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79  Kevin Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Winston, Ga.

High School:
Alexander

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 289

Position:
Offensive Guard

Experience:
3L


11/30/2013

Kentucky Football vs. Tennessee -- Postgame Notes

Kentucky Football vs. Tennessee -- Postgame Notes

11/16/2013

Kentucky-Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 22, Kentucky 6

10/29/2012

Joker Phillips Weekly Press Conference

Held at the Wildcat Den

10/01/2012

Joker Phillips Monday Press Conference

Held at the Wildcat Den

09/24/2012

Weekly Phillips Press Conference Coverage

Held at the Wildcat Den

10/29/2012

Kevin Mitchell talks about Missouri and Vanderbilt preparations

Kentucky offensive lineman Kevin Mitchell talks about the Missouri loss and preparing for Vanderbilt.

10/01/2012

Kevin Mitchell talks loss to USC and upcoming game with Mississippi State

Kevin Mitchell talks loss to USC and upcoming game with Mississippi State

09/17/2012

Kevin Mitchell talks improving and Florida

Kevin Mitchell talks improving and Florida

10/25/2013

FB at Mississippi State, 102513

The University of Kentucky football team fell to Mississippi State 28-22 on Thursday, October 25, 2013

10/12/2013

FB vs. Alabama, 101213

The University of Kentucky football team fell to #1 Alabama 48-7 on Saturday, October 12, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.

04/13/2013

Blue-White Spring Game, 041313

The UK football team held their annual Blue-White Spring Game

04/21/2012

Blue/White Game, 042112

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

Moved from tackle to guard in the spring and begins preseason drills as the starter at right guard ... Started at right tackle last season ... Redshirted as a tackle in 2009, then played guard the next two years ... Also has experience on the field-goal and extra-point units ... Has good athleticism for a player his size ... Has played in 30 games, starting 13 ... Enjoyed an interesting offseason experience when he spent a week in May on an educational/service trip to Ethiopia.

2012 (Junior): Started all 12 games ... Helped UK tailbacks average 4.9 yards per carry during the season.

2011 (Sophomore): Played in nine games, including his first collegiate start in the season-opening win vs. Western Kentucky University.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games for the Wildcats, mostly on special teams, coming in as a big body up front on field goals and extra points ... Also played as a reserve guard.

2009 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: First-team all-state for Georgia Class AAAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Good athlete for a player his size, as he has been timed just under 5.0 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Three-year starter at Alexander HS in Douglasville, Ga. ... Started at tight end as a sophomore, tackle as a junior and guard as a senior ... Also got some playing time in the defensive line ... Two-year selection to the All-Douglas County team ...Coached by Kenny Palmer ... "Kevin has great feet and great speed for a player his size," Palmer said. "He's a hard worker who will develop into an SEC player." ... Played center for the school's basketball team.

Personal: Born in Douglasville, Ga. ... Son of Jack and Cheryl Mitchell ... Major is community and leadership development.

Community Cats: Helped with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010), the Joplin, Mo., tornado relief project, Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12), God's Pantry (2012) and Special Olympics (2013) ... One-week educational/service trip to Ethiopia (2013).

Kevin Says ... My ideal vacation spot is: the beach ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: Jake Long ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the BBN ... The one thing I like most about football is: it teaches you a lot of life lessons ... My hidden talent is: I can ride a unicycle.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium