Ja'Quize Cross - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 93


  • height 6-3
  • Weight 312
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown New Market, Ala.
  • High school Buckhorn
2016 – Freshman 
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • Talented defensive tackle is a three-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247sports
  • Finished his three-year career with 84 total tackles, 10 tackles for a loss and eight sacks, adding 14 QB hurries and causing a fumble
  • Three-star prospect by ESPN, tabbed as the 37th best prospect in Alabama and the 77th best defensive tackle
  • Tabbed by Scout as a three-star prospect, the second-best defensive tackle in Alabama and the 79th best defensive tackle in the nation
  • Rated by as a two-star prospect
  • Tabbed by 247sports as a three-star prospect, the 75th best defensive tackle in the nation and the 40th best prospect in Alabama
  • Coached by David O’Conner
  • Had offers from several schools but chose Kentucky over Minnesota and Purdue
  • Pronounced ja-QUEZ
  • Born in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Son of Wanda Cross and Avery Williams
  • Major is English
Ja’Quize Says
  • His nickname is “Quize”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to own his own shoe store
  • One word to describe him on the field is “animal”
  • Most people don’t know that his sneaker collection is almost to 100 pairs of shoes and he enjoys customizing shoes
  • His life’s theme song is “Pursuit of Happiness” by Kid Cudi
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