|96 Regie Meant
Coaches frequently mentioned his name when asked about redshirts who were playing well in practice during the 2013 season ... Showed tenacity in practice and the passion to be a good player ... Has ample opportunity for playing time following the departure of the team's top three defensive tackles ... Has the size and athletic ability to play multiple positions in the defensive line ... Has worked hard in the weight room, adding approximately 20 pounds since arriving at UK.
2013 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A speedy defensive line prospect with a huge frame to go along with quickness ... Has been timed at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash, a remarkable time for a defensive lineman ... With his great combination of size and speed he could project as a defensive tackle or end ... Second-team all-state in Florida Class AAAAA as a senior ... Did not begin playing football until high school ... Attended Ida Baker High School, where he played just three seasons for Coach Brian Conn ... Totaled 68 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, two sacks, a caused fumble and two quarterback hurries his senior season ... Finished junior season with 23 tackles, four sacks and three caused fumbles.
Personal: Born in Boston, Mass. ... Son of Rose Malbranche ... Considering a major in career leadership development ... Name pronounced same as "Reggie."