Football

KavosieySmoke

  • position Running Back
  • height 5-9
  • Weight 209
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Wetumpka, Ala.
  • High school Wetumpka

Career
• A four-time letter winner who saw action in 46 career games with five starts
• Finished his UK career with 292 career carries for 1,583 rushing yards which ranks 21st on UK’s career rushing list
• His 5.42 yards per carry ranks seventh all-time at UK
• Totaled 11 receptions for 98 yards, averaging 8.9 yards per reception

2022 – Senior
• Played in 12 games, starting the first four
• Totaled 59 carries for 277 yards and a score
• Averaged 4.7 yards per carry
• Finished with 32 yards on seven attempts in the season opener vs. Miami (Ohio) … Also had two catches for 16 yards
• Rushed 14 times for 80 yards in the win at Florida
• Rushed for 66 yards on a career-high 18 carries, recording one touchdown in the win over Youngstown St.
• Led the Wildcats in rushing with 12 carries for 85 yards vs. Northern Illinois

2021 – Junior
• Played in 12 games in 2021, earning his first career start at Mississippi State
• Totaled 416 yards rushing on 81 carries with four touchdowns … Also had one reception for 17 yards
• Also had two kick returns (one vs. ULM and UTC) for a total of 31 yards … Had a tackle vs. Missouri and UTC
• Rushed 12 times for a career-high 104 yards, averaging 8.7 per attempt in the win over LSU
• Had 11 carries for 53 yards a score vs. Tennessee
• In the win over South Carolina, posted nine rushes for 50 yards with one score
• Also had rushing touchdowns in the wins over New Mexico State and Louisville
• Switched jersey numbers from 20 to 0 in fall camp

2020 – Sophomore
• Played in seven of 11 games
• Had 47 carries for 229 yards and one score … Also had five receptions for 25 yards
• Totaled 45 yards on nine attempts in the win over NC State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
• Led the Wildcats with seven carries for 62 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown run on UK’s first possession at Auburn
• Had five carries for 29 yards vs. Ole Miss before leaving the game with injury

2019 – r-Freshman
• Saw action in all 13 games
• UK’s third-leading rusher with 616 yards on 101 attempts and six scores
• Averaged 6.1 yards per attempt
• Had two receptions for 26 yards
• Ranked in the top 10 among SEC freshman leaders in the following categories: fifth in rushing (47.47), ninth in all-purpose yards (50.7) and 10th in total offense (47.4) and scoring (2.8)
• Rushed twice for 75 yards in UK’s 45-13 win over Louisville
• Ran 15 times for a career-high 95 yards in the win over Vanderbilt

2018 – Freshman
• Redshirt season
• Saw action in two games vs. Louisville and Penn State and totaled four carries for 45 yards and a score
• Got his first collegiate carries at Louisville, rushing four times for 45 yards, including a 37-yard scoring dash

High School
• A three-star recruit by all the major recruiting services … Ranked the 29th-best running back in the nation by Rivals
• Four-year starter for the Indians
• Selected to play in the 31st annual Alabama-Mississippi Football All-Star Classic
• Helped Wetumpka advance to the 6A Alabama state championship game for the first time in the school’s 115-year history
• Finished his senior season with 1,508 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns
• Earned Class 6A second-team All-State honors by the Alabama Sports Writers Association
• Chose UK over offers from South Carolina, Auburn, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Florida and Virginia Tech
• Also a four-year starter as a small forward/power forward on the basketball team
• Coached by Tim Perry

Personal
• Name is pronounced “kah-VAH-see-ay”
• Born in Montgomery, Alabama
• Son of Helen Smoke
• Siblings are Iesha, Miranda, Nadia and Tay
• Major is community and leadership development

Kavosiey Says
• His nickname is “Smoke”
• Most people don’t know he’s part Native American
• He chose to play football at Kentucky because it felt like home
• After his football career, he would like to be a coach
• His sports hero is Bo Jackson

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