Jake Sauder - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 36


  • height 6-3
  • Weight 240
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • High school North Catholic

2016 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team

High School

  • Transferred to North Catholic High School after two seasons at Allegheny
  • Two-year starter at NCHS, helping lead the Trojans to a combined 24-2 record during his two seasons
  • Played five different positions (defensive end, outside linebacker, middle linebacker and ¬†offensive tackle and defensive tackle) under three different coaching staffs in his prep career
  • Played his senior season under head coach Jason Gildon
  • Earned first-team All-Conference as a junior and senior
  • Elected team captain as a senior by his peers
  • Also lettered in track & field in the shot put
  • Considered N.C. State, Bucknell, Cornell, Penn State and Georgia Tech


  • Born in Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Son of David and Amy Sauder
  • Major is kinesiology – exercise science

Jake Says

  • He chose Kentucky because he loves the south and has followed Kentucky football for a long time
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be an orthopedic surgeon
  • One word to describe him on the field is “intense”
  • Most people don’t know he used to play lacrosse
  • If he was stranded on an island with a teammate he would choose Drew Schlegel because he makes every situation positive
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