Football

JackVarga

  • position Fullback
  • height 5-11
  • Weight 223
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school St. Xavier

2021 – Junior

  • Practiced with the team
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2021)

2020 – Sophomore

  • Saw his first collegiate action vs. Vanderbilt
  • Practiced with the team
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2020)
  • Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2019 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2019)

High School

  • Played three different positions during his prep career, including offensive lineman as a freshman, fullback during his sophomore and junior seasons and defensive lineman as a senior
  • Three-year letter winner and two-year starter for head coach Will Wolford and Kevin Wallace
  • Helped lead the Tigers to three straight district championship titles
  • Averaged 4.0 tackles per game as a senior
  • Earned the Grey Horton Award for character as a senior at St. Xavier
  • Also a two-year letter winner on the lacrosse team
  • Excellent in the classroom, earning a spot on the Principal’s List as a senior  … Also won the Optimist Essay Award
  • Active in community service for St. Xavier, volunteering to give blood five times
  • Chose UK over Centre College

Personal

  • Born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Son of John and Tracy Varga
  • Comes from a tennis family as dad, John, uncle Andrew Varga, uncles Paul and Andrew Varga, and aunt, Julie Hale, all played tennis at UK
  • Double major in finance and marketing

Jack Says

  • His nickname is “Meat”
  • He chose Kentucky because it is his dream school and has a strong family tradition
  • Besides playing football, he’s also enjoys golf, video games, horse racing and movies
  • If he could create a holiday he would call it “Mandatory Beach Day”
  • The person he admires most is his dad because of his work ethic and dedication to
  • excellence in everything he does
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