Akeem Hayes - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 19


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 5-8
  • Weight 153
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Hollywood, Fla.
  • High school Chaminade-Madonna

2018 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

• Part of a pipeline from Chaminade-Madonna to Kentucky that includes 2017 signees Chris Whittaker and Josh Ali
• Teammates with fellow signees Davoan Hawkins and B.J. Alexander Jr.
• Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN
• Caught 25 passes for 401 yards and six touchdowns as a senior at Chaminade-Madonna, which won Florida’s 3A state championship, the school’s first football state title since 2005
• Hauled in a 44-yard touchdown pass in the title game
• Coached by Dameon Jones
• Caught 35 passes for 750 yards and six touchdowns as a junior
• Chose Kentucky over Louisville


• Born in Hollywood, Florida
• Son of Otis Blocker
• Cousin of WR Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers) and WR Marquise Brown (Oklahoma Sooners)
• Major is communications

Akeem Says

• His nickname is “Keemey”
• He chose Kentucky because he loved the environment
• Most people would be surprised to know he’s only been playing wide receiver for three years
• The most influential person in his life is his brother, Bernerd Scott, the most humble person he’s ever known
• He collects prayers

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