Top 10 Kentucky players according to NCAA Football 2012: #9 Ronnie Sneed

Posted: August 1, 2011 by kysco in Kentucky Football
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This article was written by Tyler Bloyd, a contributor with KentuckySports.co.

First I would like to say goodbye to July and welcome in another hot and slow month of August, BUT with that being said, it leaves all of us in the Bluegrass only 30 Days till football, and I think both fan bases here are excited for their squads.

Now moving on to the Top 10 Kentucky players according to NCAA Football 2012, the #9 player coming in rated as 83 overall is senior linebacker out of Tallahassee, FL, #46 Ronnie Sneed. He came in to college as a 2-Star prospect, standing at 6’2, 230lbs and a First Team All State his senior year and was also a Rich Brooks commitment along with the #10 player on the list, Chandler Burden.RonnieSneed2

As a freshman at Kentucky(2007), Sneed had to red-shirt and hit the practice field to prove himself where he was named the Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team member after winning the award twice during the season. His second year in Lexington, his first real season as a red-shirt freshman, he played in 6 games with low production but he did tally his first tackle with a hard hit in the 2008 AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory. He also was the star of Kentucky’s Junior Varsity game against Fork Union Military Academy where he took down 9 guys, two for a loss with one sack to go along with a blocked extra point attempt.

His sophomore season cam, first year under new coach Joker Phillips and his playing time increased, seeing the field in 11 games, totalling 14 tackles for UK, season high three stops against the Gators of Florida(probably needed 30). As for his Junior year, which was his 4th year in college, he received the starting roll as the middle linebacker. He didn’t miss a start and showed that with his 62 tackles, 3rd on the team, five of those were for a loss, with 47 of them coming in SEC play. His career game came against Georgia, as he loaded up 8 tackles, one for a loss and was later named to the SEC Academic Honor roll.

Sneed will be returning for his final year for Kentucky, where he should continue to improve with his 30 career appearances with 13 starts, so hopefully him and the Cats loaded linebacker position can take over some games. 30 Days!! Go Cats!

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