63  Jake Lanefski
Jake Lanefski


Mobile, Ala.

High School:
McGill-Toolen Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 283

Offensive Guard/Center



47 Wildcats on SEC Fall Honor Roll

Student-athletes from football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball represented


Andre' Woodson Set to Graduate

Former Wildcat Star Completes Degree After Year as Student Assistant Coach

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010)

Provides experienced depth in the offensive line ... Also contributes on special teams ... Team's backup right guard, he also can play center ... Only began playing football during his senior year in high school ... Has seen action in 29 career games, making four starts ... Has completed his degree in agricultural economics and plans to work toward a second major in the fall.

2010 (Junior): Played in 11 of UK's 13 games, seeing more action as the season went along.

2009 (Sophomore): Played the first five games of the season before being sidelined with a knee injury.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in all 13 games while starting the team's final four games at right guard ... Member of a unit that led the SEC and ranked fourth nationally in fewest sacks allowed for the year ... UK also was 11th in the nation in fewest tackles for loss allowed.

2007 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week once during the season.

High School: Has outstanding potential for development after having played only one season of high school football ... Began playing the sport during his senior year at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, Ala., when the coaches talked him into trying out ... Started at defensive tackle, making approximately 100 tackles ... Intercepted two passes, returning one for a touchdown ... Also saw time as a reserve offensive lineman ... Despite being unknown at the start of the season, he earned first-team all-region and honorable-mention all-state honors ... Twice earned Area Player of the Week honors from the Mobile Register ... McGill-Toolen went 11-2, reaching the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAAA (largest classification) playoffs before losing to the eventual state champion ... Played for the winning East team in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl in Shreveport, La. ... Also played for the winning squad in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... Coached by Keith Powell ... "The first thing about Jake is his outstanding character," Powell said. "He doesn't miss a minute in the weight room. He's raw, but there's no telling how far he will go. Kentucky got a great find." ... Transferred to McGill-Toolen as a junior but could not play his first year because of the transfer rule ... Competed for the school's track and field team and won the state indoor and outdoor shot put championship ... Threw the discus and javelin in addition to the shot ... Also competed for the golf team ... Has tremendous power off the tee, having driven the ball more than 400 yards, and was ranked fifth in the world in his age group for longest driving ability ... Won the school's student-athlete award ... Selected UK over Southern Mississippi, Florida State, Auburn, Alabama, and South Florida.

Personal: Born in Mobile, Ala. ... Son of Keith Lanefski and Angela Lanefski ... An uncle, Richard Roush, played football and track at Troy ... Major is agricultural economics.

Community Cats: Participated in Golf Fore the Hungry (2009).

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