Joey Gatewood - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 2


  • position Quarterback
  • height 6-5
  • Weight 230
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Previous School Auburn
  • High school Bartram Trail

2020 – Sophomore

  • Became eligible to play on Sept. 30 and played in seven games
  • Had 25 rushes for 62 yards and completed 17 of 35 passes for 109 yards with one INT
  • Made his first collegiate start vs. Georgia (Oct. 31) and completed 15 of 25 passes for 91 yards and no interceptions … Also added 23 net rushing yards
  • Also saw action vs. Mississippi State, Tennessee, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Alabama

2019 – r-Freshman (Auburn)

  • Totaled 148 rushing yards on 29 carries with three touchdowns, and completed 5 of 7 passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns in seven career games for the Tigers 

2018 – Freshman (Auburn)

  • Redshirt season
  • Had three carries for 28 yards in the Music City Bowl vs. Purdue in his first game action

High School

  • Four-year letter winner at Bartram Trail High School for head coach Darrell Sutherland
  • As a senior, was an Elite 11 finalist and participated in the Under Armour All-American Game
  • Was a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports
  • Rated the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback and No. 26 overall player in the 2018 class
  • Led the Bears to the Florida state Class 7A finals in 2017 while passing for 1,468 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushing for another 1,100 yards and 16 scores
  • Was a sprinter on the school’s track and field team

Community Cats

  • Volunteered at Liberty Elementary (2020)
  • Volunteered at the Catholic Action Center (2020)


  • Born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Son of Cierra Alburese
  • Has a fraternal twin brother, Dominick Gatewood … Joey is 11 minutes older
  • Major is community and leadership development

Joey Says

  • He chose Kentucky because it was the best opportunity for him
  • The thing he looks forward to the most this season is being part of a new team
  • One thing people may not know about him is that he likes to keep to himself
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “if you want to be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then it can happen”
  • His sports hero is Cam Newton because he’s an inspiration to him
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