True freshman walk-on cornerback recognized for strong performance vs. Missouri
His story was one of the pleasant developments of the 2012 season ... Came to UK as a walk-on, won a spot on the team as a true freshman, and eventually earned a starting role by the end of the season ... Has excellent size for a cornerback, combines that with good coverage skills.
2012 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games, starting the final three ... Led the team in interceptions with two, both pickoffs coming at Missouri ... Tied for second on the team in pass breakups with four, two of which came in the win over Kent State ... Totaled 24 tackles with his season high of seven coming at Missouri.
High School: All-around athlete at Tilghman High School, where he started on the football, basketball and track and field teams ... Played football with current Wildcat Josh Forrest ... Played wide receiver and safety in high school ... Incredible senior season with 11 interceptions and 32 touchdowns, making highlights on both sides of the field ... Had seven interceptions his junior season and three his sophomore season ... Helped lead his team to the Class AAA state championship his sophomore season ... Was a four-year letterwinner and starter in high school ... Coached by Randy Wyatt, who played for Kentucky in the mid-1990s ... Won the state championship in the long jump and triple jump in both his junior and senior years ... Helped his high school track team to the overall state championship his senior season ... Played basketball for four years.
J.D. Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: crime scene investigator ... My game-day superstition is: I have to wear bands on my wrist ... My hidden talent is: singing.
Personal: Born in Paducah, Ky. ... Son of Johnny Harmon and Valerie George ... Major is sociology.