Football

Tre’vonnRybka

  • position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 276
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Dickson, Tenn.
  • High school Dickson County

2023 – Junior
• Has seen action in 36 career games with 13 starts
• Played in 11 of UK’s 13 games with four starts vs. Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Louisville and Clemson
• Totaled 27 tackles, including 5.0 tackles for loss, a sack and two quarterback hurries this season
• Totaled a career-high six tackles in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl vs. Clemson, including 1.0 TFL

2022 – Sophomore
• Started in eight of 12 games played and five in a row
• Did not play vs. Youngstown State
• Totaled 19 tackles and a sack
• Got a career-high tying four tackles along with a sack for eight yards at No. 3 Tennessee
• Also had four tackles in the win over Louisville

2021 – r-Freshman
• Played in 12 games with one start
• Totaled 15 tackles, a half sack and two quarterback hurries
• Earned his first career start in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl vs. Iowa and totaled a career-best four tackles and his fi rst career half sack
• Had three tackles in the win over LSU

2020 – Freshman
• Redshirt season
• Saw his first collegiate action vs. Mississippi State

High School
• Highly recruited defensive lineman who drew national attention
• Consensus top-50 defensive tackle recruit, as high as No. 28 by Rivals.com
• Four-star recruit by Rivals, which listed him the No. 10 recruit in Tennessee
• 247sports has him as the No. 40 defensive tackle in the US, ESPN has him at No. 44
• Totaled 170 tackles, including 25 for loss, during his career at Dickson County HS
• Named to the 2019 All-Dickson County football team by The Dickson Post and was on the Region 6-6A All-Region team
• Played in the Tennessee East-West All-Star game and Ɵ ed for the team lead with eight total tackles, including five solo tackles, and a fumble recovery
• Also participated in track and fi eld in the shot put
• Four-year starter for head coach Randy Murphree
• Decided on Kentucky over Oregon

Personal
• First name pronounced “TREY-vee-on”
• Born in Nashville, Tennessee
• Son of Ricky and Elaine Newsom
• Siblings are Maya Rybka, Toni Dunn, Malachi Rybka, Nehemiah Joiner, Nazare Battiste
• A cousin, Demonta Daniel, played football at Memphis and Tennessee Martin
• Major is community leadership and development

Tre’Vonn Says
• His nickname is “Chunky”
• He chose Kentucky because he loved the atmosphere and the vibe of the coaching staff
• Other than playing for the NFL, his dream job is to be a collegiate football coach
• One thing most people may not know about him is that he was adopted by his grandparents
• Besides football he’s also good at tennis, fishing and longboarding

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