2018 NFL Draft

Winston Guy, SS

School: Kentucky  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lexington, KY
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 218 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Moved into the new hybrid safety/linebacker position during the spring ... Quickly adapted to the new post, which showcased his athletic ability as he made plays all over the field ... Two-year starter at safety ... Went through the National Football League evaluation process before deciding to return for his senior season ... Has played cornerback, free safety and strong safety during his career ... Has good size and speed ... Also a hard hitter ... Also sees extensive action in kick coverage and has returned kickoffs ... Has played in 39 games with 23 starts.
2011 Season
Guy was just behind his teammate Danny Trevathan in tackles, ranking second in the SEC with 120 stops. The native of Lexington, Ky., also ranked tied for 22nd in the nation in tackles, averaging 10 per game. Guy had eight games of double-figure tackles this season, including a high of 14 at South Carolina and against Tennessee. The senior was named National Defensive Back of the Week for the Western Kentucky game when he had 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. This is Guy's first All-SEC selection by league coaches, although he was a second-team pick last year by CollegeFootballNews.com. Guy finishes his career at Kentucky with 297 tackles after recording back-to-back seasons of 100 tackles or more the past two seasons.
2010 Season
Suspended for first series of the season opener for violation of team rules. Second on the team in tackles at strong safety with 106 ... Third in tackles per game among the SEC's defensive backs ... Led the team with three interceptions, vs. Auburn, South Carolina and Tennessee ... Had back-toback career highs with 16 tackles in the win over Charleston Southern and 18 stops in the victory over Vanderbilt ... Also scored 2.5 tackles for loss against the Commodores ... His 18-tackle performance against Vanderbilt was the higest by a UK player since Wesley Woodyard in 2005 ... Also hit double figures with 10 tackles, plus the pickoff, in the upset of South Carolina.
2009 Season
Played in all 13 games, starting 11 at free safety ... Totaled 60 tackles, with a career-high 11 in the win over Louisville ... Broke up five passes ... Snared a quarterback sack vs. Miami (Ohio) ... Returned four kickoffs for a 14.5-yard average.
2008 Season
Played in all 13 games ... Became the team's primary kickoff returner following the injury to Derrick Locke ... Had 10 returns for a 29.1-yard average, including a 96-yard runback against Georgia that is the longest non-scoring kickoff return in school history ... Made 11 tackles, mostly in special-teams coverage.
High School
First-team all-state defensive back as chosen by The Associated Press and Louisville Courier-Journal ... Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top-22 seniors in the state ... Helped lead Lexington Catholic HS to a 13-2 record and Class AAAA state championship as a senior ... Earned a reputation as a great cover corner and his athletic ability enabled him to be a devastating blitzer ... Senior defensive statistics featured 75 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss, 7.5 quarterback sacks, 10 QB hurries, two caused fumbles, and two blocked kicks ... Offensive stats included 24 carries for 267 yards and six touchdowns, along with 16 pass receptions for 215 yards and two TDs ... Also had two kick returns for touchdowns ... Set a school career record with 19.5 sacks ... Team also won the state title in Class AAA his sophomore season ... Has turned in a 4.35 clocking in the 40-yard dash ... Coached by Bill Letton ... Projected as a safety by Scout.com and listed as the No. 12 safety in the nation ... The No. 3 prospect in Kentucky and one of the top-30 safeties in the country as selected by Rivals.com ... The leading tackler in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game with 11 stops, including a tackle for loss ... Competed in the 100-meter dash, 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays and the long jump for the track and field team ... Won the state championship in the 100 and the 4x100 relay as a senior ... Also played two years of basketball.
Born in Lexington, Ky. ... Son of Winston Sr. and Renessa Guy ... Winston Sr. played college football at Kentucky State University.