Dare Rosenthal - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 51


  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-7
  • Weight 327
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Ferriday, La.
  • Previous School LSU
  • High school Ferriday

2021 – Junior

  • Started in 12 of UK’s 13 games at left tackle
  • Did not dress vs. Iowa in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl due to injury
  • All-SEC Third Team (PFF)

2020 – Sophomore (LSU)

  • Played in seven of the LSU’s 10 SEC-only games with five starting assignments vs. Mississippi State, Missouri, Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss.

2019 – r-Freshman (LSU)

  • Appeared in five games with three starting nods
  • Helped the Tigers go undefeated at 15-0 and win the CFP National Championship
  • Started at left guard in wins over Northwestern State, Utah State and Mississippi State
  • Played a total of 229 snaps with career-high 92 snaps coming against Utah State
  • In the three games he started, the Tigers outscored their opponents 143-33

2018 – Freshman (LSU)

  • Redshirt season

High School

  • Top-rated defensive tackle prospect in Louisiana
  • Nation’s No. 18 overall defensive tackle
  • Consensus four-star recruit who helped lead his team to the semifinals of the 2A state playoffs as a senior in 2017
  • A two-way player who also played on the offensive line for head coach Stanley Smith at Ferriday High School
  • Senior season totals were eye-popping as he charted 60 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, six sacks, five quarterback hurries, recovered four fumbles (two for TDs), blocked a field goal and registered an interception
  • Participated in the New Orleans Regional for The Opening in both 2016 and 2017
  • First-team All-State selection for Class 2A by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association as a senior


  • Born in Ferriday, Louisiana
  • Son of Latasha Rosenthal and Chad Ellis
  • Siblings are Zamarion Rosenthal, Chasity Ellis, Chad Ellis, Tristan Ellis and Cydney Ellis
  • Major is community and leadership development

Dare Says

  • He chose Kentucky because it was the best opportunity to get to the next level and improve as a man off the field
  • Three words to describe him are honest, kind, and respectful
  • After football, his dream job is to host a talk show
  • One word to describe him on the field is “nasty”
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “don’t ever give up, alway keep pushing”
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