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2012 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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 Kentucky Wildcats football
Kentucky Wildcats 2005 logo.svg
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
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 5т Georgia xy   7 1         12 2  
No. 9 Florida x%   7 1         11 2  
No. 8 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
No. 23 Vanderbilt   5 3         9 4  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Alabama x$#   7 1         13 1  
No. 14 LSU   6 2         10 3  
No. 5т Texas A&M   6 2         11 2  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 8  
Auburn   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Alabama 32, Georgia 28
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

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 Georgia 
  • 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
  •  Homecoming
  • 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 Raymond Sanders Jr
WR 6 A.J. Legree Fr
WR 9 Demarco Robinson So
QB 10 Jeff Witthuhn Fr
QB 11 Max Smith So
QB 12 Morgan Newton Sr
HOL 13 Jared Leet   Fr
QB 13 Jalen Whitlow Fr
QB 14 Patrick Towles Fr
WR 16 La'Rod King Sr
QB 17 Jacob Russell   Jr
WR 19 EJ Fields   Sr
RB 21 Josh Clemons So
WR 23 Daryl Collins   Fr
RB 25 Jonathan George   So
RB 26 CoShik Williams   Sr
WR 27 Aaron Boyd   Sr
WR 29 Austin Sheehan Fr
RB 30 Justin Taylor Fr
RB 33 Dyshawn Mobley Fr
WR 34 Latrell Wilson Fr
WR 35 William Tanner   So
FB 37 Cody Jones   Jr
FB 39 DJ Warren So
RB 41 Chad Merida   So
OT 51 T.J. Jones Fr
OG 55 Jordan Watson Fr
OG 57 Zach Myers Fr
OG 58 Shaquille Love   Fr
OT 62 Tyler Davenport   So
OG 64 Max Godby   So
OT 65 Damon Sprouse Fr
OG 67 Larry Warford Sr
C 69 Matt Smith   Sr
OT 70 Jordan Swindle Fr
OG 71 John Gruenschlaeger   Fr
OT 72 Jon Toth Fr
OG 73 Stephen Duff   So
OT 74 Trevino Woods   Sr
OG 75 Zach West   Fr
OG 76 Teven Eatmon-Nared   So
OT 77 Darrian Miller So
OG 79 Kevin Mitchell   Jr
TE 80 Ronnie Shields   So
WR 81 Rashad Cunningham   Fr
TE 82 Anthony Kendrick   Jr
WR 83 DeMarcus Sweat Fr
TE 84 Gabe Correll Sr
WR 85 Gene McCaskill   Sr
TE 86 Jordan Aumiller   Jr
WR 87 Bookie Cobbins   Fr
WR, DB 88 J.D. Harmon Fr
TE 89 Tyler Robinson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Martavius Neloms Sr
LB 2 Alvin Dupree So
CB 3 Fred Tiller Fr
S 5 Ashely Lowery So
LB 7 Daron Blaylock Fr
LB 8 Josh Forrest   Fr
LB 10 Tyler Brause   So
DB 15 Marcus Caffey (I)   Fr
CB 16 Cody Quinn Fr
S 17 Zack Blaylock Fr
S 18 Glenn Faulkner So
LB 20 Josh Harris Fr
LB 22 Khalid Henderson Fr
CB 24 Jonathan Reed Fr
CB 25 Cantrell McKinely So
S 26 Tre Dunn   Jr
CB 27 Shawn Blaylock   Fr
CB 28 Eric Dixon So
CB 29 Cody Lewis Fr
S 30 Michael Arnold   Fr
S 31 Mikie Benton   Sr
LB 32 Miles Simpson   So
S 34 Kory Brown So
CB 35 Cartier Rice   Sr
CB 36 Jerry Williams   So
CB 37 Christian Hudnell   Jr
CB 38 Eric Simmons   So
LB 40 Avery Williamson Jr
DE 41 Travaughn Paschal So
CB 43 Sterling Wright Fr
LB 44 Maurice Hall Jr
LB 45 Pancho Thomas Fr
DE 46 Patrick Ligon   Jr
LB 47 Jabari Johnson So
LB 49 Demarius Rancifer   Fr
DE 50 Mike Douglas   So
DT 51 Tristian Johnson   Jr
DT 52 Patrick Graffree Fr
LB 54 Malcolm McDuffen   So
DT 60 Alvin Davis   So
DT 64 Lionel Inanzala   So
DT 78 Zane Williams Fr
DE 91 Farrington Huguenin   Fr
DT 92 Christian Coleman So
DE 94 Taylor Wyndham   Sr
DE 95 Langston Newton Fr
DE 96 Collins Ukwu   Sr
DT 97 Mister Cobble   Jr
DT 98 Thomas Chapman Fr
DT 99 Donte Rumph Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK, P 9 Landon Foster Fr
P 42 Jay Wilmott   Fr
LS 53 Matthew Adolph   Jr
LS 59 Kelly Mason   Fr
LS 81 Kyle Buddle   So
PK, P 88 Joe Mansour Jr
PK 93 Craig 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
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster
Last update: April 29, 2012

Depth chartEdit

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

  1. ^ Smith, Jennifer (November 4, 2012). "Kentucky Fires Football Coach Joker Phillips". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  2. ^ "2012 Kentucky Wildcats Football Schedule". Retrieved December 30, 2011.
  3. ^ "Football - 2012 Coaches". UKAthletics.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.