Football

DeAndreSquare

  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 221
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Detroit, Mich.
  • High school Cass Tech

2021 – Senior (Team Captain)

  • Fourth-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)
  • Elected two-time team captain
  • Has played in 49 career games with 35 straight starting assignments
  • Career totals include 244 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, 13 quarterback hurries, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery
  • Third on the team in total tackles (80), tackles for loss (9.5) and 3.0 sacks in 2021
  • Also charted three quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and a forced fumble in 13 starts
  • With two tackles in the first half against Iowa in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, he sustained an ankle injury and did not return in the second half until midway through the fourth quarter … Finished with six stops, plus the game-clinching interception with 1:48 remaining – his first pickoff of the season and second of his career
  • Made 12 tackles, including one for loss, at Mississippi State, his second double-figure tackle game of the season (13 vs. Florida)
  • Had eight tackles, including a quarterback sack in the win over LSU … His sack in the first quarter caused a fumble, recovered by Josaih Hayes, setting up a TD drive
  • Had a career-high 13 tackles in the win over No. 10/9 Florida, the second double-figure tackle game of his career (also vs. Toledo in 2019)
  • Led the Cats with eight tackles in Kentucky’s 16-10 win at South Carolina … In the second quarter, with USC at the Kentucky 47-yard line, he made consecutive stops for no gain on 3rd-and-1 and 4th-and-1 to turn the ball over on downs … In the fourth quarter, he made a third-down tackle that set up another fourth-down stop by the UK defense
  • Had six tackles, including a career-high 3.5 TFL (-7 yards) in the opener vs. ULM … Included in the TFL was a one-yard sack

2020 – Junior (Team Captain)

  • Started in 10 of 11 games played
  • Third on the team in total tackles with 60, second with four QBH
  • Also had 2.5 TFL, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery
  • Had a season-high nine tackles vs. Mississippi State
  • Had six tackles and shared a one-yard tackle for loss at Florida … His fumble recovery in the second quarter on the UF 38 set up a UK touchdown drive … It was the first recovery of his career
  • Elected one of 10 team captains

2019 – Sophomore

  • Started in 12 games
  • Missed the UT Martin game due to injury
  • Second on the team in tackles with 69
  • Also had 4.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, three QBHs, a PBU, an interception and a forced fumble
  • Led the team with seven tackles (six solo) in the win over Louisville
  • Also had seven tackles, including five solo tackles, in UK’s win over Missouri
  • Had a career-best 11 tackles and had his first career interception in his first career start vs. Toledo in the season opener
  • First UK player with at least 10 tackles, a half sack, 1 TFL and an interception since Josh Forrest vs. Louisiana on Sept. 5, 2015

2018 – Freshman

  • Played in all 13 games with one start vs. Penn State
  • Earned Freshman All-SEC honors by the league coaches after totaling 35 tackles, 3.5 TFL, three QBHs, one PBU and one forced fumble
  • In his first collegiate start vs. Penn State in the VRBO Citrus Bowl, tied his career-high of six tackles, including a six-yard quarterback sack
  • Posted a career-high six tackles and QBH at TAMU
  • Had a tackle and a QBH in the win over South Carolina
  • Charted three tackles in his collegiate debut and has two tackles at Florida

High School

  • A hard-hitting linebacker at powerhouse Cass Tech
  • Rated a four-star player and No. 20 outside linebacker nationally
  • Played both sides for head coach Thomas Wilcher
  • Had 94 tackles, two interceptions and forced four fumbles to help Cass Tech advance to the Division 1 state semifinals as a senior
  • Named first-team All-State by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association and the Associated Press
  • Played in the Offensive-Defense All-American Bowl in New Orleans, charting eight tackles
  • Helped his team capture the Division I state title with a perfect 14-0 record in 2016, the first undefeated season in program history
  • Won the 2014 and 2016 conference championship
  • Coach Wilcher said, “He’s fast, quick and tough and would do whatever was asked of him without question and then do it at a high level”
  • Chose Kentucky after considering LSU, Michigan State, Purdue, Wisconsin and Cincinnati

Personal

  • Born in Detroit
  • Son of Florence Square and Tyrone Square
  • Majoring in kinesiology

DeAndre Says

  • His nickname is “D Square”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a coach or athletic trainer
  • He chose Kentucky because it was the best place for him to play and he loved the atmosphere and the fans
  • The most influential person in his life is his mother because he has seen how hard she has worked to provide for their family
  • One word to describe him on the field is “fast”
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