Yusuf Corker - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 29


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 197
  • class Senior
  • Hometown McDonough, Ga.
  • High school Woodland

2018 – r-Freshman 

  • Saw action in all 13 games, totaling eight total tackles

2017 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

  • Four-star defensive back and receiver at Woodland High School in Stockbridge, Ga., where he was coached by Steve Davenport
  • The nation’s No. 26 cornerback by ESPN and Scout
  • Named an ESPN Top 150 player
  • The No. 1 cornerback in the state of Georgia by
  • ESPN says “Has lock down skill set, can play on an island. Makes great reads on the underneath pass with precise timing and anticipation. Transitions fluidly with limited wasted motion in and out of his pedal”
  • A four-year starter who totaled 105 tackles, 82 solo, with 15 interceptions and two forced fumbles in his career
  • As a senior, made 40 tackles, including 23 solo, along with five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts
  • Offensively, had 20 receptions for 447 yards and four touchdowns for a 23.0 yards per reception average
  • Helped lead his team to a 10-3 overall record and the 4-5A playoffs as a senior, earning him first-team All-State honors
  • Two-time member of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s All-Metro Team
  • Named to the AJC’s All-State Defensive Team as senior and was a first-team All-County selection by the Henry Herald
  • Also a two-year letterwinner in track and field in the 200 and 400-meters
  • Chose Kentucky over Tennessee and Michigan State


  • Name is pronounced “Yusuf (YOU-suf)”
  • Born in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Son of Robin Meadows-Ragin and Yusuf Corker
  • Uncle, Anthony Mitchell, played college football at Tuskegee and went on to spend nine seasons in the NFL, while cousin, Raymond Sanders, was a running back at UK from 2010-13
  • Major is economics

Yusuf  Says

  • His nickname is “Deuce”
  • He chose Kentucky because it was the best fit
  • One word to describe him on the field is “ballhawk”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a pediatric surgeon
  • His sports hero is Richard Sherman because he’s a ballhawk, too
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