Brett Slusher - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 25


  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 193
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Fort Mitchell, Ky.
  • High school Beechwood


  • Played in 34 career games, mostly on special teams
  • Part of a senior class that helped UK go to five straight bowl games, tying the school record, win 20 SEC games, most in a five-year span in school history, and post the first 10-win season and winning SEC record since 1977 and first final ranking sine 1984 (2018 season)
  • Had nine career tackles and a fumble recovery
  • Graduated in December of 2020 with degrees in both accounting and finance
  • Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Four-time member of the Dean’s List

2020 – Senior

  • Saw action in all 11 games in 2020
  • Totaled five tackles
  • Recorded a career-high three tackles on special teams vs. Mississippi State and had one at Alabama and vs. NC State

2019 – Junior

  • Saw action in all 13 games mostly on special teams
  • Recovered a punt that hit a South Carolina player
  • Totaled four tackles … Recorded a tackle on special teams in the season opener vs. Toledo and also got one vs. Arkansas and Louisville
  • Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2018 – Sophomore

  • Played in 10 games on special teams
  • Dean’s List (Spring 2019)
  • Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2017 – r-Freshman

  • Practiced with the team
  • Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2017)

2016 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

High School

  • Three-year starter at both wide receiver and linebacker at Beechwood High School
  • Ended his illustrious prep career as the all-time leading receiver
  • Made nearly 300 career tackles and recovered eight fumbles in his final three seasons
  • Recorded 59 receptions for 1,150  yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior … Also had 56 carries for 488 yards and 10 more TDs on the ground
  • Defensively, he totaled 115 tackles as a senior, including 14.0 tackles per loss with four defensive TDs
  • Helped Beechwood finish 13-2 in 2015 with a regional championship and an appearance in the state Class A title game
  • Named District 1A Player of the Year by the NKFCAA and The Enquirer Northern Kentucky
  • Kentucky Mr. Football nominee in 2015
  • Selected to Kentucky’s Best of the Bluegrass All-Star game
  • Named first-team All-State by the Herald-Leader and Courier-Journal on both sides of the ball in 2015
  • Elected one of four team captains as a senior
  • An excellent student who graduated with a 4.1 GPA
  • Earned the prestigious “The Brian Williams That’s My Boy Award” by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of The National Football Foundation
  • Also a NFF National High School Scholar-Athlete Top 25 Finalist
  • Coached by Noel Rash
  • A talented athlete who also excelled in baseball and track and field at Beechwood
  • Four-year letter winner in baseball as a center fielder and pitcher who helped Beachwood win the 2016 and 2014 All “A” State titles
  • Named first-team NKAC, first-team All-NKY Class A (Enquirer), first-team all-9th region, District 35 all-tournament team and honorable mention all -state
  • Won the 2016 Class A 55m state championship in indoor track
  • Named 2016 Greater Cincinnati Athlete of the Year


  • Born in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
  • Son of Brad and Shelli Slusher
  • Siblings are Brandon and Brady
  • Comes from an athletic family as brother, Brandon, played baseball at Northern Kentucky, other brother, Brady, played football at Eastern Kentucky and grandfather, Wayne, played baseball and football at Michigan

Brett Says

  • His nickname is “Slush”
  • After his football career, he hopes to become a real estate investor or poker player
  • Besides playing football, he’s also good at playing poker and the stock market
  • His sports hero is Brett Favre, who he is named after
  • The last time he was starstruck was when he saw Laura Rutledge in the practice facility
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