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32  Trevard Lindley
Trevard Lindley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hiram, Ga.

High School:
Hiram

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 179

Position:
Cornerback

Experience:
3L


  • All-America (second team) by Walter Camp Football Foundation, CollegeFootballNews.com (2008)
  • All-America (third team) by Phil Steele's College Football (2008)
  • All-SEC (first team) by SEC coaches, The Associated Press, Phil Steele's College Football, CollegeFootballNews.com, Rivals.com (2008)
  • UK Most Valuable Player as elected by UK players (2008)
  • Sophomore All-America (third team) by CollegeFootballNews.com (2007)
  • All-SEC (third team) by Phil Steele's College Football (2007)
  • Freshman All-America (first team) by Rivals.com, the FWAA, and The Sporting News (2006)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team by SEC coaches and The Sporting News (2006)
  • UK Most Outstanding First-Year Defensive Player as chosen by UK coaches (2006)
  • SEC Freshman of the Week by SEC office vs. Georgia (2006)
  • Named to the "All-Bowl Team" by Rivals.com (2006)

Went through the National Football League evaluation process but chose to return to Kentucky for his senior season ... The nation's No. 1 cornerback as selected in Lindy's College Football preseason magazine ... Blessed with excellent quickness and anticipation ... Has started every game of his collegiate career, 39 consecutive ... Has led the team in pass breakups all three seasons and also led the team in interceptions in back-to-back years ... Six of his nine career interceptions have been key plays in Wildcat victories, with another pick helping send a game into overtime (see bottom of this bio for list of game-changing plays) ... Also does a very good job in run support ... Career totals feature 158 tackles and nine interceptions ... Holds Kentucky's career record for pass breakups with 34 .... Talented artist who has completed his bachelor's degree in art studio ... Will work toward a second major in family studies this fall.

2008 (Junior): Second-team All-America by two selectors (see above for complete list) ... Consensus first-team All-SEC honoree ... Was a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back ... UK Most Valuable Player for 2008 as elected by his teammates ... With 11 pass breakups and four interceptions, he led the SEC and ranked in the top 20 nationally in total passes defended per game ... Returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown against South Carolina ... Had 39 tackles, including a season-high seven in the win at Mississippi State ... Interception against Louisville helped set up UK's first offensive touchdown of the season when he returned it 24 yards to Louisville's two-yard line ... Has tallied 11 or more pass breakups in each of his three seasons.

2007 (Sophomore): Chosen third-team Sophomore All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com ... Led the team in interceptions (three) and pass breakups (11) and was second in tackles (66) ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown when he scooped up a fumble and raced 66 yards at Arkansas ... Picked off Brian Brohm's first pass attempt of the game and returned it 33 yards, setting up a UK touchdown in the win over Louisville ... Enjoyed another outstanding effort against LSU -- recorded seven tackles; snatched an interception that set up the game-tying field goal; added two pass breakups ... Made a spectacular play to open the South Carolina game as he poked the ball away from the runner just before he crossed the goal line ... Had a tremendous game at Vanderbilt, helping keep All-SEC receiver Earl Bennett in check and logging six tackles on the night ... Tallied a career-high eight stops, an interception and two pass break-ups in an outstanding performance in the loss to Tennessee ... Had a career-best three pass breakups and caused a fumble in the Music City Bowl win over Florida State.

2006 (Redshirt Freshman): First-team Freshman All-America as chosen by Rivals.com, the Football Writers Association of America, and The Sporting News ... Coaches selected him as the team's Most Outstanding First-Year Defensive Player for 2006 ... Fourth in the SEC in pass breakups with 12 ... Named to the "All-Bowl Team" by Rivals.com for his performance in the Music City Bowl win over Clemson; made an outstanding one-handed interception in the end zone, recovered a Tiger fumble, and played excellent pass coverage ... Made game-clinching interception to seal upset victory over Georgia; also tipped a Bulldog pass that was intercepted by Roger Williams and had a career-high seven tackles in that game ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week for his performance ... Started all 13 games.

2005 (Freshman): Entered UK in January 2005 as a "grayshirt" ... Originally signed with UK in Feb. 2004, he delayed enrollment to help rehabilitate an injury ... Redshirted the 2005 season.

High School: Three-year starter at cornerback and a two-year regular at running back at Hiram (Ga.) HS ... Missed most of his senior season because of a dislocated kneecap, but showed plenty to catch the eyes of college coaches ... Played only three games, but posted some gaudy numbers during that time ... Made three interceptions and had 22 tackles ... Rushed 10 times for 109 yards, a phenomenal 10.9-yard average, and two touchdowns ... Caught two passes for 63 yards and a TD ... Returned two kickoffs for 96 yards, including one return for a TD ... The injury healed fully, as he returned to the basketball and track teams ... Ran for approximately 960 yards as a junior, scoring eight touchdowns ... Made three interceptions and returned a kickoff for a TD ... The No. 38 prospect in Georgia, according to SuperPrep magazine ... Coached by Lynn Rowe ... "Trevard is very fast, yet he runs so smoothly that he makes it look effortless," Coach Rowe said. "He has a very unassuming personality and he does everything so naturally that you don't realize how much he's done until you look at the stats after the game." ... Three-year letterman in basketball ... Although just six-feet tall, his athletic ability enabled him to play a post position ... Helped his team advance to the state tournament his junior year ... Four-year letterman in track, competing in the triple jump, 100- and 200-meter dashes, and the 4x100-meter relay ... Won the regional meet in the 200 as a junior and competed in the state meet in the 100 and 200 ... Honor-roll student ... Chose Kentucky over North Carolina and Southern Mississippi.

Personal: Name is pronounced "tre-VARD" ... Born in Lithia Springs, Ga. ... Son of Terry Lindley Sr. and Stephanie Lindley ... His brother, Terry, played football at Tennessee-Chattanooga ... Major is art studio.

Community Cats: Helped work a youth football clinic (2005) ... Participated in the Valentine's Day party at the UK Children's Hospital (2008).

Game-Changing Impact

Trevard Lindley has made numerous game-changing plays during his Kentucky career. Here's a list of the biggest:

SeasonOpponentPlay
2006 Georgia Game-clinching interception in final minute
2006 Clemson (MC?Bowl) Interception, fumble recovery in UK?upset
2007 Louisville Interception and 33-yard return on game's first play, setting up TD in upset of No. 9 Cardinals
2007 Arkansas 66-yard fumble return for a touchdown, helping spark comeback road win
2007 LSU Fourth-quarter interception set up game-tying field goal; UK upsets No. 1 Tigers in overtime
2007 Tennessee 4th qtr. interception helps send game to OT
2007 Fla. State (MC?Bowl) Caused fumble, three pass breakups in UK win
2008 Louisville 24-yard interception return sets up touchdown in UK win
2008 Norfolk State Interception in UK win
2008 South Carolina 28-yard interception return for touchdown
2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium