2019 TSF Kentucky Defensive POY Finalists

Holmes RB/DB Tayquan Calloway (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Six of the seven finalists for the 2019 TriState Football Kentucky Defensive Player of the Year have been nominated for the first time. Six of the finalists are seniors with just one junior.

In the 13-year history of TSF Kentucky POY finalists (dating back to 2007), Highlands linebacker, Brycen Huddleston becomes just the sixth player to be nominated as a finalist two times on the defensive side of the ball.

All finalist we be honored at the TriState Football 2019 Awards Show on Monday, February 17th at the Holy Grail – Banks in Cincinnati. For details and to RSVP, coaches parents and players can click on this link: TSF Year In Review Show

Here is a look at the finalists for the 2019 TSF Kentucky Defensive Player of the Year:

Tayquan Calloway (Holmes), Jr, RB/DB – A game changer in all phases of the game. Calloway found the end zone 20 times (15 rush, one rec, one KR, one PR, two IR), ran for 1,268 yards, had 15 receptions for 205 yards, with a fumble recovery, five interceptions and two pick sixes on his way to being named Second Team All-NKY and Third Team All-TSF (RS). He heads into his senior season with 1,660 yards rushing, 40 receptions for 752 yards, 31 touchdowns (22 rush, five rec, one KR, one PR, two IR), two fumble recoveries and eight interceptions.

Andy Molique, (Covington Catholic), Sr, DB – Molique played a great centerfield in the secondary for a state champion Covington Catholic (15-0) team that allowed just 6.1 points per game. He snared six of the Colonels 24 interceptions including a pick six and tallied 28 total tackles. Offensively, Molique had 27 receptions for 458 yards and five touchdowns. Molique garnered CJ Honorable Mention All-Kentucky, First Team All-NKY and Second Team All-TSF accolades for the work. He had eight interceptions in his career.

Covington Catholic WR/DB Andy Molique (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Kaleal Davis (Newport), Sr, DB – A difference-maker on both sides of the ball. Davis recorded 72 total tackles, a fumble recovery and three interceptions to earn First Team All-NKY and Third Team All-TSF (DB) honors. On offense, Davis threw for 1,186 yards, ran for 932 yards, had 12 touchdown passes and 13 rushing scores. He finished his Newport (8-4) career with 2,206 yards passing, 1,493 yards rushing, 24 touchdowns rushing, 20 touchdowns passing, 309 total tackles, six fumble recoveries, 12 interceptions, a scoop-and-score and two pick sixes.

Newport QB/DB Kaleal Davis (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Daniel Felix, (Covington Catholic), Sr, LB/RB – It was an incredibly productive senior campaign for this two-way Covington Catholic (15-0) star. Defensively, Felix was in on 77 total tackles (59 solo), recorded nine sacks and recovered two fumbles for a Colonels squad that held 14 of its 15 victims to nine points or less including six shutouts. On offense, he led CovCath with 814 yards on the ground, had 14 touchdowns rushing, caught seven passes for 124 yards and a pair of scores. Felix was rewarded by being named First Team All-NKY (RB & LB) and First Team All-TSF (LB).

Covington Catholic RB/LB Daniel Felix (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Brycen Huddleston (Highlands), Sr, LB – One of the best ballhawks in the entire bluegrass state. Huddleston tallied more than 100 total tackles, with four sacks, 12 tackles for losses, a fumble recovery and an interception on his way to CJ Third Team All-Kentucky, First Team All-NKY and First Team All-TSF honors. This is the second nomination as a TSF Kentucky Defensive Player of the Year finalist for Huddleston. He has signed with Eastern Michigan.

Highlands LB Brycen Huddleston (photo by Dan Bieneke/

Cody Kramer (Ludlow), Sr, RB/LB – A real workhorse who rarely comes off the field. Kramer led all Northern Kentucky players with 164 total tackles (101 solo), had 24 tackles for losses, two sacks and a fumble recovery.  On offense, Kramer churned out 1,525 yards and 14 touchdowns rushing to earn Honorable Mention All-TSF (ATH). Kramer was the 2018 Class 1A, District 4 Player of the Year. He finished his career at Ludlow with 242 (142 solo) total tackles, 1,434 yards and 23 touchdowns rushing.

Vuk Sajlovic (Simon Kenton), Sr, DE – Despite seeing more double-teams in 2019 Sajlovic still recorded 89 total tackles (51 solo) had five sacks and a fumble recovery. He was named CJ Honorable Mention All-Kentucky, First Team All-NKY and Second Team All-TSF for his efforts. Sajlovic tallied 224 total tackles (51 solo) and 17 sacks in Pioneers uniform.

Simon Kenton DL Vuk Sajlovic (photo by Dan Bieneke/

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