SIGNING DAY: Chris Bernard bio

WR Chris Bernard...

Chris Bernard, Wide Receiver, 6-1, 190, Jr-JC, Mission Viejo, Calif. (Aliso Niguel/Saddleback College)

Enrolled at Kentucky in January ... Is working out with the team and will participate in spring practice ... Earned second-team All-America honors by JC Gridwire magazine in his sophomore season at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif. ... One of the nation's top 101 junior college prospects, according to ... Rated a four-star prospect (out of a possible five) by ... Caught 61 passes for 957 yards and eight touchdowns ... Also averaged 25.4 yards on kickoff returns ... Helped lead Saddleback to a 7-4 record and a berth in the Western States Bowl ... Team's final ranking was 29th in the nation by JC Gridwire ... First-team All-Mission Conference both seasons at Saddleback ... As a freshman, he caught 15 passes for 284 yards and three TDs ... Also rushed 42 times for 211 yards and completed three of six passes for 142 yards and one TD ... Averaged 24 yards on kickoff returns and 6.9 yards on punt returns ... Led the team in all-purpose yardage both seasons, averaging 112.9 yards per game as a sophomore and 139.5 yards per game as a freshman ... Coached by Mark McElroy ... An all-league performer as a senior at Aliso Niguel HS in Aliso Viejo, Calif. ... Helped lead his team to the post-season playoffs ... Had to play junior varsity ball as a junior because of the state's transfer rule ... Started as a sophomore at Laguna Hills (Calif.) HS, part of a team that went 13-1 and won the divisional championship ... At various times during his high school career, he played wide receiver, quarterback, running back, defensive back, punter, kickoff returner, and punt returner ... Also a member of the basketball, baseball, and track teams in high school ... Competed in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes, the sprint relays, and the long jump and triple jump ... Best time in the 40-yard dash is 4.4 seconds ... Chose Kentucky over Colorado State and Montana.

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