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Fun Facts from the 2016 UK Football Media Guide

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It’s that time of year again, time to pore over the new UK Football Media Guide for the most interesting tidbits about your University of Kentucky Wildcats. What oddities await us on this year’s squad? Read on to find out.

Did you know…

  • Drew Barker, sophomore quarterback: Has a pet turtle named Nemo
  • Alex Brownwell, redshirt freshman linebacker: Once won a hot dog eating contest
  • Tanner Fink, senior tight end/fullback: Can fly planes
  • Nick Haynes, junior offensive guard: Has bowled five 300 games
  • JoJo Kemp, senior running back: Puts sugar in his popcorn
  • Tate Leavitt, junior offensive tackle: Loves rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal music
  • Marcus McWilson, senior safety: Can walk on his hands and do a push-up out of a handstand
  • Adrian Middleton, sophomore defensive tackle: Is a big fan of anime
  • Jervontius “Bunchy” Stallings, sophomore center: Chose #65 because his position coach John Schlarman wore it at UK and it challenges him to play above expectations and be great
  • Jon Toth, senior center: Couldn’t live without his moped
  • Charles Walker, junior wide receiver: Is a ping-pong champion
  • Denzil Ware, sophomore defensive end/linebacker: Loves shoes
  • Darius West, sophomore safety: Has a son
  • Chris Westry, sophomore cornerback: Is better at basketball than football
  • Jaylin Bannerman, freshman linebacker: Can sew
  • TJ Carter, freshman defensive end: Used to be involved in the sport of fencing
  • Ja’Quize Cross, freshman defensive line: Has eyes that turn different colors and likes to customize shoes
  • Zy’Aire Hughes, freshman athlete: Was born with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and the doctors brought him back to life
  • Jamar “Boogie” Watson, freshman linebacker: Is a tap dancer
  • Landon Young, freshman offensive lineman: Is learning to play the banjo

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Dream jobs other than NFL

  • Jeff Badet, junior wide receiver: Fashion industry
  • Derrick Baity, sophomore cornerback: Marriage counselor
  • David Baumer, sophomore offensive guard: Human Resources manager
  • Logan Blue, sophomore linebacker/Long Snapper: Congressman
  • Eli Brown, redshirt freshman linebacker: FBI agent
  • CJ Conrad, sophomore tight end: Rob Gronkowski’s agent
  • Kash Daniel, freshman linebacker: WWE superstar or US Marshal
  • Nick Haynes, junior offensive guard: Financial Advisor or Ambassador of a firm overseas
  • Stephen Johnson II, junior quarterback: Anything in banking
  • Courtney Love, junior linebacker: Taking over his dad’s industrial cleaning company
  • Kyle Meadows, junior offensive tackle: Environmental psychologist or something in forensics
  • Adrian Middleton, sophomore defensive tackle: Graphic designer
  • Cole Mosier, junior offensive tackle: FBI agent
  • Charles Walker, junior wide receiver: Insurance agent
  • Chris Westry, sophomore cornerback: Work for Google
  • Landon Young, freshman offensive lineman: Veterinarian

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Favorite foods

  • Drew Barker, sophomore quarterback: Sausage and Peppers
  • Will Thomas Collins, senior fullback: Tacos
  • Kash Daniel, freshman linebacker: Grilled chicken with brown rice
  • Mike Edwards, sophomore safety: Mom’s fried chicken with macaroni and cheese and sweet potatoes
  • Garrett Johnson, junior wide receiver: Chicken, mac and cheese, baked beans, and green beans
  • JoJo Kemp, senior running back: “Wild Alfredo,” the chicken and shrimp alfredo that he created
  • Bennie Snell, freshman running back: Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with banana

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Favorite movie

  • Jeff Badet, junior wide receiver; Logan Stenberg, redshirt freshman offensive guard: Forrest Gump
  • Greg Hart, junior tight end: Goodfellas
  • Jabari Greenwood, redshirt freshman wide receiver: Blood Diamond
  • Garrett Johnson, junior wide receiver: Hardball
  • Marcus McWilson, senior safety: Top Gun
  • Landon Young, freshman offensive lineman: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

 

Non-sports talent

  • Alvonte Bell, junior defensive end: Playing the saxophone
  • Jacob Hyde, junior noseguard/fullback: Wiggling his ears and cartwheels
  • Stephen Johnson II, junior quarterback: Excelling at math
  • Kobie Walker, sophomore linebacker: Juggling four balls
  • Asim “AJ” Rose, freshman running back: Back flips

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Nicknames

  • Blake Bone, junior wide receiver: Ghost
  • Miles Butler, sophomore kicker: Money Man
  • Will Thomas Collins, senior fullback: Taco Meat
  • CJ Conrad, sophomore tight end: Mini Gronk
  • Mike Edwards, sophomore safety: The Badger
  • Matt Elam, junior noseguard: Big Daddy
  • JD Harmon, senior cornerback: Prince
  • Mikel Horton, junior running back: Peezy
  • Austin MacGinnis, junior kicker: Kicker
  • Ramsey Meyers, junior offensive guard: Dreads
  • Zach Myers, senior center: Butch
  • Marcus Walker, redshirt freshman safety: Pooh
  • Chris Westry, sophomore cornerback: Scotty Too Hotty
  • Colton Piatt, freshman lon snapper: String-money

If you could trade places with one person for a day, who would it be?

  • David Bouvier, sophomore wide receiver: Coach Stoops so he could “walk around like a boss”
  • Matt Elam, junior noseguard; Tobias Gilliam, freshman defensive back: Floyd Mayweather
  • Dakota Holtzclaw, freshman wide receiver: Bill Gates
  • Blake Bone, junior wide receiver; JD Harmon, senior cornerback: Drake

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Life’s theme song

  • David Baumer, sophomore offensive guard: “Come and Get It” by AC/DC
  • Alex Brownell, redshirt freshman linebacker: “The Plan” by Wiz Khalifa
  • Miles Butler, sophomore kicker: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin
  • Will Thomas Collins, senior fullback: “I Shoulda Been a Cowboy” by Toby Keith
  • CJ Conrad, sophomore tight end: “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khaled
  • Charles Moushey, junior wide receiver: “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton
  • Jon Toth, senior center: “Hello” by Adele

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When he’s not playing football, loves to…

  • Kash Daniel, freshman linebacker: Bass fish
  • Jabari Greenwood, redshirt freshman wide receiver: Draw
  • Alexander Montgomery, junior wide receiver: Play Connect Four
  • Charles Moushey, junior wide receiver: Go cliff jumping

Pregame routine

  • Courtney Miggins, senior defensive tackle: Listening to a specific playlist and must have new socks
  • Denzil Ware, sophomore defensive end/linebacker: Reading the prayer his mother texts him before he leaves the hotel for each game

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.

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  2. Neal Orac
    11:33 pm July 26, 2016 Permalink

    Yeah, but what did Ryan say about the media guide?