Hayden Dawahare - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 53


  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 230
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Lexington Catholic

2023 – Freshman
• Practiced with the team
• Dean’s List (Fall 2023)

High School
• A versatile athlete who played quarterback at Lafayette High School before transferring to Lexington Catholic as a linebacker and tight end as a senior
• Played for Eric Shaw at Lafayette and Bert Bathiany at Lexington Catholic
• Played in 10 of 13 games as a senior and totaled 90 tackles, 15.0 tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries and three pass breakups
• Named to the All-City Team by the Lexington Herald-Leader after helping the Knights to a 10-3 record in 2022
• Also named All-District and to PrepZone’s 4A All-State First Team
• Earned one letter on the basketball team at Lafayette
• Rejoins high school teammates Max DeGraff and Jack Monday at UK
• Chose Kentucky over Coastal Carolina

• Born in Lexington, Kentucky
• Son of Stephen and Joy Beth Dawahare
• Siblings are Brooke, Anna and Madden
• Majors are pre-management and pre-finance

Hayden Says
• He chose Kentucky because it’s his hometown and it was his dream school
• One word to describe him on the field is “competitive”
• His dream job after football is to be a missionary
• His sports hero is Tim Tebow because of how strong he is in his faith
• The highlights of his life so far have been coming to Kentucky to play football and being baptized

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