Football

KennethHorsey

  • position Offensive Guard
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 304
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Sanford, Fla.
  • High school Sanford Seminole

2022 – Senior
• Team Captain
• Third-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele)

2021 – Junior
• Has played in 25 career games with 21 starts
• Started in all 13 games
• Key cog on the “Big Blue Wall” who has been recognized for the Joe Moore Award, given to the nation’s top offensive line, four straight seasons, including finalists in 2021
• One of 11 FBS players named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team for his volunteer work with the American Heart Association
• Received the Central Kentucky American Heart Association’s Finn Collier Service Award for his volunteer work in helping spread heart health awareness
• Named to the SEC Community Service Team
• Wuerffel Trophy Watch List
• Named to UK’s Frank G. Ham Society of Character

2020 – Sophomore
• One of the three winners of the 2020 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award … Honored after having open-heart surgery in 2018 and returning to start on the off ensive line for UK
• Started in eight games played in 2020
• Earned first career start at left guard in the season opener vs. Auburn
• Did not dress vs. Vanderbilt, Florida or South Carolina

2019 – r-Freshman
• Saw action in four games at left guard (Eastern Michigan, Vanderbilt, UT Martin and Virginia Tech)

2018 – Freshman
• Redshirt season

High School
• Rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals
• Ranked as the No. 58 offensive guard in the nation
• Helped lead his team to a 9-3 record and district championship as a senior
• Coached by Don Stark
• Also a two-year letter winner in the shot put
• Excelled in the classroom as he touted a 3.6 GPA and scored 1220 on his SAT
• Chose Kentucky over Mississippi State, South Florida and Central Florida

Community Cats
• Has become an advocate for heart health after having open heart surgery in 2018
• Participated in American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day (2020 and 2021)
• Participated in the 2021 Central Kentucky Heart Walk Digital Experience (2021)
• Coordinated and planned a hands-only CPR training for the UK Football team and staff (2021)
• Helped plan a Hands-Only CPR media availability on June 14 that promoted Hands-Only CPR awareness to the media for CPR Awareness Month (2021)
• Spoke at Central Kentucky Heart Walk kick-off event (2020)
• Spoke at UK Healthcare Heart Walk kick-off event (2020)
• Dedicated his 2020 football season to Finn Collier, a seven-year-old who lost his life to heart disease
• Volunteered at Brenda Cowan Elementary and Cassidy Elementary (2020)

Personal
• Born in Orlando, Florida
• Son of Shari and Ken Horsey
• Siblings are Kenyse Horsey and Ora-Monet Hughes
• Graduated on December 17, 2021 with a degree in communication … Currently working on a master’s degree in social work

Kenneth Says
• He chose to play football at UK because he loved the school on his visit and wanted to play in the SEC
• Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a football coach
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he participated in martial arts for 14 years and had open-heart surgery in April of 2018
• If he had a hashtag to describe himself it would be #68wave

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