53  Matthew Adolph
Matthew Adolph


Dublin, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Long Snapper



46 Wildcats on 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 46 tied for fourth amongst the 14 SEC programs

- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012)

Provides depth at long snapper ... Can handle snapping for punts and placekicks ... Came out for the team in the spring of 2011 ... Played linebacker in high school, which helps him in punt coverage ... Good student who has been on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012 (Sophomore): Continued to practice with the team.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Practiced with the team, did not see game action.

2010 (Freshman): Did not play football.

High School: Played linebacker, tight end and long snapper at Jerome HS in Dublin, Ohio ... Coached by Mark Hundley ... Also a forward in hockey, helping the team win a district title ... Honor-roll student ... Received his school's Celebration of Excellence Award.

Personal: Born in Canton, Ohio ... Son of Mike and Laurie Adolph ... Plans a major in management ... Comes from a football family ... His grandfather, Dave Adolph, coached in the NFL with Kansas City, San Diego, Cleveland, Oakland and the Los Angeles Raiders; Dave also coached in college at UK (1969-72), Ohio State, Illinois, Connecticut and Akron ... Matthew's uncle is current Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio.

Community Cats: Worked at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) ... Participated in an event with the Special Olympics (2013).

Matthew Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: creative director in advertising ... The coolest thing about UK is: the culture of the South and Kentucky ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend: hockey game ... The one thing I like most about football is: the people it has connected me and the lessons it has taught me ... My hidden talent is: I can cook extremely well.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium