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CourtneyLove

  • title Director of Player Development
BIO
  • Hired as the director of player development for Kentucky football in 2019
  • Served as a graduate assistant for defense during the 2018 season prior to his promotion
  • Played two seasons (2016 and 2017) at middle linebacker at Kentucky after transferring from Nebraska
  • Saw action in 26 career games in his two-year career, earning a starting role in all 26
  • Elected team captain and represented Kentucky at the SEC Football Media Days in both his junior and senior seasons
  • Third on the team with 76 tackles in 2016 and second on the team with 92 in 2017
  • Tied for 23rd in the NCAA in fumble recoveries in 2017 with two
  • Had a career-high tying 10 tackles against Louisville (11/25/2017) and Northwestern (12/29/2017)
  • Recorded a career-high 10 tackles and a fumble recovery in the win over Missouri (10/7/2017)
  • 2017 Wuerffel Trophy winner, an award that honors college football’s top community servant
  • 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team member, one of just 11 FBS players chosen for the team
  • 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarterfinalist
  • Led the team in community service hours in 2017, specifically volunteering with Amachi Central Kentucky, a mentoring program that pairs caring, positive adults with children and youth in the Bluegrass who have one or both parents in state or federal prison or are affected by incarceration in some way
  • Played in 12 games at Nebraska in 2014 as a redshirt freshman, totaling six tackles, including one TFL
  • Earned the 2014 Nebraska HERO Leadership Award and was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team
  • Graduated from UK in May of 2017 with a degree in community and leadership development
  • Currently working on a master’s degree in sport leadership from UK
  • Native of Youngstown, Ohio
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