The University of Kentucky football team fell to Mississippi State 28-22 on Thursday, October 25, 2013
Will miss the contact portions of spring practice while he recovers from offseason surgery but is expected to be at full speed in August ... His performance was one of the pleasant developments of the 2013 season ... After playing defensive end his first two years, he moved to linebacker and emerged as a quality contributor ... An interesting story of perseverance ... Not recruited out of high school after breaking his arm early in his senior season ... Spent two years at Fork Union Military Academy to attract recruiting attention and get his academics in order.
2013 (Junior): Played in nine games, missing the last three due to injury ... Posted 39 tackles playing mostly at the linebacker position ... Started five games ... Had four tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback hurry and one fumble forced ... Career-best eight tackles against Louisville ... Three tackles for loss and five tackles against Missouri.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in seven games ... Made four tackles, with a season high of two at Florida.
2011 (Freshman): Not eligible to play because he spent two years in prep school but practiced with the team.
Prep School: Played the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... Played mostly defensive end with occasional time at linebacker ... Current Wildcat Donte Rumph was his teammate in 2009 ... Coached by John Shuman ... Was selected to be a platoon sergeant and was in charge of 53 cadets.
High School: Played at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Md. ... Played sparingly until his senior season ... Got his senior season off to a great start with several quarterback sacks in the first two games, then sustained a broken arm that forced him to miss the remainder of his final campaign ... Coached by Chuck Markiewicz ... Also a member of the track and field team, competing in the high jump, long jump and triple jump ... Named the all-county high jumper. Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. ... Son of Clayton and LaTauna Paschal ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2012).
TraVaughn Says ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype, it would be: any Fortune 500 CEO ... My game-day superstition is: text and someone takes a picture ... My favorite part of game-day is: 3rd and long or 4th and short ... The one thing I like most about football is: the fans and the energy ... My hidden talent is: I can fix just about anything.