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70  Jason Rollins
Jason Rollins

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mount Vernon, Ohio

High School:
Mount Vernon

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 295

Position:
Offensive Guard

Birthdate:
05/06/1982

Experience:
2L


Two-year starter at left guard ... Played extremely well in the spring, continuing the steady progress he has made throughout his career ... Could emerge as one of the league's top linemen in the coming season ... Has added approximately 25 pounds since his arrival at UK ... Has played in 20 games, starting 18.

2002 (Sophomore): Started every game at left guard ... Led the team in knockdown blocks with 79.5 ... Led the team in knockdown blocks in six games during the season ... His 17 knockdowns in the win over Vanderbilt were the most by a Wildcat lineman during the season ... Helped power Artose Pinner to the SEC rushing championship ... As a team, Kentucky finished second in the league in scoring average.

2001 (Redshirt Freshman): Started the last six games at left guard after Keith Chatelain was injured ... Played well, as his entry into the lineup coincided with the Wildcats' offensive surge during the last half of the season.

2000 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: First-team all-state, Capital Conference Player of the Year, Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, all-region, and all-district as a senior at Mount Vernon (Ohio) HS ... Three-year starter at Mount Vernon, starting at tight end as a sophomore, then at offensive tackle and defensive tackle his junior and senior seasons ... Standout senior year included 93 tackles, including 12 for loss, seven quarterback sacks, seven fumbles caused, and a blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown ... Mount Vernon won the Capital Conference championship and posted back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 30 years ... Totaled 61 tackles as a junior, including 10 for loss, four sacks, five fumbles caused, and four fumbles recovered ... Two-year member of the all-conference and all-county teams ... Received plenty of attention by the recruiting services ... One of the top 115 players in the Midwest by SuperPrep and the Prep Football Report ... Ranked the #68 offensive lineman in the nation by Rivals.com and the #15 lineman in the Midwest by PrepStar ... Coached by Brian Gastin, who said, "Jason is the best player I've had in my 18 years of coaching. He absolutely dominates the game. He is also a great person, what you look for in youth today" ... Has great strength and was a three-year member of his school's powerlifting team ... Finished third overall in the state meet as a junior, with best lifts of 325 in the bench press, 450 in the squat lift, and 555 in the dead lift ... An academic letterman at his school and member of the National Honor Society ... His finalists included Kentucky, Wake Forest, Florida, Michigan State, and Northwestern.

Personal: Full name is Jason Lee Rollins ... Born 5-6-82 in Newark, Ohio ... Son of Lowell C. Rollins III and Rebecca Rollins ... Major is kinesiology.

The Cats' Cause: Served as a mentor to students at Leestown Middle School (2002) ... Participated in service events at the UK Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Southern Elementary School, and the "Mountain of Love" children's Christmas gift program (2002) ... Participated in the Leestown Middle School Literacy Night (2003).

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium