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.