Track & Field
Eric Adeyemi - Track & Field - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Southridge

High School: Combines wide receiver ability with state champion success in track … As a senior, caught 31 passes for 455 yards and four touchdowns for Southridge HS in Miami, Fla. … Rushed 24 times for 246 yards, a 10.3-yard average, and five TDs … Also returned kickoffs and punts, including a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown … Two-way player as a senior and had two interceptions on defense … Named to the All-Dade County team, a talent-rich area … According to a story in the Miami Herald, Eric was the only player in his senior season who caught a touchdown pass against highly regarded Miami defensive back prospect Brandon Harris … Credited with 16 receptions for 353 yards, an impressive 22.1-yard average, and four TDs as a junior … Rushed for 206 yards on 28 carries with three TDs … Three-year letterman, two-year starter … Coached by Rodney Hunter … Also a track standout … As a senior, won the state meet in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles … Best time in the 110 has been 13.9 seconds … Top clocking in the 300 was 36.7 seconds … Has been timed below 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Member of the school’s “5000 Role Models” organization.

Personal: Born in Miami, Fla. … Name is pronounced “ad-uh-YEM-ee” … Son of Mary Adeyemi … Has a brother, Mike, who plays soccer at Radford … Considering a major in sports management.

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