One of several good, young cornerbacks in contention for playing time ... Enters August listed No. 2 at one of the corners ... Played well last season as a freshman, showing good cover ability ... Showed toughness by playing all season with a broken thumb ... Extremely active in community service (see The Cats' Cause list below) ... Has played in 12 games with two starts.
2002 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... Started the last two games against Vanderbilt and Tennessee ... Made 16 tackles ... Had nine pass breakups, just one shy of the team high ... Top game was three PBU against the Volunteers ... Playing efficiency underscored by the fact that he sustained a broken thumb early on and played all season with a cast on one hand.
2001 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Talented defensive back listed as one of the top-50 prospects in the talent-rich state of Georgia, according to SuperPrep magazine ... Started three years on defense and two on offense at Lovejoy (Ga.) HS ... Played cornerback as a sophomore and junior ... Moved to free safety for his senior year, but was hampered by a knee sprain that caused him to miss three games ... Three-year defensive totals included 192 tackles, two interceptions, seven pass breakups, and four fumbles caused ... Two-year starter at wide receiver ... Best offensive season was as a junior when he caught 22 passes for 358 yards, a 16.3-yard average, and two touchdowns ... A two-year pick on the all-region team ... Helped Lovejoy advance to the Class AAAA state playoffs during his sophomore and junior seasons ... "A very intelligent, competitive young man who is conscientious and a perfectionist," said Lovejoy Coach C. W. Campbell ... A two-year letterman in baseball at shortstop ... Helped his team advance to the state final four during his junior season ... Also played basketball one season ... Honor roll student ... President of the Interclub Council ... President of the "Hoops for Heart" committee that helps raise money for heart transplants ... Member of a joint faculty-student committee that develops school policies ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Narrowed his choices to Kentucky and Auburn before tabbing the Wildcats.
Personal: Full name is Antoine Semeon Huffman ... Born 10-15-82 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Aspie Huffman-Johnson ... Major is telecommunications.
The Cats' Cause: His 2002 service activities included the 4-H Club Cultural Celebration, an adult day care center, the annual UK "Schoolhouse Rock" academic pep rally for fourth- and fifth-graders, the Ronald McDonald House, Richmond Retirement Place, the Kentucky Excel program, mentoring local students, the UK Children's Hospital annual "Breakfast With Santa," and the K-Club Christmas Store for Kids ... In 2003, he participated in service with Cats Cultivating Character, the Boys and Girls Club, an adult day care center, fundraisers for the Hope Center and the Family Care Center, and Ronald McDonald House ... During his two years at UK he has made countless service appearances at area schools and as a celebrity visitor to the UK Children's Hospital.
Huffman Career Statistics
Year Position G-GS Tackles Int.-Yds. PBU 2002 Cornerback 12-2 16 0 9