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2 Kelvin Kight

A true senior...Signed a free agent contract with the St. Louis Rams in 2004...

CAREER: Played in 48 career games, with 20 starts, for 1,607 plays...Also played in the 2001 Sugar Bowl and the 2002 Orange Bowl...Has 90 career receptions for 1,282 yards (14.2 avg) and six touchdowns...Had at least one reception in his final 19 games...

2003: Selected to play in the Gridiron Classic...Started all 13 games at one receiver slot, seeing action in 648 plays...Tied for the team-lead with 39 receptions for 591 yards (15.2 avg) and three touchdowns...Ranked third on the team with 11 offensive "Big Plays" of 20+ yards, catching at least one in nine separate games...Was one of three Gator receivers to have over 500 receiving yards in 2003, and one of four to have 35 or more receptions...Reached the 1,000 yard career receiving mark vs. Ole Miss...Led the team in receiving yards in four different contests (SJSU, FAMU, South Carolina, Iowa)...Set an Outback Bowl record with a career-long 70-yard TD reception vs. Iowa and finished the game with a team-best 75 receiving yards...Ranked second on the team vs. FSU with 55 receiving yards...Started vs. San Jose State and led the team with six receptions for 75 yards...Had a career-high two touchdown catches against San Jose State, tying for second in the SEC in 2003...Tied for the team lead with three receptions and had a team best 63 receiving yards against FAMU...Had a season-high and team-best seven receptions against Tennessee...Had 77 receiving yards including three catches of 15 or more yards vs. the Vols...Caught three passes for 61 yards against Ole Miss, including a then career-long 46 yard reception...Had the second best single game kick return average in the SEC with a 40.5 yard average in the Arkansas game, including a career-long 59-yard return...Lead the team in the win over South Carolina with 52 receiving yards on four catches, including a 22-yarder...Also played on the kick-off return...Named a UF game captain vs. Miami and Vandy...

2002: One of Florida's top receivers who played in 13 games with six starts for 649 plays...Also saw action on kickoff return team...Ranked third on the team with 37 catches for 511 yards...Started vs. Miami, Auburn, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, FSU and Michigan...Stepped in when Florida's top two receivers (Taylor Jacobs, Carlos Perez) went down with injury to finish with 100-plus yards vs. Georgia and FSU...Surpassed 2001 receiving totals in just four games...575 plays rank third among UF receivers...Was Florida's leading receiver vs. Georgia (115 yards on nine catches) and FSU (132 yards on six catches)...Tied for second on the team with eight catches of 20 yards or more...27 of 37 catches came in the final six games... Had a career-long catches for 40 yards vs. Tennessee...Set a then career-high with nine catches and 115 yards vs. undefeated No. 5 Georgia...Nine catches vs. Georgia was more than he caught in 2001...

2001: Part of the rotation at wide receiver...Saw special teams duty on the kick-off return team...Played in all 11 regular season games, for 184 snaps, and the Orange Bowl...Eight receptions for 93 yards (11.6 avg.) and two touchdown catches on the season...Caught 23-yard touchdown vs. Miss. St., the first of his career...Also caught 8-yard TD vs. LSU... Caught two passes for 18 yards in Orange Bowl victory over Maryland...

2000: Played in 11 of 12 regular season games (all but Tennessee) with one start (Kentucky) for 136 plays as a true freshman...Also played in the Sugar Bowl...Six receptions for 87 yards (14.5 average)...Caught first collegiate pass, a 10-yard reception, vs. Ball State in season opener...In his first collegiate start vs. Kentucky had one reception for 23 yards...Career highs in receptions (three) and receiving yards (30) vs. Mississippi State...Recorded career-long reception of 24 yards vs. LSU...

PREP: Considered one of the nation's top wide receivers...Named to PrepStar's All-America Dream Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top six wide receivers and the top wide receiver prospect in the southeast...Named to National Bluechips All-America Team and that publication ranked him among the nation's top nine wide receivers...A two-time first-team All-State selection who was ranked among the nation's top seven wide receivers by the College Prep Report and top 11 wide receivers by Rivals.com network...Had 43 catches for 682 yards and four TDs in 1999, with three punt returns for TDs and three kickoff returns for TDs...56 catches for 1,134 yards and 13 TDs in junior season in '98...Selected to play in Florida-Georgia All-Star Game...High school coach was William Judson...


Career Receiving Stats:
year no. yds avg tds long
2000 6 87 14.5 0 24
2001 8 93 11.6 2 24
2002 37 511 13.8 1 41
2003 39 591 15.2 3 70
Total 90 1,282 14.2 6 70
Career Kick Return Stats:
year no. yds avg tds long
2001 1 9 9.0 0 9
2002 9 173 19.2 0 30
2003 5 138 27.6 0 59
Total 15 320 21.3 0 59

Career Highs:
Receptions: 9 (Georgia, 2002)
Receiving Yards: 132 (FSU, 2002)
Receiving Touchdowns: 2 (SJSU, 2003)
Return Yards: 59 (Arkansas, 2003)

PERSONALITY PROFILE

  • Relative of Danny Kight, who is currently a kicker with the Indianapolis Colts
  • Starting point guard for high school's basketball team
  • Gained almost 400 yards as quarterback in last two games of high school
  • Never made an official visit to UF, due to a snowstorm
  • Wore a wristband with "Respect" on it during the 2003 season opener

Kelvin Kight Game-by-Game



2003 game-by-game



                                     |--RECEIVING--|  |--KICK RET--|   All

 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp Pts

 Aug 30, 2003 SAN JOSE ST............ 6   75  2  21   0    0  0   0    75  12

 Sep 06, 2003 at MIAMI Hurricanes.... 3   17  0   7   0    0  0   0    17   0

 Sep 13, 2003 FLORIDA A&M............ 3   63  0  23   0    0  0   0    63   0

 Sep 20, 2003 TENNESSEE.............. 7   77  0  24   1   18  0  18    95   0

 Sep 27, 2003 at Kentucky............ 2   46  0  40   1   17  0  17    63   2

 Oct 04, 2003 OLEMISS................ 3   61  0  46   1   22  0  22    83   0

 Oct 11, 2003 at LSU................. 2   31  0  22   0    0  0   0    31   0

 Oct 18, 2003 at Arkansas............ 1    6  0   6   2   81  0  59    87   0

 Nov 01, 2003 vs Georgia............. 1    8  0   8   0    0  0   0     8   0

 Nov 08, 2003 VANDERBILT............. 2   25  0  13   0    0  0   0    25   0

 Nov 15, 2003 at South Carolina...... 4   52  0  22   0    0  0   0    52   0

 Nov 29, 2003 FLORIDA STATE.......... 3   55  0  23   0    0  0   0    62   0

 Jan 1, 2004  vs IOWA................ 2   75  1  70   0    0  0   0    75   6

 Totals..............................39  591  3  70   5  138  0  59   736  20



 Games played: 13

 Avg per rush: 7.0

 Avg per catch: 15.2

 Kick ret avg: 27.6

 All purpose avg/game: 56.6

 Total offense avg/gm: 0.5



2002 game-by-game





                                    |--RECEIVING--|  |--KICK RET--|  All

 Date         Opponent              No.  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg Purp  Pts

 Aug 31, 2002 UAB BLAZERS...........  2   29  0  17   1   15  0  15   44  0

 Sep 07, 2002 MIAMI HURRICANES......  1    8  0   8   1   24  0  24   32  0

 Sep 14, 2002 OHIO..................  2   18  0   9   0    0  0   0   18  0

 Sep 21, 2002 at Tennessee..........  2   47  0  40   0    0  0   0   47  0

 Sep 28, 2002 KENTUCKY..............  1    5  0   5   1   13  0  13   18  0

 Oct 05, 2002 at Ole Miss...........  2    1  0   2   0    0  0   0    4  0

 Oct 12, 2002 LSU...................  0    0  0   0   1   30  0  30   30  0

 Oct 19, 2002 AUBURN................  4   40  0  14   1   22  0  22   62  0

 Nov 02, 2002 vs Georgia............  9  115  0  20   0    0  0   0  115  0

 Nov 09, 2002 at Vanderbilt.........  2   29  0  15   1   20  0  20   49  0

 Nov 16, 2002 SOUTH CAROLINA........  3   35  1  27   1   22  0  22   57  6

 Nov 30, 2002 at Florida State......  6  132  0  41   1    4  0   4  136  0

 Jan 01, 2003 vs Michigan...........  3   52  0  24   1   23  0  23   75  0

 Totals............................. 37  511  1  41   9  173  0  30  687  6



 Games played: 13

 Avg per rush: 3.0

 Avg per catch: 13.8

 Kick ret avg: 19.2

 All purpose avg/game: 52.8

 Total offense avg/gm: 0.2



2001 game-by-game





                                     |--RECEIVING--|  |--KICK RET--|  |--PUNT RET--|   All

 Date         Opponent               No.  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  No  Yds TD  Lg  Purp   Pts

 Sep 01, 2001 MARSHALL...............  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0  0

 Sep 08, 2001 LOUISIANA-MONROE.......  3   33  0  15   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    33  0

 Sep 22, 2001 at Kentucky............  1   11  0  11   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    11  0

 Sep 29, 2001 MISSISSIPPI STATE......  1   23  1  23   0    0  0   0   1   12  0  12    35  6

 Oct 06, 2001 at LSU.................  1    8  1   8   1    9  0   9   1   10  0  10    27  6

 Oct 13, 2001 at Auburn..............  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0  0

 Oct 27, 2001 vs Georgia.............  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0  0

 Nov 03, 2001 VANDERBILT.............  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   1    4  0   0    11  0

 Nov 10, 2001 at South Carolina......  1   10  0  10   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0    10  0

 Nov 17, 2001 FLORIDA STATE..........  0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     0  0

 Dec 01, 2001 TENNESSEE..............  1    8  0   8   0    0  0   0   0    0  0   0     8  0

 Totals..............................  8   93  2  23   1    9  0   9   3   26  0  12   135 12



 Games played: 11

 Avg per rush: 7.0

 Avg per catch: 11.6

 Kick ret avg: 9.0

 Punt ret avg: 8.7

 All purpose avg/game: 12.3

 Total offense avg/gm: 0.6



2000 game-by-game





                                      |--RECEIVING--|   All

 Date         Opponent                No.  Yds TD  Lg  Purp

 Sep 02, 2000 BALL STATE.............   1   10  0  10    10

 Sep 09, 2000 MIDDLE TENNESSEE.......   0    0  0   0     0

 Sep 23, 2000 KENTUCKY...............   1   23  0  23    23

 Sep 30, 2000 at Mississippi State...   3   30  0  17    30

 Oct 07, 2000 LSU....................   1   24  0  24    24

 Oct 14, 2000 AUBURN.................   0    0  0   0     0

 Oct 28, 2000 vs Georgia.............   0    0  0   0     0

 Nov 11, 2000 SOUTH CAROLINA.........   0    0  0   0     0

 Dec 02, 2000 vs Auburn..............   0    0  0   0     0

 Totals..............................   6   87  0  24    87



 Games played: 9

 Avg per catch: 14.5

 All purpose avg/game: 9.7

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING ABOUT KELVIN KIGHT...

"He's real laid back but when it's time to talk, he'll step up. He's really stepping up as a leader in the summer workouts. He starts everything up, makes sure everyone is on time, getting people to come out there. He's stepping up as a leader."
(July 10, 2003) Jemalle Cornelius, UF Wide Receiver

"I've always said that he could be great, and he stepped it up big when Taylor went down (vs. Georgia). He's a good receiver. He's smooth and runs good routes."
(November 2, 2002) Rex Grossman, former UF Quarterback who was a first-round draft selection by the Chicago Bears

"I want to be the receiver the Gators can go to when the game is on the line."
(August 20, 2003) Kelvin Kight, UF Receiver

"I'm trying to be a leader. I'm trying to step up each day and work hard, do the right thing, and show the younger guys that working hard pays off. I want to be a leader just like Jabar [Gaffney] and Reche [Caldwell] were."
(August 20, 2003) Kelvin Kight, UF Receiver

"I'm just so happy to see him go out there and make plays that I know he's capable of making. He's in the shadow of one of the great receivers in UF history, so he has to wait his turn patiently."
(November 3, 2002) Keiwan Ratliff, UF Defensive Back

"In January, Jacobs was able to break out of the shadow of Jabar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell when he won the Orange Bowl MVP. Saturday (UF vs. GA), it was Kight's turn to bust loose."
(November 2, 2002) Dylan Tomlinson, Gainesville Sun

"What Carlos Perez and Kelvin Kight did was a great job. That's what kind of makes you in a game like this. You have to step up and play. I reminded Carlos and Kelvin at halftime, 'This is what you talk about.' They got an opportunity and they stood up and made the plays that they had to make."
(November 3, 2002) Ron Zook, UF Head Coach

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