Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#50 Blake Kerley
Position: Inside Receivers Coach
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 285
Year: Junior
Hometown: Garland, Texas
High School: South Garland HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Arizona: 3L... Rehabilitation following in-season knee surgery in 2008 went well and Kerley is 100 percent back in the mix... 28-game starter at center when he went down... Started the first four games before getting hurt against UCLA on Sept. 20... His comeback would give coach Bill Bedenbaugh more options on the inside... Stayed in the thick of things throughout his missed half-year, remaining a vocal leader... Was on the 2008 Rimington Trophy `watch list'... Kerley's development as a young player gave UA a focus in the middle... Started and played all 12 games for the second consecutive year in 2007... Turned in a solid year as a redshirt freshman in 2006... Twelve-game starter and played every snap in 2006... Earned the nominal No. 2 role in 2005 while a true freshman, but was able to redshirt...

Career: 28 games, 28 starts

High School: South Garland High, Garland, Texas, 2005... SuperPrep All-Southwest on its Texas 99 list at No. 82... AP 5A second-team All-State... Coaches 2004 All-District 11-5A OL pick... Reported 69 pancake blocks in 2004... Played in Coca-Cola All-Star game for East Team January '05 at the University of Texas... Max Emfinger national top 15 center prospect with 4.5 stars... 9-2 final top 40 state team ranking by Texas HS Football... Lettered in baseball one year, weightlifting and track and field as a discus thrower...

Personal: Academic major is political science... Member of the UA's PAL program as peer athletic leader... Son of David and RheaAnn Kerley of Garland... Dad attended Eastfield College and mom Texas Tech... Active in elementary school tutoring and was coordinator for football student support group... Latin Club president and staff writer for the school newspaper... Homecoming King senior year... Honors Student and advanced placement studies... Chosen All-South Garland student status by faculty... Full name David Blake Kerley... Date of birth: Oct. 26, 1986, in Dallas.