB Marty Moore intercepted a CU - Smith, 2 run (Welch PAT)-1Q Sapp pass, but fumbled it back, giving Clemson a second UK - Nickels, 34 FG-2Q chance. The Tigers capitalized when Sapp hit WR Henry UK - Chatmon, 5 pass from Jones (Nickels PAT)-4Q Smith with the game-winning 21-yard TD pass. Kentucky UK - Nickels 26 FG-4Q C - Smith, 21 pass from Sapp (Welch PAT)-4Q got the ball back with less than 20 seconds remaining, but Attendance - 63,416 could move no farther than its own 40.

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1999 • OUTBACK BOWL // PENN STATE 26, KENTUCKY 14 laying on New Year’s Day for the first time in 47 years, the Kentucky Wildcats jumped out to an early lead, but the Penn State Nittany Lions rallied for a 26-14 victory in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. Although the game was played in Tampa, the Wildcats certainly felt at home. Heavy ticket demand gave the Outback Bowl its first sellout ever, as more than 40,000 UK fans were packed among the 66,005 patrons in Raymond James Stadium. Kentucky got on the board first with 7:36 remaining in the first quarter. At the PSU 36-yard line, under heavy pressure, quarterback Tim Couch lofted a rainbow into the end zone that wide receiver Lance Mickelsen caught for a touchdown. Later in the opening period, UK stretched the lead to 14-3 with a 64-yard drive, capped by a 16-yard TD pass from Couch to halfback Anthony White. Key plays on the drive included a 22-yard pass from Couch to wide receiver Kevin Coleman and a 30-yard aerial to Mickelsen. From the second quarter, however, Penn State chipped away. Quarterback Kevin Thompson hit flanker Joe Nastasi with a 56-yard touchdown bomb. A second field goal from Travis Forney narrowed the UK advantage to 14-13 at halftime. The Nittany Lions took the lead for good in the third quarter on two more field goals by Forney, giving him four on the day. Penn State put the game away in the fourth quarter with a 19-yard end-around TD run by Chafie Fields. Meanwhile, the PSU defense shut out the Wildcats the last three quarters. Kentucky continued to move the ball, but three scoring opportunities came up empty - one on an interception, one on a missed field goal, and the other when the Wildcats were held on downs. Kentucky actually outgained Penn State, 441 yards to SCORING S U M M A R Y 420. UK might have done even better, but the Wildcats KENTUCKY 14 0 0 0 14 offensive line was missing three senior starters, all of whom PENN STATE 3 10 6 7 26 were replaced by freshmen. UK - Mickelsen, 36 pass from Couch (Hanson kick), 7:43 1Q PSU - Forney, 43 FG, 5:25 1Q Couch paced the attack by completing 30-of-48 - A. White, 16 pass from Couch (Hanson kick), 3:51 1Q passes for 336 yards and two TDs, completing his streak UK PSU - Nastasi, 56 pass from Thompson (Forney kick), 12:33 2Q of at least 300 passing yards and at least one TD pass in PSU - Forney, 26 FG, 1:03 2Q PSU - Forney, 21 FG, 7:51 3Q every game of the season. Running backs Anthony PSU - Forney, 25 FG, 0:13 3Q White and Derek Homer caught seven balls each. PSU - Fields, 19 run (Forney kick), 11:03 4Q White totaled 101 yards on the day, with eight rushes Attendance - 66,005 for 61 yards and seven receptions for 40 yards.

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Pookie Jones threw for 154 yards and a touchdown in the 1993 Peach Bowl.

Lance Mickelsen made a beautiful leaping catch for a 36-yard touchdown reception against Penn State in the Outback Bowl.

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1999 • HOMEPOINT.COM MUSIC CITY BOWL // SYRACUSE 20, KENTUCKY 13 laying in back-to-back bowl games for the first time since 1983-84, the Kentucky Wildcats went down to the wire before falling to Syracuse, 20-13, in the HomePoint.com Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. Kentucky played before a heavily partisan crowd, as almost all of the 59,221 fans were pulling for the Wildcats. Kentucky blazed to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter. The Wildcats took the opening kickoff and maneuvered 79 yards for a touchdown. Tight end James Whalen set up the TD with a 45-yard reception and Kendrick Shanklin ran it in from the 3-yard line. The Wildcats held on defense, forcing a punt. Quarterback Dusty Bonner again drove the Wildcats inside the 10-yard line before settling for a 22-yard field goal by Marc Samuel. Whalen, however, was injured during the series and was lost for the remainder of the game. Already having caught four passes for 79 yards midway through the first quarter, his presence was sorely missed. The Kentucky defense continued to stop Syracuse, including two fumble recoveries and a blocked field goal, but the Orangemen got on the board late in the second quarter. The Wildcats led at halftime, 10-7. A scoreless third quarter led to a dramatic final stanza. Samuel extended the UK lead to 13-7 with a 35-yard field goal. Syracuse countered with two scoring runs by James Mungro, taking a 20-13 lead. Kentucky got its last chance by taking over on its own 4-yard line with only 1:35 remaining and no timeouts. Bonner did a great job of moving the team to the Syracuse 41-yard line, but ran out of time, and a desperation heave on the game’s final play fell incomplete. Bonner led the UK attack by completing 30 of 43 passes for 308 yards and he also ran for 16 yards. In his final game as a Wildcat, running back Anthony White

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INDIVIDUAL STATS RUSHING Kentucky: Homer 1-24, Bonner 9-16, Pinner 7-5, Shanklin 1-3-1 Syracuse: Mungro 12-162-2, Brown 22-87, Johnson 6-28-1 PA S S I N G Kentucky: Bonner 30/43/1/308/0, team 0/2/0/0/0 Dennis Johnson (56) blocked this Syracuse field goal attempt. Later in the game, Jamal White (47) also blocked a field goal attempt.

caught eight passes for 85 yards – both figures setting UK bowl records. Linebacker Ryan Murphy led the defense in tackles with a career-high 15 stops. Linebacker Marlon McCree had an outstanding game. He tied his career high for tackles with 10, including two tackles for loss and a quarterback sack, caused two fumbles and recovered a fumble. Defensive tackle George Massey (nine) and free safety Anthony Wajda (eight) each tied his career high for tackles. The Wildcats blocked two field goals, one each by defensive end Dennis Johnson and another by linebacker Jamal White. SCORING S U M M A R Y

Kendrick Shanklin bulled his way into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown run.

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SYRACUSE 0 7 0 13 KENTUCKY 10 0 0 3 UK – Shanklin 3 run (Samuel kick)…11:58 1st Qtr UK – Samuel 22 FG…6:31 1st Qtr SU – Johnson 2 run (Trout kick)…1:56 2nd Qtr UK – Samuel 35 FG…10:39 4th Qtr SU – Mungro 32 run (Trout kick)…9:08 4th Qtr SU – Mungro 20 run (Brown run failed)…1:42 4th Qtr Attendance - 59,221

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entucky quarterback André Woodson threw for 299 yards with three touchdowns and the Wildcats won their first bowl game in 22 years with a 28-20 victory over Clemson in front of a record 68,024 fans at the 2006 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tenn. Woodson, the game’s Most Valuable Player, completed 20-of-28 passes and finished the season with 31 touchdown strikes, joining Tim Couch as the only Wildcats in school history to reach 30 TD tosses in a season. Woodson directed an offense that gave the Wildcats their sixth bowl win in school history by setting a UK record for most points scored in a bowl game. Kentucky, making its first postseason appearance since 1999, used some offensive wrinkles to score its first-half points. The Wildcats quickly got on the board with a one-yard run by Micah Johnson less than four minutes into the game. Johnson, normally a linebacker, was called upon in the short-yardage situation and the 270pounder bulldozed his way into the end zone for his first collegiate score. The Wildcat defense gave ground early, but Clemson stayed off the scoreboard after a pair of missed field goals. The Tigers finally tallied and came within one, 7-6, after a 32-yard pass by quarterback Will Proctor to Durrell Barry in the second quarter. From there, both teams combined for four turnovers on the next seven plays, but UK closed the half with another surprise maneuver. Facing fourth down and four yards to go from his own 20-yard line, Wildcat punter

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Tim Masthay faked a punt and completed a 10-yard pass to Marcus McClinton for the first down. On the next play, Woodson followed with a 70-yard bomb to receiver DeMoreo Ford to go into the locker room up 14-6. Meanwhile, the Kentucky defense stiffened, stopping the Tigers on six consecutive possessions in the second and third quarters. The Wildcat offense took advantage, making it 21-6 early in the second half after a Clemson fumble. Woodson found wide receiver Dicky Lyons Jr. on a short sideline pass and Lyons took it the rest of the way for a 24-yard score. UK built its lead to 28-6 with a touchdown pass to tight end Jacob Tamme with 11:29 remaining in the game. Trading yardage for time, Kentucky gave up a pair of clock-eating scoring drives and clinched the victory when Tamme recovered an onside kick with less than a minute to go. That set off a wild celebration among the Wildcats and the 50,000-plus UK fans who packed LP Field. SCORING S U M M A R Y CLEMSON 0 6 0 14 20 KENTUCKY 7 7 7 7 28 UK – M. Johnson 1 run (Seiber kick) … 11:04 1st qtr. CU – Barry 32 pass from Proctor (Early kick failed) … 8:14 2nd qtr. UK – Ford 70 pass from Woodson (Seiber kick) … 2:14 2nd qtr. UK – Lyons 24 pass from Woodson (Seiber kick) … 8:09 3rd qtr. UK – Tamme 13 pass from Woodson (Seiber kick) … 11:29 4th qtr. CU – Grisham 17 pass from Proctor (Proctor rush failed) … 7:25 4th qtr. CU – Kelly 17 pass from Proctor (Palmer pass from Proctor) … 0:44 4th qtr. Attendance - 68,024

TEAM STATS Clemson First Downs 19 Rush Attempts/ Net Rushing Yds. 25/130 Passing C/A/I 23/39/1 Net Passing Yards 272 Offensive Plays 64 Total Offense 402 Fumbles/Lost 3/3 Penalties/Yards 5/50 Punts/Average 3/43.7 Third-Down 4-of-11 Conversions Time of Possession26:16

UK 21 40/100 21/29/0 309 69 409 2/2 8/84 4/25.0 7-of-14

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INDIVIDUAL STATS RUSHING Kentucky: Little 17-57, Bankhead 3-37, Dixon 8-29, Conner 1-1, M. Johnson 2-1-1, team 1-0, Woodson 8-(-22) Clemson:

Davis 8-53, Proctor 9-32, Spiller 5-24, Ford 1-15, Stuckey 1-5, Merriweather 1-1

PA S S I N G Kentucky: Woodson 20-28-0-299-3, Masthay 1-1-0-10-0 Clemson:

Proctor 23-39-1-272-3

RECEIVING Kentucky: Burton 5-30,Tamme 4-59-1, S. Johnson 3-67, Lyons 2-50-1, Little 2-15, Dixon 2-2, Ford 1-70-1, McClinton 1-10, Pulley 1-6 Clemson:

Kelly 6-66-1, Stuckey 5-93, Grisham 5-49-1, Davis 2-13, Barry 1-32-1, Ford 1-8, Harris 1-5, Merriweather 1-4, Palmer 1-2

TA C K L E S Kentucky: Woodyard 12, McClinton 9, R. Williams 7 Clemson:

Hamlin 13, Scott 8, Watkins 6, Adams 6, Gaddis 6

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2007 • GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL // KENTUCKY 35, FLORIDA STATE 28 t was a case of “Deja Blue” as Kentucky defeated perennial national power Florida State, 35-28, in the 2007 Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl. For the second consecutive year, the Wildcats claimed the Music City Bowl championship, quarterback Andre’ Woodson won the Most Valuable Player Award and a heavily blue-tinted record sellout crowd of 68,661 packed LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. Woodson capped his UK career in fine fashion, completing 32 of 50 passes for 358 yards and four touchdowns. And, as was typical of the season, a variety of players contributed to UK tallying its most points ever in a bowl game. Versatile tailback Rafael Little had one of his best games as a Wildcat, rushing for 152 yards while catching eight passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver Steve Johnson caught seven balls for 124 yards and two TDs. Not expected to participate because of a knee injury, determined wideout Keenan Burton played anyway and also snagged seven passes. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard checked in with his usual solid performance, a game-high 15 tackles. Kentucky struck quickly and never trailed. Safety Roger Williams blocked a punt on the first possession of the game and tight end Jacob Tamme got the Wildcats on the board with a 14-yard touchdown catch. However, a fumble near the FSU goal line and a missed field goal ruined other UK scoring chances and the teams were tied at 14 apiece at halftime. Like the year before, Kentucky took control in the third quarter. Woodson directed a pair of 80-yard touchdown drives, with Little scoring on a two-yard pass reception and tailback Tony Dixon running it home from four yards away.

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TEAM STATS UK First Downs 29 Rush Attempts/ Net Rushing Yds. 36-143 Passing C/A/I 32/50/1 Net Passing Yards 358 Offensive Plays 86 Total Offense 501 Fumbles/Lost 5-3 Penalties/Yards 7/45 Punts/Average 5/39.8 Third-Down 6-of-14 Conversions Time of Possession30:25

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UK made the score 35-21 in the fourth quarter on a 38-yard pass to Johnson, but just like the previous year, the opponent rallied late. FSU drove for a touchdown, got the ball back and was able to throw a bomb to the end zone on the game’s final play, but cornerback David Jones knocked down the pass to preserve the victory. The win marked some big milestones for the Kentucky football program. This was the first time since the 1950 and ‘51 seasons that the Wildcats notched bowl victories in consecutive years. It was the first time since 1976-77 that UK won eight games in back-to-back seasons.

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UK – Tamme 14 pass from Woodson (Seiber kick) ... 10:39 1st qtr. FSU – Weatherford 6 run (Cismesia kick) ... 1:49 1st qtr. UK – S. Johnson 13 pass from Woodson (Seiber kick) ... 8:28 2nd qtr. FSU – Carter 24 interception return (Cismesia kick) ... 3:28 2nd qtr. UK – Little 2 pass from Woodson (Seiber kick) ... 6:49 3rd qtr. UK – Dixon 4 run (Seiber kick) ... 0:04 3rd qtr. FSU – Weatherford 1 run (Cismesia kick) ... 8:02 4th qtr. UK – S. Johnson 38 pass from Woodson (Seiber kick) ... 5:19 4th qtr. FSU – Carr 7 pass from Weatherford (Cismesia kick) ... 2:14 4th qtr. Attendance - 68,661

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RUSHING Kentucky: Little 28-152 Dixon 4-17-1 Woodson 4-(-26)

Andre’ Woodson was the Music City Bowl Most Valuable Player for the second-consecutive year.

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Smith 17-156 Weatherford 12-48-2 Parker 2-1 Holloway 1-0, team 1-(-1)

PA S S I N G Kentucky: Woodson 32-50-1-358-4 FSU:

Weatherford 22-48-2-276-1 Parker 0-1-0-0-0

RECEIVING Kentucky: Little 8-50-1 S. Johnson 7-124-2 Burton 7-56 Lyons 5-78 Tamme 3-35-1 Dixon 1-8 Grinter 1-7 FSU:

Parker 8-105 Carr 6-99-1 Fagg 5-51 Owens 2-10 Smith 1-11

TA C K L E S Kentucky: Woodyard Kelley Moore Warford McClinton FSU:

Nicholson Williams Rolle Hayes

15 6 6 5 5 13 10 8 8


2009 • AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL // KENTUCKY 25, EAST CAROLINA 19 efensive end Ventrell Jenkins scored the game-winning touchdown on a 56-yard fumble return as the Kentucky Wildcats defeated East Carolina 25-19 in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and won their third-straight bowl game for the first time in school history. With the game tied at 19 and less than four minutes remaining, UK defensive tackle Myron Pryor knocked the ball away from an ECU running back. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound Jenkins scooped up the ball, stiff-armed a Pirate lineman, and thundered his way down the sideline towards the end zone. The senior from Columbia, S.C., pulled a double move on East Carolina quarterback Patrick Pinkney with a devastating stiff arm – knocking an earpad out of Pinkney’s helmet -- and a high step. Jenkins said the next thing he remembered was lying in the end zone with his teammates on top of him. Jenkins’ return capped a big Kentucky comeback. East Carolina led 16-3 at halftime, but senior cornerback David Jones gave a huge lift to the Wildcats by opening the second half with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. It set a record for the longest kickoff return in the 50-year history of the Liberty Bowl. Kentucky’s lone offensive touchdown came minutes after Jones’ kickoff return. Sophomore wide receiver Kyrus Lanxter caught a pass from quarterback Mike Hartline, broke a tackle, and made a nice inside move to avoid another defender and get into the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown reception. Lones Seiber’s extra point tied the game at 16 and the teams traded field goals before Jenkins’ game-winning fumble rumble. Following Jenkins’ TD, Kentucky got a huge break when East Carolina accidentally downed the kickoff on its own one-yard line. With the help of two pass breakups from freshman cornerback Randall Burden, who was subbing for injured All-American Trevard Lindley, the UK defense forced a punt. UK took over with 2:34 to play and senior tailback Tony Dixon clinched the victory with six straight running plays, grinding out two first downs to run out the clock. Dixon led all rushers with 89 yards on a career-high 28 carries. Hartline completed 19 of 31 passes for 204 yards

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Defensive end Ventrell Jenkins scored the game-winning touchdown with his 56-yard “fumble rumble,” including a stiffarm that knocked an earpad out of the opponent’s helmet.

and a touchdown. Lanxter set career highs with five catches for 46 yards. Kentucky’s defense held up its end of the bargain with several big plays, totaling nine tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, seven pass breakups and the game’s decisive touchdown. Senior linebacker Braxton Kelley made eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. Defensive tackle Myron Pryor went out with a bang with a career-high seven tackles, one for loss, the caused fumble and a pass breakup. East Carolina took an early 10-0 lead in the first quarter after a Ben Hartman field goal and a 28-yard rushing touchdown by Brandon Simmons. Kentucky got on the board midway through the second quarter with a 21-yard field goal by Seiber, but 12 seconds later East Carolina increased its lead with an 80-yard touchdown pass from Pinkney to Darryl Freeney. That gave the Pirates a 16-3 lead at halftime and set the stage for UK’s second-half heroics. Jenkins was named the game’s overall Most Valuable player, while Hartline and Kelley were selected UK’s most outstanding offensive and defensive players, respectively. After all the bowl games were completed, Jones and Pryor were named to “All-Bowl Teams” by various college football websites in honor of their outstanding performances.

SCORING S U M M A R Y KENTUCKY E. CAROLINA

David Jones changed the game’s momentum by opening the second half with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the longest return in the 50-year history of the Liberty Bowl.

0 3

3 13

13 3

9 0

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25 19

ECU – Hartman 22 FG … 5:39 1st qtr. ECU – Simmons 28 run (Hartman kick) … 14:14 2nd qtr. UK – Seiber 21 FG … 8:59 2nd qtr. ECU ��� Freeney 80 pass from Pinkney (kick blocked) … 8:47 2nd qtr. UK – Jones 99 kickoff return (kick blocked) … 14:48 3rd qtr. UK – Lanxter 19 pass from Hartline (Seiber kick) … 8:13 3rd qtr. ECU – Hartman 43 FG … 0:06 3rd qtr. UK – Seiber 34 FG … 14:07 4th qtr. UK – Jenkins 56 fumble return (kick blocked) … 3:02 4th qtr. Attendance - 56,125

UK First Downs 16 Rushing Attempts/ 37/106 Net Rushing Yards Passing C/A/I 19/31/1 Net Passing Yards 204 Offensive Plays 68 Total Offense 310 Fumbles/Lost 1/0 Penalties/Yards 4/35 Punts/Average 6/41.8 Third-Down 7-of-17 Conversations Time of Possession30:43

ECU 17 31/101 18/36/0 296 67 397 2/1 4/17 8/47.8 3-of-15

HISTORY AND TRADITION

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RUSHING Kentucky: Dixon 28-89-0 Smith 5-28-0 Conner 1-1-0 Hartline 3-(-12)-0 E. Carolina: Simmons 10-44-1 Whitley 7-31-0 Rogers 3-23-0 Bowman 1-3-0 Pinkney 10-0-0 PA S S I N G Kentucky: Hartline 19-31-1-204-1 E. Carolina: Pinkney 18-36-0-296-1 RECEIVING Kentucky: Lanxter 5-46-1 McCaskill 3-64-0, Dixon 3-17-0, Smith 3-11-0, Adeyemi 2-31-0, Grinter 1-16-0, Drake 1-15-0, Conner 1-4-0 E. Carolina: Drew 5-120-0 Freeney 5-112-1, Simmons 3-23-0, Bowman 2-20-0, Womack 1-15-0, Gidrey 1-4-0 Rogers 1-2-0 TA C K L E S Kentucky: Kelley 8, Pryor 7, McClinton 7, M. Johnson 6, Harrison 5, Jarmon 5

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2009 • GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL // CLEMSON 21, KENTUCKY 13 he exciting duo of Derrick Locke and Randall Cobb combined for 224 all-purpose yards and senior Lones Seiber kicked two field goals, but Clemson downed the Kentucky 21-13 in what would turn out to be head coach Rich Brooks’ final game on the sidelines. Played at Nashville’s LP Field before a crowd of 57,280, the game was primarily dominated by the defenses. Kentucky gained 277 total yards and Clemson’s potent attack was limited to 321 total yards. Kentucky got on the board on its first possession of the game. True freshman quarterback Morgan Newton drove the Wildcats 61 yards, the final 17 on a touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Chris Matthews. Seiber provided the rest of the scoring for the Wildcats, booting field goals of 39 and 44 yards. Clemson, champion of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference, gradually moved back into contention. The Tigers tied the score at 7-7 on a 32-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Parker to Jacoby Ford, then went ahead 14-10 at halftime with one-yard run by Jamie Harper. Trailing 14-13 to start the fourth quarter, the Wildcats forced a three-and-out and took over at their own 13-yard line. Newton completed a short pass, but Clemson linebacker Kavell Konnor forced the ball loose and the Tigers recovered the only turnover of the game. AllAmerica tailback C.J. Spiller scored three plays later as Clemson went up 21-13. Kentucky tried to battle back on the following possession, keeping the drive alive on a fourth-down conversion by punter Ryan Tydlacka. Four plays later, Newton came up inches short on a fourth-and-eight scramble, and the Wildcats turned the ball over on downs. Clemson was able to run out the remaining time on the clock.

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Spiller, the ACC Player of the Year, was the game’s Most Valuable Player. Despite his gaudy numbers entering the game and Heisman-caliber resume, the Kentucky defense did a solid job on Spiller, allowing him just 67 rushing yards and one TD. Sophomore linebacker Danny Trevathan led the UK defense with eight tackles, including one for loss, and caused one fumble. Junior cornerback Paul Warford and senior linebacker Micah Johnson added five tackles each. The loss snapped Kentucky’s three-game bowl winning streak, the longest in school history. Following the game, Brooks announced he probably would step down as head coach and turn the headset over to offensive head coach, and selected coach-in-waiting, Joker Phillips. Brooks finalized the decision a week later. The game marked the second time in four seasons Kentucky played Clemson in the Music City Bowl. The Wildcats won the previous meeting in 2006, 28-20. SCORING S U M M A R Y

Chris Matthews got the scoring started with a 17-yard touchdown reception from Morgan Newton.

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3 7

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42-167 15/26/0 110 68 277 1-1 3-15 4-29.2

33-180 8/14/0 141 47 321 2-0 7-75 4-36.5

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4 of 10

34:26

25:34

RUSHING Kentucky: Locke 18-64 Newton 10-37 R. Cobb 10-36 Allen 2-19 Tydlacka 1-9 Conner 1-2

Coach Rich Brooks concluded his career by taking Kentucky to a school-record four-straight bowl games.

KENTUCKY CLEMSON

UK 19

13 21

UK – Matthews 17 pass from Newton (Seiber kick) … 10:08 1st qtr. CU – Ford 32 pass from Parker (Jackson kick) … 0:16 1st qtr. UK – Seiber 39 FG … 7:29 2nd qtr. CU – Harper 1 run (Jackson kick) … 5:19 2nd qtr. UK – Seiber 44 FG … 10:15 3rd qtr. CU – Spiller 8 run (Jackson kick) … 10:14 4th qtr. Attendance - 57,280

Harper 8-79-1 Spiller 15-67-1 Ellington 4-20 Parker 3-16 Ford 1-2, team 2-(-4)

PA S S I N G Kentucky: Newton 13-23-0-98-1 R. Cobb 2-3-0-12-0 Clemson:

Parker 8-14-0-141-1

RECEIVING Kentucky: Locke 6-30 McCaskill 4-31 R. Cobb 2-20 Grinter 2-12 Matthews 1-17-1 Clemson:

Spiller 3-58 Ford 3-44-1 Palmer 2-39

TA C K L E S Kentucky: Trevathan 8 P. Warford 5 M. Johnson 5 Peters 4


2010 • BBVA COMPASS BOWL // PITTSBURGH 27, KENTUCKY 10 n what would eventually be his final game as a Kentucky Wildcat, UK All-American Randall Cobb earned a game-high 204 all-purpose yards, breaking the Southeastern Conference single-season record as Kentucky fell 27-10 to Big East tri-champion Pittsburgh in the 2011 BBVA Compass Bowl. The bowl appearance was the school-record fifth consecutive for the Wildcats, who have now appeared in postseason play a total of 15 times with an 8-7 record. The bowl appearance for head coach Joker Phillips marked the first time in school history that a UK coach has gone to a bowl game in his first season on the job. Kentucky entered the game with new faces on the coaching staff and at quarterback as co-defensive coordinator Rick Minter coached his first game with the Wildcats, while sophomore Morgan Newton gained his first start of the season at quarterback after the suspension of senior Mike Hartline. Minter’s defense performed well in the game, limiting Pittsburgh to 96 passing yards on just nine completions while Randall Burden grabbed a key interception in the first quarter. Danny Trevathan led UK in tackles with 14, while Winston Guy had eight tackles, a tackle-for-loss and a pass breakup. On the offensive side, Newton was 21-for-36 for 211 yards, while senior Derrick Locke paced UK in rushing and receiving with 12 rushes for 71 yards and six receptions for 61 yards. Cobb ended his UK career with three rushes for 23 yards and five catches for 62 yards. The game started with Pittsburgh receiving the ball and marching 53 yards down the field before Tino Sunseri was

TEAM STATS First Downs Rush Attempts/ Net Yards Passing C/A/I Net Passing Yards Offensive Plays Total Offense Fumbles/Lost Penalties/Yards Punts/Average Third-Down Conversions Time of Possession

Moncell Allen celebrates his touchdown run.

picked off by Burden to swing momentum to the Wildcats. After Newton completed three consecutive passes and Locke had a brilliant 28-yard rush into Pitt territory, the Wildcats made their only turnover of the game and fumbled the ball. The Panthers then went three and out and on the ensuing position, Craig McIntosh drilled a 50-yard field goal to give the Wildcats their lone lead of the game 3-0. Pittsburgh took the lead late in the second quarter 6-3 after Dan Hutchins hit back-to-back field goals from 21 and 33 yards. The Panthers scored their first touchdown late in the quarter on a one-yard quarterback sneak by Sunseri to go up 13-3 at halftime. The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter. On Pitt’s first possession of the half, Sunseri hit Brock DeCicco for a touchdown to give the Panthers their biggest lead of the game at 20-3. The Wildcats put together a good drive later in the quarter. Newton guided the Cats 74 yards on 14 plays, capped when senior fullback Moncell Allen bulldozed in from one-yard out to cut the lead to 20-10. Pittsburgh tacked on its final touchdown in the fourth quarter.

SCORING S U M M A R Y PITTSBURGH 0 KENTUCKY 3

Randall Cobb broke the SEC single-season record for all-purpose yardage, finishing the season with 2,396 all-purpose yards.

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UK – McIntosh 50 FG … 3:15 1st qtr. PITT – Hutchins 21 FG … 11:29 2nd qtr. PITT – Hutchins 33 FG … 3:30 2nd qtr. PITT – Sunseri 1 run (Hutchins kick) … 00:34 2nd qtr. PITT – DeCicco 13 pass from Sunseri (Hutchins kick) … 10:47 3rd qtr. UK – Allen 1 run (McIntosh kick) … 00:41 3rd qtr. PITT – Lewis 2 run (Hutchins kick) … 10:26 4th qtr. Attendance - 41,207

PITT 20

UK 20

46-261 9/19/1 96 65 357 0-0 3-30 3-39.3

32-104 21/36/0 211 68 315 1-1 5-55 2-25.0

6 of 12

5 of 13

32:38

27:22

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RUSHING Kentucky: Locke 12-71 Cobb 3-23 Newton 12-18 Sanders 3-3 Allen 1-1-1 Roark 1-(-12) Pittsburgh: Lewis 22-105-1 Graham 17-90 Sunseri 4-53-1 Street 2-15 Team 1-(-2) PA S S I N G Kentucky: Newton 21-36-0-211-0 Pittsburgh: Sunseri 9-19-1-96-1 RECEIVING Kentucky: Locke 6-61 Cobb 5-62 Matthews 4-28 King 3-42 Kendrick 2-19 Sanders 1-(-1) Pittsburgh: Cruz 2-24 Hynoski 2-19 Graham 1-14 DeCicco 1-13 Baldwin 1-12 Shanahan 1-12 Street 1-2 TA C K L E S Kentucky: Trevathan 14 Guy 8 Wilson 6

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vs. Oklahoma (Sugar Bowl) . . . . . . . . . . . W

13-7

1951

at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

0-28

1958

Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

0-8

1959

LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

0-9

1960

vs. Ole Miss (Memphis). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

6-21

1964

vs. Ole Miss (Jackson) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

27-21

1980

vs. Alabama (Birmingham) . . . . . . . . . . . . L

0-45

at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

0-65

Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

28-55

1998

at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

21-59

2007

LSU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W 43-37 (3 OT)

1996 1997

2009 2011

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TM

TM

Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

7-41

at LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

7-35

entucky has played in 226 games against teams ranked in The Associated Press Top 20/25 Poll. The Wildcats own a 39-182-5 record against ranked opponents.

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1936 (0-1) at #17 Tennessee......................L 1937 (0-1) at #3 Alabama...........................L 1938 (0-2) #18 Alabama .............................L at #4 Tennessee........................L 1939 (0-1-1) at #19 Alabama.........................T #4 Tennessee............................L

6-7

0-41

6-26 0-46

7-7 0-19

1940 (0-1) at #6 Tennessee........................L

0-33

1941 (0-1) at #15 Alabama.........................L

0-30

1942 (0-3) #3 Alabama ...............................L at #3 Georgia Tech....................L at #11 Tennessee......................L 1944 (0-2) at #18 Mississippi St. ................L #15 Tennessee..........................L 1945 (0-2) #4 Alabama ...............................L #14 Tennessee..........................L

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at #15 Georgia Tech.................W

NO. 1-RANKED TEAMS

0-14 7-47 0-26

0-26 7-21

19-60 0-14

1946 (0-3) at #8 Georgia ............................L at #11 Alabama.........................L at #7 Tennessee........................L 1947 (2-1) #9 Georgia................................W at #10 Vanderbilt.......................W #18 Alabama .............................L 1949 (0-2) at #17 SMU ...............................L #15 Santa Clara (Orange Bowl) L 1950 (2-1) #17 Florida................................W at #9 Tennessee........................L #1 Oklahoma (Sugar Bowl) ......W 1951 (3-2) #11 Georgia Tech......................L #12 Villanova ............................W #19 Miami (Fla.)........................W #1 Tennessee............................L *#11 TCU (Cotton Bowl) ...........W

13-28 7-21 0-7

26-0 14-0 0-13

7-20 13-21

40-6 0-7 13-7

7-13 35-13 32-0 0-28 20-7

1952 (0-1-1) at #7 Tennessee........................T at #15 Florida ............................L

14-14 0-27

1953 (2-0-1) at #14 LSU ................................T #20 Mississippi State................W at #12 Rice ...............................W

6-6 32-13 19-13

1954 (1-2) #3 Maryland ..............................L at #9 Ole Miss ...........................L

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13- 6

1969 (1-5) #14 Indiana................................L #8 Ole Miss...............................W #9 LSU ......................................L at #13 Georgia ..........................L at #15 Florida ............................L #9 Tennessee............................L

30-58 10-9 10-37 0-30 6-31 26-31

1970 (1-4) #13 Kansas State .....................W at #5 Ole Miss ...........................L #12 Auburn................................L at #15 LSU ................................L at #8 Tennessee........................L

16-3 17-20 15-33 7-14 0-45

1971 (0-4) at #5 Auburn..............................L #12 LSU ....................................L at #8 Georgia ............................L #11 Tennessee..........................L

6-38 13-17 0-34 7-21

1955 (2-0-1) #8 Ole Miss...............................W at #14 Auburn............................T #17 Tennessee .........................W

21-14 14-14 23-0

1956 (0-3) #4 Georgia Tech........................L at #9 Ole Miss ...........................L at #2 Tennessee........................L

6-14 7-37 7-20

1957 (1-4) at #11 Georgia Tech..................L #19 Ole Miss .............................L at #9 Auburn..............................L at #17 LSU ................................L #12 Tennessee .........................W

0-13 0-15 0-6 0-21 20-6

1958 (0-3) at #9 Ole Miss ...........................L #1 Auburn..................................L at #9 LSU ..................................L

6-27 0-8 7-32

1972 (0-3) at #7 Alabama...........................L at #7 LSU ..................................L at #12 Tennessee......................L

0-35 0-10 7-17

1959 (1-3) #4 Ole Miss ...............................L at #14 Auburn............................L #1 LSU ......................................L #20 Tennessee .........................W

0-16 0-33 0-9 20-0

1973 (1-2) #4 Alabama ...............................L at #9 LSU ..................................L #14 Tulane ................................W

14-28 21-28 34-7

1960 (0-1) at #1 Ole Miss ...........................L

6-21

1974 (1-1) at #10 Auburn............................L #9 Florida..................................W

13-31 41-24

1961 (0-2) #2 Ole Miss ...............................L at #10 LSU ................................L

6-20 14-24

1962 (0-2) at #7 Ole Miss ...........................L #4 LSU ......................................L

1975 (0-2-1) #20 Maryland ............................T at #10 Penn State .....................L at #14 Florida ............................L

10-10 3-10 7-48

0-14 0-7

1964 (2-1) at #1 Ole Miss ..........................W #7 Auburn .................................W #9 LSU ......................................L

27-21 20-0 7-27

1965 (1-0) #10 Georgia..............................W

28-10

1967 (0-2) #6 Georgia.................................L #2 Tennessee............................L

7-31 7-17

1968 (1-3) #20 Oregon State .....................W at #20 LSU ................................L #8 Georgia.................................L at #8 Tennessee........................L

35-34 3-13 14-35 7-24

1976 (4-3) at #13 Kansas ...........................L #20 Penn State.........................W #16 LSU....................................W #10 Georgia...............................L at #5 Maryland ..........................L #15 Florida................................W *#19 North Carolina..................W * Peach Bowl

16-37 22-6 21-7 7-31 14-24 28-9 21- 0

1977 (3-0) #17 West Virginia......................W at #4 Penn State.......................W at #16 LSU................................W

28-13 24-20 33-13

1978 (0-4) at #15 Maryland ........................L #5 Penn State............................L #16 LSU ....................................L #16 Georgia...............................L

3-20 0-30 0-21 16-17


7-29 0-45 0-27 15-17

1981 (0-3) #12 Alabama .............................L #14 Clemson .............................L at #7 Georgia ............................L

10-19 3-21 0-21

1982 (0-2) #16 LSU ....................................L #3 Georgia.................................L

10-34 14-27

1983 (0-4) #7 Auburn..................................L at #7 Georgia ............................L at #14 Florida ............................L *#18 West Virginia .....................L * Hall of Fame Bowl 1984 (1-3) #10 LSU ....................................L #13 Georgia...............................L #5 Florida...................................L *#19 Wisconsin.........................W * Hall of Fame Bowl

21-49 21-47 7-24 16-20

10-36 7-37 17-25 20-19

1985 (0-3) at #17 LSU ................................L at #11 Florida ............................L #16 Tennessee..........................L

0-10 13-15 0-42

1986 (0-1) #12 LSU ....................................L

16-25

1987 (0-3) at #6 LSU ..................................L at #12 Georgia ..........................L #18 Tennessee..........................L

9-34 14-17 22-24

1988 (1-3) at #7 Auburn..............................L #12 Alabama .............................L at #19 LSU ................................L #11 Georgia..............................W

10-20 27-31 12-15 16-10

1992 (0-4) at #4 Florida ..............................L #7 Georgia.................................L #24 Mississippi State.................L at #20 Tennessee......................L

19-35 7-40 36-37 13-34

1993 (1-3) #7 Florida...................................L #25 Ole Miss.............................W #7 Tennessee............................L #24 Clemson (Peach Bowl).......L

20-24 21-0 0-48 13-14

1994 (0-2) at #2 Florida ..............................L at #9 Auburn..............................L

7-73 14-41

1995 (0-3) #5 Florida...................................L #12 Auburn................................L #4 Tennessee............................L

7-42 21-42 31-34

1996 (0-4) at #1 Florida ..............................L at #13 Alabama.........................L at #17 LSU ................................L at #9 Tennessee........................L

0-65 7-35 14-41 10-56

1997 (1-4) #1 Florida...................................L #20 Alabama (OT) ....................W at #16 Georgia ..........................L #16 LSU ....................................L #5 Tennessee............................L

28-55 40-34 13-23 28-63 31-59

1998 (1-5) at #8 Florida ..............................L at #22 Arkansas ........................L at #21 LSU................................W #11 Georgia...............................L at #1 Tennessee........................L #22 Penn St. (Outback Bowl)....L

35-51 20-27 39-36 26-28 21-59 14-26

1999 (1-4) #3 Florida...................................L #20 Arkansas............................W at #14 Georgia ..........................L at #8 Mississippi State ..............L #7 Tennessee............................L

1989 (0-3) at #15 Alabama.........................L #11 Auburn................................L #8 Tennessee............................L

3-15 12-24 10-31

2000 (0-3) at #3 Florida ..............................L #12 Georgia...............................L #8 Mississippi State...................L

1990 (0-2) #6 Florida...................................L at #10 Tennessee......................L

15-47 28-42

2001 (0-4) #2 Florida.................................L at #13 South Carolina ...............L at #17 Georgia ..........................L #6 Tennessee............................L

1991 (0-2) at #5 Florida ..............................L #10 Tennessee..........................L

26-35 7-16

10-38 31-20 34-49 22-23 21-56

31-59 30-34 17-35

10-44 6-42 29-43 35-38

2002 (1-3) at #17 Louisville........................W at #7 Florida ..............................L #5 Georgia.................................L #16 Louisiana State...................L

22-17 34-41 24-52 30-33

2003 (0-3) #25 Florida.................................L at #6 Georgia ............................L #7 Tennessee............................L

21-24 10-30 7-20

2004 (0-4) at #16 Florida ............................L at #3 Auburn..............................L #8 Georgia.................................L at #15 Tennessee......................L

3-20 10-42 17-62 31-37

2005 (0-4) #12 Louisville.............................L #5 Florida...................................L #17 Auburn................................L at #14 Georgia ..........................L

24-31 28-49 27-49 13-45

2006 (0-4) at #13 Louisville.........................L at #5 Florida ..............................L at #16 LSU ................................L at #19 Tennessee......................L

28-59 7-26 0-49 12-17

2007 (2-4) #9 Louisville..............................W at #11 South Carolina ...............L #1 LSU (3 OT) ..........................W #14 Florida.................................L at #8 Georgia ............................L #19 Tennessee (4 OT)...............L

40-34 23-38 43-37 37-45 13-24 50-52

2008 (0-3) at #2 Alabama...........................L at #5 Florida ..............................L #14 Georgia...............................L

14-17 5-63 38-42

2009 (0-3) #1 Florida...................................L #3 Alabama ...............................L at #25 South Carolina ...............L

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7-41 20-38 26-28

2010 (1-3) at #9 Florida ..............................L #8 Auburn .................................L #10 South Carolina...................W at #21 Mississippi State ............L

14-48 34-37 31-28 17-24

2011 (0-4) #15 Florida...............................L at #1 LSU.................................L at #18 South Carolina ...............L at #13 Georgia ..........................L

10-48 7-35 3-54 10-19

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L

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Alabama

1 16

1

Arkansas

1

1

0

Auburn

1 14

1

Clemson

0

2

0

Florida

3 29

0

Georgia

3 26

0

Georgia Tech 1

4

0

Indiana

0

1

0

Kansas

0

1

0

Kansas State 1

0

0

LSU

4 24

1

Louisville

2

2

0

Maryland

0

3

1

Miami, Fla.

1

0

0

Mississippi State1

5

0

North Carolina 1

0

0

Oklahoma

1

1

0

Ole Miss

4

9

0

Oregon State 1

0

0

Penn State

2

3

0

Rice

1

0

0

Santa Clara

0

1

0

South Carolina 1

4

0

SMU

0

1

0

TCU

1

0

0

Tennessee

3 34

1

Tulane

1

0

0

Vanderbilt

1

0

0

Villanova

1

0

0

West Virginia

1

1

0

Wisconsin

1

0

0

HISTORY AND TRADITION

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HISTORY AND TRADITIO N

UK PLAYERS IN NFL/AFL DRAFT 1937

1970

Bert Johnson, 5th, Dodgers Gene Myers, 8th, Giants Stan Nevers, 10th, Steelers

Dick Palmer, 10th, Colts Dick Beard, 17th, Jets 1971

1939

1940

Dave Hardt, 6th, Patriots Dave Roller, 13th, Giants Ray Makin, 15th, Steelers Dave Purcell, 16th, 49ers

Bill McCubbin, 12th, Bears Luke Lindon, 20th, Rams

1972

1941

Joe Federspiel, 4th, Saints Bill Bushong, 7th, Packers

Sherm Hinkebein, 8th, Cards

Jim Hardin, 11th, Bears John Eibner, 15th, Steelers Charlie Ishmael, 18th, Lions Joe Bailey 21st, Packers

1973 Randall Cobb was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2011 National Football League Draft. He is UK’s highest selection in the NFL draft since 2003.

1942 Noah Mullins, 10th, Bears 1943 Clyde Johnson, 5th, Rams Clark Wood, 13th, Bears

1974 Ralph Genito, 18th, 49ers Jim Howe, 20th, Packers Lee Truman, 25th, Cardinals Ben Zaranka, 29th, Packers 1951

1944 Charley Walker, 13th, Redskins Charley Kuhn, 26th, Rams Bill Portwood, 26th, Yankees 1945 Gene Meeks, 9th, Cardinals Jim Little, 16th, Giants Bill Griffin, 20th, Rams 1946 Jess Tunstill, 26th, Bears 1947 Ermal Allen, 3rd, Cardinals Phil Cu