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Gameday: The Blue/White Game




April 25, 2009

The foundation will be set after Saturday.

The 2009-10 regular season is still four months away, but the UK football team will wrap up the first phase of the football season Saturday as it concludes spring football practice with the annual Blue/White Game. The Wildcats have been practicing for four weeks and will conclude Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Stadium with the final scrimmage of the season.

"It's been a good spring," UK Coach Rich Brooks said. "It can always be better, but overall we've made some good progress and we've identified some people who are playing at a different level than they were when the season ended last year, and that's always an important thing."


 

 

As was the case last spring, the Blue/White Game will be played with two separate teams. The coaching staff conducted a draft Thursday to split the squad into two equal teams, which proved to be a success last year when the White team scored the winning touchdown with 1:06 to play for a 23-22 victory.

Regardless of how the teams are split for the annual spring game, Brooks said he always looks for the same thing: improvement and getting his team ready for the fall season when things really count.

"I always look for the same things - individual improvement, technique and ability, as well as guys making plays," Brooks said. "We've had a lot of good fundamental work this spring and now it's time to go out and see who's going to make plays and take advantage of the opportunities."

Surplus Apparel/Equipment Sale at Blue/White Game: There will be a sale of surplus athletic apparel (various sports, items and sizes) on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. on the west concourse of Commonwealth Stadium.

There will also be a sale of used athletic equipment (various weight machines, weight-training items and football practice gear) on Saturday as well. This sale will be by sealed bids only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Nutter Field House, which will be open on the Alumni Drive side of the building. Football practice items will be sold in "lots" (quantities only). The items may be viewed Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with sealed bids due by 3 p.m. Instructions on how to bid will be available at the site.

2009 Spring Numerical Roster (Blue Squad)

No.NamePos.Ht.Wt.Cl.-Exp.Hometown (High School)Status
1 Fidler, Will QB 6-4 225 Jr-Sq Henderson, Ky. (Henderson County) S 3/2
3 Roark, Matt WR 6-5 202 So-1L Acworth, Ga. (North Cobb) S 4/3
4 Johnson, Micah LB 6-2 256 Sr-3L Fort Campbell, Ky. (FCHS) S 2/1
6 Smith, Taiedo DB 6-0 182 So-1L Dunnellon, Fla. (DHS) S 3/3
10 Lentz, Matt FS 6-3 209 So-1L Simpsonville, S.C. (Greenville) S 3/3
11 Wilson, Greg DB 6-1 202 So-1L Atlanta, Ga. (North Clayton) S 3/3
13 Adeyemi, Eric WR 6-0 170 So-1L Miami, Fla. (Southridge) S 4/3
14 Mosley, Anthony WR 6-0 170 So-Sq Ellenwood, Ga. (Tucker) S 3/3
14 Phillippi, Ryan QB 5-11 170 Fr-HS Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) WO 4/4
16 Mason, DeAunte TE 6-3 220 Fr-RS Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn) S 4/4
18 Cobb, Randall WR 5-11 188 So-1L Alcoa, Tenn. (AHS) S 4/3
22 Trevathan, Danny LB 6-1 220 So-1L Leesburg, Fla. (LHS) S 4/3
26 Williams, Coshik RB 5-9 177 Fr-RS Hiram, Ga. (HHS) WO 4/4
26 Palmer, Rashaad CB 6-0 185 Fr-RS Covington, Ky. (Holmes) WO 4/4
30 Allen, Moncell RB 5-7 225 Jr-2L Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day) S 3/2
31 Benton, Mikie DB 5-11 182 Fr-RS Russellville, Ky. (RHS) WO 4/4
32 Lindley, Trevard CB 6-0 175 Sr-3L Hiram, Ga. (HHS) S 2/1
37 Bowland, Trey RB 5-10 190 Jr-1L Knoxville, Tenn. (Christian Academy) WO 2/2
40 Grinter, Maurice TE 6-3 253 Sr-3L Louisville, Ky. (Manual) S 2/1
42 Cessna, Chris TE 6-4 227 So-Sq London, Ky. (North Laurel) S 3/3
43 Mabry, Mikhail LB 6-2 248 Sr-3L Mililani, Hawaii (MHS) S 1/1
43 Ball, Stephen FB 5-10 220 Jr-Sq Brentwood, Tenn. (Franklin Road Academy) WO 2/2
44 Cecil, Clay S 6-0 190 Fr-RS Fort Thomas, Ky. (Highlands) WO 4/4
45 Glenn, Antwane DT 6-3 270 So-Sq Pacolet, S.C. (Broome) S 3/3
45 Lewis, Tatum FB 6-0 236 Fr-RS Winchester, Ky. (George Rogers Clark) WO 4/4
46 Stackhouse, Isaac FB 5-10 240 Fr-HS Prattville, Ala. (Autauga Academy) WO 4/4
57 Dufrene, Jacob LB 6-1 220 Jr-2L Cut Off, La. (John Curtis Christian) S 3/2
59 Ulinski, Dave OL 6-5 305 Fr-RS Louisville, Ky. (Manual) S 4/4
60 McCord, Shane DL 6-2 282 Jr-2L Hartwell, Ga. (Hart County) S 3/2
61 Gonzalez, Jorge C 6-3 305 Sr-3L Tampa, Fla. (Catholic) S 2/1
62 Meisner, Greg DE 6-1 233 So-Sq Greensburg, Pa. (Hempfield Area) S 3/3
64 Idumwonyi, Osaze OL 6-1 285 Fr-RS Cedar Hill, Tex. (CHHS) S 4/4
66 Burden, Chandler DL 6-4 296 So-1L Blue Ash, Ohio (LaSalle) S 4/3
68 McDermott, Luke DL 6-1 256 So-Sq Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) WO 3/3
70 Hines, Stuart OL 6-4 295 So-1L Bowling Green, Ky. (BGHS) S 3/3
72 Duncan, Zipp OT 6-5 285 Sr-3L Magnolia, Ky. (Elizabethtown) S 1/1
77 Davis, Marcus C 6-1 280 Jr-1L Union, Ky. (Boone County) WO 2/2
81 Lanxter, Kyrus WR 6-2 195 Jr-2L Alcoa, Tenn. (AHS) S 3/2
84 Mustafaa, Charles DL 6-3 260 So-Sq College Park, Ga. (Westlake) S 3/3
86 Bogue, Ross TE 6-5 245 Sr-3L Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) S 1/1
89 Cecil, Anthony WR 6-0 194 Sr-Sq Hodgenville, Ky. (Larue County) WO 1/1
89 Murphy, Brian FB 6-0 216 So-Sq Big Stone Cap, Va. (Powell Valley) WO 3/3
99 Jarmon, Jeremy DE 6-3 277 Sr-3L Collierville, Tenn. (Houston) S 1/1

COACHES: Steve Brown, Randy Sanders, Steve Ortmayer, Rick Petri, Larry Brinson, Matt McCutchan

2009 Spring Numerical Roster (White Squad)

No.NamePos.Ht.Wt.Cl.-Exp.Hometown (High School)Status
5 Hartline, Mike QB 6-6 204 Jr-2L Canton, Ohio (Glen Oak) S 2/2
15 Sargent, Tyler QB 6-4 208 So-Sq Waynesville, Ohio (Clinton Massie) WO 3/3
17 Adams, E.J. WR 6-0 197 Sr-3L Snellville, Ga. (North Gwinnett) S 2/1
19 Fields, E.J. WR 6-2 195 Fr-RS Frankfort, Ky. (FHS) S 4/4
21 Guy, Winston DB 6-1 208 So-1L Lexington, Ky. (Catholic) S 4/3
24 Burden, Randall CB 6-0 170 So-1L LaGrange, Ga. (LHS) S 3/3
27 Cobb, Ashton SS 6-0 215 Sr-3L Aliquippa, Pa. (Center Township) S 2/1
27 Boyd, Aaron WR 6-4 210 So-1L Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) S 4/3
29 Smith, Alfonso RB 6-1 204 Sr-3L Louisville, Ky. (Waggener) S 1/1
30 Severance, Zach DB 5-10 188 Fr-HS Reynoldsburg, Ohio (RHS) WO 4/4
31 Harper, Michael WR 6-1 179 Jr-Tr Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) WO 2/2
33 Harrison, Calvin FS 6-1 205 Sr-3L Columbia, S.C. (Richland Northeast) S 2/1
35 Rice, Cartier DB 5-10 180 Fr-RS Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes) S 4/4
38 Conner, John FB 5-11 240 Sr-3L West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West) S 1/1
39 Johnson, William LB 6-2 200 Fr-RS Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn) S 4/4
40 Faulkner, Daryl CB 5-9 174 Jr-Sq Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven) WO 2/2
42 Melillo, Nick WR 6-2 215 So-Tr Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) WO 3/3
46 Sneed, Ronnie LB 6-2 235 So-1L Tallahassee, Fla. (Florida) S 3/3
47 Nance, A.J. FB 5-11 250 Sr-3L Knoxville, Tenn. (Central) WO 2/1
47 Ramsey, Matt FB 6-1 212 Jr-Sq Artemus, Ky. (Knox Central) WO 2/2
48 Dutton, Alex WR 5-10 170 Fr-HS Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) WO 4/4
49 Thomas, Antonio LB 6-1 228 So-Sq Cowpens, S.C. (Broome) S 3/3
49 Dutton, Nathan WR 5-10 170 Fr-HS Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) WO 4/4
50 Maxwell, Sam LB 6-3 244 Sr-3L Hartwell, Ga. (Hart County) S 2/1
52 Murphy, Billy Joe OL 6-6 295 So-1L Gamaliel, Ky. (Monroe County) S 3/3
53 Lumpkin, Ricky DT 6-4 294 Jr-2L Clarksville, Tenn. (Kenwood) S 2/2
58 Stackhouse, Sean OL 6-4 266 Fr-RS Jacksonville, Fla. (Mandarin) S 4/4
60 Luck, Dustin OL 6-3 290 Sr-Sq Poole, Ky. (Henderson County) WO 2/1
63 Lanefski, Jake OL 6-4 286 So-1L Mobile, Ala. (McGill-Toolen) S 3/3
69 Smith, Matt OL 6-4 280 Fr-RS Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) S 4/4
75 Durham, Brad OT 6-4 310 Jr-2L Mt. Vernon, Ky. (Rockcastle County) S 3/2
78 Johnson, Christian OG 6-4 325 Sr-3L Alexandria, Va. (West Potomac) S 1/1
78 Lewellen, Jacob DL 6-3 244 Fr-RS Louisville, Ky. (Manual) WO 4/4
80 Drake, T.C. TE 6-6 242 Sr-3L Bardstown, Ky. (Nelson County) S 2/1
84 Correll, Gabe TE 6-3 227 Fr-RS Cincinnati, Ohio (Anderson) WO 4/4
85 McCaskill, Gene WR 6-0 175 So-1L Chester, S.C. (CHS) S 4/3
88 Brazley, Nik WR 5-9 170 So-Sq Louisville, Ky. (Male) WO 3/3
90 Gardner, Michael DL 6-4 208 Fr-RS Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) WO 4/4
91 Peters, Corey DT 6-3 295 Sr-3L Louisville, Ky. (Central) S 2/1
93 Bielawski, Patryk LB 6-1 241 So-Tr Mason, Ohio (MHS) WO 3/3
94 Wyndham, Taylor DE 6-4 224 Fr-RS North, S.C. (SHS) S 4/4
96 Ukwu, Collins DE 6-5 247 Fr-RS LaVergne, Tenn. (LHS) S 4/4
98 Crawford, Mark DT 6-1 295 So-Tr Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis) S 3/3

COACHES: Joker Phillips, Jimmy Heggins, Chuck Smith, Chris Thurmond, Dontae Wright

2009 Spring Numerical Roster (Specialists)

No.NamePos.Ht.Wt.Cl.-Exp.Hometown (High School)Status
9 Tydlacka, Ryan K 6-1 202 So-1L Louisville, Ky. (Trinity) S 3/3
36 Seiber, Lones K 5-9 195 Sr-3L Knoxville, Tenn. (Central) S 2/1
48 Stephens, Jake K 5-11 215 Fr-RS Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette) WO 4/4
65 Helton, J.J. DS 6-3 226 Jr-1L Franklin, Tenn. (FHS) WO 2/2
88 Mitts, Kevin K 6-1 198 So-Sq Fort Mitchell, Ky. (Beechwood) WO 3/3
90 Simmons, Pat K 6-2 199 Fr-RS LaGrange, Ga. (LHS) WO 4/4
97 Uminger, Ross K 6-1 170 Fr-HS Walton, Ky. (Ryle) WO 4/4

2009 Spring Numerical Roster (Injured Players)

No.NamePos.Ht.Wt.Cl.-Exp.Hometown (High School)Status
20 Locke, Derrick RB 5-9 180 Jr-2L Hugo, Okla. (HHS) S 3/2
34 Warford, Paul CB 5-10 200 Jr-2L Richmond, Ky. (Madison Central) S 2/2
37 Kelly, Brendan DB 5-8 170 Fr-HS Lexington, Ky. (Henry Clay) WO 4/4
54 Thurmond, Brandon LB 6-2 226 Jr-Sq Rex, Ga. (Grady) S 2/2
59 Thomas, Jon LS 5-10 229 So-Sq Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) WO 3/3
74 Woods, Trevino OL 6-5 274 Fr-RS Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) S 4/4
76 Jeffries, Justin OT 6-6 310 Sr-3L Louisville, Ky. (St. Xavier) S 2/1
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