Kendall Randolph - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 5


  • height 6-0
  • Weight 183
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Tallahassee, Fla.
  • High school Lincoln
2016 – Junior
  • Played in 11 games, missing the last two games of the regular season with injury
  • Had 15 tackles on the season
  • Registered a career-high five tackles vs. New Mexico State, including one TFL
2015 – Sophomore
  • Played in nine games, collecting 11 tackles, including half a tackle for a loss
  • Had a pass break-up at Vandy and recovered a fumble at Georgia
2014 – Freshman
  • Played in all 12 games as a reserve cornerback and nickelback
  • Made 16 tackles
  • Had a great game in the win over UT Martin, making a season-high four tackles, including one tackle for loss, recovering a fumble, and knocking loose a fumble that Khalid Henderson picked up and returned for an 89-yard touchdown
  • Had a pass breakup at Tennessee and a quarterback sack vs. Mississippi State
High School
  • Four-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN
  • Rivals ranked him the 50th-best prospect in the state of Florida
  • ESPN rated him the 48th-best prospect in Florida and the 21st-best cornerback in the nation
  • No. 284 in ESPN’s Top 300
  • Senior season featured 59 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception, seven pass breakups and one fumble recovery
  • Semper Fidelis All-American
  • First-team Class 7A all-state by The Associated Press
  • Junior year had 27 tackles, two tackles for loss, six interceptions, seven pass breakups and one fumble recovery
  • Skilled kickoff and punt returner and also played some at quarterback, completing over 60 percent of his passes
  • Team won the 7A state championship as a freshman and was 7A runner-up his junior season
  • Four-year letterman, three-year starter
  • Coached by Yusuf Shakir
  • List of offers included Oklahoma, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA and Vanderbilt
  • Versatile athlete on the track and field team, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, 4×100-meter relay, high jump and long jump
  • Born in Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Son of Gail Randolph and Kendall Randolph
  • Plans a major in communications
Community Cats
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
  • Read books to students at Maxwell Elementary for Black History Month (2016)
Kendall Says
  • Nickname is “Kenji” or “Fiveguy”
  • One word to describe him on the field is “relentless”
  • When he’s not playing football he enjoys reading fishing, riding dirt bikes and go-karts
  • He chose Kentucky because he wanted to part of making history and part of the team who changed Kentucky football forever
  • If he was stranded on an island with a teammate he would choose Kash Daniel because Kash would catch all their food and build them a boat
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