Koby Keenum - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 50


  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 302
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Florence, Ala.
  • High school Mars Hill Bible School

2023 – Freshman
• Redshirt season

High School
• Four-star prospect by Rivals
• The second-ranked center in the nation by Rivals and the 21st-ranked prospect in Alabama by the same service
• Finalist for the 2021 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A Lineman of the Year honor
• Helped Mars Hill Bible to the 2022 AHSAA Class 3A Playoffs with 80-plus pancakes and a 10-2 record in the fall as an offensive tackle… That stretch included going 6-0 in Alabama’s Class 3A Region 8
• After the season, helped Alabama defeat Mississippi in the 36th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game in December
• Two-time first-team All-State selection and Lineman of the Year finalist
• First football player in Mars Hill Bible history to commit to a Power 5 program
• Coached by Darrell Higgins
• Also played varsity baseball, helping the Panthers win the 2019 state championship
• Chose Kentucky over Mississippi State, Penn State, North Carolina and Louisville

• Born in Huntsville, Alabama
• Son of Carl and Natalie Keenum
• Has one sister, Julia
• Father, Carl, was a long snapper at North Alabama
• Left-handed
• Major is undecided

Koby Says
• Nickname is “Bighurt”
• He chose Kentucky because it was the best place for him to get developed
• After football, his dream job is to own his own hunting lodge
• Three words to describe him are funny, chill and outgoing
• His sports hero is Kobe Bryant because of how he carried himself and how he trained


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