Asim Rose - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 10


  • position Running Back
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 208
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Cleveland, Ohio
  • High school Garfield Heights
  • Played in 44 career games with 24 consecutive starting assignments
  • Totaled 1,971 career rushing yards, ending his career at No. 10 on UK’s all-time list
  • His 5.8 career average per rushing attempt ranks third all-time (341 attempts/1,971 yards)
  • Also had 30 receptions for 233 yards and one score
  • Had seven career 100-yard games
  • Career highs were 17 attempts vs. Eastern Michigan (9/7/2019), 148 yards vs. N.C. State (1/2/2021), two rushing TDs vs. Central Michigan (9/1/2018), career long 75-yard rush at Louisville (11/24/2018)
  • Graduated in December of 2020 with a degree in community and leadership development
2020 – Senior
  • Started in all 11 games
  • Team’s second-leading rusher with 666 yards on 106 carries with two touchdowns … Averaged 6.3 yards per carry
  • Rushed 12 times for a career-high 148 yards in the win over NC State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl … The 148 rushing yards were the sixth-highest in the 26 bowl/playoff games played this season
  • Named the 2021 Gator Bowl MVP
  • It marked his third 100-yard game of the season
  • Rushed 14 times for 101 yards and one touchdown in the win over South Carolina
  • Rushed 12 times for 117 yards and one touchdown vs. Ole Miss
2019 – Junior
  • Team’s second-leading rusher with 149 carries for 826 yards and six scores
  • Also had 11 catches for 67 yards
  • Became the 37th player in school history to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a career on Nov. 9 vs. Tennessee … Now has 1,305 career yards which ranks 28th on UK’s all-time list
  • Had two 100-yard games and now four in his career … All four of his 100-yard games have come with 10 or fewer rushing attempts
  • Rushed six times for 105 yards vs. UT Martin, including a 63-yard touchdown that is UK’s longest run of the season … Needed only six carries to reach 100 yards, the fewest since Braylon Heard needed only two carries to rush for more than 100 yards vs. UT Martin in 2014
  • Had season-high 49-yard run vs. Vanderbilt
  • Charted his first 100-yard game of the season vs. Mississippi State with nine rushes for 105 yards, averaging 11.7 yards per carry
  • Earned his first collegiate start vs. Toledo
  • Had a career-high 17 carries for 82 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown run vs. Eastern Michigan
2018 – Sophomore
  • Played in all 13 games
  • For the season, rushed 86 times for 479 yards with five touchdowns
  • Third on the team in rushing behind RB Benny Snell Jr. and QB Terry Wilson, averaging 6.2 yards per carry
  • Ran 10 times for 112 yards at Louisville, including a career-long 75-yard touchdown dash that is also the longest run by a Wildcat of the season
  • Caught four passes for 59 yards vs. Georgia, all career highs, including a 31-yard catch-and-run for his first collegiate receiving TD
  • Rushed seven times for 38 yards, including an outstanding 24-yard touchdown run in the win over South Carolina
  • Rushed a career-high tying nine times for 47 yards in the win over No. 14 Mississippi State
  • Rushed eight times for a career-high 104 yards and career-high two touchdowns in the season opener vs. Central Michigan … Had a career-long 55-yard run for a touchdown in the first quarter
2017 – r-Freshman
  • Played in seven games, rushing 15 times for 37 yards
  • Had a career-high nine carries for 26 yards at Mississippi State
  • Was hampered by an ankle injury in fall camp 
  • Recorded his first carry in the EKU game
2016 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
High School
  • A 3-star, versatile athlete who is rated the No. 34 athlete in Ohio by 247sports
  • Stepped in for an injured teammate at quarterback and passed for 616 yards and 10 touchdowns, while running 94 times for 770 yards and 12 scores
  • Earned an invitation to the 2016 Ohio High Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic
  • Named to the Northeast Ohio Conference All-Lake Division first team as a junior after leading his team to a conference championship and a Division II playoff appearance
  • Coached by Chuck Reisland who said “He’s got tremendous size and he’s going to get bigger. He runs track and played basketball. He’s just a very talented player and a great athlete”
  • Has been involved with the Boy Scouts for 13 years, earning his Eagle Scout in 2014
  • Picked UK over Indiana, Iowa and Minnesota
  • Born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Son of Shauna Scott-Rose, Asim Rose Sr.
  • Has one brother, De’Sean
  • Earned an Eagle Scout in 2014, the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America
  • His Eagle Scout project consisted of collecting and donating hundreds of toiletries to his local Ronald McDonald House
  • Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process
Community Service
  • Been a guest speaker and host to several Boy Scout Troups in the local area
A.J.  Says
  • He chose Kentucky because it felt like home
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be an undercover police officer
  • When he played football as a kid he pretended to be Reggie Bush
  • His hidden talent is gymnastics
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “the sky’s the limit”
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