Football

LukeFulton

  • position Inside Linebacker
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 225
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Youngstown, Ohio
  • Previous School Michigan State
  • High school Cardinal Mooney

2021 – Sophomore

  • Saw in 10 of 13 games on special teams
  • Mid-year enrollee

2020 – r-Freshman (Michigan State)

  • Did not play in 2020

High School

  • A four-star linebacker who came out of traditional powerhouse Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Ranked among the best players in Ohio by 247Sports (No. 9), Rivals.com (No. 15) and ESPN.com (No. 19)
  • Also listed as one of the top overall prospects in the nation by 247Sports (No. 280) and one of the top overall prospects in the Midwest (No. 51) by ESPN.com
  • Three-year starter for head coach P.J. Fecko
  • Cardinals’ leading tackler as a junior and senior
  • Totaled 98 tackles, 16.0 TFL and three sacks in 2018 as a senior
  • Named to the 2018 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association All-State Third Team in Division IV
  • Two-time Ohio All-Northeast Inland District First-Team selection
  • Named to the Butkus Award preseason watch list as one of the top 50 linebackers in the country
  • Landed a spot on the WKBN Big 22 list
  • Honorable mention all-state choice by OPSWA (Division IV) as a junior in 2017 after recording 135 tackles, including six sacks, and eight forced fumbles
  • An all-around athlete who also participated in basketball, basketball and track at Mooney
  • Excellent in the classroom as he was a member of the National Honor Society and ranked in the top 10 in his class with over a 4.00 GPA
  • Named the WYTV “33 Student-Athlete of the Week” on Sept. 13, 2018
  • Chose UK over Cincinnati, N.C. State and West Virginia

Personal

  • Born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Son of Tina and Jeff Fulton
  • Has two younger brothers, Jack and Cole
  • Dad, Jeff, played baseball at Pitt
  • Majoring in pre-management

Luke Says

  • Other than play in the NFL, his dream job is to be a sports agent
  • He chose Kentucky because of his strong relationships with the coaching staff
  • In one sentence he describes Coach Stoops as “not only a great coach but a great man”
  • One thing most people don’t know about him is that he can play the piano
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “no one cares, work harder”
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