Top Ten Kentucky players according to NCAA Football 2012: #1 Danny Trevathan

Posted: September 30, 2011 by kysco in Kentucky Football
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This article was written by Tyler Bloyd, a contributor with


We are finally at the end to what has been a fun and interesting countdown, this one of course being the Top Ten Kentucky players according to NCAA Football 2012 and we sit with one player left to profile. This guy came to Kentucky from Leesburg, FL, or Gator Country, the #1 rated guy on the roster, #22 Danny Trevathan. He has been one of the better defensive players to come through Lexington over the years, following in the foot steps of Wesley Woodyard, Micah Johnson and Braxton Kelly to name a few as he has helped his Wildcats each season. But before he could star for UK, he helped his high school team to the Florida state playoffs three straight seasons, playing both sides of the ball as the quarterback and running back on offense, and of course his best position of linebacker. He totaled 117 tackles, 17 for a loss, 5.5 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries and one of those returned for a touchdown. He was named to the 3rd Team All-State by the Florida Sportswriters Association and named as the areas defensive player of the year according to the Leesburg Daily Commercial.

Moving into Lexington and his freshman season, Trevathan was able to see the field during all 13 games, mainly on Special Teams, bringing in five tackles and a big blocked kicked against Georgia to set up a touchdown. His sophomore year brought on a much larger roll for UK, again playing in all 13 games, but this time starting 6 of them. He ended the season with 82 tackles, second on the team, and 14 of those coming against Auburn and eight against Clemson in the Music City Bowl, along with a forced fumble. DT2

2010 came along, Trevathans’ third year on campus where he started every game for the Wildcats earning First Team All-America Honors from, as well as first team All-SEC according to multiple outlets. He finished the season leading the conference and team in tackles with 144, an average of 11.1 per game, also forced four fumbles which was 2nd in the SEC. He set a career high in tackles against Auburn once again when bringing down 17 tigers.

Go Cats!!!


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