Naquez Pringle - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 77


  • height 6-3
  • Weight 320
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Georgetown, S.C.
  • Previous School Itawamba Community College
  • High school Carvers Bay
2016 – Junior
  • Started in five games
  • Had a career-high six tackles vs. Georgia Tech in the TaxSlayer Bowl
  • Earned his first career start vs. Vanderbilt and charted a season-high tying five tackles
  • Saw his first career action at Florida, ending the game with five tackles and a tackle for loss
  • Recorded four tackles in the win over South Carolina
  • Enrolled in January of 2016 after transferring from Itawamba Community College (Miss.)
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Enrolled in January of 2016 after transferring from Itawamba Community College (Miss.)
2014 and 2015 at Itawamba CC
  • Had 21 tackles and a tackle for a loss, adding a fumble recovery in 2015 for Itawamba
  • Totaled 19 tackles, two tackles for a loss, one interception and blocked two kicks as a freshman 
High School
  • Rated as the 25th best defensive tackle and the 31st best prospect in South Carolina by 247sports
  • ESPN rated him as a three-star recruit, No. 66 at defensive tackle and the 20th best prospect in the state of South Carolina
  • As a senior at Carvers Bay, had 66 tackles and six sacks, earning invitations to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the 2013 Under Armour All-American Combine
  • Starred on both sides of the ball for Carvers Bay and after an injury to the starting kicker, stepped up and served as the team’s placekicker
  • Was coached by Nate Thompson at Carvers Bay who says, “He makes you look good. He works hard. He makes others work hard and makes them believe they can do what they want to do”
  • Had offers from Clemson and South Carolina out of high school
  • Born in Georgetown, S.C.
  • Son of Ben and Nakeya Armstrong
  • Major is community leadership and development
Community Cats
  • Volunteer speaker at W.B. Jones auditorium rvent (2016)
Naquez Says
  • His nickname is “Quez”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a high school coach and leader in his community
  • His sports hero is Emmitt Smith because he out-worked his opponent
  • Most people don’t know he loves to be help young people who want more in life
  • One word to describe him on the field is “explosive”
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