Kentucky Wildcats Football: Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Here's a look at the upcoming Wide Receivers and Tight Ends for the Kentucky Wildcats: (In no particular order)
- E.J. Adams, a former cornerback who is moving to wide receiver. He has showed that he has the ability to play receiver during the spring game. He caught four passes for 167 yards and a touchdown in that game.
- Ross Bogue was a reliable catcher in the spring game, catching four passes for 56 yards. Most of his play has come on special teams. He redshirted for the 2005 season. In his senior year of high school, he caught 32 balls for 350 yards and a lone touchdown.
- Nik Brazley, a walk-on wide receiver in 2007, may also see playing time on special teams. In his senior year of high school, he had 16 catches for 352 yards.
- T.C. Drake is the most experienced tight end on the team, playing last year behind former UK standout Jacob Tamme. He caught three passes for 68 yards in the spring game. In 2007, he had one catch for two yards, which was for a touchdown vs. LSU.
- DeMoreo Ford missed most of the spring because of an injury. His career stats are 20 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns.
- Jonathan Gholson was a walk-on receiver in 2007, when he redshirted. In his only year of playing football as a senior in high school, he caught five balls for 195 yards.
- Maurice Grinter is moving from fullback to tight end. He missed some time in the spring due to an injury on his shoulder, and he had surgery on it. His college catching stats are seven receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown.
- Andre Henderson is moving from receiver to tight end. He walked on and redshirted in 2006. As a senior in high school, he had about 400 yards receiving and three touchdowns.
- Terrence Jones missed the 2007 season because of a torn knee ligament. He redshirted in the 2006 season. He had 532 yards on 21 completions and three touchdowns as a senior in high school. He has been timed under 4.5 in his 40.
- Kyrus Lanxter had three catches in the spring game for 59 yards and a touchdown. He had 888 yards on 27 touches and 16 touchdowns his senior year of high school. College stats are one catch for six yards.
- Jayce Long is a 2006 walk-on and redshirt. He caught 33 balls for 667 yards and 12 touchdowns in his senior year of high school.
- Dicky Lyons Jr., is the most experienced wide receiver and the go-to guy for UK. In his three years at UK, he has caught a total of 108 passes for 1,488 yards and 16 touchdowns.
- Anthony Mosley redshirted in 2007. He has run the 40 in 4.36 seconds. He had 20 catches for 354 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in high school.
- Tyler Sexton has played mostly on special teams and redshirted in 2005.
- Erick Adeyemi caught 31 balls for 455 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in high school. He has been timed below a 4.4 in the 40.
- Aaron Boyd is very regarded, as the No. 1 prospect on kentuckyrivals.com and scout.com. He is one of the nation's top 40 receivers. He caught 55 passes for 1,157 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior in high school.
- E.J. Fields has played QB and CB in high school. He has been timed in the 40 at 4.41.
- Gene McCaskill played QB and WR in high school. He has been timed at 4.6 in the 40.
- Sean Stackhouse caught 32 for 426 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in high school.
UK has a long list of WRs for 2008, however, it is a very young crop. The main receiver is Dicky Lyons Jr. The rest are playing for time. Expect a few freshman to jump right into playing action, most likely is Aaron Boyd.
It is just a short 29 days until the first game against rival University of Louisville.
Statistics were used from the 2008 Kentucky Football Media Guide.
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