During the slow and insipid summer of 2008, former KSR wordsmith Evan Hilbert profiled each and every member of the University of Kentucky football team. Though his knowledge was sparse and his research was far from thorough, Evan’s short and insufficient player profiles were an integral part of Kentucky’s success that season. UK finished with seven wins, including the opener at Louisville and a 25-19 victory in the Liberty Bowl. Kentucky hasn’t won a bowl game since. Let’s bring back that magic…
#1 MARTAVIUS NELOMS
Weight: 188 lbs.
Hometown: Memphis, TN
High School: Fairley High School
Something You Didn’t Know About Him
He didn’t play football until his junior year of high school.
Something Else You Didn’t Know About Him
He plays the piano.
Items of Legitimate Interest
Neloms was moved to cornerback this offseason after projected starter Marcus Caffey failed to make the grade and will be ineligible all season. Neloms played cornerback his first two seasons at UK before moving to safety in 2011.
He started the first 10 games of 2011 before missing the last two because of injury. He ranked third on the team in tackles with 71, featuring a career-high 10 vs. Central Michigan and LSU.
Unfair NFL Comparison
Darrelle Revis, New York Jets
Outlook for 2012
He will lead the team in interceptions.