• position Defensive Tackle
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 281
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Radcliff, Ky.
  • High school North Hardin

2021 – Sophomore

  • Played in six games with three starts before a knee injury vs. LSU sidelined him for the remainder of the season
  • Named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week after charting three tackles, including the first two quarterback sacks of his career (-16 yards), in Kentucky’s 42-21 win over LSU
  • Totaled 15 tackles, 3.5 tackle for loss, 2.0 sacks and quarterback hurry in six games
  • Made three tackles, including the first two quarterback sacks of his career, good for 16 yards of loss, in the win over LSU
  • Made his first collegiate start at South Carolina and had two tackles
  • Also started against Florida and had three tackles and a tackle for loss in the win
  • Charted a career-high five tackles and one tackle for loss in the season opener vs. ULM
  • Got his first quarterback hurry vs. UTC

2020 – Freshman

  • Mid-year enrollee
  • Redshirt season
  • Played in three games (Mississippi State, Tennessee and Alabama)

High School

  • Four-star prospect by Rivals
  • Considered one of the top recruits from Kentucky and a top-25 defensive tackle in the country for the class of 2020
  • Named to the Kentucky All-State first team
  • Named to the 2019 Class of the Commonwealth by the Lexington Herald-Leader
  • Produced 62 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss
  • Also recovered two fumbles, one for a 25-yard touchdown during his senior season
  • Important piece of North Hardin’s defense, who finished the season 13-1
  • Played for head coach Brent Thompson
  • Picked the Wildcats over Tennessee and Texas

Community Cats

  • Participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Men’s Conference at Southland Christian (2020)
  • Volunteered at LexCity Church (2020)
  • Volunteered to pack food for God’s Pantry (2020)
  • Volunteered at William Wells Brown Elementary (2020)


  • Born in Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Son of Mary and Kirk Oxendine
  • Dad, Kirk, is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class
  • Major is pre-social work

Octavious Says

  • His nickname is “Ox” or “Double O”
  • He chose Kentucky because it’s a great school and he loves the people
  • His hidden talent is drawing
  • His dream job is to be a NFL business owner
  • Hobbies are drawing and fishing
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