|18 Kyle Jackson
Had a great fall practice, positioning himself for an immediate role on a young but talented UK pitching staff ... Will add depth to the UK pitching staff.
Played two years at Maple Woods Community College under coach Marty Kilgore ... Posted a 3.60 ERA and a 12-2 record in 2009, with 76 strikeouts and 17 walks in 79.2 innings ... Also totaled a 3.70 ERA and a 4-4 record with 52 strikeouts in 57 innings during the 2008 season ... In 2009, led team to a district runner-up finish.
Three-year letterwinner for coach Jeff Parks at Kearney High School ... Named second-team all-district and second-team all-conference ... Played football and basketball for four seasons ... Led football team to the state championship as a freshman ... Basketball team finished second in the state freshman year ... Football team captain senior season, earning all-conference and all-district accolades.
Full name is Kyle Stephen Jackson ... Born November 29, 1988 in Liberty, Mo. ... Son of Vince and Janelle ... Has a younger brother, Brandon (16) ... Father played golf at Truman State.