Jacob Kauwe - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • position Kicker
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 203
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Billings, Mont.
  • High school Billings West

Last name is pronounced COW-ee … A three-star prospect by all, ESPN and 247Sports … Listed as one of the nation’s top 20 kickers by Kohl’s Professional Camps … Won the Kohl’s Kicking kick-off competition at the Texas Showcase in May of 2023 … Hit a career-long 49-yard field goal as a senior at Billings West  … Earned second-team Montana AA All-State and first-team Eastern AA Conference honors as a kicker in 2023 with 45 touchbacks, 26 PATs, five field goals … As a punter, named a second-team choice by the Eastern AA Conference and honorable mention by Montana AA with 839 yards, a 32.4 punt average and a career-long 51-yard punt … Named first-team All-State as a kicker and second-team all-state as a punter in 2022 … Hit 13 of 16 field goals, a West High single-season record, and 29 of 31 extra points … Hit a season-long 42-yard field goal and 37 of his 40 kickoffs were touchbacks … Also punted for the Golden Bears, who made the first round of the Montana’s Class 2A playoffs in 2022 … Played soccer during his freshman and sophomore seasons at Billings West before concentrating solely on football … Coached by Rob Stanton … Excellent student with a weighted GPA of 4.5 and aspirations of studying medicine … Chose Kentucky early and never really considered other schools. 

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