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80  Ronnie Shields
Ronnie Shields

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Stephenson

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 254

Position:
Tight End

Experience:
3L


02/06/2014

2014 National Signing Day Recap

UK signs 28 for the 2014 season

10/29/2012

Joker Phillips Weekly Press Conference

Held at the Wildcat Den

10/29/2012

Kentucky Football Notebook: UK Top 10 in First-Time Starters

True freshman walk-on cornerback honored for strong performance vs. Missouri

10/06/2012

Kentucky-Mississippi State Postgame Notes

Mississippi State 27, Kentucky 14

09/02/2012

Kentucky-Louisville Postgame Notes

Louisville 32, Kentucky 14

11/09/2013

FB vs. Missouri, 110913

The UK football team falls to Missouri on Saturday, November 9, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.

04/21/2012

Blue/White Game, 042112

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

11/26/2011

FB vs. Tennessee, 112611

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

Primarily a tight end but also has the speed to play wide receiver ... Plenty of opportunity to earn playing time at tight end this season following the graduation of four tight ends ... Has continued to add size in the weight room ... Has played in 25 games with seven starts.

2013 (Junior): Played in seven games with two starts ... Made one reception for seven yards vs. Louisville.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games, starting five ... Caught nine passes for 68 yards ... Best game was two catches for 22 yards, including a career-long reception of 17 yards, in the win over Kent State.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in seven games ... Caught two passes for 10 yards, with both catches coming vs. Florida.
2010 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the Western Kentucky University game.
High School: Combined good size with notable athletic ability ... Has been timed as fast as 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Played tight end, although his athleticism could make him a possible slot receiver as well ... Only began playing football his junior year of high school, so he has a lot of upside ... Has good hands, although he played in a run-based offense and did not have a large number of receptions ... Caught 14 passes as a senior, several of which went for touchdowns ... First-team all-county and all-region ... Helped lead Stephenson to an 11-1 record and the second round of the state playoffs ... Coached by Ron Gartrell ... "Ronnie is an all-around athlete," Gartrell said. "He blocks extremely well and has the ability to catch the ball." ... Teammate of current Wildcat Jabari Johnson and former Cat Raymond Sanders ... The nation's No. 70 tight end prospect.
Personal: Born in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Son of Ron and Victoria Shields ... Major is kinesiology.
Community Cats: Worked at the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12) ... Helped with the Birmingham Boys and Girls Club football clinic (2011).
Ronnie Says ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: Jimmy Graham ... I couldn't live without my: family ... My favorite part of game day is: the first kickoff ... My hidden talent is: juggling ... What's the best advice you've ever received? Chase your dreams or end up working for someone who did.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium