Josh Ali - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 6


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 193
  • class Fifth Year
  • Hometown Hollywood, Fla.
  • High school Chaminade-Madonna

2018 – Sophomore

  • Saw action in 12 of 13 games
  • Had 10 catches for 115 yards and one TD
  • Caught a season-high three passes and his first collegiate TD with a season-long 32-yard reception at Louisville
  • Caught two passes for 22 yards in the win at Missouri

2017 – Freshman

  • Saw action in nine games
  • Caught three passes for 25 yards

High School

  • Three-star prospect by all major recruiting services
  • ranks him the No. 32 wide receiver in the talent-rich state of Florida
  • Scout says “He glides and moves effortlessly when navigating the open field and does a good job of sticking his foot in the dirt when getting into his breaks and making cuts, and really keeps defenders on their toes by not giving away his route”
  • Four-year starter and letter winner for Coach Dameon Jones at Chaminade
  • Caught 43 passes for 805 yards and five receiving TDs in 2016 in helping lead the Lions to a 10-5 overall record and an appearance in the Class 3A state championship game
  • Named first-team All-County and All-State
  • Also had one kickoff return for a touchdown
  • Hauled in 56 passes for 896 yards and 15 scores as a junior at University School in Ft. Lauderdale
  • High school teammate of fellow 2017 signee Chris Whittaker
  • Chose Kentucky over Central Florida and Utah


  • Born in Miami, Fla.
  • Son of Katrina Gray and Faheem Ali
  • Dad, Faheem, was a wide receiver at Louisiana Tech
  • Major is community and leadership development

Josh Says

  • He chose Kentucky to put UK Football on the map
  • One word to describe him on the field is “Smooth”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a real estate agent 
  • The one thing he likes most about football is the brotherhood
  • His passion in life is to be the best person he can be
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