Adrian Middleton - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 99


  • position Defensive Tackle
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 298
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Bowling Green, Ky.
  • High school South Warren


  • Played in 43 career games with 38 consecutive starting assignments
  • Totaled 78 tackles, 12.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, one QBH and one PBU in his four-year career
  • Graduated in May of 2018 with a degree in media arts and studies a minor in digital media and design

2018 – Senior

  • Started in all 13 games
  • Had two tackles and a sack in the Senior Day win vs. MTSU
  • Had a sack for a loss of 15 yards in the win over Vanderbilt
  • Charted a TFL in the win at Florida

2017 – Junior

  • Started in all 13 games and has now started in 25 consecutive contests
  • Totaled 25 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, 1 PBU and 1 QBH
  • Had five tackles vs. Eastern Michigan, including a career-best 2.0 TFL and a sack for a loss of 11 yards

2016 – Sophomore

  • Played in all 13 games, earning a starting nod in the final 12 games of the season
  • Fourth on the team in TFLs with 5.5 for 13 yards
  • Recorded a career-high six tackles, including one TFL in the win over No. 11 Louisville
  • Earned his first career starting spot at Florida and registered six tackles
  • Had five tackles, including 1.5 TFL at Tennessee
  • Totaled eight tackles in four games played last season

2015 – r-Freshman

  • Played in four games, finishing with eight tackles
  • Had four tackles vs. Charlotte

2014 – Freshman

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, and ESPN
  • Ranked the fourth-best player in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Considered the 55th-best defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN
  • Max Preps 2013 Small Schools All-American FirstTeam Defense honoree
  • First-team all-state as a senior by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal
  • Class of the Commonwealth selection by the Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Had 67 total tackles as a senior, including an astounding 26 tackles for loss, with nine quarterback sacks
  • Had two fumble recoveries, one for a touchdown
  • Helped his team advance to the KHSAA state quarterfinals his junior and senior seasons
  • Finished 11-2 his senior season
  • Had 59 tackles as a junior with nine sacks
  • Played in the 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
  • Coached by Mark Nelson
  • Chose Kentucky after scholarship offers from Louisville, Indiana and Missouri
  • First player in the three-year history of the school to sign a scholarship with a Division I university


  • Born in Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Son of Audrey Middleton

Community Cats

  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)

Adrian Says

  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a graphic artist
  • His passion in life is learning new things
  • He wears No. 99 because symmetry is the best
  • When he’s not on the field he enjoys studying film/playbook and his schoolwork, but also playing video games
  • The best advice he’s ever received is from his high school coach, Brandon Smith “find a way to get it done”
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