Football

KennethHorsey

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

2021 – Junior

  • Has played in 25 career games with 21 starts
  • 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

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 offensive line for UK
  • Started in all 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 (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
  • Recruited primarily as an offensive guard
  • Has size to make an immediate impact
  • 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
  • Major is communication

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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