The UK football team falls to Missouri on Saturday, November 9, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.
Took good advantage of his redshirt season ... Demonstrated a solid work ethic in practice and also made good gains in strength in UK's high-performance program ... Does a good job holding his own at the point of attack ... Plenty of opportunity for playing time following the departure of the top three defensive tackles from last season.
2013 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: Was Kentucky's first verbal commitment of the 2013 signing class ... One of the nation's top-50 defensive tackles by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com ... First-team all-state as a senior as chosen by The Associated Press ...Comes to Lexington from Clay County High School, where he played for head coach Evan Napier ... Played defensive tackle and offensive guard in high school, but is projected on the defensive side for Kentucky ... Helped Clay County finish 8-4 his sophomore season en route to an appearance in the Class AAAAA state playoffs ... Helped lead Kentucky all-stars to a 29-27 win over Tennessee in the National Guard Border Bowl ... Played for the USA national team in the International Bowl on Feb. 5 in Austin, Tex. ... Also attended the USA national team summer camp in the summer between his junior and senior years ... Named All-SEKC by MaxPreps.com ... Also chosen first team on the All-Mountain squad.
Personal: Born in Lexington ... Son of Patricia and Mackey Hyde ... Plans a major in business management, hopes to eventually work with children.