LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – J.J. Weaver’s time at Kentucky has been a roller coaster. From a promising start, to a season-ending injury during his sophomore year, Weaver hasn’t only overcome adversity on the field.

Weaver, a linebacker for the Wildcats, has been through the healing process of the death of loved ones, while working his way back to the field. This past season, he was the national Comeback Player of the Year.

In this 1-on-1 interview with FOX 56 Sports Director Mitch Brown, Weaver reflects on his journey, and looks forward to his first youth football camp on Saturday, July 16th at his alma mater, Moore High School in Louisville. The camp is sold out with 200 kids from ages 5-17 in attendance.

“It’s a blessing,” Weaver said. “I wish I would have had someone do that for me growing up during high school…those kids mean a lot to me because I know the struggle they go through every day in high school.