53  Ricky Lumpkin
Ricky Lumpkin


Clarksville, Tenn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 306

Defensive Tackle


  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2008)

Returning starter at defensive tackle ... Athletic, active player with the ability to make the big play ... Expected to provide leadership at tackle following the graduation of All-SEC performer Corey Peters ... Returned to the field in 2008 after undergoing hip surgery that threatened his career ... Has played in 31 games, starting 16.

2009 (Junior): Started all 13 games ... Totaled 26 tackles, with a season high of four vs. Alabama.

2008 (Sophomore): Appeared in 11 games while making two starts ... Battled a high-ankle sprain throughout the season ... Posted 17 tackles on the year, including 3.5 stops for a loss ... Tallied a career-best four tackles against South Carolina and Norfolk State ... Was in on a sack against Norfolk State and Mississippi State.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Had 18 tackles in only seven games of action, including two tackles for loss and a quarterback sack ... Missed six games because of a hip injury ... Started vs. Eastern Kentucky in his first career game donning the Blue and White ... Recorded one tackle, including a tackle for a loss ... Was off to a stellar outing against Kent State, sacking the quarterback and recovering a fumble, before suffering a hip injury in the third quarter ... Made a career-high six tackles in the win over Vanderbilt.

2006 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: "Mr. Football" for Class AAAA in Tennessee ... Had an amazing 35 tackles for loss, including 10 quarterback sacks, as a senior at Kenwood HS in Clarksville ... Totaled 101 tackles as a senior, along with four fumbles caused, one fumble recovery, and five pass breakups ... Also an all-state and All-Middle Tennessee choice ... A two-year pick on the all-region and all-area teams ... A relatively new school, Kenwood totaled just two wins in his first three seasons before emerging with an 8-3 campaign and trip to the state playoffs his senior year ... One of the top-20 prospects in Tennessee as ranked by and SuperPrep ... Coached by Brett Bauer ... "Ricky has a great work ethic," Bauer said. "His first step is very quick. He's tall and gets great leverage. He just overpowered a lot of the people we played this year. He's also a joy to coach. You get 100 percent from him, whether it's in drills or in a game."

Personal: Born in Mount Holly, N. J. ... Son of Ricky and Catherine Lumpkin ... Major is community communications and leadership development.

Community Cats: Participated in an event for the UK College of Nursing/Health Promotion (2007) ... Helped with a bowling event for the Kentucky Special Olympics (2008) .... Also took part in events at the Shelby County Cancer Survivor Camp and at Liberty Elementary School.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium