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31  Mikie Benton
Mikie Benton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Russellville, Ky.

High School:
Russellville

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
Safety

Experience:
2L


11/17/2012

Kentucky-Samford Postgame Notes

Kentucky 34, Samford 3

11/15/2012

Phillips Recalls His Senior Night Memories, Ready for Samford

Kentucky football team to conclude 2012 home schedule vs. Samford on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET

11/15/2012

Wildcats Conclude 2012 Home Schedule with Senior Night

Saturday, Nov. 17 | 7:30 p.m. ET | CSS | Lexington, Ky. | Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)

11/13/2012

Coordinators Begin On-Field Preparation for Samford

Randy Sanders, Rick Minter talk Senior Night, Samford

10/25/2012

Phillips, Wildcats Ready for SEC Battle at Missouri

Kentucky Football Notebook

09/29/2012

Kentucky 17, South Carolina 38 - AP Photos

Whitlow is 14-32 for 144 yards in relief of Maxwell Smith

04/21/2012

Blue/White Game, 042112

Kentucky held its annual spring game, the Blue/White game, on Saturday, April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium.

11/14/2011

FB vs. Vanderbilt, 111211

Kentucky falls on the road to Vanderbilt

11/05/2011

FB vs. Ole Miss, 110511

Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13; Williams runs for 111 yards and two touchdowns; Trevathan notches 17 tackles, one INT

His progress was one of the pleasant developments of the 2011 season ... Moved from cornerback to safety during the spring of 2011 and ended up leading the team in pass breakups ... Came to UK as a walk-on and began getting playing time in 2010 at cornerback and on special teams ... In May, took part in an educational/service trip to Ethiopia ... Has played in 20 games, including 12 starts.

2011 (Junior): Started all 12 games ... Led the team in pass breakups with seven, including a career-high two at LSU ... Totaled 28 tackles with a career-high six at South Carolina.

2010 (Sophomore): Played in eight games, giving UK depth at cornerback.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action ... Scout Team Player of the Week twice during the season, prior to UK's wins over Louisville and Georgia.

2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Scout Team Player of the Week for special teams in preparation for the win over Arkansas.

High School: Two-way starter for three seasons at Russellville High School ... Played multiple offensive back positions and roamed the defensive backfield as a cornerback and free safety ... First-team Sky Conference defensive back as a senior after honorable-mention conference honors as a junior ... Selected to Kentucky's East/West All-Star Game ... Totaled 38 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass breakups on defense as a senior ... As a running back, gained 749 yards on 76 carries scoring 14 touchdowns ... At quarterback, completed 37 of 76 attempts through the air for 852 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Coached by John Meyers ... A four-year letterman on the track team, competing in the 110-meter hurdles and triple jump and holds the school record for each event ... Back-to-back Kentucky state champion in 110-meter hurdles in 2007 and 2008 ... State runner-up in the triple jump as a senior ... Also played basketball for three seasons at shooting guard and small forward ... In the classroom earned the 2007 President's Award for Academic Excellence and was named Academic All-State during his final two years ... Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the school's peer mentor group ... Chose Kentucky over Notre Dame and Western Kentucky track and field scholarship offers.

Personal: Born in Russellville, Ky. ... Son of Michael and Bettye Benton ... Major is agricultural economics.

Community Cats: Participated in the Relay for Life and the Christian Appalachian Project for Pike County (2010) ... Visited patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital and helped at the Big Blue U Move-in (2011) ... Volunteered for events with God's Pantry and Read Across America (2012).

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