Kelvin Joseph - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 1


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 192
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Baton Rouge, La.
  • High school Scotlandville Magnet


  • Played in 20 collegiate games, 11 at LSU and nine at UK
  • Started in nine games played at UK in 2020
  • Finished with 25 total tackles, four interceptions, a PBU and a tackle for loss at UK
  • 2020 Fourth-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)
  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll (2019)

2020 – r-Sophomore

  • Fourth-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)
  • Started in nine games before opting out prior to the regular-season finale vs. South Carolina
  • Finished with 25 total tackles, four interceptions, a PBU and a tackle for loss
  • Had a career-high tying four tackles at Missouri
  • Jumped the route on a short sideline pass in the second quarter at Tennessee, intercepting the pass and racing 41 yards for a touchdown … Also had a career-high tying four tackles and a pass breakup
  • Ranked eighth nationally and tied for third in the SEC for total interceptions with four
  • Got his first career interception vs. Mississippi State
  • Played and started in his first career game at UK vs. Auburn, coming away with four tackles
  • Preseason Fourth-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)

2019 – Sophomore

  • Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules


2018 – Freshman (LSU)

  • Played in 11 games as a true freshman
  • Recorded 12 tackles and one pass breakup
  • Also saw action on special teams on LSU’s coverage units
  • Had career-best four tackles in win over Ole Miss
  • Broke up a pass on third-and-five situation at midfield just before halftime that forced Georgia to punt in LSU’s win over the No.2-ranked Bulldogs
  • Had three tackles vs. Southeastern and then against both Auburn and Louisiana Tech


High School

  • One of the top defensive backs for the class of 2018
  • Scored a combined 13 touchdowns on returns – kickoffs, punts and interceptions
  • Rated as a four-star prospect by both ESPN and 247Sports
  • Listed as the No. 35 player in the country by ESPN and the No. 4 player in Louisiana by 247Sports … The No. 7 safety in the country and No. 83 overall player by 247sports
  • Two-time first team 5A All-State and the twice named to the Baton Rouge Advocate All-Metro Team
  • Became the first player in Scotlandville history to be selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American game
  • Named first team All-District and District 4-5A Co-Defensive MVP for his 2016 junior season
  • Also named to all-metro and Class 5A all-state teams after helping lead Scotlandville to the Division state finals his junior season
  • One of just two Louisiana players named to the CBS MaxPreps junior All-American team
  • Recorded 113 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three interceptions as a senior
  • As a junior, had 67 tackles, 12 pass breakups and three interceptions
  • Returned a kickoff 90 yards for a TD as a senior and scored a pair of defensive TDs as a junior
  • Helped his team win the 5A state title as a junior and reach the state semifinals as a senior
  • Standout basketball player as well
  • Played in the Army All-America Bowl
  • Coached by LaVanta Davis


  • Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Son of Latoria Stewart and Kelvin Joseph Jr.
  • Siblings are Nakia, Keristyn, and Akeira
  • Major is community and leadership development

Kelvin Says

  • He chose to play football at Kentucky because of the opportunities it provided
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to make music and start an organization for the needy
  • One word to describe him on the field is “goat”
  • If he could eat only three foods for the rest of his life he would eat chicken, breakfast food and crawfish
  • Three words to describe him are funny, chill and happy
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