Marc Nave Jr. - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 55

MarcNave Jr.

  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-6
  • Weight 335
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Toledo, Ohio
  • High school Central Catholic

High School
• Rated as a unanimous three-star recruit by Rivals, On3, ESPN and 247Sports
• Rivals has him as the No. 17 interior offensive lineman in the nation and the No. 22 player in Ohio
• Four-year letter winner and four-year starter for head coach Greg Dempsey at Central Catholic
• Bolstered an offense that averaged 39.6 points per game and 373.2 yards per game as a senior in 2023
• Helped Central Catholic to a 16-0 record and its second straight Ohio High School Athletic Association Championship title after defeating Columbus Bishop, 27-7, in 2023
• Had zero sacks or pressures allowed and graded out over 95 percent at his position en route to Offensive Lineman of the Year honors from his team
• Aided an offense in that championship game that had a 318-139 advantage in total yards and a 247-6 advantage in yards on the ground
• Named to the All-Ohio, All-District and All-Blade First Teams in 2023
• Also participated on the basketball and track & field teams
• Excelled in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society, while also earning All-Academic Athlete honors from 2020-23
• Chose Kentucky over Auburn, Georgia, Missouri and Ohio State

• Last name pronounced with long “a” sound and rhymes with Dave
• Born in Toledo, Ohio
• Son of Reshawna and Marc Nave
• Siblings are Brandi, Liza, Layla and Marcyia
• Major is psychology

Marc Says
• His dream job is to be a football coach
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he’s Samoan
• Three words to describe him are serious, funny and kind
• His favorite family recipe to make is chicken parmesan
• The best advice he’s ever received is from his mom and author Stephen Covey “keep the main thing the main thing”

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