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31  John Giddens
John Giddens

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Male HS

Last College:
Lindsey Wilson

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175

Position:
Running Back

Experience:
TR


Joined the team last season and impressed the coaches with his overall athleticism ... Has good speed and lateral agility ... Also showed good playmaking ability ... Had one carry for seven yards in the Blue/White Spring Game.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Practiced with the team.

At Lindsey Wilson: Played nine games as a freshman in 2011 ... Carried the ball 33 times for 123 yards ... Also caught four passes for 24 yards.

High School: Two-year starter at Male High School ... Helped lead the Bulldogs to the state runner-up in Class 6A, finishing with an 11-4 record senior season ... Career-best game came against Graves County, when he rushed for 226 yards on 12 carries, while scoring two touchdowns ... all-state honorable mention senior year ... District Player of the Year and all-state team (junior) ... Rushed for 1,079 yards with 15 touchdowns as a senior ... Scored 28 touchdowns and had 913 yards rushing, while intercepting three passes as a defensive back (junior) ... A sprinter on the track team that won four consecutive state championships ... Also played one year of basketball.

Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. ... Son of Terry Wilkerson and Shakina Grigsby ... Plans a major in computer science.

John Says ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: LeBron James ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: marketing ... I couldn't live without: my family ... My favorite part of game day is: during the game ... My hidden talent is: I can draw.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium