Football

KeatonUpshaw

  • position Tight End
  • height 6-6
  • Weight 246
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lima, Ohio
  • High school Lima Senior

2021 – Junior
• Missed the season after suffering an injury during fall camp
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2020 – Sophomore
• Saw action in all 11 games, with four starting assignments
• Totaled 16 catches for 193 yards and three scores
• Caught a career-high tying three passes for 28 yards, including a four-yard touchdown in the second quarter at Florida
• Also caught three passes for 44 yards at Alabama, both were career highs
• Had a 21-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter vs. Vanderbilt
• Had a 12-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter vs. Mississippi State

2019 – r-Freshman
• Saw action in all 13 games with two starts (South Carolina and Tennessee)
• Made his first collegiate start at South Carolina and totaled seven catches for 78 yards and a score
• Got his first collegiate touchdown with a 13-yard catch in the third quarter vs. Florida
• Charted his first collegiate pass receptions vs. Toledo with two catches for 19 yards
• Critical blocker for UK’s impressive run game which ranked fourth nationally with 278.8 yards per game

2018 – Freshman
• Redshirt season

High School
• A three-star tight end in most of the major recruiting services
• Rated as the 25th-best tight end in the 2018 class
• A three-year starter who earned first-team All-Northwest Ohio District and second-team All-State honors by Three Rivers Athletic Conference after totaling 786 receiving yards on 46 catches with four touchdowns as a senior
• Third-team Division II Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association (OPSWA) All-Ohio selection
• Caught 48 passes for 758 yards and four touchdowns as a junior, earning him a spot on the All-Northwest Ohio and TRAC first team
• Also named second-team All-Ohio
• Coached by Andre Griffin
• Also an excellent basketball player, lettering three seasons as a power forward
• Lettered one season in track & fi eld, participating in the 4×400, 4×200 and the high jump
• Picked Kentucky over offers from Louisville, West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Auburn

Personal
• Born in Lima, Ohio
• Son of Jessica Kahle
• Siblings are Aaron Godsey, Kearre Upshaw and Teysha Upshaw
• Graduated in May of 2022 with a degree in community and leadership development … Currently working on a second degree in health promotion

Keaton Says
• His nickname is “Keat”
• His hidden talent is bowling
• The most influential person in his life is his mother because she pushes him everyday
• Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a personal trainer
• Three words to describe him are funny, chill and  hardworking

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