Jared Casey - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 6


  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 221
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • High school Ballard

2021 – Sophomore

  • Played in 27 career games at Kentucky
  • Saw action in all 13 games this season
  • Totaled nine tackles and a quarterback hurry

2020 – r-Freshman

  • Played in all 11 games, finishing with 20 tackles and 2.0 TFL
  • Had five tackles and a TFL at Alabama … Also had a TFL at Missouri
  • Totaled a career-best six tackles vs. Mississippi State
  • Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2019 – Freshman

  • Saw action in three games (Missouri, UT Martin and Louisville)
  • Charted first career tackle vs. UT Martin
  • Mid-year enrollee
  • FWAA 2019 Freshman All-American Team and Shaun Alexander Freshman of the Year Watch List
  • Redshirt season

High School

  • A four-star prospect
  • ranked him as the No. 15 outside linebacker nationally¬†
  • As a senior, totaled 70 tackles, 15.5 TFLs, three sacks and one forced fumble in 11 games for head coach Adrian Morton
  • Played two seasons at Trinity before transferring to Ballard
  • Chose UK over Oregon and Louisville


  • Born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Son of Melissa Gaines and Craig Shively
  • Major is community leadership and development

Jared Says

  • He chose Kentucky to play for his home state and because of the coaching staff
  • Most people don’t know he can cut hair and he can sew clothes
  • His sports hero is Muhammad Ali
  • His hidden talent is making a duck noise
  • The three famous people he would invite to his fantasy dinner are Muhammad Ali, Spider-Man, and Kobe Bryant
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