Malachi Wood - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 71


  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-8
  • Weight 283
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Richmond, Ky.
  • High school Madison Central

2023 – Freshman
• Mid-year enrollee

High School
• Consensus three-star prospect
• The 10th-ranked player in Kentucky by 247sports
• Named 2022 WBON-TV’s Co-Player of the Year in Kentucky
• A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Mike Holcomb
• Helped Madison Central to the KHSAA Class 6A Regional Championship Game and a 9-4 record in 2022
• As a senior, supported an offense that had 452 carries for 3,026 yards and 30 touchdowns and 81 pass completions for 1,328 yards and 20 touchdowns
• Also saw some time on defense, making 29 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss
• Played varsity basketball
• Chose Kentucky over Kansas, Louisville, Purdue and West Virginia among others

Community Cats
• Volunteered with My New Kentucky Home (2023)
• Volunteered to help a group of little league football players (2023)

• Born in Richmond, Kentucky
• Son of Pamela Wood
• Grandfather, Michael Wood, was an offensive guard at the University of Cincinnati from 1979-81
• Major is communication

Malachi Says
• His nickname is “Big Mal”
• He chose Kentucky because it’s home
• After football, his dream job is to be an astronaut
• The person he admires most is his mom
• If he had to eat only one meal the rest of his life he would choose steak and potatoes

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