• position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 306
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Birmingham, Ala.
  • High school La Cueva

2021 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team

High School

  • Moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico for his senior season but only played in three games due to a COVID-shortened 2020
  • Prior to moving to New Mexico, was a two-year starter at center for head coach Ben Bergusen at Homewood High School in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Rated one of the top 10 centers in Alabama for the spring of 2020 by Playmakers Elite Sports
  • Named second-team 6A All-State in 2019 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association
  • Earned a spot on the 2019 All-South Metro Team
  • Named to the Over The Mountain Journal’s All-OTM High School Football Team in 2019
  • Participated in the 2021 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl
  • An all-around athlete who also letterd in basketball (center) and track & field (shot put)
  • National Honor Society


  • Born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Son of Scott and Cynthia Padgett
  • Siblings are Logan and Layla
  • Comes from a family of athletes as father, Scott, played basketball at Kentucky from 1995-99, helping the Wildcats advance to two Final Fours, including a national title in 1998 … Went on to play eight years in the pros … Mom, Cynthia, was a four-year letter winner on UK’s volleyball team from 1994-97  … Older brother, Logan, currently plays basketball at Shelton State Community College
  • Major is undecided

Lucas Says

  • He chose Kentucky because it has great academic programs and he likes the culture around the entire athletic department
  • After football, his dream job is to be a coach
  • Three words to describe him are smart, funny, and calm
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “don’t change who you are to impress others”
  • One thing most people don’t know about him is that he’s a huge superhero fan
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