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Kentucky Wildcats Football 2014 Season Preview: Meet Javess Blue

#8 JAVESS BLUE
SENIOR – WR
BABSON PARK, FL

MEET JAVESS BLUE

Javess Blue put up big numbers at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. He had 65 receptions for 1064 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. He was named second team All American for JUCO players and ESPN rated him as the #14 JUCO player. Blue was also effective as a returner, averaging 28.8 yards per kick return and 11.2 per punt return.

Blue also put up big numbers at Lake Wales High SChool in Florida. He caught 88 passes for 1774 yards and 20 TD’s his last two years and helped his team advance to the AAA semi-finals his junior year with an 11-2 mark, Blue was clocked at 4.29 for the 40 yard dash and received all state honors in addition to running track.

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AS A WILDCAT

All  Javess Blue did his first season at Kentucky was to lead the Wildcats in receptions with 43 catches for 586 yards and 4 TD’s. He finished in the top 15 in the SEC for both receptions and yardage and caught a 88 yard TD pass versus Miami (OH), which is the fourth longest pass in school history. He had a career best 6 catches for 114 yards versus Miami and also caught 6 passes versus Louisville.  Javewss also averaged 20.4 yards on kick returns and had a 43 yarder.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Blue injured a shoulder during Spring practice and at the time, Mark Stoops said he would be out 3-4 months.  Even at four months, Blue should be available near the end of July and should have no lingering effects for the season opener.

A healthy Blue should lead this team in all reception categories this year and he should benefit from the extra targets in the offense as well.  His combination of great hands, good speed and the ability to make the big play should make him UK’s biggest weapon and with improved QB play should have even better stats.  My conservative estimate for Blue this year is 800 yards receiving with 6 TD’s, but he could challenge the 1000 yard mark or even surpass it.


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