Football

DillonWheatley

  • position Fullback
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 215
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Richmond, Ky.
  • Previous School Pikeville
  • High school Lexington Christian

2021 – Senior
• Saw his first collegiate action vs. New Mexico State

2020 – Junior
• Practiced with the team
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2019 – Sophomore
• Practiced with the team ced with the team
• Transferred to Kentucky after playing one season at Pikeville College in Pikeville, Kentucky

2018 – Freshman (Pikeville) 
• As a running back, played in eight games and had s a running back, played in eight games and had 23 carries for 142 yards and three scores 3 carries for 142 yards and three scores

High School
• A four-year letter winner at Lexington Christian Academy for head coach Ethan Atchley
• Was part of the fi rst team in school history that went undefeated in the regular season (2016) and was part of three straight region finalists
• Had a fantastic prep career statistically, finishing sixth all-time in KHSAA history with 107 career TDs, (101 rushing), 11th in points scored with 614 and 20th in rushing yards with 6,204 … Also had 161 career tackles as a linebacker
• As a senior in 2017, compiled 1,747 yards rushing with 31 rushing touchdowns, helping LCA go 11-2
• 2017 Lexington Player of the Year and “Class of the Commonwealth by the Lexington Herald-Leader
• Named one of the Commonwealth’s top 36 players in 2017 by BluegrassPreps.com
• Earned offensive MVP in the Best of the Bluegrass game vs. Louisville
• Three-time All-State and four-time All-City selection by the Herald-Leader
• Also a three-year letter winner as a sprinter on the track team … Helped LCA win the 2016-17 Class A Track championship
• Finished second in the state in the 100-meters
• Member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Personal
• Born in Lexington, Kentucky
• Son of Dwayne and Tracy Wheatley
• Has two brothers, Dalton and Dustin
• Major is agricultural economics

Dillon Says
• He chose to play football at Kentucky because his dad is a Kentucky alumnus and it was his favorite school growing up
• After football, his dream job is to be in an engineer
• Three words to describe him are humble, driven, and hard-nosed
• Best advice he’s ever received is from his high school football coach, Ethan Atchley, “no one cares” aka, “no excuses”
• Hobbies include fi shing, hunting, and riding four wheelers

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