Jayvant Brown - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 34


  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 225
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • High school St. Thomas Aquinas

2023 – Freshman
• Saw action in 11 games and totaled seven tackles
• Saw his first collegiate action vs. EKU
• Got a career-best two tackles vs. Akron, against Alabama and at Louisville

High School
• Listed as a four-star prospect and the No. 30 linebacker in the nation by 247Sports Composite
• had him as a four-star and the No. 18 linebacker and No. 54 player in the state of Florida
• The No. 13 linebacker and top 75 in the state by ESPN
• Listed as a three-star by 247 Sports and
• Named a 2023 All-American and selected to play in the All-American Bowl
• Coached by Roger Harriott at St. Thomas Aquinas
• Totaled 61 tackles, including five tackles for loss and three sacks, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery in 13 games as a senior
• Helped lead the Golden Knights to a fourth straight state championship and a perfect 14-0 record
• Also saw action as a running back during his prep career
• Played at Deerfield and University School of NSU before transferring to Aquinas for his senior season
• A Sun Sentinel Super 11 selection as a junior after racking up 37 tackles – 14 for loss – and 10.5 sacks at Deerfield Beach
• Helped Deerfield win a district title competing in the Sunshine State’s highest classification
• As a sophomore, had 51 tackles and three sacks in six games and was a first-team All-Broward 8A-6A selection
• Played his freshman season at Fort Lauderdale University School and ran for 341 yards and three touchdowns
• Also participated in the FBU All-American Bowl
• Had more than two dozen offers but ultimately chose UK over Alabama, Auburn, Michigan State, Ohio State, Texas and Florida

• Born in Deerfield Beach, Florida
• Son of Albert and Marie Brown
• Major is communication

Jayvant Says
• His nickname is “Vant” (pronounced Vont)
• He chose Kentucky because the Wildcats showed the most love
• One word to describe him on the field is “fierce”
• Other than playing football, he’s also a good (video) gamer
• If he could only eat one meal the rest of his life he would choose wings and fries

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