Football

KahlilSaunders

  • position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 288
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Huntsville, Ala.
  • High school Grissom

2021 – Freshman
• Redshirt season
• Saw action in four games (ULM, Florida, NMST and Louisville)
• Totaled two tackles, two tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry
• Got a TFL vs. New Mexico State and Louisville
• Charted his first QBH vs. New Mexico State

High School
• A three-star recruit by all the major recruiting services
• Considered a top 50 strong-side defensive end by 247sports
• A two-way player at Grissom High School also playing on the offensive line
• A three-year starter for head coach Chip English
• Totaled 80 tackles, including 14.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks and 17 quarterback hurries as a senior at Grissom
• Helped lead Grissom to the AHSAA High School Football Class 7A playoff s for the fi rst Ɵ me since 2004
• Named to the 2020 Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State football Class 7A Second Team
• Earned 7A Region 4 first-team honors … Also an all-city first-team member
• Named a preseason All-America candidate by Sports Illustrated
• Chose Kentucky over Indiana, Virginia, and Va. Tech

Personal
• Born in Huntsville, Alabama
• Son of Toshiba Burton
• Major is undecided

Kahlil Says
• He chose Kentucky because it would give him the best opportunity to go to the NFL
• After football his dream is to be an exotic animal veterinarian
• Three words to describe him are chill, goofy, and competitive
• The person he admires the most is his mom because she’s a strong, independent woman
• One thing most people may not know about him is that he can draw

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