UC Postgame Press Conference Luke Kandra, Bearcats, key cog in Offensive Line that produced 1,000-yard rusher in Corey Kiner

By Lydia Jane Allison

Luke Kandra

Luke Kandra UC Bearcats OL Postgame Press Conference Kansas 49 UC 16 11 24 2023.mp3


Luke Kandra Personnel File 

  • Position
  • Ht./Wt.
    6-4 / 314
  • Class
  • Hometown
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • High School
  • Previous School

Former Elder High School star who was a two-year letterwinner at Louisville, redshirting in 2020 before appearing in 21 games in 2021 and 2022…Expected to have three years of eligibility…Made two starts in 2022 and was key part of offensive line that paved the way for the Cardinals to average 193.4 rushing yards per game in the regular season, a mark that ranked second in the ACC…Started at right guard in 24-10 victory versus Pitt and in the regular season finale against Kentucky…Before college, he was an All-Ohio offensive lineman for a Panthers team that finished 12-3 and was Ohio Division 1 state runner-up in 2019…Former three-star prospect who ranked as one the top players in Ohio and top offensive line prospects in the country…Played guard and defensive tackle in high school and was rated the No. 12 prospect in Cincinnati by Fox19 heading into his senior season.