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…
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#1 RYAN TIMMONS
— Height: 5’10”
— Weight: 185 lbs.
— Class: Freshman
— Experience: HS
— Position: Athlete
— Hometown: Frankfort, Kentucky
— High School: Franklin County
Class of 2013 Rankings
How He Got Here
Timmons and fellow in-state talent Jason Hatcher were Mark Stoops’ top priorities when he took over at UK, and DJ Eliot spent his first day on the staff recruiting the speedy Franklin County star. When Neal Brown came on board, he took over Timmons’ recruitment and Timmons says one the reasons he chose Kentucky was Brown’s offense, which is similar to what he played in high school. On February 5th in front of his friends and family, Timmons committed to Kentucky, choosing the Cats over Illinois, Florida, Ohio State, and others.
High School Senior Year, 2012
During his senior year, Timmons rushed for 1,306 yards for 25 touchdowns and caught 33 balls for 1,004 yards and 16 touchdowns at Division 5A Franklin County. How ridiculous are those stats? He averaged almost 16 yards per carry and over 30 yards per reception. According to ElevenWarriors.com, Timmons led the nation in yards per touch (23.8 yards) two years in a row and also scored a touchdown every 2.3 times he touched the ball in 2012. He played running back, wide receiver, and returned kicks, and was named First Team All-State by the Courier Journal the Associated Press. He was also a five-time state champion in track, specializing in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash.
Something You Didn’t Know About Him
He likes to do the Cousin Terio dance in Wal-Mart. Maybe he learned it from John Wall?
Something We Made Up About Him
He learned it from John Wall, who taught him the moves during a trip to Lexington this summer.
Most Recent Tweet
— Ryan Timmons (@Rimmons_5) August 19, 2013
(13 days ’til kickoff)
Unfair NFL Comparison
Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Outlook for 2013
The sky’s the limit for Timmons, who is exactly the type of playmaker Neal Brown needs. Because Franklin County’s offense is so similar to the Air Raid, he already has a leg up on his teammates in learning the system. He’s super fast and explosive in the open field, and is turning heads in camp. The staff has mentioned him as one of the standout wide receivers so far, and he’s also taking reps at running back. Neal Brown loves dual threat players, so get used to seeing Timmons and Raymond Sanders in that role often this season.