Aug 5, 2011; Lexington, KY USA; Kentucky Wildcats helmet and football sit on the field during media day at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Kentucky Wildcats Football Preview: #50 Mike Douglas


 # 50 Mike Douglas, DL
JR. 6’ 4” 269 lbs.
Largo. FL

BEFORE UK

Mike was a three-year starter at Largo High School who played defensive end, middle linebacker, tight end and fullback. He had been timed as fast as 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Mike made 75 tackles his senior season with five quarterback sacks and also caught 17 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns. Mike was named all-conference, all-county and all-district his senior season. His team reached the state semifinals in Class 3A his sophomore and junior seasons. Mike played in the Pinellas County North-South All-Star Game and was called “the top prospect in this game” and was said to have had a strong performance. “He gets off the ball well and has good speed off the edge,” wrote recruiting analyst Jamie Newburg of Rivals.com. The nation’s No. 70 defensive end as rated by Scout.com. Member of the “5,000 Role Models” organization, the honor roll and Dean’s List.

AS A WILDCAT

Mike played his first two years as a defensive end, then spent much of last season inside at tackle. We don’t know yet where Mike will be playing this year but he could very well find himself in the defensive tackle position again this year. Mike has played in 21 games, including three starts. Last season as a sophomore, Mike played in all 12 games and totaled 12 tackles. As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Mike played in the last nine games, starting three. He totaled 16 tackles with season highs of four against Vanderbilt and Georgia.

As a Community Cat, Mike participated in events at the Veterans Administration Hospital (2010), Cardinal Valley Elementary, Northern Elementary, the Big Blue U Move-In and Read Across America (2011) and with God’s Pantry (2012).

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