46  Jeff Witthuhn
Jeff Witthuhn


Bowling Green, Ky.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 249




59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 59 honorees is second most among the 14 SEC programs

Team's backup fullback behind senior D.J. Warren ... Has the size for the position ... Came to UK as a quarterback and showed good ability as a freshman ... Caught in a numbers logjam and wanting to get his talents on the field, coaches moved him to fullback in the spring of 2013.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Moved to fullback and practiced with the team at that position.

2012 (Freshman): Redshirted as a quarterback.

High School: Named Greenwood High School Offensive MVP as a junior and senior ... Senior stats featured 1,527 passing yards and 10 touchdowns, while rushing for 625 yards and 14 scores ... Three-year starter under head coach Greg Cavanah ... Helped the Gators to a 2009 regional championship ... Played primarily quarterback and linebacker ... Career-best game came against Hopkinsville, when he was 17-of-20 with 269 passing yards and five touchdowns to go along with 89 yards rushing and two scores; also had seven tackles and one interception on defense ... Three years all-district in basketball ... Lettered one year in track in field, competing in shot put ... Individual state champion in weightlifting as a junior and senior ... Holds the state record for the power clean in the 235-pound class.

Personal: Born in Summit, N.J. ... Son of Tom and Pat Witthuhn ... Major is kinesiology.

Community Cats: Participated in God's Pantry delivery (2013) ... Assisted with Big Blue U Move-In, helping students move into their dorms (2012) ... Volunteered at Special Olympics event (2013).

Jeff Says ... My nickname is: Tebow ... My favorite TV show is: Duck Dynasty ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: college strength and conditioning coach ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: fans and Keeneland ... The one thing I like most about football is: being part of the team and it's like a family.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium