12 Cats will participate in Pro Day Friday

Josh Forrest makes a tackle against Louisville. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Josh Forrest makes a tackle against Louisville. (Vicky Graff Photo)

Kentucky’s annual NFL Pro Day will be held Fridayin the Nutter Indoor Field House. Twelve draft-eligible former Wildcats will showcase their skills to the NFL teams scheduled to attend.

PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN PRO DAY
• All were seniors in 2015 unless noted otherwise
• Heights and weights were from the 2015 season unless noted otherwise

Joey Herrick, WR, 6-1, 203
• Earned a scholarship after coming to UK as a walk-on
• Played his freshman season at Kilgore (Texas) College
• Was a vital performer on special teams in punt and kickoff coverage and return
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Zach West, OG, 6-4, 305
• Three-year starter at left guard
• Played in 44 career games, starting 33
• Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll

Ryan Flannigan, LB, 6-2, 225
• Former junior-college player spent two seasons at Kentucky
• Played in 21 games with 11 starts
• Career totals feature 110 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 0.5 quarterback sacks, 3 passes defended and 2 quarterback hurries

Josh Forrest, LB, 6-3, 255
• Began his Wildcat career as a receiver before moving to defense in 2012
• Excelled on the defensive side of the ball, totaling a team-high 110 tackles and ranking third in the SEC in tackles per game (9.2) as a junior season
• Also ranked among the SEC’s top 10 tacklers in 2015
• Ranked 10th in the league with a team-high 93 total tackles, along with six tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one fumble caused
• Also charted two interceptions and five pass breakups
• Career totals include 232 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 quarterback sacks, 5 interceptions, 7 pass breakups, 2 fumbles caused and 4 quarterback hurries
• Played in the Reese’s Senior Bowl
• Completed his degree prior to his senior season in community and leadership development

Khalid Henderson, LB, 6-1, 235
• Played in 47 games with 20 starts in his four-year career
• Career totals include 192 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 3 quarterback sacks, 6 pass breakup, 4 fumbles caused and 2 interceptions

Cory “C.J.” Johnson, DT, 6-3, 300
• Former junior-college player spent two seasons at Kentucky
• Finished second on the team in tackles in 2015 with 67, the most by any SEC defensive lineman
• Also notched a team-high 8 tackles for loss to go with two sacks, a forced fumble, an interception, and a fumble returned for a 77-yard touchdown as a senior
• Two-year totals included 77 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 quarterback sacks, 2 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles and 1 interception
• Played in the East-West Shrine Game

Melvin Lewis, DT, 6-4, 332
• Former junior-college player spent two seasons at Kentucky
• Has battled back from a season-ending leg injury from Oct. 15, 2015 vs. Auburn
• Prior to the injury, totaled 20 tackles in six games, including 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack
• Started in 16 of 18 career games
• Career totals include 57 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, and 1 fumble caused
• Completed his degree prior to his senior season in community and leadership development

Kelly Mason, LS, 6-3, 235
• Four-year starter at long snapper for punts and placekicks
• All four seasons, his efforts helped a UK kicker and/or punter make significant accomplishments
• Four-year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Completed his degree with a double major in finance and marketing prior to his senior season

Cody Quinn, S, 5-11, 193
• Four-year letterman
• Started in all 12 games as senior, totaling 19 tackles and 2 pass breakups
• Career totals feature 106 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 16 pass breakups

A.J. Stamps, S, 6-0, 205
• Former junior-college player spent two seasons at Kentucky
• Moved from cornerback to safety in the spring of 2014
• Two-year starter, playing in all 24 games with 123 tackles, 5 interceptions and 13 pass breakups
• As a senior, ranked third on the team in tackles with 67, picking off a pass and equaling the team lead with 8 pass breakups
• Played in the National Football League Players Association Collegiate Bowl

Travaughn Paschal, LB, 6-4, 270
• Played defensive end his first two years before moving to linebacker and emerging as a quality contributor
• Totaled
• Career totals feature 65 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 1 pass breakup and 1 forced fumble
• Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, had a 32-inch vertical leap and a 10-8 broad jump in the 2015 Pro Day

Mike Douglas, DT, 6-4, 310
• Four-year letterman, started as a senior in 2014
• Career totals include 89 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 4 quarterback sacks, 5 pass breakups, 2 fumbles recovered, 1 fumble caused
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

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