Chris Westry - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 21


  • position Cornerback
  • height 6-4
  • Weight 197
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Orange Park, Fla.
  • High school Oakleaf
  • Never missed a game in his four-year career
  • Saw action in all 51 games with 34 starts
  • Totaled 134 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 15 PBUs, three INTs, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one QBH
  • Helped the senior class win 29 games over the last four seasons, the second-most of any senior class since freshmen became eligible in 1972, trailing on the 2009 class with 30 wins
2018 – Senior
  • Played in all 13 games
  • Has 21 tackles, a sack and two PBU in 13 games
  • Got his first sack of the season in the Senior Day win over MTSU
  • Recorded a season-high five tackles in his first starting assignment of the season vs. Georgia
2017 – Junior
  • Saw action in all 13 games with eight starts
  • Totaled 34 tackles with two PBUs
  • Recorded a season-high five tackles at Mississippi State and again vs. Louisville
  • Forced a fumble at Southern Miss
2016 – Sophomore
  • Has three career interceptions after grabbing one in 2016 vs. Austin Peay
  • Racked up a career-high seven tackles in the win over Mississippi State
  • Had a career-best two PBUs vs. NMSU
2015 – Freshman
  • Named Third-Team Athlon Sports Freshman All- America
  • Tabbed to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league coaches
  • Started all 12 games at cornerback as a true freshman
  • Broke up a team-leading eight passes, finishing with 36 tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and two interceptions, adding a QB hurry
  • Picked off his first career pass to clinch UK’s win at South Carolina, adding a key pass break-up, sack and QB hurry
  • Was named SEC Freshman of the Week after his performance at South Carolina
  • Broke up at least one pass in eight games
  • Snapped Dak Prescott’s streak of 289 passes without an interception at Mississippi State, keeping UK quarterback Andre’ Woodson the SEC record-holder in that category
High School
  • Three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, and ESPN
  • Evaluated as a safety in high school, he also could play cornerback in college
  • Scout ranks him the 17th-best safety in the state of Florida
  • Had 34 total tackles his senior season with one interception and 12 passes defended
  • Blocked two field goals his senior season
  • Named Times-Union’s 2014 All-First Coast honorable mention
  • A Super 24 selection
  • Three-year starter in the defensive backfield
  • Helped team to the district championship as a senior
  • Coached by Derek Chipoletti
  • Two-year member of the track team
  • Picked Kentucky over offers from Auburn, Florida, South Florida, UCF, FIU, Ohio and Charlotte
  • Born in Orange Park, Fla.
  • Son of Tera Horne and Samuel Westry
  • Major is media arts studies with a minor in photography

Community Cats

  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)

Chris Says

  • His nickname is “Scotty Too Hotty”
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to work for Google
  • One word to describe him on the field is “determined”
  • His favorite part of game day is running out of the tunnel because it’s the beginning of something special
  • Most people don’t know has over 300 photographs covering a wall in his room of people he cares about in his life
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