Got his first taste of varsity action last year and thirsts for more in his senior campaign ? Walk-on performer who played two years for the UK junior varsity and has worked his way onto the varsity ? Contending at the well-stocked ?X? receiver position ? Has excellent speed ? Has played in nine games.
2000 (Junior): Played in nine games as a reserve wide receiver ? Caught two passes for three yards in the season opener at Louisville ? Received his first varsity letter.
1999 (Sophomore): Played for the UK junior varsity but did not see varsity action.
1998 (Freshman): Joined the UK junior varsity team and played for the JV.
High School: Three-year letterman and two-year starter as a wide receiver and punt returner for perennial power St. Xavier HS in Louisville ? Helped St. X win state championships his senior and sophomore seasons ? Caught 32 passes for 832 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, averaging 26 yards per catch ? Averaged 10.7 yards on punt returns and had two returns for TDs ? Junior stats include 11 catches for 186 yards and one touchdown; averaged 8.8 yards on punt returns ? Coached by Mike Glaser ? Two-year letterman in basketball and track ? Honor roll student and a four-year winner of the Exemplary Student Award ? Member of the Student Activities Council.
Personal: Full name is Gary Michael Hughes ? Born 4-1-80 in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland ? Son of Michael and Sheila Hughes ? Major is marketing.