Kordell Looney - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 59


  • position Defensive Tackle
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 297
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Springfield, Ohio
  • High school Springfield
  • Played in 47 career games with two career starts
  • Had 43 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks, six QBH, three PBU, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in his four-year career 
  • Had a career-high tying three tackles three times, the last in the win over Vanderbilt (10/20/18)
2020 – Senior
  • Totaled nine tackles, two QBH and a fumble recovery in 10 games with one start
  • Earned his second career start vs. Georgia
  • Got a fumble recovery vs. South Carolina
2019 – Junior
  • Played in 13 games with his first collegiate start coming at Mississippi State
  • Totaled nine tackles, two TFL, a sack, two PBU, two quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles
  • Had a solid game vs. Florida, recording a tackle, a sack, a TFL, a forced fumble and a PBU
2018 – Sophomore
  • Played in all 13 games
    Totaled 15 tackles, two QBHs and a PBU in 13 games
  • Had a career-high tying three tackles three times, the last in the win over Vanderbilt
2017 – Freshman – RS
  • Played in 11 games, totaling 10 tackles
  • Charted a career-high three tackles along with a tackle for loss vs. Louisville
  • Had two tackles in the season opener vs. Southern Miss and at Mississippi State
High School
  • A three-star recruit who was rated the No. 57 defensive tackle nationally and No. 42 player in Ohio by 247sports
  • Rated No. 36 by Rivals
  • Totaled 93 tackles and seven sacks in just two seasons of varsity football
  • Didn’t start playing varsity football until his junior year of high school
  • Two-time first-team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference honoree
  • Second-team AP Southwest All-District as a senior
  • Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Watch List
  • Two-sport athlete at Springfield as he also played basketball
  • Coached by Maurice Douglass
  • Chose UK over Louisville, Illinois and Pittsburgh
  • Born in Springfield, Ohio
  • Son of La’Rese Watkins, Rudolph Looney and Debra Stout
  • Has nine siblings
  • Major is sociology
Kordell Says
  • His nickname is “Loon”
  • He chose Kentucky because he loves the people, the school and the coaching staff
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to work with kids
  • One word to describe him on the field is “hungry”
  • One thing people might not know is that he doesn’t have a middle name
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