Bunchy Stallings - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 65


  • position Offensive Guard
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 305
  • class Senior
  • Hometown McComb, Miss.
  • High school Spain Park


  • Played in 41 career games with 26 starting assignments
  • Blocked for UK’s all-time leading rusher, Benny Snell Jr., the first player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in three straight seasons
  • Earned First-Team All-America and First-Team All-SEC status as a senior after paving the way for Snell and the UK offense
  • Twice named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play in Kentucky’s wins over Florida and Mississippi State in 2018
  • Graduated in December with a degree in community and leadership development

2018 – Senior

  • Started in all 13 games
  • Particiated in the East-West Shrine Game
  • Named to All-Bowl Team by ESPN after leading the Wildcat O-Line by grading at 88 percent … Had two knockdown blocks and 22 blocks at the point of attack, including a hole-clearing effort on Benny Snell’s 12-yard touchdown run that also was the play that broke the rushing record
  • First-Team All-America (Associated Press, The Athletic)
  • Second-Team All-America (Sports Illustrated, USA Today)
  • Third-Team All-America (Athlon)
  • First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, Athlon, ESPN)
  • SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (9/10, 9/24)
  • Blocked for Benny Snell, who ranked No. 2 in the SEC and 12th nationally in rushing yardage
  • Led a Kentucky offensive line that blocked for numerous season highs in UK’s 56-10 win at Louisville … UK set season highs with 56 points, 601 yards total offense, 29 first downs and 340 rushing yards … Graded at 94 percent with five knockdown blocks … Had no penalties or missed assignments and did not allow any quarterback sacks or pressures … Credited with 14 blocks at the point of attack, including Snell’s 24-yard touchdown run
  • Graded at 93 percent in the 28-7 win over No. 14 Mississippi State, his second POW honor this season … Had four knockdown blocks and 21 blocks at the point of attack … Had no penalties or missed assignments and did not allow a quarterback sack
  • Helped Snell rush for 165 yards and a school record-tying four touchdown runs
  • Contributed an effective block on all four of Snell’s touchdown runs
  • Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his play in the 27-16 win at No. 25 Florida
  • Graded at 91 percent, with nine knockdown blocks … Had no missed assignments or penalties and did not allow a quarterback sack or pressure
  • Had 23 blocks at the point of attack as UK rushed for 303 yards, averaging 7.4 yards per attempt
  • UK had two players rush for 100 yards at Florida, second game in a row that has been accomplished; first time UK has done that in 39 years
  • Midseason All-America Team (ESPN; second team AP and The Athletic)
  • Third-Team Preseason All-SEC (Athlon Sports)

2017 – Junior

  • Started in 12 of 13 games played
  • Started four games at center and the final eight games at right guard Blocked for All-SEC running back, Benny Snell Jr., the first player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons

2016 – Sophomore

  • An integral part the offensive line who were named semifinalists for the Joe Moore Award which recognizes the nation’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line
  • Blocking for Boom Williams and Benny Snell, UK was the only team in the SEC with two 1,000-yard rushers
  • Saw action in 12 of 13 games, earning his first starting assignment at right guard for the Alabama game
  • Started six consecutive contests before giving way to Ramsey Meyers on Senior Day … Returned to the starting lineup vs. Louisville
  • Has seen action in 15 career games with seven starts

2015 – r-Freshman

  • Played in three games as a reserve on the offensive line and special teams

2014 – Freshman

  • Redshirted

High School

  • A three-star prospect by
  • ranks him one of the top-20 offensive centers in the nation and a top-40 recruit in the state of Alabama
  • Helped his team to the 6A Region 4 Championship as a senior
  • Won the team’s Coaches Award and Leadership Award
  • Coached by Shawn Raney
  • Started high school career at South Pike High School in Magnolia, Miss., before moving to Alabama
  • Was a four-year starter in high school
  • Has a unique recruiting story, as UK coaches were caught in a rare Alabama snowstorm, abandoned their car, and hiked the last mile to the school
  • UK coaches and hundreds of students stayed overnight at the school
  • Jervontius said the dedication of the UK coaches was a significant factor in his commitment
  • Picked Kentucky over Mississippi State and Colorado
  • Also played basketball and baseball
  • Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes


  • His nickname is “Bunchy”
  • Born in McComb, Miss.
  • Son of Robert and the late Cynthia Stallings
  • Robert Stallings played at Southern Miss and the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals
  • Brother of Tre’ Stallings, former offensive lineman at Ole Miss and the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, who now works at the NCAA

Community Cats

  • Participated in a one-week service/educational trip to Ethiopia in May of 2018 where he interacted with residents of impoverished communities, visited and helped paint a preschool, constructed wooden shoe-shining boxes, and delivered blankets to widows 
    Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
    Spoke to a class at Dixie Elementary School (2015)
    Volunteered for Walk-A-Child to Kid Day (2014)

Bunchy Says

  • He chose Kentucky because of the relationships he built with the coaching staff
  • He wears No. 65 because his position coach, John Schlarman, wore it at UK and it challenges him to play above expectations and be great
  • His sports heroes are his dad and brothers because they’ve been in the NFL and that’s where he’s trying to go
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