UK Junior J.T. Riddle Sets New School-Record with a 6-for-6 Game
Outlook Came to UK as a football player transfer from Eastern Kentucky, where he played in seven games as a true freshman quarterback in 2010 ... Won the football 2009 Kentucky High School AAAAA Player of the Year ... Redshirted on the football team in 2011 as a transfer, before moving over to baseball for the fall practice season in 2012 ... Was the star of the Blue/White spring football game, rushing 11 times for 74 yards and one touchdown, passing 8-for-24 with a touchdown for 96 yards ... Is physically imposing ... Has good raw power ... Is working at finding a positional home, seeing time at catcher, first base and rightfield.
2011-12 (Football) Practiced with the football team during his transfer season ... Able to use it as a redshirt year because he played as a true freshman at EKU.
2010 (Eastern Kentucky Football) Played in seven games as a true freshman for the Colonels in 2010 ... Completed 12 of 26 passes for 125 yards ... Rushed 36 times for a net 84 yards and two touchdowns.
High School Former all-state first baseman and pitcher, also earning all-state honors in football and basketball ... Football Class AAAAA Player of the Year as a senior at Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, Ky. ... In football was second-team all-state by the Louisville Courier-Journal and also tabbed for the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" ... Four-year starter at quarterback ... Helped guide the football team to the playoffs all four seasons, including the second round his junior season ... Completed 56.5 percent of his passes for 6,733 yards and 65 touchdowns in high school ... Also ran for 823 yards and 38 TDs ... Coached by Mark Peach ... The school's all-time scoring leader in basketball ... Had a perfect 4.0 GPA in high school.
Personal Full name is Jacob Freeman Russell ... Born May 5, 1992 in Versailles, Ky. ... Son of Eddie and Judy Russell ... Brother, Bruce (23) also attended the University of Kentucky ... In 2011, helped with the football team as they worked in Big Blue U Move-In, moving in incoming students.