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65  J.J. Helton
J.J. Helton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Franklin, Tenn.

High School:
Franklin

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
Long Snapper

Experience:
3L


  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2008)

Team's long snapper on punts, a role he has performed since the final four games of the 2007 season ... Added the role of placekick snapper for the 2009 season ... His accurate snapping a year ago helped kicker Lones Seiber break the school scoring record ... As a former high school quarterback and long snapper, is comfortable with handling the ball ... Also played defensive end in high school, which provides helpful experience in covering punts ... Has played in 33 games.

2009 (Junior): Appeared in all 13 games as UK's long snapper for field goals, extra points and punts ... Turned in another solid season.

2008 (Sophomore): Appeared in 13 games and served as Kentucky's punt snapper ... Made one tackle in punt coverage.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in seven games ... Starting punt snapper for the last three games of the regular season, plus the Music City Bowl ... Made one tackle in punt coverage.

2006 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Three-year letterman and two-year starter for Franklin (Tenn.) HS ... Team was state runner-up his junior season ... Played tight end, defensive end, quarterback and long snapper ... Notched 13.5 tackles against Ravenwood in the state championship game as a junior ... Named all-region defensive end his senior season ... Team notched a 21-6 record with him in the starting lineup ... Honor-roll student ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Two-year letterman in wrestling.

Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Joe and Krista Helton ... Joe was a four-year letterman and most valuable defensive player for Lenoir-Rhyne ... Major is community communications and leadership development.

Community Cats: Participated in the Relay for Life (2010).

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium