49  Demarius Rancifer
Demarius Rancifer


Pensacola, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 216




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Saw extensive action on special teams last season and hopes to earn more this year ... Showed good potential during his redshirt season ... Coaches considered playing him as a true freshman but were able to conserve the year of eligibility ... Has put on about 20 pounds since arriving at UK.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games, mostly on special teams ... Made one tackle.

2011 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Described as "a tackling machine" by analyst Chris Nee ... Highly productive linebacker totaled 301 tackles during his final two seasons at Catholic High School in Pensacola, Fla. ... Notched 187 stops as a senior, along with a pair of interceptions ... Had 114 tackles as a junior ... Helped lead team to the state Class 2B semifinals as a junior and senior ... Named all-area as a senior by the Pensacola News Journal and also named to the newspaper's top-12 "Super Seniors" in the area ... One of the top 100 prospects in the talent-rich state of Florida as designated by ... The nation's No. 44 outside linebacker by Rivals ... Three-year starter who played defensive back as a sophomore ... Participated in the Subway East-West High School All-Star Game, helping the West team post a 24-0 shutout ... Coached by Greg Seibert ... "Demarius is an extremely physical linebacker, an imposing presence who played sideline to sideline," Seibert said. "He played every practice and every game and put everything he has into everything he did." ... An all-district performer in basketball ... Also a member of the weightlifting team ... Won an athlete of the year award for the Pensacola area for his all-around athletic prowess ... Honor-roll student.

Personal: Born in Pensacola, Fla. ... Son of Yolanda Moorer and Keith Rancifer ... Demarius' uncle, Pat Moorer, played college football at Florida ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.

Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011) and the God's Pantry project (2012).

Demarius Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: running my own business ... If I could be on any reality TV show I would choose: Storage Wars ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: my niece ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the atmosphere during sporting events and the love from the fans ... The one thing I like most about football is: the competitiveness it develops in the players.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium