Joker Phillips talks about UK's 11th practice of spring football.
His position change was one of the most successful stories of spring practice ... Stuck in a numbers logjam at tailback, coaches moved him to cornerback in an effort to get this talented prospect on the field ... Showed immediate aptitude at the corner and has the potential to be a physical coverage man ... Gained more than 10 pounds during his redshirt year.
2011 (Freshman): Redshirted as a tailback.
High School: Running back who has nice combination of speed and power ... One of the nation's top 40 running backs by Rivals.com and in the top 50 backs by Scout.com ... Rushed for 1,611 yards and 17 touchdowns senior season at Grady (Ga.) High School ... Helped lead Grady to an 11-2 record and the quarterfinals of the Class AAA state playoffs ... Second-team all-state for Class AAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Honorable-mention all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Has been timed under 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Was invited to three postseason all-star games but did not participate ... Coached by Ronnie Millen ... Participated in the 200- and 400-meter dashes for the track team and also ran in the relays ... Received the school's scholar-athlete award ... Member of the French Club and Earth Club.
Personal: Born in Atlanta ... Son of Arthur and Michelle Caffey ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) ... Helped with an event for God's Pantry (2012).