Gained his initial playing time last season ... Came to Kentucky as a tight end ... Coaches moved him to the offensive line during his freshman season and he has worked out at both tackle and guard ... Working to add the strength needed to handle the interior-line position, he has gained approximately 15 pounds since his arrival.
2008 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Earned Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the win over Western Kentucky.
High School: Big, athletic tight end ... Four-year starter for Mandarin HS in Jacksonville, Fla. ... As a senior, caught 32 passes for 426 yards and four touchdowns ... Snagged 33 passes his junior season, good for 333 yards ... Two-year member of the all-conference team ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Listed as the nation's No. 31 tight end by Scout.com ... Selected to play in the Florida North-South All-Star Game but was unable to participate because of an injury ... Nominated for the U.S. Army All-America Game ... Coached by Luther Price and the late J. D. Hall ... Also participated in track and field and played basketball in high school ... Put the shot in track and field ... Three-year starter in basketball, helping the team to a pair of district championships.
Personal: Born in Siler City, N.C. ... Son of John and Jenni Stackhouse ... Major is family science.