54  Malcolm McDuffen
Malcolm McDuffen


Hopkinsville, Ky.

High School:
Christian County

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 220




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Reserve linebacker looking to expand his playing time ... Saw spot duty the last two seasons ... Has good speed and gets to the ball in a hurry ... Has played in 24 games.

2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams ... Made eight tackles, tying his career high wtih four stops vs. WKU ... Recovered a fumbled punt at Missouri.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... Made nine tackles with a season high of four at South Carolina.

2010 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Scout Team Player of the Week three times, including twice on defense for the Georgia and Tennessee games and once on special forces for the Charleston Southern game.

High School: Combines excellent athletic ability with good football instincts and sound technique ... First-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Named to the "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top seniors in Kentucky by the Lexington Herald-Leader ... Made 58 tackles, including 10 sacks ... Played linebacker and defensive end while also seeing action on offense at quarterback, fullback and tight end ... Top statistical year came as a junior when he amassed 106 tackles, including 16 for loss ... Helped lead Christian County HS to a 13-2 record and state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA his junior campaign ... Career totals featured 212 tackles and 15 caused fumbles ... Two-year member of the All-Western Kentucky Conference team ... One of the nation's top-50 outside linebackers by ... The No. 8 prospect in Kentucky by and SuperPrep ... Coached by Steve Lovelace ... "Malcolm's work ethic and dedication as a student-athlete will help him succeed at Kentucky," Lovelace said. "He can dominate a game. He's very coachable and will do whatever it takes to help the team win." ... A standout basketball player who helped his team make three trips to the Sweet 16 state tournament ... Also participated in track, competing in the 200- and 400-meter runs, along with the 4x200 and 4x400 relays ... Honors graduate ... Class president all four years of high school ... President of the Ladies and Gentlemen's Club ... Member of the Future Business Leaders of America.

Personal: Born in Nashville, Tenn. ... Son of Jeanette Quarles, Anthony Quarles and Michael McDuffen ... Michael played basketball at Murray State and also professionally ... Malcolm's cousin, Ricky Abren, played football at UK ... Major is family science.

Community Cats: Helped with the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Participated in Read Across America, the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12), God's Pantry (2012) and Deep Springs Elementary (2013).

Malcolm Says ... My nickname is: Melo ... Favorite home-cooked meal: anything my momma or grandma cooks ... If I could pick one NFL player to model my game after, it would be: Wesley Woodyard ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: be a sports agent ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: meeting new people ... Something people might not know about me is: that my dad played in the NBA.

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