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46  Ronnie Sneed
Ronnie Sneed

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
Florida

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 241

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
3L


01/17/2012

Smith, Sneed to Play in Battle of Florida All-Star Game

Battle of Florida All-Star Game on Jan. 21

12/15/2011

Andre' Woodson Set to Graduate

Former Wildcat Star Completes Degree After Year as Student Assistant Coach

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

11/07/2011

Joker Phillips Weekly Press Conference Coverage

Held at the Wildcat Den, Nov. 7, 2011

03/07/2012

Sneed after Pro Day workout

Ronnie Sneed talks about working to get his professional football career started.

11/21/2011

Sneed reflects on UK career

Linebacker Ronnie Sneed talks about getting ready for his final game as a Wildcat.

11/14/2011

FB vs. Vanderbilt, 111211

Kentucky falls on the road to Vanderbilt

11/05/2011

FB vs. Ole Miss, 110511

Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13; Williams runs for 111 yards and two touchdowns; Trevathan notches 17 tackles, one INT

11/05/2011

Kentucky vs. Ole Miss - AP Photo Gallery

Kentucky vs. Ole Miss - AP Photo Gallery

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010)
  • UK Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Player by UKcoaches (2007)

Returning starter at middle linebacker ... Showed continual improvement as last season progressed, hopefully an indication of even better things to come in his senior year ... Also has become a more effective blitzer ... Has played in 30 career games, including 13 starts ... Completed his bachelor's degree in community communications and leadership development, his academic plans for the fall are still being determined.

2010 (Junior): Started every game at middle linebacker ... Third on the team in tackles with 62 ... 47 of his 62 tackles came in SEC games ... Had five tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with five quarterback hurries ... Career-high eight tackles, including one for loss, vs. Georgia ... Had six tackles, including 1.5 quarterback sacks, at Tennessee.

2009 (Sophomore): Played in 11 games ... Totaled 14 tackles, including a season-high three stops vs. Florida ... Had a two-yard tackle for loss in the upset at Georgia ... Broke up a pass vs. Miami (Ohio).

2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six varsity games ... Notched his first collegiate tackle in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory, smashing a kickoff returner at the 16-yard line ... Starred in UK's junior-varsity win over Fork Union Military Academy ... Made nine tackles in the JV game, including two for loss and a quarterback sack, while also blocking an extra-point attempt.

2007 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Named the UK Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Player after winning the weekly scout team honor twice during the season.

High School: First-team all-state as chosen by the Florida sportswriters ... Athletic linebacker with a nice mix of size and speed ... Three-year starter at Florida HS in Tallahassee ... Accounted for more than 120 tackles in each of his junior and senior seasons, with numerous tackles for loss ... Also earned All-Big Bend Area and all-district honors his senior year ... Played for the winning North team in the Florida North-South All-Star Game ... Helped lead team to the state playoffs his junior and senior years ... Coached by Jarrod Hickman ... "Ronnie's work ethic will help him succeed in college. He loves the weight room," Hickman said. "He has a passion for the physical part of the game. He runs awfully well for a 230-pound linebacker. He's very intelligent and loves to watch film." ... Four-year member of the school's weightlifting team and won his weight class at two meets ... Advanced to the state weightlifting meet as a senior ... Team captain for both the football and weightlifting squads ... Honor-roll student ... Decided on Kentucky over South Carolina.

Personal: Born in Tallahassee, Fla. ... Son of Ron Sneed and Natalie Sneed ... Major is community communications and leadership development.

Community Cats: Participated in National Young Readers Week at Squires Elementary School (2010).

Ronnie says ... My ideal vacation spot is: Hawaii ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: playing in front of thousands on Saturday nights ... What I like about Coach Phillips is he's a players' coach who really cares about you ... What I like about my position coach, Chuck Smith, is: his calm, but effective, coaching approach ... If I weren't playing football, I would be: in the military fighting for our country.

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