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3  Matt Roark
Matt Roark

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Acworth, Ga.

High School:
North Cobb

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 214

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
3L


11/02/2013

Kentucky-Alabama State Postgame Notes

Kentucky 48, Alabama State 14

03/07/2012

Wildcat Seniors Showcase Talents at Pro Day

Kentucky football seniors go through workouts for professional scouts

11/27/2011

Phillips, Guy Receive Honors

Cats Recognized by ESPN.com, College Football Performance Awards

11/26/2011

Defense, Roark Propel Kentucky to 10-7 Win over Tennessee

Roark rushes 24 times for 124 yards; Guy tallies 14 tackles

11/26/2011

Kentucky-Tennessee Postgame Notes

Kentucky 10, Tennessee 7

11/05/2011

FB Highlights vs. Ole Miss

Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13; Maxwell Smith throws for 283 yards; Trevathan notches 17 tackles and an interception

11/05/2011

Roark on Ole Miss Win

Roark on Ole Miss Win

11/26/2011

FB vs. Tennessee, 112611

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

11/26/2011

Kentucky vs. Tennessee

Kentucky vs. Tennessee - AP Photo Gallery

11/26/2011

MBB vs. Portland, 112611

Jones, Miller Lead Cats Past Portland; Miller, Jones score 19; Davis adds a double-double

11/19/2011

Kentucky vs. Georgia

Kentucky vs. Georgia

11/14/2011

FB vs. Vanderbilt, 111211

Kentucky falls on the road to Vanderbilt

Has made steady progress during his career, earning more playing time each season ... Hopes to take on a leadership role this year following the departure of Randall Cobb and Chris Matthews ... A former high school quarterback who has worked to learn the role of a college wide receiver ... Has outstanding height for a receiver ... Also valuable on special teams as a middle jumper on the field goal/extra point block team ... Has blocked six kicks in his career, five extra points and a field goal ... Has played in 38 games with one start ... As a senior in high school, his quarterback coach was current UK assistant Tee Martin.

2010 (Junior): Gathered 12 catches for 170 yards, averaging 14.2 yards per catch ... First career start vs. Ole Miss ... Blocked an extra point vs. Florida for his sixth career blocked kick ... Had a career-long 40-yard reception in the win vs. WKU ... Became a big factor on special teams, making four tackles ... Made some big plays for UK in the win at Louisville, including a 25-yard catch down the sideline to the one-yard line after QB Mike Hartline dodged wouldbe tacklers.

2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games ... Caught five passes for 49 yards ... Blocked extra points against ULM and Eastern Kentucky.

2008 (Freshman): Appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman ... Made his first collegiate start at Tennessee ... Had one catch for 16 yards against Middle Tennessee ... Is a tremendous asset on special teams ... Blocked a field goal in the season opener at Louisville, preserving a scoreless tie that enabled UK to later post the first score of the game ... Blocked an extra point at Mississippi State, the deciding point in UK's 14-13 victory that clinched bowl eligibility ... Blocked an East Carolina extra point in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory ... Was named the Special Teams Scout of the Week prior to the win at Louisville.

High School: Combines excellent height and good speed ... Originally a free safety, he moved to quarterback early in his junior year when the team's starting QB was hurt; blossomed at the new position as he developed into a top-notch quarterback ... Honorable-mention all-state as a senior by the Georgia Sportswriters Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...Two-time Cobb County Player of the Year ... In 18 career starts he totaled 54 rushing and passing touchdowns ... As a senior, he completed 98 of 136 passes (72.1 percent) for 1,552 yards and 15 touchdowns ... Rushed for 1,010 yards and 12 TDs, averaging 7.3 yards per carry ... Rushed for over 1,000 yards as a junior, scoring 18 touchdowns ... Also had five interceptions ... Led North Cobb HS to state playoff berths as a junior and senior ... Coached by Shane Queen ... His quarterback coach as a senior was current UK assistant Tee Martin ... Four-year letterman in basketball ... Honor-roll student.

Personal: Although he came to UK from Georgia, he was born in Lexington ... Name is pronounced "RORK" ... Son of Michelle Holbrook and Ray Gover ... Ray was a UK football letterman from 1985-88 as a defensive back and wide receiver ... Major is agricultural economics.

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