• position Defensive Lineman
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 296
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Radcliff, Ky.
  • High school North Hardin

2024 – Senior
• Has played in 35 career games with 19 starts
• Three-year letter winner

2023 – Senior
• Started in eight of 13 games played
• Totaled 21 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, a quarterback hurry, a forced fumble and a blocked kick
• Got a tackle and his first blocked field goal attempt in the season opener vs. Ball State
• Led UK with a career-high six tackles in the win over Vanderbilt, which included four solo tackles … Added one quarterback hurry
• Got a career-high tying 2.0 TFL at Georgia
• Recorded a career-high 2.0 sacks and a career-high tying 2.0 tackles for loss in the bowl game vs. Clemson

2022 – Junior
• Comeback Player of the Year Award Watch List
• Started in seven of 13 games played
• Totaled 22 tackles, three quarterback hurries and 0.5 tackles for loss
• Had two tackles in the opener vs. Miami (Ohio), his first game back after knee surgery from last season
• Recorded four tackles and a career-high two quarterback hurries in the win at Florida

2021 – Sophomore
• Played in six games with three starts before a knee injury vs. LSU sidelined him for the remainder of the season
• Named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week after charting three tackles, including the first two quarterback sacks of his career (-16 yards), in Kentucky’s 42-21 win over LSU
• Totaled 15 tackles, 3.5 tackle for loss, 2.0 sacks and quarterback hurry in six games
• Made three tackles, including the first two quarterback sacks of his career, good for 16 yards of loss, in the win over LSU
• Made his first collegiate start at South Carolina and had two tackles
• Also started against Florida and had three tackles and a tackle for loss in the win
• Charted a career-high five tackles and one tackle for loss in the season opener vs. ULM
• Got his first quarterback hurry vs. UTC

2020 – Freshman
• Mid-year enrollee in January 2020
• Redshirt season
• Played in three games (Mississippi State, Tennessee and Alabama)

High School
• Four-star prospect by Rivals
• Considered one of the top recruits from Kentucky and a top-25 defensive tackle in the country for the class of 2020
• Named to the Kentucky All-State first team
• Named to the 2019 Class of the Commonwealth by the Lexington Herald-Leader
• Produced 62 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss
• Also recovered two fumbles, one for a 25-yard touchdown during his senior season
• Important piece of North Hardin’s defense, who finished the season 13-1 and won the region and nd won the region and district championship before advancing to the district championship before advancing to the KHSAA Class 6-A state semi HSAA Class 6-A state semifinals
• Played for head coach Brent Thompson
• High school teammates with fellow Wildcats Isaiah Beasley and Darren Green
• Picked the Wildcats over Tennessee and Texas

Community Cats
• Participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Men’s Conference at Southland Christian (2020)
• Volunteered at LexCity Church (2020)
• Volunteered to pack food for God’s Pantry (2020)
• Volunteered at William Wells Brown Elementary (2020)

• Born in Fort Polk, Louisiana
• Son of Mary and Kirk Oxendine on of Mary and Kirk Oxendine
• Dad, Kirk, is a re ad, Kirk, is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class red U.S. Army Sergeant First Class
• Major is social work

Octavious Says
• His nickname is “Ox” or “Double O”
• He chose Kentucky because it’s a great school and he loves the people
• His hidden talent is drawing
• His dream job is to be a NFL business owner
• Hobbies are drawing and fishing

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