Nick Haynes - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 68


  • height 6-3
  • Weight 300
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Niceville, Fla.
  • High school Niceville

2016 – Junior 

  • An integral part of the offensive line who were named semifinalists for the Joe Moore Award which recognizes the nation’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line
  • Blocking for Boom Williams and Benny Snell, UK was the only team in the SEC with two 1,000-yard rushers
  • Started in all 13 games at left guard, giving him 23 career starts in 34 games played
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Named Florida’s All Sports Association’s Collegiate Athlete of the Year 

2015 – Sophomore

  • Played in 11 games with nine starts, showing a versatility to play at either guard position

2014 – r-Freshman

  • Played in all 12 games 
  • Got his first collegiate start in the win over Vanderbilt

2013 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

  • Second-team all-state by The Associated Press
  • Ranked as the nation’s No. 40 guard by Rivals
  • Only began playing football a junior
  • Extremely versatile player who had experience as a tackle, tight end, fullback and defensive lineman in high school
  • Excels as a run blocker as he compiled an impressive tally of pancake blocks in high school
  • Relies on great footwork as he also lettered in basketball as a prepster
  • Attended Niceville (Fla.) High School, helping team to a winning record both seasons he played
  • Coach by John Hicks
  • Four-year letterman in basketball who was a two-year all-county honoree
  • Competed in the shot put for the track and field team
  • Participated for the school weightlifting team and advanced to the state meet
  • Named the District Athlete of the Year, covering all sports


  • Born in Peoria, Ill.
  • Son of Stephen and DeDe Haynes
  • Dad, Stephen, retired as a Master Sergeant after 22 years in the Air Force
  • Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in economics and management and is currently working on a second degree in kinesiology

Community Cats

  • Participated in Walk a Child to School Day (2014)
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)

Nick Says

  • One word to describe him on the field is “physical”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to work as a financial advisor or ambassador of a firm overseas
  • His favorite meal is waffles
  • His advice to young players it to make the weight room part of your life
  • Most people don’t know that he’s a really good bowler and has bowled five 300 games
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