• position Safety
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 187
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Mansfield, Ohio
  • High school Madison Comprehensive

2018 – r-Freshman

  • Saw action in all 13 games
  • Finished the season with 10 tackles, three PBUs and one INT
  • Made his first career interception and also had a pass breakup in Kentucky’s 28-7 win over Mississippi State
  • With MSU threatening to tie the game early in the fourth quarter, his third-down pass breakup forced a punt
  • On the next possession, with MSU again threatening to tie, he intercepted a pass and returned it 35 yards
  • His long return set up a touchdown run on the next play, giving UK a two-TD lead
  • Recorded two tackles vs. Murray State, his first career action

2017 – Freshman

• Redshirt season

High School

• Combination athlete in high school, playing defensive back, wide receiver and quarterback
• Four-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN
• Rivals ranks him the No. 10 overall prospect in the state of Ohio and the No. 23 athlete in the class of 2017
• ESPN has him as the No. 8 safety in the country
• Scout says, “He has the size college coaches desire in their defensive backs and is very athletic and has a nose for the football”
• Four-year letter winner and three-year starter for Coach Jamie Masi at Madison Comprehensive
• First-team OCC All-Conference and honorable mention second-team All-Northwest Ohio in 2016 after averaging 9.0 tackles per game
• Nominated for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
• Had three interceptions and 54 tackles as a junior, along with 783 receiving yards, 551 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns
• OCC Offensive Player of the Year and first-team Offense All-Northwest Ohio in 2015
• Also excelled on the basketball court, becoming a member of Madison’s 1,000-point club during his senior season
• Chose Kentucky over Michigan, Michigan State, and West Virginia


• Name is pronounced “Ajian (a-jun)”
• Born in Ashland, Ohio
• Son of Nikki Ajian and Burton Hester
• Major is undecided

Tyrell Says

• His nickname is “Ty”
• He chose Kentucky because it felt like home
• One word to describe him on the field is “playmaker”
• Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a pharmacologist
• His passion in life is to impact other people’s lives

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