Tanner Lemaster - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 88


  • position Tight End
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 253
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Washington Court House, Ohio
  • High school Washington

2023 – Freshman
• Redshirt season

High School
• A consensus three-star prospect by all the major recruiting sites
• Rated as the No. 13 player in the state of Ohio and one of the top 35 tight ends nationally by ESPN
• Three-year starter and all-around athlete who played three positions for head coach Chuck Williamson at Washington Court House
• Helped Washington finish with a 9–3 overall record
• As a tight end, caught 53 passes for 655 yards and 12 TDs as a senior in 2022
• As a defensive end, totaled 34 tackles, including 15.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks
• Also served as the team’s starting punter, kicking 28 times for 865 yards, averaging 30.9 yards per punt with six punts landing inside the 20-yard line
• Named first-team offense All-Southeast Division III by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association as a senior
• Also earned first-team All-Conference honors by the All-Frontier Athletics Conference (FAC) three straight seasons
• Was an All-District selection as a junior and senior
• Excelled in the classroom with a 3.9 grade-point average
• Chose Kentucky over Cincinnati, Vanderbilt and Miami (Ohio)

• Born in Washington Court House, Ohio
• Son of Melissa and Joseph Lemaster
• Siblings are Bentley and Hailey
• Major is finance

Tanner Says
• His nickname is “Big T”
• His dream job is to be a financial planner
• One thing most people don’t know about him is he didn’t play football in middle school
• He is really good at bowling
• He chose Kentucky because it felt like home

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