• 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 on Senior Day vs. New Mexico State

2020 – Junior

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

2019 – Sophomore

  • Practiced 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 23 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 first 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
  • 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


  • 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 fishing, hunting, and riding four-wheelers
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