|44 Max Strong
Joined the team in the fall of 2012 ... Has worked out as a kicker and punter ... Has shown a great desire to learn and improve ... Had a 28-yard punt in the Blue/White Spring Game.
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Member of Trinity High School teams that won state championships his junior and senior seasons ... Combined 27-1 record last two seasons ... Named first team all-district, All-Catholic and Academic All-State ... Played kicker, punter and defensive back ... Three-year letterwinner and two-year starter under Coach Bob Beatty ... Senior year stats featured 23 tackles, 40-for-49 touchbacks and a 40.1-yard punt average ... Also played one year of basketball ... Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, student council and honor roll ... Three-year winner of the Shamrock Award for academic success.
Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. ... Son of Mark and Jackie Strong ... Plans a major in marketing.
Community Cats: Assisted with Big Blue U Move-In (2012).
Max Says ... My favorite TV show is: NCIS Los Angeles ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: owning a car dealership ... I couldn't live without my: oxygen ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: I grew up as a UK fan and my whole family went here ... Something people might not know about me is: I love to go fishing.