The University of Kentucky football team fell to #1 Alabama 48-7 on Saturday, October 12, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.
Wasted no time last season in showing why he was a highly coveted player coming out of junior college ... Arrived in August and immediately claimed a starting role ... Led the team in receiving, showing an all-around combination of hands, speed and ability to make a big play.
2013 (Junior): Top receiver for the Wildcats, earning 43 catches for 586 yards and four touchdowns ... Was 14th in the SEC in receptions per game (3.9) and 15th in receiving yards per game (53.3) ... Had five catches of 20-plus yards ... Had a 30-yard TD reception vs. Alabama, which was the first TD reception the Tide had allowed since its season opener ... Had an 88-yard touchdown grab vs. Miami (Ohio), which was the fourth-longest pass in UK history ... Career-high six grabs vs. Miami (Ohio) and Louisville ... Totaled 114 receiving yards vs. Miami for a career-best mark ... Handled punt return and kickoff returns ... Averaged 20.4 yards per kickoff return, included a 43-yard return that was the team's longest of the season ... Led the team and ranked 13th in the SEC in all-purpose yards per game with 103.2.
Community College: Second-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American during his sophomore season at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas ... Also was named first-team all-conference ... Ranked as the nation's No. 14 junior college player by ESPN.com ... Led the Grizzlies in receptions with 65, receiving yards with 1,064 and receiving touchdowns with 12 ... Ranked in the top-10 nationally in each category ... Averaged 28.8 yards per kickoff return and 11.2 yards on punt returns ... Helped the team to a 11-1 record in 2012, winning the Region VI Championship before falling in the Graphic Edge National Championship Bowl ... Grizzlies were the Region VI Champions, KJCCC Champions and played in the Citizen's Bank Bowl his freshman season ... Great freshman season with 27 receptions for 586 yards, a 21.7-yard average, and three touchdowns ... Coached by Troy Morrell at Butler Community College.
High School: Big-play receiver at Lake Wales (Fla.) HS ... Caught 88 passes for 1,774 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging 20.2 yards catch, during his final two seasons at LWHS... Helped team advance to the Class AAA state semifinals his junior season with an 11-2 record ... Clocked at 4.29 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Coached in high school by Rod Shafer ... Received all-state honors ... Three-year member of the all-county team ... Showed an interesting combination of speed and strength as a member of the track team ... Competed in the 100-meter dash, two relays, the shot put and discus throw.
Personal: Born in Avon Park, Fla. ... Son of Pamela Atmore ... Name is pronounced "JAY-vess" ... Considering a major in sports management.