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62  Tyler Davenport
Tyler Davenport

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hodgenville, Ky.

High School:
Larue County

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 296

Position:
Offensive Tackle

Experience:
SQ


01/25/2013

46 Wildcats on 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 46 tied for fourth amongst the 14 SEC programs

- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012)

Had a productive offseason, losing about 20 pounds as he continues to improve his strength and conditioning ... Played in one game last season and hopes to see more this year ... Recovered from a knee injury that forced him to miss the 2011 season ... Made the team in the fall of 2010 ... Has made tremendous improvement since his arrival.

2012 (Sophomore): Played in one game, UK's victory over Samford.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Missed the season because of an injury.

2010 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Was a solid offensive and defensive lineman at Larue County High School, where he started and lettered for three seasons ... Helped lead the Hawks to the postseason all three years, including advancing to the second round his senior season when they finished 7-5 ... Received several awards during his playing days, including first team all-area, first-team all-region and honorable-mention all-state ... Was named best lineman by his coaches and teammates ... Coached by Rodney Armes ... Was the captain for the west team in the Louisville East/West All-Star Game ... An accomplished track and field thrower for Larue County as well, winning the KHSAA Indoor State Championship in shot put in 2010 ... Honors in track and field include: Mason-Dixon Games Best Performance by a Male Athlete and the team award for Best Field Athlete.

Personal: Born in Elizabethtown, Ky. ... Parents are Terry Davenport and Rhonda Casenhiser ... Grandfather Donald Davenport played college basketball at Lindsey Wilson College ... Great uncle Roy Davenport also played collegiate basketball at Tennessee Tech ... Major is kinesiology and exercise science.

Community Cats: Participated in the children's football clinic for the Birmingham Boys and Girls Club (2011) ... Helped assemble relief bags for the Joplin, Mo., tornado victims (2011) ... Assisted with an event for God's Pantry (2012) ... Helped with the Big Blue U Move-in (2012) ... Participated in an event with the Special Olympics (2013).

Tyler Says ... My favorite thing about Coach Stoops is: he wants to build this program to greatrness ... If I could trade places with any athlete it would be: Travis Pastrana ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: Secret Service agent ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Si Robertson ... My hidden talent is: I'm a skilled outdoorsman.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium