Kristian Story - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 4


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 211
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Lanett, Ala.
  • High school Lanett
  • Previous School Alabama

2024 – Senior
• Transferred to Kentucky after four seasons at Alabama
• Will have one season of eligibility remaining
• Has played in 39 career games with two starting assignments
• Totaled 22 tackles, three pass breakups and an interception in his career for the Tide

2023 – Junior (Alabama)
• Saw action in 14 games with two starts vs. Kentucky and Chattanooga
• Totaled 15 tackles, including one for loss (-1 yard) and also broke up two passes and recorded an interception
• Picked off his first career pass, returning the interception two yards vs Chattanooga

2022 – Sophomore (Alabama)
• Played in 13 games and recorded five tackles

2021 – r-Freshman (Alabama)
• Saw action in 12 games, primarily on special teams
• Totaled two tackles

2020 – Freshman (Alabama)
• Redshirt season

High School
• A consensus four-star prospect out of Lanett High School
• An all-around athlete who played quarterback and safety
• Set the record for career touchdowns in the history of the Alabama High School Athletics Association with 175 total scores
• Selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game
• Finished his career with 13,219 yards of total offense while also setting the AHSAA record
• Led Lanett to the 2019 Alabama State Championship
• Earned Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year honors
• Earned all-state honors as a safety in 1A following the 2018 season
• Threw for 2,434 yards and 40 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2018 to go along with 1,207 rushing yards and 16 scores
• Added 33 tackles and nine interceptions on defense as a junior
• Threw for 3,286 yards and 35 scores while rushing for 765 yards and seven scores in 2018
• Coached by his father Clifford Story at Lanett

• Born in Valley, Alabama
• Son of Kristina Story and Clifford Story Jr.
• Siblings are Mallory, LaKendra, Tre and Caden
• Comes from a family of athletes as mom, Kristina, played basketball at Faulkner and Auburn University at Montgomery from 1992-96; Dad, Clifford, played football and baseball at Jacksonville State from 1992-96; brother Tre, played football at Richmond from 2017-19 and Tuskegee from 2019-21; brother, Caden, currently is a defensive tackle at Clemson; uncle, Marcus Pollard, spent 14 years in the NFL and is currently the director of player engagement and youth football for the Jacksonville Jaguars
• Graduated from Alabama with a degree in sport management … Currently working on an undergraduate certificate in leadership studies

Kristian Says
• His nickname is “Ken Ken” because his middle name is Kennedy
• He chose Kentucky because he believes in the coaching staff and their ability to develop players
• His dream job is to have a podcast with friends
• Most people don’t know that he used to be a life guard and he can play the drums
• The best advice he’s ever received was from his dad “live your life so you look back with no regrets”

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