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35 Fun Facts About The Kentucky Football Team

Every year, we comb the Kentucky Football Media Guide for interesting facts about the Wildcats. Last year, we found out that Landon Young was learning the banjo and Jordan Jones loves the TV show “Jersey Shore.” What surprises does this year’s media guide have in store for us?

Did you know…

— Junior offensive tackle Landon Young’s favorite movie is O, Brother, Where Art Thou

— Sophomore wide receiver John Daido speaks fluent Russian

— Freshman offensive lineman and Knoxville, Tennessee native Darian Kinnard is related to Dolly Parton (As a huge Dolly fan, I definitely need to know more about this)

— Sophomore offensive tackle E.J. Price is a big country music fan, thanks to teammate Austin Dotson

— Junior wide receiver Ahmad Wagner is a talented singer and closet country music fan

— Sophomore kicker Matt Ruffolo’s fourth cousin is actor Mark Ruffalo, aka “The Hulk”

— The most famous person in freshman running back Tyler Markray’s cell phone is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

— Freshman defensive lineman Jerquavion Mahone puts syrup on his spaghetti

— Freshman offensive lineman Kenneth Horsey’s guilty pleasure is watching “Scandal”

— Freshman defensive lineman Davoan Hawkins has 14 siblings

— Freshman running back Kavosiey Smoke is part Native American

— Sophomore quarterback Terry Wilson hasn’t had a haircut since the eighth grade


Nicknames

— Senior kicker Miles Butler: “Money Man”

— Redshirt freshman quarterback Danny Clark: “Prototype”

— Redshirt freshman linebacker Jamin Davis: “Shadow”

— Senior cornerback Chris Westry: “Scotty Too Hotty”

— Junior running back Benny Snell: “Snell Ya Later”


Dream jobs other than the NFL

— Senior cornerback Chris Westry: Work for Google

— Redshirt freshman safety Tyrell Ajian: Pharmacologist

— Sophomore wide receiver Josh Ali: Real estate agent

— Sophomore nose guard Quinton Bohanna: Take care of his mom and grandmother

— Redshirt freshman quarterback Danny Clark: Work on custom muscle cars

— Redshirt freshman safety Yusuf Corker II: Pediatric Surgeon

— Sophomore punter Colin Goodfellow: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

— Sophomore defensive tackle Kordell Looney: Accountant


Word to describe him on the field:

— Sophomore wide receiver Lynn Bowden: “Calm”

— Sophomore quarterback Gunnar Hoak: “Poised”

— Sophomore center Drake Jackson: “Cerebral”

— Junior offensive guard Logan Stenberg: “Nasty”

— Freshman offensive lineman Naasir Watkins: “Whoa”


Life’s theme song

— Senior kicker Miles Butler: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

— Senior tight end C.J. Conrad: “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khaled

— Junior linebacker Kash Daniel: “Hells Bells” by AC/DC

— Senior safety Mike Edwards: “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley

— Sophomore linebacker William Nalty: “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

1 Comment for 35 Fun Facts About The Kentucky Football Team



  1. KYcats11
    4:33 pm August 15, 2018 Permalink

    Good article. Definitely interesting to see some of the lesser known stories of the players. Good work Mrs. TT.