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2015 NFL DRAFT

Danny Trevathan, OLB

School: Kentucky  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Leesburg, FL
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 237 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
36229-
Career Notes
Became the first linebacker in Kentucky history to earn first-team All-America honors ... Two-year starter at weakside linebacker ... Chief asset is his outstanding speed, which he combines with an instinct for the ball and an ability to play off blocks ... Has complemented his speed by continuing to add strength and size in the weight room ... Went through the NFL?draft evalution process in January but decided to return in order to gain more maturity ... Will enter the 2011 season with a streak of nine-straight games with double-figure tackles ... Has played in 39 games, starting 18 ... Participated in a unique event in May as he worked with children during a one-week service trip to Ethiopia.
2011 Season
A native of Leesburg, Fla., Trevathan made 143 tackles during the 2011 season for the Wildcats, leading the Southeastern Conference in tackles for the second-consecutive season. Trevathan ranked fifth in the nation in tackles with an 11.92 average per game and led the nation's linebackers in fumbles forced (five), while ranking second among the nation's linebackers in interceptions with four. Trevathan finished the season with 11.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, five pass breakups and two quarterback hurries. Trevathan ended his UK career ranked 10th all-time on Kentucky's career tackle list with a total of 374 stops. The All-American had a total of 20 games with double-figure tackles in his career, including a career-high 17 tackles in 2010 against Auburn, the eventual national champion, and also against Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Georgia.
2010 Season
Suspended for the first quarter of the Florida contest for violating team rules the week before. Earned first-team All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com at weak-side linebacker and was a first-team All-SEC choice by multiple selectors ... Leds the SEC in tackles with 144, an average of 11.1 tackles per game ... Averaged 11.5 tackles in SEC games ... Second in the SEC in fumbles caused with four ... Also led UK with 16 tackles for loss and was third in the SEC in that category ... Tied for the team lead with three sacks ... Had double-digit tackles in 10 games this season, including the last nine games ... Led UK in tackles in 10 games, including a career-high 17 tackles vs. Auburn ... SEC Defensive Player of the Week in the season opener when he had 11 tackles and 3.5 for loss vs. Louisville.
2009 Season
Played in all 13 games, starting six at weak-side linebacker ... Named UK's Most Improved Defensive Player as chosen by the coaches ... Team's second-leading tackler with 82 stops ... Made a career-high 14 tackles in the win at Auburn ... Also hit double figures with 10 vs. Alabama ... Recovered a Georgia fumble at the 1-yard line in the fourth quarter of UK's upset of the Bulldogs ... Notched eight tackles, one for loss, and caused a fumble vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl.
2008 Season
Saw action in all 13 games ... Was a mainstay on special teams ... Totaled five tackles ... Blocked a kick against Georgia that set up a Wildcat touchdown.
High School
Athletic linebacker whose speed and playing intensity have drawn comparisons to UK All-SEC linebacker Wesley Woodyard ... Threeyear starter for Leesburg (Fla.) HS, helping the team go to the state playoffs all three seasons ... Third-team all-state, covering all classifications, by the Florida Sportswriters Association ... Named first-team All-Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel ... Also the Area Defensive Player of the Year for Lake and Sumter counties by the Sentinel ... Also the Area Defensive Player of the Year by the Leesburg Daily Commercial ... Senior statistics included 117 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 5.5 quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown), and three caused fumbles ... Played quarterback and running back on offense ... Rushed 56 times for 427 yards, a 7.6-yard average, and three touchdowns ... Notched 98 tackles, including 17 for loss, along with five caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and six sacks as a junior ... Played in the Central Florida East-West All-Star Game following his senior season ... Played for the winning West team, causing a fumble with a big hit and had a long return on another fumble to set up a touchdown ... Was timed as fast as 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Coached by Charles Nassar ... All-around athlete who was a member of the school's weightlifting, basketball, baseball and track teams ... Ran the 100- and 200-meter dashes in track, along with the 4x100-meter relay.
Personal
Born in Youngstown, Ohio ... Son of Vincent and Michelle Hicks ... Vincent played football at Toledo.
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 6/188 -- Danny Trevathan, LB, 6-0, 237, Kentucky...The scouting report on Trevathan is similar to fellow Kentucky alum Wesley Woodyard in 2008: prolific tackler, too small, gets lost in traffic. Look for the Broncos to develop the energetic Trevathan as they did Woodyard -- on special teams first. - The Sports Xchange

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