Walker Wood - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 17


  • position Quarterback
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 190
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Lexington, Ky.
  • High school Lafayette

2019 – Sophomore

  • Saw action in two games (Vanderbilt and UT Martin)
  • Completed 2 of 3 passes for 15 yards and has 22 yards on three rushing attempts
  • Saw his first collegiate action in the win over Vanderbilt, connecting on one pass for seven yards … Also had two rushes for 12 yards
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2018 – r-Freshman

  • Practiced with the team

2017 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season
  • Graduated a semester early and enrolled at Kentucky in January of 2017

High School

  • Three-star recruit by every major recruiting service
  • Rated as the No. 24 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class by Rivals
  • Completed 203 of 321 passes (63.2 percent) for 3,047 yards and 30 touchdowns in leading the Lafayette Generals to a 13-2 overall record and an appearance in the Class 6-A championship game for the second straight year
  • Also rushed for 1,321 yards and 31 touchdowns and averaged 6.6 yards per carry
  • Received the Paul Hornung Award, given by the Louisville Quarterback Club to the state’s top player and was a first-team All-State selection by the Courier-Journal
  • Lexington’s Player of the Year by the Herald-Leader
  • Earned All-USA Kentucky Football Offensive Player of the Year and First Team honors by USA Today
  • Candidate for Kentucky’s Mr. Football award
  • Named third-team All-State by The Courier-Journal as a junior after totaling 43 touchdowns (22 rushing, 21 passing) and leading Lafayette to the Class 6-A state final
  •  Saw varsity action as a freshman and finished his career with 8,230 passing yards and 74 touchdowns, along with 4,199 rushing yards and 73 touchdowns
  • Elected team captain as a junior and senior
  • Four-year starter for coach Eric Shaw
  • High school teammate of current UK offensive lineman Landon Young
  • Chose UK over Louisville, Ohio and Wake Forest


  • Born in Lexington, Ky.
  • Son of Tom and Wesley Wood
  • On track to graduate in May of 2020 with a degree in agricultural economics
Walker Says
  • His nickname is “Walk”
  • He chose Kentucky because he believes in what Coach Stoops has started and the culture he has created
  • When he’s not on the field he enjoys skateboarding
  • His life’s theme song is “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus
  • If he had a hashtag to describe himself it would be #TakeIt2TheLennieHouse
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