59  Kelly Mason
Kelly Mason


Rockton, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 221

Long Snapper



59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

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


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46 Wildcats on 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 46 tied for fourth amongst the 14 SEC programs


Blue/White Game, 042112

Kentucky held its annual spring game, the Blue/White game, on Saturday, April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium.

* SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013)

Two-year starter as the team's long snapper for punts and placekicks ... Has been very steady with his accuracy ... Outstanding student who is a two-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2013 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, missing one game due to injury ... Sustained a badly strained hamstring in the season opener but played with the injury the rest of the season because UK's backup snapper also got injured ... His accurate snaps helped Joe Mansour have one of the best seasons in UK kicking history, making 12 of 14 field goals.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Starting long snapper for all 12 games, handling placekicks and punts ... Helped Craig McIntosh become one of the top 10 scorers in school history and Landon Foster become a Freshman All-American.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Offensive lineman and long snapper for two years for the Hononegah Indians in 7A football in Illinois ... Started at long snapper his junior and senior seasons, while starting on the offensive line his senior year ... Helped the team finish second in the conference his senior year ... Coached by Tim Schrouge ... Won the National Long Snapping Competition in Las Vegas, featuring more than 100 long snappers ... Also competed in wrestling, baseball and track, lettering in wrestling and track ... Was a conference wrestling champion as a sophomore ... Member of National Honor Society and Reduce the Use of Drugs in Everyone ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

Personal: Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ... Son of Tonia Mason and Robert Ruefer ... Had two uncles play collegiate football ... Plans on a major in business management or marketing.

Community Cats: Salvation Army bellringer (2011) ... Helped with the God's Pantry program (2012, `13 and the Big Blue U Move-In (2012).

Kelly Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: owning my own resort/restaurant ... My game-day superstition is: same pregame meal every game ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: being part of all the athletic activities and March Madness when UK wins ... The one thing I like most about football is: being part of the team.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium