Wesley Woodyard, Micah Johnson, Braxton Kelly, Sam Maxwell, Johnny Williams, and Danny Trevethan are all former Wildcat linebackers from the past decade who played at a high level while also rising up to become leaders on UK’s defense. All of them also played or are currently playing in the NFL. Avery Williamson is hoping to follow in the footsteps of these past Wildcats who led by example on and off the field. He will be the one to assume the middle linebacker role onUK’s defense, essentially making him the quarterback of a defensive unit that is talented but inexperienced.
After the Cats lost Ronnie Sneed, Winston Guy and Danny Trevathan to graduation last season, they also lost their combined 90 starts and the 819 tackles. A huge void was left to fill, and Williamson will look to be the one who fills a big part of that. He notched 49 tackles as a full-time backup last season, but will look to take on a much bigger role going into his junior season.
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