This article was written by Tyler Bloyd, a contributor with KentuckySports.co.
This time we get away from the special teams unit which seemed to be a hot topic, and move to the #2 guy on the list and Lexington product, #21 Winston Guy Jr. Guy stands at 6’1, 216lbs and has been apart of the roster his entire career, but before he could suit up for the Wildcats he was helping his Lexington Catholic HS squad to the AAAA State Championship. He played both sides of the ball, where he was named First Team All-State Defensive Back by the Associated Press & the Courier-Journal after accumulating 75 tackles, 18.5 of those for a loss and 7.5 of them coming as a quarterback sack.
His first season with UK(2008), Guy saw the field in all 13 games, becoming the team’s primary kickoff returner after former running back Derrick Locke went down to injury. He averaged 29.1 yards out of his 10 returns, one of them coming as a school record for the longest return in history with a non-scoring result, he took that for 96 yards against Georgia and he also totalled up 11 tackles during special team assignments.
Sophomore season came along and it was again the same result, seeing the field in all 13 games, this time starting 11 of those games. He set a career high in tackles, 11 coming in the win against Louisville and totalled 60 for the season, along with a 14.5 yard average per return.
Moving into his Junior year, Guy was awarded the full-time starting roll and proving on the field thar he deserved it. Came in second on the team in total tackles with 106, which also placed him third in tackles per game in the SEC out of all defensive backs. He also led the Cats in interceptions withs three and set new tackling career highs in back-to-back games against Charleston Southern with 16 and then filling up the stat sheet with 18 against Vanderbilt and later being named to the 2nd Team All-SEC according to CollegeFootballNews.com and made PhilSteele’s College Football 4th Team SEC.
Now with only a week away from football, Guy has been moved to a hybrid safety/linebacker position where he quickly adapted to the new role and showcased his athletic ability and skills on the field and will be returning the kicks again as well, so let’s all hope for multiple kick return touchdowns and unlimited interceptions from our man!