68  Luke McDermott
Luke McDermott


Louisville, Ky.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 264

Defensive Tackle



47 Wildcats on SEC Fall Honor Roll

Student-athletes from football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball represented


Joker Phillips Weekly Press Conference Coverage

Held at the Wildcat Den on Monday, Nov. 14


Kentucky Looks to Continue Momentum Against Bulldogs

Saturday, Oct. 29 | 7 p.m. EDT | FSN | Lexington, Ky. | Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)


Kentucky-Jacksonville St. Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 38, Jacksonville St. 14


FB vs. Tennessee, 112611

The University of Kentucky football team snapped a 26-game losing streaking to Tennessee by beating the Volunteers 10-7


FB vs. Vanderbilt, 111211

Kentucky falls on the road to Vanderbilt

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2010)

2010 was the best season of his career, developing into a regular contributor ... Could earn even more playing time this season following the graduation of two senior tackles ... Hardnosed, high-energy player with a knack for getting to the ball ... Has been extremely dedicated in the weight room, gaining approximately 40 pounds since his arrival ... Has played in 19 games, starting five.

2010 (Junior): Played in all 13 games, getting five starts ... Had 17 tackles, five tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with three sacks ... Recorded two quarterback hurries against Tennessee ... Was part of a defensive frontline that allowed only two yards rushing in the second half to South Carolina ... Posted two tackles, including a sack, vs. Florida ... Solid game vs. Akron, recording a career-high four tackles, including a sack ... Grabbed an interception in the win over WKU ... Made his first career start, gaining three tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss vs. Louisville.

2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in UK's wins over Miami (Ohio), the University of Louisiana at Monroe and Eastern Kentucky.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in three games ... Totaled five stops, three against Western Kentucky and two at Florida ... Named the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week leading up to the Arkansas win ... Contributed two tackles, including one for loss, in UK's junior-varsity win over Fork Union Military Academy.

2007 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: A two-year letterman and two-year starter for Trinity HS, a perennial power in the Kentucky high-school ranks ... Member of state championship teams in both his junior and senior seasons, as the Shamrocks had a combined two-year record of 27-3 ... Tallied 12 sacks and 50 tackles in his senior season ... Named third-team all-state by the Louisville Courier- Journal as a senior ... Had 19 sacks and 40 tackles in his junior campaign from his defensive end position .... Coached by Bob Beatty.

Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. ... Son of Jim and Susan McDermott ... Luke's grandfather, Jack McDermott, played football for the University of Detroit ... Major is integrated strategic communications.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium