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45  Josh Forrest
Josh Forrest

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Paducah, Ky.

High School:
Tilghman

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 236

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
2L


11/15/2014

Kentucky Falls at Tennessee

Blue catches six passes for 131 yards

11/01/2014

Kentucky Falls at Missouri

Cats return home to face Georgia

10/25/2014

Towles' Career-Day Not Enough to Lift UK Past No. 1 MSU

Sophomore quarterback accounts for career-highs in TDs, passing and rushing yards

10/11/2014

Kentucky Scores 45 Unanswered to Topple ULM

Cats improve to 5-1 for first time since 2007

10/11/2014

Kentucky-ULM Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 48, ULM 14

11/29/2014

FB at Louisville, 112914

Kentucky falls to Louisville 44-40 in the annual Governor's Cup game between the in-state rivals

11/01/2014

FB at Missouri, 110114

The UK football team falls to Mizzou at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

10/25/2014

FB vs. Mississippi State, 102514

Football falls to top-ranked Mississippi State 45-31 on Saturday, October 25, 2014

10/25/2014

Kentucky vs. No. 1 Mississippi State

USATSI Gallery - 10/25/14

10/18/2014

FB vs. LSU, 101814

Football falls to LSU 41-3 on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

* SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012)

His emergence at middle linebacker was one of the best developments of spring practice ... Has contributed as a reserve LB and on special teams the last two seasons ... As a former wide receiver, has the speed to play the position ... Began his college career as a receiver before moving to defense ... Continues to develop as he only began playing football as a junior in high school ... Has played in 21 games during his career.

2013 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games, seeing time at linebacker and on special teams ... Ended the season with 16 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss ... Intercepted a pass vs. Florida and returned it 39 yards ... Blocked two kicks, a field goal vs. Louisville and a punt vs. Alabama State ... The blocked punt set up a touchdown vs. ASU ... Season best three tackles vs. South Carolina, Alabama and Vanderbilt.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games, missing three because of injury ... Totaled 13 tackles, with a career high of four at Arkansas and at Missouri ... Made a three-yard tackle for loss against Vanderbilt.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Began the season as a wide receiver, then moved to the hybrid linebacker/safety position midway through the season.
High School: First-team all-state as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Also named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top-22 players in Kentucky ... Won three regional player of the year awards ... Dual-threat ability showed on both offense and defense ... At wide receiver, caught 46 passes for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior ... As a defensive back, he picked off seven passes during his senior season and returned three for touchdowns ... Also had an 85-yard fumble return for a TD ... Gifted athlete who was a star in both football and basketball ... A long-time basketball standout, he began playing football as a junior and excelled immediately ... Earned honorable-mention all-state honors in his first year in football, an indication of his quick aptitude for the sport, while helping lead Tilghman High School to the Class AAA state championship ... Intercepted three passes in the state championship game as the Tilghman defense posted a shutout ... Coached by Randy Wyatt, who played at Kentucky in the mid-1990s ... "The first thing about Josh is that he is such a good person - well-mannered, coachable, a quiet leader," Wyatt said. "He's such an athlete and a very physical player, the sky's the limit for him." ... Honorable-mention all-state in basketball as a junior and senior, leading Tilghman to the First Region championship and a berth in the Sweet 16 state tournament during his junior year ... Participated in track in the 400-meter dash and a pair of relays.
Personal: Born in Paducah, Ky. ... Son of Iris Horice and Tony Horice ... Major is community and leadership development.
Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12), with God's Pantry (2012) and a Salvation Army bellringer (2012, `13).
Josh Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: flying planes ... If I could witness one event, past, present or future, it would be: Michael Jordan playing for the Bulls ... My go-to song to get ready for a game is: any "Don Trip" song ... The one thing I like most about football is: it's what I love to do ... What's the best advice you've ever received? College isn't a sprint.

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