Jacob Hyde - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 36


  • height 6-2
  • Weight 320
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Manchester, Ky.
  • High school Clay County

2016 – Junior

  • Played in 12 of 13 games at noseguard
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season
  • Named to UK’s prestigious Frank G. Ham Society of Character which honors Wildcats who have shown an extraordinary commitment to academic excellence, athletic participation, personal development, career preparation and serving as a role model

2015 – Sophomore

  • Played in four games as a reserve defensive tackle and as a reserve fullback in short-yardage situations

2014 – R-Freshman

  • Played in one game, the win over UT Martin

2013 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

  • Was Kentucky’s first verbal commitment of the 2013 signing class
  • One of the nation’s top-50 defensive tackles by Rivals and
  • First-team all-state as a senior as chosen by The Associated Press
  • Comes to Lexington from Clay County High School, where he played for head coach Evan Napier
  • Played defensive tackle and offensive guard in high school
  • Helped Clay County finish 8-4 his sophomore season en route to an appearance in the Class AAAAA state playoffs
  • Helped lead Kentucky all-stars to a 29-27 win over Tennessee in the National Guard Border Bowl
  • Played for the USA national team in the International Bowl on Feb. 5 in Austin, Tex.
  • Also attended the USA national team summer camp in the summer between his junior and senior years
  • Named All-SEKC by
  • Also chosen first team on the All-Mountain squad


  • Born in Lexington
  • Son of Patricia and Mackey Hyde
  • Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in social work and is currently working on a master’s degree in social work

Community Cats

  • Read books to children at Picadome Elementary (2017)
  • Volunteered at Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, bowling and spending time with kids with cancer
  • Visited with sick children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital at the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. (2016)
  • Frequent visitor at UK Children’s Hospital (2016 and 2017)
  • Volunteered for Read Across America Day at Fayette Mall (2016)
  • Visitor at a local nursing home (2015)
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
  • Read books to children at Woodford County Library for their summer reading program (2015) 
  • Visited to a leukemia patient at UK Children’s Hospital (2015)
  • Volunteer at Jessamine County Youth Football Camp (2015) (2015)

Jacob Says

  • His nickname is “Big Hyde”
  • He chose Kentucky because this is home
  • He wears No. 36 so he can play both sides of the ball
  • His non-sports talents are wiggling his ears and cartwheels
  • His sports hero is Michael Oher because they have similar life stories
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