2012 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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2012 Kentucky Wildcats football
Kentucky Wildcats 2005 logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
2012 record 2–10 (0–8 SEC)
Head coach Joker Phillips (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Randy Sanders
Defensive coordinator Rick Minter
Home stadium Commonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 67,942)
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2012 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#5т Georgia xy   7 1         12 2  
#9 Florida x%   7 1         11 2  
#8 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
#23 Vanderbilt   5 3         9 4  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Alabama x$#   7 1         13 1  
#14 LSU   6 2         10 3  
#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

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 class[edit]

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


Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 3:30 PM at No. 25 Louisville* Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (Governor's Cup) ESPN L 14–32   55,386
September 8 7:30 PM Kent State* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY CSS W 47–14   48,346
September 15 7:00 PM WKU* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPNU L 31–32 OT  53,980
September 22 12:21 PM at No. 14 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL SECN L 0–38   87,102
September 29 7:00 PM No. 6 South Carolina Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN2 L 17–38   49,810
October 6 12:21 PM No. 20 Mississippi State Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY (Rivalry) SECN L 14–27   49,498
October 13 7:00 PM at Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR SECRN L 7–49   67,153
October 20 7:00 PM No. 13 Georgiadagger Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY SECRN L 24–29   54,553
October 27 12:00 PM at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPNU L 10–33   67,853
November 3 12:00 PM Vanderbilt Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY (Rivalry) ESPNU L 0–40   44,902
November 17 7:30 PM Samford* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY CSS W 34–3   46,749
November 24 12:21 PM at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) SECN L 17–37   81,841
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[2]



2012 Kentucky Wildcats football team roster
Players Coaches
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 Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 19 Fields, EJEJ Fields Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 21 Clemons, JoshJosh Clemons So
WR 23 Collins, DarylDaryl Collins Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 25 George, JonathanJonathan George Redshirt.svg So
RB 26 Williams, CoShikCoShik Williams Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 27 Boyd, AaronAaron Boyd Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg So
FB 37 Jones, CodyCody Jones Redshirt.svg Jr
FB 39 Warren, DJDJ Warren So
RB 41 Merida, ChadChad Merida Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg Fr
OT 62 Davenport, TylerTyler Davenport Redshirt.svg So
OG 64 Godby, MaxMax Godby Redshirt.svg So
OT 65 Sprouse, DamonDamon Sprouse Fr
OG 67 Warford, LarryLarry Warford Sr
C 69 Smith, MattMatt Smith Redshirt.svg Sr
OT 70 Swindle, JordanJordan Swindle Fr
OG 71 Gruenschlaeger, JohnJohn Gruenschlaeger Redshirt.svg Fr
OT 72 Toth, JonJon Toth Fr
OG 73 Duff, StephenStephen Duff Redshirt.svg So
OT 74 Woods, TrevinoTrevino Woods Redshirt.svg Sr
OG 75 West, ZachZach West Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 76 Eatmon-Nared, TevenTeven Eatmon-Nared Redshirt.svg So
OT 77 Miller, DarrianDarrian Miller So
OG 79 Mitchell, KevinKevin Mitchell Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 80 Shields, RonnieRonnie Shields Redshirt.svg So
WR 81 Cunningham, RashadRashad Cunningham Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 82 Kendrick, AnthonyAnthony Kendrick Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 83 Sweat, DeMarcusDeMarcus Sweat Fr
TE 84 Correll, GabeGabe Correll Sr
WR 85 McCaskill, GeneGene McCaskill Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 86 Aumiller, JordanJordan Aumiller Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 87 Cobbins, BookieBookie Cobbins Redshirt.svg Fr
WR, DB 88 Harmon, J.D.J.D. Harmon Fr
TE 89 Robinson, TylerTyler Robinson Jr
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 Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 10 Brause, TylerTyler Brause Redshirt.svg So
DB 15 Caffey, MarcusMarcus Caffey (I) Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg Fr
S 31 Benton, MikieMikie Benton Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 32 Simpson, MilesMiles Simpson Redshirt.svg So
S 34 Brown, KoryKory Brown So
CB 35 Rice, CartierCartier Rice Redshirt.svg Sr
CB 36 Williams, JerryJerry Williams Redshirt.svg So
CB 37 Hudnell, ChristianChristian Hudnell Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 38 Simmons, EricEric Simmons Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 47 Johnson, JabariJabari Johnson So
LB 49 Rancifer, DemariusDemarius Rancifer Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 50 Douglas, MikeMike Douglas Redshirt.svg So
DT 51 Johnson, TristianTristian Johnson Redshirt.svg Jr
DT 52 Graffree, PatrickPatrick Graffree Fr
LB 54 McDuffen, MalcolmMalcolm McDuffen Redshirt.svg So
DT 60 Davis, AlvinAlvin Davis Redshirt.svg So
DT 64 Inanzala, LionelLionel Inanzala Redshirt.svg So
DT 78 Williams, ZaneZane Williams Fr
DE 91 Huguenin, FarringtonFarrington Huguenin Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 92 Coleman, ChristianChristian Coleman So
DE 94 Wyndham, TaylorTaylor Wyndham Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 95 Newton, LangstonLangston Newton Fr
DE 96 Ukwu, CollinsCollins Ukwu Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 97 Cobble, MisterMister Cobble Redshirt.svg 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 Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 53 Adolph, MatthewMatthew Adolph Redshirt.svg Jr
LS 59 Mason, KellyKelly Mason Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 81 Buddle, KyleKyle Buddle Redshirt.svg 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
  • Mike Summers
    Offensive Line
  • David Turner
    Defensive Linemen
  • Pat Washington
    Wide Receivers

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Last update: April 29, 2012

Depth chart[edit]

Starters per game[edit]


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


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 class[edit]


  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. Retrieved April 29, 2012.