Football

IzayahCummings

  • position Tight End
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 240
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school Male

2021 – Sophomore

  • Moved from wide receiver to tight end during fall camp
  • Played in all 13 games with two starting assignments (Missouri and Georgia) … Got his first career start vs. Missouri
  • Totaled 14 receptions (fourth on the team) for 195 yards (third on the team) and three scores
  • Averaged 13.9 yards per catch
  • Caught two passes for 27 yards, including a 22-yarder at Vanderbilt, his third touchdown of the year
  • Set career highs with four catches for 75 yards against Tennessee, including the second touchdown catch of his career
  • Caught three passes for 22 yards at No. 1 Georgia
  • Caught his first collegiate touchdown pass, a 31-yard play in the fourth quarter, vs. UTC
  • Caught first career pass for seven yards in the season opener vs. ULM
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2021)

2020 – Freshman

  • Saw action in nine games (Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Missouri, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina)
  • Charted first career tackle on special teams in the win over South Carolina
  • 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

High School

  • Three-star prospect by all three major recruiting services
  • A top-10 prospect in the state of Kentucky and rated the No. 86 wide receiver by 247Sports
  • Named Kentucky Football Coaches Association 6A Player of the Year
  • Candidate for Kentucky’s Mr. Football award
  • Named to the 2019 Class of the Commonwealth by the Lexington Herald-Leader
  • First-team All-State by the Courier-Journal
  • Three-year starter who finished his career with 109 receptions for 1,965 yards and 27 touchdowns
  • Had a team-high 57 receptions for 1,100 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2019, helping the Bulldogs go 14-1 overall
  • Named Class 6A Player of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association
  • Helped Male advance to back-to-back appearances in the Class 6A State Championship
  • Won the title in 2018
  • Combined for 23 receiving TDs in his last two seasons of football
  • Ranked fifth in Class 6A in receiving yards and sixth in receptions despite playing three fewer games than the state leader
  • Coached by Chris Wolfe
  • Averaged nearly 20 yards per reception and 96.0 yards per game
  • Ranked in the top 20 of all class levels in receptions and receiving yards
  • Has a 38-inch vertical leap
  • Also an honor-roll student and participated in track and basketball
  • Chose Kentucky over Louisville, Indiana, Purdue, Virginia, Cincinnati, Missouri and others

Personal

  • Born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Son of Andra and Natasha Cummings
  • Has two sisters, Mia and Nia
  • Major is undecided

Izayah Says

  • He chose Kentucky because it was close to home and because of his relationship with the coaches
  • Three words to describe him are smart, quiet, and talented
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “someone right now is working to take your spot”
  • His dream job is to own his own business and help out the next generation
  • Besides football, he’s also good at playing basketball and video games
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