Wildcat Defensive Tackles Get Their Shot at National Football League
Kentucky football seniors go through workouts for professional scouts
Kentucky star defenders Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan invited to NFL Combine
Winston Guy, La'Rod King, Danny Trevathan, Ryan Tydlacka, Larry Warford honored
Coverage from UK Football Signing Day
Danny Trevathan is honored at Rupp Arena. Kentucky's Danny Trevathan has turned in the "strongest linebacker performance" for the 2011 college football season, according to a scientific evaluation by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA).
Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13; Maxwell Smith throws for 283 yards; Trevathan notches 17 tackles and an interception
Cats Use Balanced Attack to Down Ole Miss; Jones' 15 leads five players in double-figures
The University of Kentucky football team snapped a 26-game losing streaking to Tennessee by beating the Volunteers 10-7
Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13; Williams runs for 111 yards and two touchdowns; Trevathan notches 17 tackles, one INT
Trevathan racks up 17 tackles, one interception and a forced fumble
Became the first linebacker in Kentucky history to earn first-team All-America honors ... Two-year starter at weakside linebacker ... Chief asset is his outstanding speed, which he combines with an instinct for the ball and an ability to play off blocks ... Has complemented his speed by continuing to add strength and size in the weight room ... Went through the NFL draft evalution process in January but decided to return in order to gain more maturity ... Will enter the 2011 season with a streak of nine-straight games with double-figure tackles ... Has played in 39 games, starting 18 ... Participated in a unique event in May as he worked with children during a one-week service trip to Ethiopia.
2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games, starting six ... Named UK's Most Improved Defensive Player as chosen by the coaches ... Team's second-leading tackler with 82 stops ... Made a career-high 14 tackles in the win at Auburn ... Also hit double figures with 10 vs. Alabama ... Recovered a Georgia fumble at the 1-yard line in the fourth quarter of UK's upset of the Bulldogs ... Notched eight tackles, one for loss, and caused a fumble vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl.
2008 (Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games ... Was a mainstay on special teams ... Totaled five tackles ... Blocked a kick against Georgia that set up a Wildcat touchdown.
High School: Athletic linebacker whose speed and playing intensity have drawn comparisons to UK All-SEC linebacker Wesley Woodyard ... Three-year starter for Leesburg (Fla.) HS, helping the team go to the state playoffs all three seasons ... Third-team all-state, covering all classifications, by the Florida Sportswriters Association ... Named first-team All-Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Also the Area Defensive Player of the Year for Lake and Sumter counties by the Sentinel ... Also the Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Leesburg Daily Commercial ... Senior statistics included 117 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 5.5 quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown), and three caused fumbles ... Played quarterback and running back on offense ... Rushed 56 times for 427 yards, a 7.6-yard average, and three touchdowns ... Notched 98 tackles, including 17 for loss, along with five caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and six sacks as a junior ... Played in the Central Florida East-West All-Star Game following his senior season ... Played for the winning West team, causing a fumble with a big hit and had a long return on another fumble to set up a touchdown ... Was timed as fast as 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Coached by Charles Nassar ... All-around athlete who was a member of the school's weightlifting, basketball, baseball and track teams ... Ran the 100- and 200-meter dashes in track, along with the 4x100-meter relay.
Personal: Born in Youngstown, Ohio ... Son of Vincent and Michelle Hicks ... Vincent played football at Toledo ... Major is family science.
Community Cats: Worked with children during a service trip to Ethiopia (2011).
Danny says ... I couldn't live without my: family and haters ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: everybody loves you ... The one thing I like most about football is: I can be whoever I want and I feel like I'm untouchable ... What I like about my position coach, Chuck Smith, is: he knows the game and treats you like a man and thinks he's funny ... If I weren't playing football, I would be: modeling or running track.