Max Ishmael - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 57


  • position Offensive Lineman
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 326
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Mt. Sterling, Ky.
  • High school Lexington Christian

2023 – Freshman
• Practiced with the team

High School
• Began high school career as a three-year letterman and two-year starter at Montgomery County High School under head coach Jamie Egli
• As a senior in 2022, played and started at Lexington Christian Academy under head coach Doug Charles
• Helped Lexington Christian Academy claim the 2022 District and Regional Championships and earn a 9-5 record
• Named to the 2022 All-City Second Team after spending his senior season blocking for LCA quarterback Cutter Boley
• Also played basketball and swam at Montgomery County High School
• Involved in Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, DECA Inc. and National Beta Club in high school
• Chose Kentucky over Eastern Kentucky

• Born in Lexington, Kentucky
• Son of Mary and Dave Ishmael
• Has one brother, Trey
• Grandfather, David Lee “Dutch” Ishmael, was a safety and quarterback at Kentucky from 1963-65
• Great uncle, Charles Ishmael, was a forward for Kentucky basketball from 1962-64
• Major is undecided

Max Says
• He chose Kentucky because he has been a lifelong fan
• He used to play the piano and the drums
• Three words to describe himself are loyal, trusting and caring
• His favorite hobby outside of football is basketball
• His favorite song to karaoke is “You Can Have The Crown” by Sturgill Simpson

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