Xavier Peters - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 5


  • position Outside Linebacker
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 235
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown West Chester, OH
  • High school Lakota West

2019 – r-Freshman

  • Granted eligibility by the NCAA on Sept. 10
  • Saw action in three games, his first at South Carolina on Sept 28 … Also played vs. Arkansas and at Vanderbilt
  • Charted his first UK tackle in the win over Vanderbilt

2018 – Freshman (Florida State)

  • Redshirt season
  • Saw action in two games
  • Made his collegiate debut in 38-17 win vs. Wake Forest, recording one solo tackle and one pass breakup
  • Also saw action vs. No. 2 Clemson

High School

  • Consensus four-star prospect
  • Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect in Ohio and the No. 15 outside linebacker in the country by 247Sports
  • Ranked fifth in the state, sixth at his position and 75th nationally by Rivals
  • Tabbed by ESPN as Ohio’s 12th-ranked prospect
  • Under Armour All-American
  • Compiled 78 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a senior
  • Named first-team All-Greater Miami Conference and second-team Southwest Ohio all-district following standout senior season
  • Switched from wide receiver to defense after his sophomore year of high school


  • Born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Son of Tiffany Gates and William Peters
  • Siblings are Willica and William
  • Has a son, Xavier Peters Jr.
  • Major is undeclared

Xavier Says

  • His nickname is “X”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be an NFL sports broadcaster
  • One word to describe him on the field is “intimidating”
  • His hidden talent is singing
  • One thing people may not know is that he can run a 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds


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