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The Biggest Changes on Kentucky's Spring Football Roster

Nick Roush03/20/21


Article written by:On3 imageNick Roush


2021 UK Football Spring PracticePhoto by Jacob Noger | UK Football
<small>Jacob Noger | UK Football</small>
[caption id="attachment_343642" align="alignnone" width="2560"] Jacob Noger | UK Football[/caption] We will not get to see how Kentucky has changed on the football field this spring. We can get a good feel for how they changed their bodies this offseason by looking at the 2021 spring football depth chart. The scales have slid dramatically, with some lighter players packing on muscle, while others cut weight to play quicker. One of the most dramatic transformations has been by a player universally praised entering spring practice, Marquan McCall. A man known by many simply as Bully, Mark Stoops and Brad White have noted how the Detroit native has changed his approach this offseason. Now a senior, he's filling a much needed leadership role with his words and actions. It's evident in the weight room where he's dropped 22 pounds, now down to 357. The changes were even more pronounced on Kentucky's offensive line. Redshirt freshman offensive tackle Josh Jones is down to 305 after losing 31 pounds, Jeremy Flax lost 18 pounds to get to 338 and Nick Lewis lost around 20, now at 302 after beginning his career near 400 pounds. Kentucky also got lighter on the edge as the position searches for more twitch. K.D. McDaniel went from 250 to 225, while Jordan Wright shed eight pounds to get to 225. January and February were also a prime time for #Gains. Offensive guards Austin Dotson and Eli Cox each added eight pounds, while tight end Brenden Bates continued to build mass. Once a wiry 230 pounds, Bates packed on 11 more this offseason to get all the way to 259. There were also some cosmetic changes this offseason. Torrance Davis moved from linebacker to running back and changed his number to 26. One thing will not change: Wilson Berry will wear Max Duffy's No. 93, keeping that number at punter. A look at all of the newcomer's numbers:

1 -- WR Wan'Dale Robinson 12 -- QB Kaiya Sheron 25 -- DB Jordan Lovett 27 -- WR Chauncey Magwood 29 -- RB La'Vell Wright 31 -- CB Maxwell Hairston 49 -- LB Luke Fulton 55 -- OLB Justice Dingle 62 -- OG Jager Burton 74 -- OT David Wohlabaugh 93 -- P Wilson Berry

You'll also find Jai Williams on the roster, a walk-on tight end whose father, "Big Cat" Williams , is one of the 100 Greatest Chicago Bears of All-Time after the offensive tackle spent 12 years (1991-2003) in the Midway. Take a look for yourself:

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