Shamar Porter - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 2


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 205
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Nashville, Tenn.
  • High school Ensworth

2023 – Freshman
• Redshirt season

High School
• A four-star wide receiver by 247 Sports and
• Ranked as the No. 29 wide receiver in the country and No. 5 in Tennessee according to the On3 Consensus
• A four-year starter for head coach Roc Batten
• Named first-team All-State after totaling 32 catches for 557 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior
• Averaged 17.4 yards per catch
• Earned U.S. Army Bowl All-America honors
• Named to the 2022 Division II-AAA West All-Region Team
• Led the Tigers to a 7-4 record in the regular season and an appearance in the state quarterfinals
• Caught 33 passes for 495 yards and seven scores as a junior despite missing the final two games with injury
• Named to The Tennessean’s 2022 Dandy Dozen
• Also excelled in track and field as a sprinter, running 10.87 in the 100-meter dash
• Chose Kentucky over Georgia, Tennessee and Ole Miss

• Born in Nashville, Tennessee
• Son of Shervetta and Stacy Porter
• Major is psychology

Shamar Says
• His nickname is “Mar”
• One word to describe him on the field is “electric”
• If he could eat only one thing for the rest of his life he would choose chicken wings
• The best advice he’s ever received is from his dad “pain is temporary”
• Three famous people he would invite to a dinner party are Mike Tyson, Desi Banks and Randy Moss

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