Football

KaiyaSheron

  • position Quarterback
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 208
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Somerset, Ky.
  • High school Somerset

2021 – Freshman
• Mid-year enrollee in January 2021
• Redshirt season
• 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

High School
• Three-star prospect who ranked as one of the top10 players in the commonwealth as evaluated by 247, Rivals.com and ESPN
• Ranked as the nation’s No. 21 pro-style quarterback by 247sports.com
• A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Robbie Lucas at Somerset
• Guided team to a 9-3 record as a senior and the second round of the state playoffs
• Completed 111 passes for 2,016 yards and threw 15 touchdown passes … Also rushed for 465 yards and scored 10 rushing touchdowns
• Two-time Class AA Player of the Year as chosen by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association (2019 and 2020)
• First-team all-state by Kentucky Sports Radio, named to the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” list of the top seniors in Kentucky
• Named 2020 Commonwealth Journal Offensive Player of the Year
• Nominated for the Lexington Herald-Leader’s 2020 Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year
• AP All-State honorable mention
• As a junior, led Somerset (Ky.) High School to a 14-1 record and the 2019 state championship in Class AA
• Most Valuable Player of the state title game as he guided the Briar Jumpers on a five-play, 86-yard TD drive in the game’s final 28 seconds
• Overall, threw for 3,218 yards and 28 touchdowns while rushing for 959 yards and nine TDs
• Named second-team all-state by The Associated Press and honorable mention by the Louisville Courier-Journal
• 2019 Commonwealth Journal Football Player of the Year
• Strong arm paired with good mobility
• Also played basketball, earning three letters
• Member of the student council
• An early commitment to Kentucky, he selected the Wildcats over Arizona State and Cincinnati

Personal
• Name is pronounced “Ki-yah Sharon”
• Born in Cincinnati , Ohio
• Son of Melissa and Kevin Sheron
• Has one sister, Kallie Sheron
• Major is communication

Kaiya Says
• His nickname is “K.B.”
• Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to be a coach
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he throws with his right hand but kicks with his left foot
• Besides playing football, he’s also good at ping pong
• The best advice he’s ever received is “nothing good happens after midnight”

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