Aba Selm - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 53


  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 285
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Independence, Ky.
  • High school Simon Kenton

High School
• Rated as a unanimous three-star recruit by On3, ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals
• On3 listed him as the No. 18 interior offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 2 player in Kentucky
• Four-year starter and four-year letter winner at Simon Kenton High School under head coach Roy Lucas Jr.
• First-team all-state as a senior as chosen by the Louisville Courier-Journal
• Helped an offense that combined for 129 pass completions on 212 pass attempts for more than 2,000 yards and 16 touchdowns, along with 392 carries for 1,944 yards and 29 rushing TDs as a senior in 2023
• Meanwhile, on defense as a defensive lineman, added 59 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and six sacks
• Helped his team reach the first round of the Kentucky High School Athletics Association Class 6A Playoff in 2023
• Earned numerous honors after his senior season, including Northern Kentucky John Schlarman Lineman of the Year and the Class 6A District 6 Player of the Year
• Chose Kentucky over offers from Cincinnati, Penn State and Purdue

• First name is Hamadoun but goes by “Aba” pronounced “AB-uh”
• Born in Independence, Kentucky
• Son of Daniel Selm
• Siblings are Daniel Selm Jr., Michael Selm and Sara Selm
• Major is kinesiology

Aba Says
• His nickname is “Aba”
• He chose Kentucky because of the great coaching staff
• His dream job is to be a physical therapist
• His favorite family recipe that he can make is meatloaf
• One word to describe him on the field is “relentless”

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