George Asafo-Adjei - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 64


  • position Offensive Tackle
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 315
  • class Senior
  • Hometown West Chester, Ohio
  • High school Lakota West


  • Played in 48 games with 23 starting assignments
  • Key cog in the offensive line unit who blocked for All-American Benny Snell Jr., the first Wildcat to rush for 1,000 or more yards in three straight seasons
  • Part of a senior class (2015-18) who totaled 29 wins, the second-most of any senior class since freshmen became eligible in 1972 … Only the 2009 class, which won 30 games, has more
  • Graduated in December of 2018 with a degree in community and leadership development

2018 – Senior (Team Captain) 

  • Started at right tackle in 12 games … Did not play in the Louisville game due to injury
  • Two-time SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week
  • Earned SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after grading at 90 percent in UK’s 24-10 win over South Carolina … Had two knockdown blocks and 19 blocks at the point of attack .. Had no missed assignments and did not allow a quarterback sack or pressure … Also had a key block to help spring A.J. Rose’s 24-yard touchdown run
  • Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for the second time after grading at 89 percent in the win over Vanderbilt … Had three knockdown blocks and 23 blocks at the point of attack … Played every offensive snap without an assignment error; also did not have any penalties or allow any quarterback sacks or pressures … Helped Benny Snell Jr., rush for 169 yards, including a key block on Snell’s game-winning seven-yard touchdown run

2017 – Junior

  • Saw action in all 13 games with eightstarting assignments at right tackle
  • Blocked for All-SEC running back, Benny Snell Jr., the first player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons

2016 – Sophomore

  • Saw action in 12 of 13 games
  • An integral part of the offensive line who were named semifinalists for the Joe Moore Award which recognizes the nation’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line
  • Blocking for Boom Williams and Benny Snell, UK was the only team in the SEC with two 1,000-yard rushers

2015 – Freshman

  • Played in 11 of UK’s 12 games, making the first three starts of the year at right tackle
  • Was praised by the coaching staff for his talent, strength and development throughout the year
  • Helped UK to 435 yards in his collegiate debut, a win over UL Lafayette to open the year
  • Graduated a semester early and enrolled at Kentucky in January of 2015

High School

  • Two-year starter on the offensive line and also played some on the defensive line at Lakota West High School in West Chester, Ohio for head coach Larry Cox
  • Four-star prospect by and three-star player by Scout, Rivals and ESPN
  • Scout ranked him the 27th-best offensive guard in the class of 2015 and the second best in the state of Ohio
  • Rivals and ranked him the No. 21 overall prospect in the state of Ohio
  • Was a 2014 All-Ohio first-team selection
  • First-team All-Southwest Ohio in 2013 and 2014
  • Also first-team Greater Miami Conference
  • Participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in January 2015 after being named a Semper Fidelis All-American
  • Named the Anthony Munoz Foundation Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2014
  • Blocking helped guide Lakota West to the Elite 8 of the state playoffs as a senior, the best finish in school history
  • His pass protection helped the team shatter the school’s single-season passing record in 2014
  • Wrestled in high school one season, winning several varsity meets
  • Chose Kentucky over Louisville, Florida, Ohio State and Nebraska


  • Last name pronounced “ah-SAH-fo ah-JAY”
  • Nickname is “Big George”
  • Son of Kate Boadi
  • Born in the Bronx, N.Y.

Community Cats

  • Participated in a one-week service/educational trip to Ethiopia in May of 2018 where he interacted with residents of impoverished communities, visited and helped paint a preschool, constructed wooden shoe-shining boxes, and delivered blankets to widows
  • Visited with sick children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital at the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. (2016)
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)

George Says

  • His nickname is “Big George”
  • He came to Kentucky because he wanted to play with this group of guys and change the program
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream is to coach kids
  • The one thing he likes most about football is how it brings a group of guys that don’t know each other together and builds relationships like no other
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