The UK football team defeats Alabama State 48-14, on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.
* SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013)
Will contend with Ronnie Shields for the starting role at tight end ... His nice blend of size and athleticism enables him to play tight end or wide receiver ... Former junior-college player who enrolled in January 2013.
2013 (Junior): Three catches for 63 yards and a touchdown on the year ... Scoring catch came in UK's win over Alabama State, racing down the sideline to grab a 38-yard touchdown ... Played in all 12 games.
Junior College: Second-team all-conference tight end at Kilgore (Texas) College ... Caught 11 passes as a sophomore for 181 yards, a 16.5-yard average, and four touchdowns ... Coached at Kilgore by J.J. Eckert.
At Southwestern Assemblies: Played defensive end during the 2010 season at Southwestern Assemblies of God, an NAIA school in Waxahachie, Texas ... Made 35 tackles, featuring 7.5 tackles for loss, including 3.5 quarterback sacks. High School: Played his senior season as a defensive end at Waxahachie High School, helping team to a 12-1 record and the quarterfinals of the state Class AAAA playoffs ... Earned first-team all-district honors ... Coached at Waxahachie by David Ream ... Played three seasons at Santa Clarita Christian High School in California as a quarterback, receiver and linebacker ... Coached at Santa Clarita by Garrick Moss ... Also played basketball in high school.
Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Steve and Sue Borden ... Considering a major in integrated strategic communications.
Community Cats: Participated in an event with the Special Olympics (2013).
Steven Says ... My nickname is: Tazymoto ... My favorite thing about Coach Stoops is: his energy, passion for the game and ability to establish a championship mindset in the Big Blue Nation ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: something that involves traveling the world ... My game-day superstition is: putting on my left cleat first ... The one thing I like most about football is: it has challenged me and made me a man of stronger character than I would be without it.