The UK football team defeats Alabama State 48-14, on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.
* SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013)
Has started the majority of games over the last two seasons ... His performances become more notable when one considers that he was a part-time quarterback in high school and has had on-the-job training as an SEC quarterback without the benefit of a redshirt year ... Has shown good composure in game situations ... Has a very strong arm and the ability to make plays with his legs ... His 88-yard run last season vs. Alabama State was the longest ever by a Wildcat quarterback ... Has played in 22 games in his career with 15 starts.
2013 (Sophomore): Started eight games at quarterback and played in all 12 games ... Completed 61.6 percent of his passes, 98 of 159 for 1,033 yards and five touchdowns ... Completed 10 of 12 passes vs. Miami (Ohio), while completing 17 of 24 passes at South Carolina for 178 yards and two touchdowns ... Threw for a career-high-tying 225 yards vs. SEC East champion Missouri ... Accounted for four touchdowns against Alabama State, two rushing and two receiving ... His 88-yard TD dash vs. ASU was the second-longest run in Kentucky history and longest ever by a Wildcat quarterback ... Led UK in rushing three times on the year, finishing with 457 yards on 107 carries and six touchdowns.
2012 (Freshman): Played in 10 games, starting seven ... Completed 87 of 161 passes, 54 percent, for 801 yards and three touchdowns ... Also rushed for a net 206 yards and three TDs ... Played his best in the season finale at Tennessee, completing 29 of 45 for 225 yards and a touchdown ... Rushed and passed for a touchdown in the win over Samford.
High School: Exciting athlete with multiple skills ... Helped Prattville (Ala.) HS to the Class AAAAAA state championship and a top-25 national ranking ... Split time at quarterback and wide receiver ... Earned honorable-mention all-state honors even though he wasn't the team's full-time quarterback ... Listed as the nation's No. 12 dual-threat QB and the No. 20 prospect in Alabama by 24/7 Sports ... The No. 32 prospect in Alabama by Rivals.com ... Coached at Prattville by Jamey Dubose ... Was the starting quarterback as a sophomore at Jefferson Davis HS in Montgomery ... Member of the basketball team and was named most valuable player of two in-season tournaments ... Helped coach youth league football and the "powder puff" girls' football team ... Honor-roll student.
Personal: Born in Montgomery, Ala. ... Son of Walter and Tracey Whitlow ... Walter played basketball in junior college ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Community Cats: Participated in Big Blue U Move-In (2012), and helped with Indian Summer Camp (2012), Read Across America (2013) and Special Olympics (2013).
Jalen Says ... My favorite college class so far: digital art ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: owning a pro sports team ... My favorite part of game day is: the GAME ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the people ... My hidden talent is: I can talk like Darth Vader.