Lance Butler - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 95


  • position Kicker
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 175
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Paducah, Ky.
  • High school Paducah Tilghman

2019 – Freshman

  • Practiced with the team
  • Dean’s list (Fall 2019)

High School

  • Three-year starter as the punter and kicker for head coach Jonathan Smith at Paducah Tilghman
  • Hit 40-of-42 extra points as a senior, helping the Blue Tornado finish 9-3
  • No punt or kickoffs were returned for a TD
  • Two-time second-team All-State punter
  • Two-time All-Purchase Team selection
  • A four-sport standout as he also played soccer, baseball and was a sprinter on the track and field team
  • Excellent in the classroom, earning the Mr. Tilghman Distinguished Student Award
  • Member of the National Honor Society
  • Member of several student organizations at Tilghman, including Academic Team, Mock Trial, Fellowship of Student Athletes (served as president) and BETA club
  • Choose Kentucky over Alabama


  • Born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • Son of Danny and Lori Butler
  • Siblings are Miles, Reece, and Raven
  • Brother, Miles, was a kicker for UK from 2015-18
  • Major is mathematical economics

Lance Says

  • He chose Kentucky to follow in his brother’s footsteps
  • Dream job is to one day own his own restaurant
  • Most people don’t know that he can speak Spanish
  • Three words to describe him are serious, focused, and nice
  • The best advice he’s ever received is “treat your hobbies and passions like a job”
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