Kaleb Cheek - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 35


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 5-10
  • Weight 190
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Asheboro, N.C.
  • High school Asheboro

2021 – Sophomore

  • Practiced with the team

2020 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team

High School

  • Three-year letter winner and two-year starter as a running back at Asheboro High School for head coach Kevin Gillespie
  • Earned All-Conference honors after averaging 99.5 total yards per game (699 total) through seven games as senior before being sidelined with injury
  • Scored seven touchdowns, six rushing and one receiving
  • Also earned All-Conference in the 100-meters for the track team
  • Chose Kentucky over Virginia Military Institute


  • Born in Asheboro, North Carolina
  • Son of Kimberly Cheek and Dominque Nicholson
  • Has one brother, Kaden Cheek
  • Major is kinesiology

Kaleb Says

  • His nickname is “Cheek”
  • He chose Kentucky because it felt like the right place to grow as a football player and person
  • His dream job is to be a pharmacist
  • The person he admires the most is his mom because she is a hard worker and has been a positive role model in his life
  • Three words to describe him are passionate, driven, and self-reliant
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