Jantzen Dunn - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 10


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 182
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Bowling Green, Ky.
  • High school South Warren
  • Previous School Ohio State

2023 – Sophomore
• Transferred to Kentucky after two seasons at Ohio State (2021-2022)
• Saw action in six total games for the Buckeyes
• Played on Ohio State teams who qualified for the CFP New Years Six in both of his seasons in Columbus
• Ranked as a top-10 safety in the transfer portal by 247 sports
• Played in all 13 games at UK in 2023 and totaled nine tackles, 2.0 tackle for loss and a sack
• Got a career-best four tackles vs. Akron, including his first-career TFL
• Also had a career-high four tackles vs. Clemson in the Gator Bowl, along with a his first career sack

2022 – r-Freshman (Ohio State)
• Appeared in four games vs. Notre Dame, Arkansas State, Wisconsin and Penn State in a special teams role

2021 – Freshman (Ohio State)
• Redshirt season
• Played in two games vs. Akron and Rutgers

High School
• Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals and 247Sports and the No. 2 player in the state and No. 15 safety nationally coming out of high school
• A two-way player at cornerback, safety and wide receiver for head coach Brandon Smith at South Warren
• Earned first-team All-State by the Courier-Journal after leading a defense at South Warren that allowed just 10.7 points per game and helped the Spartans go 10-2 overall and reach the second round of the Class 5A playoffs
• Named third-team All-State by the Courier-Journal as junior in 2019 … Totaled 37 tackles and an interception on defense … Six of his 19 receptions went for touchdowns as South Warren finished 10-2
• As a sophomore in 2018, played in all 15 games for South Warren as it went 15-0 and win the Class 5A state championship … Recorded 30 tackles, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, one of which went for a touchdown … Also had four receptions for 68 yards and one touchdown
• Four-year letterwinner in track & field at South Warren where he won the Class 3A Regional 2 long jump and high jump and placed fifth in the state championship in the long jump
• Attended Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, Georgia as a freshman before moving to Kentucky

• Born in Atlanta
• Son of Sonja Breeze and Mitchell Dunn
• Step-father is Calvin Breeze and step-mother is Chasity Rodgers
• Siblings are Jada Dunn and Jonah Dunn
• Dad, Mitchell, played basketball at Miami from 1994-95
• Major is community and leadership development

Jantzen Says
• His nickname is “J.D.”
• He chose Kentucky because it’s home
• One word to describe him on the field is “relentless”
• The best advice he’s ever received is “control the controllables”
• His favorite family recipe to make is spaghetti


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