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34  Paul Warford
Paul Warford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Ky.

High School:
Madison Central

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 206

Position:
Cornerback

Experience:
3L


Two-year starter at cornerback ... Most experienced member of the UK secondary ... A physical cornerback who does a nice job in run support ... Totaled 107 tackles in his career, with a career high of seven three times, the last coming against Mississippi State in 2009 ... Has two interceptions and 16 pass breakups as a Wildcat ... Has played in 35 games, making 23 starts.

2009 (Junior): Played in 11 games, missing two because of a quad muscle strain, and started nine times ... Totaled 32 tackles and six pass breakups ... Tied his single-game best with three pass breakups in the win at Auburn.

2008 (Junior): Redshirted.

2007 (Sophomore): Started 11 games, missing two because of a fractured collarbone incurred late in the LSU game ... Made a career-high seven tackles vs. LSU before the injury ... Had interceptions against Arkansas and Tennessee ... Second on the team in pass breakups with nine ... Notched a career-high three pass breakups in win over Kent State.

2006 (Freshman): Played in all 13 games, starting three late in the season when the Wildcats opened in a nickel defense ... Totaled 34 tackles, with a season high of seven vs. Vanderbilt ... Played a role in two turnovers in the win over Mississippi State, pulling loose a fumble that was recovered by Roger Williams and tipping a pass that was intercepted by Wesley Woodyard ... Recovered a Clemson fumble in the Music City Bowl win.

High School: Perhaps the swiftest prospect in Kentucky his senior year ... Has been timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Three-year starter as a running back and defensive back at Madison Central HS in Richmond, Ky. ... Helped Madison Central win the district championship and go to the state playoffs every year ... Best seasons were 11-2 records as a sophomore and junior, advancing to the Class AAAA quarterfinals both years ... Honorable-mention all-state as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Named to the "Kentucky Tremendous 26" by the state coaches association ... District Most Valuable Player his junior year when he gained 1,255 yards on only 106 carries - an incredible 11.8 yards per attempt - and 15 touchdowns ... Career totals include 2,429 rushing yards, a 9.8-yard average, with 27 rushing TDs ... Had 661 receiving yards and eight TDs in his career ... Totaled 3,581 all-purpose yards, including a couple of kickoff returns for touchdowns ... Averaged one touchdown for every 7.8 times he touched the ball in high school ... The No. 10 prospect in Kentucky by SuperPrep and No. 12 by Rivals.com ... All-South Region by PrepStar ... Coached by Kenny Turner ... "Paul is a phenomenal athlete," Turner said. "He's fast, with great leaping ability, and is very strong. He's bench pressed over 300 pounds and has been over 500 in the squat. He's also a great person." ... A four-year letterman in track, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes and two sprint relays ... Honor-roll student ... Chose Kentucky over Northwestern and Western Kentucky.

Personal: Born in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Alisa Warford and Johnny Warford ... Major is social work.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium