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31 Chase Minnifield
Chase  Minnifield

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lexington, KY

High School:
Henry Clay

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Position:
DB

Dynamic player on both offense and defense ... SuperPrep All-American ... PrepStar All-American ... four stars by Rivals.com ... three stars by Scout.com ... CSTV.com SuperProspect ... Orlando Sentinel All-South ... Mobile (Ala.) Press-Register Super Southeast 120 (112) ... rated as the nation's No. 22 safety by Rivals.com ... No. 41 defensive back in the country by SuperPrep ... No. 38 cornerback according to Scout.com and No. 66 by ESPN.com ... listed as the top player in Kentucky by SuperPrep and Rivals.com and the number four player by Scout.com ... Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" ... received first-team all-state honors as a defensive back from the Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal as a senior ... first-team all-city ... made 30 tackles and had three interceptions ... caught 48 passes for 630 yards and nine touchdowns, rushed for 509 yards and eight more scores ... played some quarterback and threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns ... also returned four kickoffs for touchdowns and kicked 41 PATs ... his 169 points were among the state leaders ... was the punter, too ... was a first-team all-city selection as a junior when caught 26 passes for 408 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed for 386 yards and nine scores and intercepted six passes ... also plays on the basketball team ... has earned academic all-state honors ... his father, Frank Minnifield, was a cornerback for the Cleveland Browns from 1984-92.

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