Cedrick Dort Jr. - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 3

CedrickDort Jr.

  • position Defensive Back
  • height 5-11
  • Weight 182
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
  • High school Dwyer


  • Saw action in 44 career games with 25 starting nods
  • Totaled 51 tackles, seven pass breakups and one forced fumble in his four seasons at UK
  • Graduated in December of 2020 with a degree in community and leadership development

2021 – Senior

  • Started in 12 of 13 games played
  • Had 19 tackles
  • Charted a career-high tying four tackles in the win over Missouri

2020 – Junior

  • Played in 10 games with one starting assignment vs. South Carolina in 2020
  • Totaled 10 tackles and two PBUs
  • Charted a career-best four tackles and a PBU vs. Mississippi State and also had a PBU vs. the Gamecocks

2019 – r-Sophomore

  • Honorable mention cornerback (PFF) with zero touchdowns allowed
  • Played and started in 12 games at corner
  • Did not see action vs. Tennessee
  • Totaled 16 tackles, five PBU (third on the team) and one forced fumble
  • Had a career-high two PBU in the win over Vanderbilt
  • Had a career-best three tackles in the win over Missouri and Louisville

2018 – Sophomore

  • Redshirt season

2017 – Freshman

  • Played in nine games
  • Totaled six tackles
  • Graduated a semester early and enrolled at Kentucky in January of 2017

High School

  • Rated a three-star recruit by 247sports, ESPN and Scout as the No. 42 cornerback in the 2017 class
  • As a senior, named first-team All-Area by the Palm Beach Post and first-team All-County by the Sun Sentinel after recording 40 tackles, 14 pass breakups and six interceptions, returning one for a touchdown
  • Played a key role in helping Dwyer finish 10-1 overall in 2016 with its second-straight appearance in the Class 7A regional semifinals
  • Did not allow a TD pass, a first down pass or a pass over five yards during the regular season
  • Did not miss a tackle all season and battled against six receivers who were expected to sign Division I scholarships
  • Named one of ESPN 106.3’s top seniors in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast
  • Was All-Area honorable mention in 2015 after helping lead the Panthers to an 11-2 overall record, a district championship title and a berth in the 7A regional semifinal
  • Helped Dwyer shut out two opponents and held six others to 14 points or less
  • A three-year letter winner in basketball as a combo guard
  • Has a huge upside as he played only two years of high school football
  • Coached by Jack Daniels
  • Chose UK over Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Colorado and USF


  • Born in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Son of Clevette Wiggins and Cedrick Dort
  • Siblings are Mikyle Dort, Cainaya Green, Keimoni Hunter, Levon Mosley, Michael Mosely, Michaela Mosely and Santonio Obas

Cedrick Says

  • In one sentence he would describe Coach Stoops as “a thoughtful man who wants you to succeed”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a sports agent or in real estate
  • What he loves most about football is meeting life-long brothers
  • Most people don’t know he’s a snare drummer and only played football in the 11th and 12th grade
  • Three words to describe him are funny, intelligent, and caring
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