Spencer Leadbetter - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 37


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 200
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Glenview, Ill.
  • High school Loyola Academy

2023 – Freshman
• Practiced with the team

High School
• A two-year starter for head coach John Holeck at Loyola Academy
• A versatile athlete who played wide receiver and was a kick and return specialist
• Helped the Ramblers compile an impressive 40-2 mark during his four-year prep career, including a 13-1 record and the Illinois 8A State Championship title in 2022
• Totaled 44 catches for 650 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, and earned the team’s Coaches Award
• Also played basketball and was on the lacrosse team
• Chose Kentucky over Ole Miss, Iowa and Miami (Ohio)

• Born in Glenview, Illinois
• Son of Megan and Scott Leadbetter
• Siblings are Jack, Charlie, Lucas and Addison
• Cousin, Conor Dwyer, was an Olympic gold medalist swimmer who won a gold medal for the U.S. 4×200-meter freestyle relay team at the 2012 Summer Olympics
• Major is pre-media arts and studies

Spencer Says
• His nickname is “Leady”
• His dream job is to be a head football coach
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he’s a solid hockey and basketball player
• If he could go back in time and change one thing it would be the outcome of game seven between the Red Wings and Blackhawks in 2013
• One thing he will never do again is eat a worm

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