Alex McLaughlin - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 42


  • position Long Snapper
  • height 5-10
  • Weight 229
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Weddington, N.C.
  • High school Weddington
  • Previous School Illinois/N.C. State

2024 – Junior
• Transferred to Kentucky after two seasons at NC State and one at Illinois

2023 – Sophomore (Illinois)
• Practiced with the team
• 2022 – r-Freshman (NC State)
• Started in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl vs. Maryland

2021 – Freshman (NC State)
• Redshirt season

High School
• Three-year starter for head coach Andy Capone
• Played long snapper and on the offensive line for two-time state champion Weddington High School
• Earned all-conference honors at both positions as a junior and senior
• Earned a five-star ranking from Rubio Long Snapping

• Born in Philadelphia
• Son of Anna and Brad McLaughlin
• Has two brothers, Andrew and Patrick
• Major is pre-finance

Alex Says
• He chose Kentucky for the great culture and environment and so he could develop
• Three words to describe him are driven, persistent and technical
• The best advice he’s ever received was from an old coach “control what you can control”
• His dream job is to be a chief financial officer for a major company
• One word to describe him on the field is “surgical”

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