Tavion Gadson - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 94


  • position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 275
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Savannah, Ga.
  • High school Jenkins

2023 – Freshman
• Redshirt season
• Saw action in four games vs. Mississippi State, Alabama, South Carolina and Clemson
• Saw his first collegiate action in the win over Mississippi State
• Got his first career tackle vs. Alabama
• Dean’s List (Fall 2023)

High School
• A three-star prospect who ranked as a top-70 defensive lineman in the country by 247Sports Composite
• Listed as a three-star defensive lineman and the No. 83 player in the state of Georgia by
• had him as the No. 65 recruit in the state of Georgia
• Totaled 40 tackles, 5.0 sacks and five quarterback hurries in eight games in Georgia’s 5A classification on his way to Region Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior
• Recorded 60 tackles, 9.0 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2021
• Coached by Anthony Welch
• Chose Kentucky over Florida State and Tennessee

• Born in Savannah, Georgia
• Son of Tiffany Cowan and Lorenzo Gadson
• Siblings are Rashanda Jinks and Lorenzo Cowan
• Major is undecided

Tavion Says
• Nickname is “Tay” or “Big Tay”
• One thing most people don’t know about him is he that he wants to be an actor
• Besides playing football, he’s also a good baker
• Three words to describe him are tall, hardworking and finisher
• He would describe head coach Mark Stoops as “trustworthy”

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