The UK football team defeats Alabama State 48-14, on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.
Two-year starter at safety ... Counted on for leadership in the secondary ... Expected to be ready to go in August after sitting out the spring while recovering from a shoulder injury ... His outstanding athleticism helped him earn playing time as a true freshman ... Also has good size and has added approximately 20 pounds since his arrival ... Has played in 32 games, starting 21.
2013 (Junior): Started all 12 games ... Earned 46 tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss, one interception, three pass breakups, one fumble forced and one fumble recovered ... Interception came vs. Tennessee and was returned 26 yards ... Career-best 10 tackles vs. Georgia ... Forced and recovered a fumble vs. Alabama State. 2012 (Sophomore): Started all eight games in which he played, missing four because of injury ... Totaled 43 tackles, fifth on the team ... Had a career-high nine tackles vs. Vanderbilt, plus the first interception of his collegiate career. 2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games and garnered more field action as the season progressed ... Finished with 16 tackles ... Got his first collegiate start in his home state of Georgia and collected a season-high five stops ... Recovered a fumble vs. Florida. High School: First-team all-state in Class AAA as chosen by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Standout running back and defensive back who also excelled on special teams ... Region Offensive Player of the Year ... Senior season featured two interceptions and nine pass breakups on defense while rushing for approximately 1,340 yards and 15 touchdowns on the offensive side ... Threw three passes during the season and all three were completed for touchdowns ... Well known for an amazing play during his senior year ... Picked up a fumbled snap, made an unscripted run around right end and hurdled a defender en route to a touchdown ... The play became known as the "Lowery Leap," was shown on ESPN and became an internet sensation, drawing more than a million views ... Displayed remarkable versatility, a two-way starter all four years ... Started three seasons at cornerback, one season at safety, three seasons at running back and one season as a wide receiver ... Also returned punts and blocked three opponent kicks during his career ... Participated in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game following his senior season, playing cornerback while helping the North team to a 22-0 shutout ... Was one of five players picked "first team" among the game's stars by UGAsports.com ... Has run the 40-yard dash under 4.6 seconds ... Coached by Tommy Flowers and Greg Seagraves ... "Ashely is a Jim Thorpe-ish type of player," Flowers said. "He can do a lot of different things and we put him wherever we needed something done. He's also an unselfish player." ... Also played basketball, earning all-region honors his senior season ... Honor-roll student who received a scholar-athlete award from his school. Personal: Born in Demorest, Ga. ... Son of Debbie Pruitt ... Has a cousin, Gary Moss, who played football for the University of Georgia ... Major is sociology. Community Cats: Speaker at Leestown Elementary (2011) ... Helped at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) and with God's Pantry (2012). Ashely Says ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: Earl Thomas ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: mentor, coach ... I couldn't live without my: family and friends ... If I could witness any event, past, present or future, it would be: Jordan's flu game with sideline passes ... The coolest thing about UK is: the fan base and countless opportunities ... Something people might not know about me is: I'm from the country, I like hunting and four wheeling.