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Caffey ineligible for 2012 season

Freshman cornerback Marcus Caffey has been ruled academically ineligible for the upcoming football season, head coach Joker Phillips announced Friday.

Caffey was listed No. 1 on the Cats’ depth chart at cornerback. He had converted to defense just before spring practice. He spent his redshirt year at running back, the position at which he signed as a member of the Class of 2011.

Senior Martavious Neloms will switch from safety to cornerback to fill Caffey’s immediate void. Neloms, who played his first two years at corner before switching to safety prior to the 2011 season, was originally slated to spend 2012 moving back and forth between safety and cornerback as necessary. It’s now necessary he plays cornerback full time.

True freshman J.D. Harmon will also switch from safety to cornerback to add depth at cornerback.

Cornerback was already a position of concern in terms of depth for UK. Last year’s starters, Randall Burden and Anthony Mosley, graduated after the 2011 season.

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