Kendrick Gilbert - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 99


  • position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 275
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
  • High school Cathedral

2023 – Freshman
• Redshirt season
• Played in two games vs. Ball State and Clemson
• Recorded two tackles, one in each game

High School
• A four-star defensive lineman by Rivals who ranked him as the No. 2 player in the state of Indiana and a No. 12 player in his position
• Compiled 86 tackles and 8.0 sacks in his prep career and as a three-year starter, helping the Fighting Irish win 37 of 41 games
• Selected to play in the Army All-American Bowl
• Named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association 2022 Top-50 All-State team after totaling 28 tackles, including 18 solo and 2.0 sacks
• Coached by Bill Peebles
• Led Cathedral to a 10-2 overall record in 2022
• Advanced to the semifinals of the Class 6A state championship after winning back-to-back Class 5A state titles in 2020 and 2021
• Helped the Fighting Irish finish 14-1 and earn its second consecutive Indiana Class 5A State Championship in 2021
• Had over 22 offers and ultimately chose Kentucky over Purdue, LSU and Iowa

• Born in Indianapolis, Indiana
• Son of Stacy and Kenneth Gilbert
• Has one sister, Kaitlyn, who currently plays basketball at DePaul
• Major is undecided

Kendrick Says
• He chose Kentucky because he loved the atmosphere
• After his football career, he hopes to start several businesses
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he wears glasses
• The highlight of his life so far has been making his parents proud
• In just a few words, he would describe head coach Mark Stoops as “a great man”

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