Received his first varsity action last season ... Good all-around player who won a spot on the team in 2006 as a walk-on ... Made an impression on the coaches by being coachable and an extremely hard worker ... Has earned Scout Team Player of the Week honors five times during his career ... A fine student who is a two-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in two games, Kentucky victories over Norfolk State and Western Kentucky ... Credited with four tackles and a pass breakup in UK's junior-varsity victory over Fork Union Military Academy ... Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season.
2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to make excellent contributions in practice, winning Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season ... Also played in the junior-varsity game and made four tackles, including one for a loss ... Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2006 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the win over Texas State.
High School: Two-year letterman and starter for Whitehaven HS in Memphis, Tenn. ... Played cornerback, safety and running back ... Elected captain his senior season ... Made more than 50 tackles, had one interception and broke up 15 passes as a senior ... Sat out junior season because of an injury ... As a sophomore, recorded more than 60 tackles, one interception and 10 pass deflections ... Named second team all-region as a senior ... Coached by Rodney Saulsberry ... Lettered for three seasons on the baseball team, serving as team captain his senior year ... Played outfield and catcher ... Lettered two seasons in track, qualifying for the state championships in the long jump event ... A member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and the 30+ ACT Club ... Participated in numerous other extra-curricular activities ... Thirteenth in his graduating class ... Wendy's High School Heisman National Nominee ... MIAA Student-Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Born in Memphis, Tenn. ... Son of Gina Faulkner ... Major is kinesiology.