2006 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in two games ... Named Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season.
2005 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named Special Teams Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season.
High School: A first-team all-district and all-area selection his senior year ... Also earned all-district honors his junior season ... A three-year starter at LaRue County High School in Hodgenville, Ky. ... Played wide receiver, running back, linebacker and defensive end in his prep career ... Caught 35 passes for 813 yards with eight touchdowns his senior year ... Also recorded 52 tackles and an interception in his final campaign as a Hawk ... Team went 12-1, captured the district championship and finished as regional runners-up his sophomore season ... Coached by Rodney Armes ... Also competed in baseball for three years as a center fielder ... Honor-roll student ... A member of the student council, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Future Business Leaders of America ... Chose UK over Tusculum College, Texas-El Paso, and Western Kentucky.
Personal: Born in Hardin County, Ky. ... Parents are Joe Paul and Donna Cecil ... Major is kinesiology.
Community Cats: Participated in an event at the UK Children's Hospital (2007).