Tate Leavitt - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 75


  • height 6-6
  • Weight 310
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Thornville, Ohio
  • Previous School Hutchinson CC
  • High school Sheridan
2016 – Junior
  • Redshirt season
  • Enrolled at Kentucky in January of 2016
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List (Spring 2016)


  • Enrolled at Kentucky in January of 2016
  • Highly regarded junior offensive tackle
2014 and 2015 – Hutchinson CC
  • Helped the Blue Dragons lead the Jayhawk Conference and rank eighth nationally in rushing at 244.8 yards per game in 2015
  • Hutchinson running backs rushed for 32 touchdowns and the Blue Dragons were second in total offense at 486.1 yards per game
  • Listed as a four-star prospect by Rivals, which rates him No. 8 on the top 100 junior college prospect rankings 
  • Fifth-best junior college offensive tackle and seventh-best player in state of Ohio by
  • “On the field he has the ability to throw that switch and be a tough physical player and a guy you want,” Hutchinson coach Rion Rhoades said. “He’s light on his feet in the passing game and can also finish in the run game.”
  • Chose Kentucky after offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Buffalo, Illinois, Kansas State, Louisville, Missouri, NC State, Oklahoma
High School
  • Two-time All-MVL honoree for Sheridan High School who registered 149 pancake blocks in just two years
  • Helped his team a 9-2 season as a junior and a trip to the state playoffs
  • Two-time varsity letter winner in both football and basketball
  • Born in Thornville, Ohio
  • Son of Jason Leavitt and Stephanie Pettit
  • Graduated in August of 2017 with a degree in community and leadership development and is currently working on a second degree in special education with an emphasis in moderate/severe disabilities
Tate Says
  • He chose Kentucky because he fell in love with Lexington on his first visit and  the relationship with the coaches and players
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a collegiate football coach
  • His sports heroes are Orlando Pace and Joe Thomas
  • Most people don’t know that he loves rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal music
  • His favorite meal is stir fry
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