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Kentucky's Avery Williamson is an ILB prospect that doesn't get enough love, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Williamson is "active, productive and smart," Brugler tweeted. "Don't be surprised when Williamson follows in the path of Danny Trevathan and Wesley Woodyard as late round LBs who are quality NFLers." There might be a difference in Williamson's play style compared to the other two, however, since Trevathan and Woodyard have displayed plenty of range in the NFL.
Mar 11 - 11:30 AM

Kentucky junior DE Za'Darius Smith will return for his senior season.

Smith started the season on fire, opening with 4.5 sacks in the first three games of the season, but those numbers tailed off to six to end the year. He was beating offensive tackles with an outside rip, something future opponents picked up on. The JUCO transfer can attempt to improve his game with one more season.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Kentucky junior DE Alvin "Bud" Dupree will return to school for his senior season.

The 6-foot-4, 252-pound pass rusher will roll the dice on improving his draft stock in 2014. Dupree's frame could stand to add more muscle, and he would be wise to lock himself in the weight room next year. Dupree recorded 61 tackles, second most on the Wildcats, and led the team in sacks (seven) and tackles for loss (9.5) in 2013.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 07:33:00 PM

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops announced that senior RB Raymond Sanders has been suspended for Saturday's game versus Tennessee due to a violation of team rules.

"He's not kicked off the team or anything like that. He just can't play in this game," Stoops said. The Wildcats coach labeled the situation "very disappointing," without specifically addressing what rule Sanders broke. "I've sat in here and bragged on him throughout the year," Stoops said. "That doesn't change my opinion of Raymond. I think he's a good person. I am disappointed in a few decisions that he made, but he's a good person." Freshman Jo Jo Kemp is expected to start against the Volunteers.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 04:26:00 PM

Kentucky senior running back Raymond Sanders toted the rock 15 times for 86 rushing yards in Thursday's loss to Mississippi State.

Sanders was amongst the crew that helped the 'Cats push 'Dogs to the limit; unfortunately, Kentucky dropped the decision and fell to 1-6. Sanders probably won't be drafted, but expect him to compete for a roster spot in an NFL camp next summer. He's a smallish scatback with great versatility. Sanders is a decent receiver out of the backfield and has experience as a returner.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 11:57:00 PM

Kentucky senior DT Donte Rumph "has done little to prove he's anything other than a free agent prospect" in 2013, writes draft insider Tony Pauline.

Rumph, who stands at a physically imposing 6-foot-3, 320 pounds, "continues to disappoint scouts," according to Pauline. In a potential showcase game against Alabama on Saturday, Rumph recorded just one solo tackle. "He wasted an opportunity ... and was a non-factor throughout the game," Pauline wrote. "Rumph looked overweight, out of shape and was continually handled at the point of attack. He's done little to prove he's anything other than a size prospect."
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Kentucky plans on utilizing two quarterbacks in their season opener against Western Kentucky.

Junior Maxwell Smith and Jalen Whitlow will both play against the Hilltoppers. Both have playing experience, with Smith starting four games in 2012, completing 103 of 150 passes for 975 yards and eight touchdowns. Whitlow started seven games, completing 87 of 161 passes, 54 percent, for 801 yards and three touchdowns. He added 206 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Kentucky tight ends coach Vince Marrow said senior TE Anthony Kendrick could play on Sundays.

"I played the position for years and, just talking to my buddies, scouts who come around, they see it, too," Marrow, who played tight end for five different NFL teams, said. "They're saying they didn't know who he was, and then they notice him. He should be a guy who can do something special out there." Marrow, a 6-foot-3, 233-pound former receiver from Texas, hasn't played in a game since 2011, but UK remains fervently sold on his potential. "Explosive, a big guy who can run," Marrow said. "Big vertical presence, good hands, good route runner, but the thing I like best about him is his physicality. He's a physical guy who can run." Kentucky hasn't used the tight end position much since Jacob Tamme moved to the NFL, but offensive coordinator Neal Brown will employ plenty of two-TE sets in 2013.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 02:41:00 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore RB Josh Clemons will miss the 2013 season with an Achilles injury.

Clemons sustained the injury during offseason activities. The 5-10, 212-pounder rushed for 279 yards in 2011, but sustained a knee injury in October and hasn't stepped foot on the gridiron since. The snake-bitten rusher will probably try to give it another go next summer.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Kentucky redshirt sophomore RB Josh Clemons suffered an Achilles injury during offseason activities.

Clemons will undergo an MRI and the results should be available on Monday. The redshirt sophomore missed a good portion of the 2011 season due to a knee injury and continued to sit out last year while recovering.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Kentucky junior S Ashely Lowery has been cleared to work out after being involved in a serious car accident.

Lowery was thrown 100 feet from his car in May and stayed in the hospital for a week. "He’s allowed to do workouts with his teammates at his own pace," UK spokesman Tony Neely said Monday. "The High Performance staff will evaluate his fitness level as it works with him." The junior started eight games in 2012.
Source: UK Football
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 09:06:00 AM

Kentucky has dismissed redshirt freshman T T.J. Jones due to a violation of team rules.

Jones was arrested in December on a weapons charge, but Kentucky did not cite the situation when releasing this recent news. Jones allegedly brought a gun into his former high school and was charged accordingly. This is the ninth player to leave the program since Mark Stoops took over.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 10:05:00 AM

Pittsburgh redshirt freshman WR Demitrious Davis is transferring to Kentucky.

Davis is transferring with his twin brother Chris. "The coaching staff they've brought in is great," Demitrious said of Kentucky. "And after the visit today, it just felt like home. It felt good to be there. We've seen all the other Ohio guys that will be there, and we know how good Ohio football is." Both will likely have to sit out the 2013 season.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Kentucky junior S Ashely Lowery is expected to return to the school and rejoin the football team later this month, according to beat writer Jennifer Smith.

Lowery is a returning starter at the safety position, but an auto accident left the junior hospitalized for several days in May. "The biggest injury right now is this gash above his right ankle," said family friend Doug Stutsman. "Once he gets that healed, we're hoping to get him back up in Lexington and get him back on the field for the summer."
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 08:34:00 AM

Nebraska sophomore RB Braylon Heard is transferring to Kentucky.

"I feel it is the right spot because I feel like I fit in well at the university," Heard told ESPN. "Kentucky will set up the run really well. They have good players on the outside, three good QB’s, a great line and backs. And yes, can’t beat being in the SEC." He will have to sit out the 2013 season.
Source: ESPN
Wed, May 1, 2013 10:42:00 AM


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