Kayaune Ross - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 19


  • height 6-6
  • Weight 225
  • class Senior
  • Hometown West Chester, Ohio
  • Previous School Phoenix College
  • High school Lakota West
2016 – Junior
  • Saw action in six games, missing the last five with injury
  • Made his first career catch with a nine-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter vs. Southern Miss.
  • Dean’s List (Spring 2017)
  • SEC First-year Academic Honor Roll (2016-17)
Junior College
  • A three-star recruit out of high school
  • Caught 15 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns in four games before injury sidelined him as a freshman at Phoenix College (Ariz.) in 2014
  • Redshirted the 2015 season 
  • Will have three seasons of eligibility remaining
High School
  • Reunited with former high school teammates Kyle Meadows, Mikel Horton and George Asafo-Adjei
  • Named second-team All-Greater Miami Conference in 2011 for Coach Larry Cox at Lakota West High School
  • Named Lakota West Athlete of the Year
  • Also played basketball and ran track
  • Picked UK over offers from Arizona State, Oregon and N.C. State
  • Pronounced KAY-waun
  • Born in Hamilton, Ohio
  • Son of Tasha Hudson, Loretha Hudson and Bo Ross
  • Major is community and leadership development
Kayaune  Says
  • His nickname is “Big Ross”
  • Other than playing for the NFL, he says his dream job is to coach
  • When he’s not playing football he enjoys reading and watching football
  • His life’s theme song is “Changes” by Tupac
  • One word to describe him on the field is “raw”
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