Football

AlexRaynor

  • position Kicker
  • height 6-0
  • Weight 178
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Kennesaw, Ga.
  • High school Harrison
  • Previous School Georgia Southern

2023 – Senior
• Announced he will return for his sixth and final season in 2024
• Lou Groza Award Watch List
• William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist
• A graduate transfer who came to Kentucky after three seasons at Georgia Southern
• Three-time member of the Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll
• Ranks fourth all-time in career field goals made at Georgia Southern with 45 … His 76.3 percent career field goal percentage ranks seventh all-time
• Has seen action in 49 career games (36 at GSU and 13 at UK) and has compiled 322 career points
• Ranked third in the SEC in field goal percentage (10-of-11 for 90.91 percent) in 2023 … Set a new UK career and season FG percentage record
• Hit two or more FGs in three games (Ball State, Florida and Tennessee)
• Hit 48-of-49 extra points … His 48 PATs made ranked sixth in the SEC and tied for third on UK’s single-season list
• Hit 13 straight field goals (dating back to Georgia Tech) before missing a 53-yard attempt vs. Tennessee … Now has hit three straight
• His seven straight field goals made as a Wildcat tied for fourth in UK history
• Ranked 12th on the NCAA’s active career scoring list with 333 points
• Ranked 15th on the NCAA’s active career field goals list with 55
• Ranked 9th on the NCAA’s active career PATs list with 157
• Ranked 30th on the NCAA’s active points per game list with 6.6
• Ranked 32nd on the NCAA’s active career PATs percentage list (0.974 – 152-of-156)
• Connected on all three of his field goal attempts in the season opener vs. Ball State, including one from 41 yards and two more from 46 yards, in his Kentucky debut … Also went 5-of-5 in extra point attempts … His pair of field goals from 46 yards were just one yard short of his career best
• Became the first UK player with three made field goals in their UK debut since Taylor Begley against Louisville on Sept. 1, 2002

2022 – Junior (Georgia Southern)
• An honorable mention All-Sun Belt selection from the league
• A fourth-team selection by Phil Steele
• Finished as the top scorer in the Sun Belt with 103 points scored
• Hit 18-of-20 field goals with a long of 46 yards
• Was 49-of-50 on PATs
• His 49 extra points made rank eighth on GSU’s single-season list
• Scored a team-high 103 points (18 FGs, 49 PATs)
• Made three field goals with a long of 41 yards, along with four PATs, in the win over No. 25 James Madison
• Hit a 35-yard field goal and all PATs in the overtime win over App State … Also had a 3-yard run on a fake field goal that gained a first down
• Made the Honor Roll in the fall
• Named to the 2019-20 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.00-3.49 GPA

2021 – Sophomore (Georgia Southern)
• Started all 10 games played
• Was in for 47 special teams plays
• Made 9 of 14 field goals with a long of 44 yards
• Had 13 kickoffs
• Was 21 of 22 on PATs
• Scored a team-high 48 points (9 FGs, 21 PATs)
• Missed the opener, but returned for the Florida Atlantic game to kick off twice
• Had a season-long make of 44 yards at South Alabama
• Made the Honor Roll in the fall and spring for posting above a 3.00 GPA
• Named to the 2021-22 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.00-3.49 GPA

2020 – r-Freshman (Georgia Southern)
• Starting place kicker in all 13 games
• Saw action on 79 special teams plays
• A third-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Pro Football Focus
• Was 18-of-25 on field goals with a long of 47 yards
• His 25 attempts are the second most in school history for a single season at Georgia Southern
• His 18 field goals rank fifth on GSU’s single-season chart
• Made 40-of-41 PATs
• Scored a team-high 94 points (18 FGs, 40 PATs)
• Also kicked off 10 times
• Made the Dean’s List in the fall for making above a 3.50 GPA
• Made the Honor Roll in the spring for posting above a 3.00 GPA
• Named to the 2020-21 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.00-3.49 GPA

2019 – Freshman (Georgia Southern)
• Redshirt season
• Made the Dean’s List in the fall for making over a 3.50 GPA
• Made the Honor Roll in the spring
• Named to the 2019-20 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.00-3.49 GPA

High School
• Played at Harrison High for head coach Matt Dickmann
• A first-team all-state kicker by the Georgia Sports Writers Association
• Also was a punter with a long of 64 yards
• Went 51 for 54 on PATs and 4 for 7 on field goals as a junior as well
• Named 6-AAAAAA All Region Second Team
• Also played soccer for two seasons

Personal
• Born in Kennesaw, Georgia
• Son of Suzanne and Christian Raynor
• Siblings are Avery and Asher
• Dad, Christian, played golf at Florida State (1990-94) and was inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2012
• Graduated in May of ’23 from Georgia Southern with a degree in marketing … Currently working on an undergraduate certificate in business

Alex Says
• He chose Kentucky because it was the best opportunity, and it has always been his dream
• After football, his dream job is to work with his dad in the stock market
• Three words to describe him are loyal, dedicated and relaxed
• His go-to karaoke song is “Night Shift” by Jon Pardi
• His favorite family recipe to make is green bean casserole

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