Sophomore linebacker J.J. Weaver, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. One of the nation’s best linebacker prospects, ranking as the 213th best player in the nation according to Rivals. Rivals also rated Weaver as the 14th best player in the class at his position and the fourth-best prospect in the state of Kentucky. In an impressive start to Justin's comeback campaign, he was named one of the three nominees for the 2021 Mayo Clinic. Comeback Player of the Year Award as well as the 2021 Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award Nominee.
Justin was having a breakout freshman campaign with 33.5 tackles and 6.5 tackles for a loss (TFL) through nine games when he suffered a torn ACL in his right knee last November. Despite missing the final two games, the redshirt freshman still earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors.