DJ Waller Jr. - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 5

DJWaller Jr.

  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 202
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Youngstown, Ohio
  • High school Chaney
  • Previous School Michigan

2023 – Freshman (Michigan)
• Played in 11 games in the secondary and on special teams as a true freshman in 2023 at Michigan
• Helped the Wolverines amass a 15-0 record and win the College Football Playoff National Championship
• Contributed 12 tackles with one pass breakup to earn a varsity letter at UM
• Named the Defensive Freshman of the Week five times during the season for his performances against UNLV, Bowling Green, Indiana, • Nebraska and Michigan State

High School
• A consensus 3-star prospect who was rated the No. 35 athlete in the nation and the No. 20 player in Ohio by
• Two-way player at wide receiver and defensive back for head coach Seth Antram at Chaney High School
• Totaled 47 tackles with 7.0 tackles for loss, one sack, and one interception on defense
• Charted 215 receiving yards with two scores offensively
• Helped the Cowboys finish 10-2 in 2022, the school’s first 10-win season in more than 20 years
• Named first-team all-state defense, Division III OPSWA All-Ohio
• Earned All-District (Northeast Inland) first team in 2022

• Born in Youngstown, Ohio
• Son of D’Juan and Micah Waller and Phillisa Patton
• Has seven siblings
• Major is undecided

DJ Says
• He chose to play at Kentucky because Coach Stoops is a great defensive backs coach and he will coach him hard
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he loves to write music
• Three words to describe him are humble, unique and relentless
• The person who motivates him to work hard is his dad because he’s always trying to make him a better person and lead him the right way
• If he could invite one famous person, dead or alive, to a dinner he would choose Kobe Bryant

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