John Daido - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 35


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 213
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Vienna, Va.
  • High school Oakton

2018 – Sophomore

  • Practiced with the team
  • Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

2017 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team

High School

  • Three-year starter at wide receiver and tight end at Oakton High School in Vienna, Va.
  • Totaled 34 catches for 635 yards and four touchdowns as a senior and 25 catches for 450 yards and two scores during his junior season
  • Named All-District in 2016
  • Coached by Jason Rowley
  • Four-year letter winner on the lacrosse team where he was named All-State, All-Region and All-District
  • Led Oakton to the 2017 6A State Lacrosse Championship title
  • Chose Kentucky over Syracuse, Ole Miss and NC State after scholarship offers to play lacrosse on the Division I level


  • Born in Herndon, Va.
  • Son of David and Lisa Daido
  • Father played football at Western Kentucky from 1983-86
  • Major is political science
  • Speaks fluent Russian
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