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2012 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2012 record2–10 (0–8 SEC)
Head coachJoker Phillips (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorRandy Sanders
Defensive coordinatorRick Minter
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 67,942)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
Western Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team, led by third-year head coach Joker Phillips, played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky, US, and compete in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). On November 4, 2012, Kentucky Athletic director Mitch Barnhart announced that the university would not retain Phillips as head coach after the season.[1]

2012 signing classEdit

24 recruits signed letters of intent to Kentucky for the 2012 season.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 23:30 PMat No. 25 Louisville*ESPNL 14–3255,386
September 87:30 PMKent State*CSSW 47–1448,346
September 157:00 PMWKU*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
ESPNUL 31–32 OT53,980
September 2212:21 PMat No. 14 FloridaSECNL 0–3887,102
September 297:00 PMNo. 6 South Carolina
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
ESPN2L 17–3849,810
October 612:21 PMNo. 20 Mississippi State
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY (Rivalry)
SECNL 14–2749,498
October 137:00 PMat ArkansasSECRNL 7–4967,153
October 207:00 PMNo. 13 Georgiadagger
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
SECRNL 24–2954,553
October 2712:00 PMat MissouriESPNUL 10–3367,853
November 312:00 PMVanderbilt
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY (Rivalry)
ESPNUL 0–4044,902
November 177:30 PMSamford*
  • Commonwealth Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
CSSW 34–346,749
November 2412:21 PMat TennesseeSECNL 17–3781,841
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[2]

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2012 Kentucky Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 4 Sanders, RaymondRaymond Sanders Jr
WR 6 Legree, A.J.A.J. Legree Fr
WR 9 Robinson, DemarcoDemarco Robinson So
QB 10 Witthuhn, JeffJeff Witthuhn Fr
QB 11 Smith, MaxMax Smith So
QB 12 Newton, MorganMorgan Newton Sr
HOL 13 Leet, JaredJared Leet 10px Fr
QB 13 Whitlow, JalenJalen Whitlow Fr
QB 14 Towles, PatrickPatrick Towles Fr
WR 16 King, La'RodLa'Rod King Sr
QB 17 Russell, JacobJacob Russell 10px Jr
WR 19 Fields, EJEJ Fields 10px Sr
RB 21 Clemons, JoshJosh Clemons So
WR 23 Collins, DarylDaryl Collins 10px Fr
RB 25 George, JonathanJonathan George 10px So
RB 26 Williams, CoShikCoShik Williams 10px Sr
WR 27 Boyd, AaronAaron Boyd 10px Sr
WR 29 Sheehan, AustinAustin Sheehan Fr
RB 30 Taylor, JustinJustin Taylor Fr
RB 33 Mobley, DyshawnDyshawn Mobley Fr
WR 34 Wilson, LatrellLatrell Wilson Fr
WR 35 Tanner, WilliamWilliam Tanner 10px So
FB 37 Jones, CodyCody Jones 10px Jr
FB 39 Warren, DJDJ Warren So
RB 41 Merida, ChadChad Merida 10px So
OT 51 Jones, T.J.T.J. Jones Fr
OG 55 Watson, JordanJordan Watson Fr
OG 57 Myers, ZachZach Myers Fr
OG 58 Love, ShaquilleShaquille Love 10px Fr
OT 62 Davenport, TylerTyler Davenport 10px So
OG 64 Godby, MaxMax Godby 10px So
OT 65 Sprouse, DamonDamon Sprouse Fr
OG 67 Warford, LarryLarry Warford Sr
C 69 Smith, MattMatt Smith 10px Sr
OT 70 Swindle, JordanJordan Swindle Fr
OG 71 Gruenschlaeger, JohnJohn Gruenschlaeger 10px Fr
OT 72 Toth, JonJon Toth Fr
OG 73 Duff, StephenStephen Duff 10px So
OT 74 Woods, TrevinoTrevino Woods 10px Sr
OG 75 West, ZachZach West 10px Fr
OG 76 Eatmon-Nared, TevenTeven Eatmon-Nared 10px So
OT 77 Miller, DarrianDarrian Miller So
OG 79 Mitchell, KevinKevin Mitchell 10px Jr
TE 80 Shields, RonnieRonnie Shields 10px So
WR 81 Cunningham, RashadRashad Cunningham 10px Fr
TE 82 Kendrick, AnthonyAnthony Kendrick 10px Jr
WR 83 Sweat, DeMarcusDeMarcus Sweat Fr
TE 84 Correll, GabeGabe Correll Sr
WR 85 McCaskill, GeneGene McCaskill 10px Sr
TE 86 Aumiller, JordanJordan Aumiller 10px Jr
WR 87 Cobbins, BookieBookie Cobbins 10px Fr
WR, DB 88 Harmon, J.D.J.D. Harmon Fr
TE 89 Robinson, TylerTyler Robinson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Neloms, MartaviusMartavius Neloms Sr
LB 2 Dupree, AlvinAlvin Dupree So
CB 3 Tiller, FredFred Tiller Fr
S 5 Lowery, AshelyAshely Lowery So
LB 7 Blaylock, DaronDaron Blaylock Fr
LB 8 Forrest, JoshJosh Forrest 10px Fr
LB 10 Brause, TylerTyler Brause 10px So
DB 15 Caffey, MarcusMarcus Caffey (I) 10px Fr
CB 16 Quinn, CodyCody Quinn Fr
S 17 Blaylock, ZackZack Blaylock Fr
S 18 Faulkner, GlennGlenn Faulkner So
LB 20 Harris, JoshJosh Harris Fr
LB 22 Henderson, KhalidKhalid Henderson Fr
CB 24 Reed, JonathanJonathan Reed Fr
CB 25 McKinely, CantrellCantrell McKinely So
S 26 Dunn, TreTre Dunn 10px Jr
CB 27 Blaylock, ShawnShawn Blaylock Injured Fr
CB 28 Dixon, EricEric Dixon So
CB 29 Lewis, CodyCody Lewis Fr
S 30 Arnold, MichaelMichael Arnold 10px Fr
S 31 Benton, MikieMikie Benton 10px Sr
LB 32 Simpson, MilesMiles Simpson 10px So
S 34 Brown, KoryKory Brown So
CB 35 Rice, CartierCartier Rice 10px Sr
CB 36 Williams, JerryJerry Williams 10px So
CB 37 Hudnell, ChristianChristian Hudnell 10px Jr
CB 38 Simmons, EricEric Simmons 10px So
LB 40 Williamson, AveryAvery Williamson Jr
DE 41 Paschal, TravaughnTravaughn Paschal So
CB 43 Wright, SterlingSterling Wright Fr
LB 44 Hall, MauriceMaurice Hall Jr
LB 45 Thomas, PanchoPancho Thomas Fr
DE 46 Ligon, PatrickPatrick Ligon 10px Jr
LB 47 Johnson, JabariJabari Johnson So
LB 49 Rancifer, DemariusDemarius Rancifer 10px Fr
DE 50 Douglas, MikeMike Douglas 10px So
DT 51 Johnson, TristianTristian Johnson 10px Jr
DT 52 Graffree, PatrickPatrick Graffree Fr
LB 54 McDuffen, MalcolmMalcolm McDuffen 10px So
DT 60 Davis, AlvinAlvin Davis 10px So
DT 64 Inanzala, LionelLionel Inanzala 10px So
DT 78 Williams, ZaneZane Williams Fr
DE 91 Huguenin, FarringtonFarrington Huguenin 10px Fr
DT 92 Coleman, ChristianChristian Coleman So
DE 94 Wyndham, TaylorTaylor Wyndham 10px Sr
DE 95 Newton, LangstonLangston Newton Fr
DE 96 Ukwu, CollinsCollins Ukwu 10px Sr
DT 97 Cobble, MisterMister Cobble 10px Jr
DT 98 Chapman, ThomasThomas Chapman Fr
DT 99 Rumph, DonteDonte Rumph Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK, P 9 Foster, LandonLandon Foster Fr
P 42 Wilmott, JayJay Wilmott 10px Fr
LS 53 Adolph, MatthewMatthew Adolph 10px Jr
LS 59 Mason, KellyKelly Mason 10px Fr
LS 81 Buddle, KyleKyle Buddle 10px So
PK, P 88 Mansour, JoeJoe Mansour Jr
PK 93 McIntosh, CraigCraig McIntosh Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Mike Cassity
    Defensive Backs
  • Rick Minter
    Defensive Coordinator
  • Greg Nord
    Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends
  • Steve Pardue
    Running Backs
  • Randy Sanders
    Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Chuck Smith
    Linebackers
  • Mike Summers
    Offensive Line
  • David Turner
    Defensive Linemen
  • Pat Washington
    Wide Receivers

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: April 29, 2012

Depth chartEdit

Defensive Starters


FS
31 Benton
28 Dixon


Strongside Middle Weakside Rush
94 Wyndham 40 Williamson 2 Dupree 32 Simpson
2 Dupree 45 Thomas 22 Henderson 34 Brown
SS
5 Lowery
7 Blaylock
CB
1 Neloms
15 Harmon


DE NT DE
96 Ukwu 97 Cobble 99 Rumph
91 Huguenin 51 Johnson 50 Douglas
CB
16 Quinn
35 Rice
Offensive Starters
WR
16 King
6 Legree
WR
85 McCaskill
23 Collins
LT LG C RG RT
77 Miller 75 West 69 Smith 67 Warford 79 Mitchell
70 Swindle 76 Eatmon-Nared 64 Godby 71 Gruenschlaeger 74 Woods
TE
80 Shields
89 T. Robinson
WR
9 Robinson
83 Sweat
QB
13 Whitlow
14 Towles
RB
4 Sanders
25 George
Special Teams
PK 93 McIntosh
PK 88 Mansour
P 9 Foster
P 42 Wilmott
KR 9 Robinson
PR 23 Collins
LS 59 Mason
H 12 Newton


Starters per gameEdit

Offense

  QB RB WR WR WR TE OT OG C OG OT
Louisville Smith Williams King Collins Fields Shields Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Kent State Smith Sanders King Collins Boyd Shields Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Western Kentucky Smith Williams King McCaskill Boyd Shields Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Florida Newton George King Collins Boyd George Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
South Carolina Smith Sanders King Collins D. Robinson Shields Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Mississippi State Whitlow George King McCaskill D. Robinson Fields Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Arkansas Whitlow George King Collins D. Robinson Fields Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Georgia Whitlow George King Warren Boyd T. Robinson Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Missouri Whitlow George King Ligon D. Robinson T. Robinson Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Vanderbilt Whitlow George Fields McCaskill Boyd Ligon Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Samford Whitlow George King McCaskill Boyd Warren Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell
Tennessee Whitlow Sanders King Boyd McCaskill T. Robinson Miller West Smith Warford Mitchell

Defense

  DE DT DT/DE DE/LB LB LB LB/DB DB DB/S S S
Louisville Ukwu Cobble Rumph Dupree Williamson Brause Simpson Neloms Rice Benton Lowery
Kent State Ukwu Cobble Rumph Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Neloms Rice Benton Lowery
Western Kentucky Ukwu Cobble Rumph Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Neloms Rice Benton Lowery
Florida Ukwu Johnson Rumph Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Neloms Quinn Benton Lowery
South Carolina Ukwu Johnson Rumph Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Rice Quinn Benton Neloms
Mississippi State Ukwu Johnson Rumph Wyndham Williamson Dupree Lowery Rice Quinn Benton Neloms
Arkansas Ukwu Johnson Rumph Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Rice Quinn Z. Blaylock D. Blaylock
Georgia Ukwu Johnson Rumph Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Rice Quinn Z. Blaylock Lowery
Missouri Ukwu Johnson Rumph Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Rice Quinn Z. Blaylock Lowery
Vanderbilt Ukwu Johnson Cobble Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Rice Harmon Neloms Lowery
Samford Ukwu Johnson Cobble Wyndham Williamson Dupree Simpson Rice Harmon Neloms Benton
Tennessee Huguenin Johnson Rumph Wyndham

2013 recruiting classEdit

ReferencesEdit

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