Ben Drake - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 33


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 199
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Charlottesville, Va.
  • High school Monticello

2021 – Junior

  • Practiced with the team
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2021)

2020 – Sophomore

  • Practiced with the team

2019 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team

High School

  • Two-year starter at safety and wide receiver for head coach Jeff Lloyd at Monticello
  • An all-around athlete as he was also a four-year letter winner in basketball as a small forward and soccer as a center midfielder … Also played lacrosse one season
  • Earned Monticello’s Male Athlete of the Year in 2019
  • Honorable mention in the Jefferson district for basketball and football
  • Member of the student council
  • Chose Kentucky over James Madison and Virginia Tech


  • Born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Son of David Drake and Malissa Drake
  • Siblings are Emarie, Lauren, and Will
  • Uncle, Richard Shadwick, played football at Morehead State from 1988-92
  • Major is communication

Ben Says

  • His nickname is “Drizzy”
  • After football, he would like to work or coach in sports
  • Three words to describe him are funny, attentive and committed
  • His sports hero is Michael Jordan because he taught him to never stop working
  • One sentence to describe Coach Stoops is “he’s a great leader”
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