Miles Butler - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 95


  • position Kicker
  • height 5-9
  • Weight 165
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Paducah, Ky.
  • High school Tilghman
  • Saw action in 20 career games
  • Hit 11 of 15 field goals with a career long of 46 vs. Charlotte in 2015
  • Hit 51 of 52 PATs in his career, including a streak of 50 in a row, dating back to 2015
  • Four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • First-team 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American Football Team
  • Graduated in December of 2018 with a BBA in finance and a BS in accounting with a minor in economics
  • Earned Dean’s List honors seven times
  • Held a perfect 4.0 GPA
2018 – Senior
  • Team’s second-leading scorer with 61 points, making seven field goals and all 40 of his extra-points
  • Hit 7 of 11 FGs
  • Hit a career-high eight PATs at Louisville
  • Earned a full scholarship in the 2018 fall camp
  • Was a semifinalist for the prestigious 2018 Campbell Award which recognizes the nation’s best football scholar-athlete
  • First-team 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-American Football Team
  • 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Football Team
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2017 – Junior

  • Handled punting duties in the Vanderbilt game with three punts for a 38.7 average and all three inside the 20 yard line
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2017)
2016 – Sophomore
  • Practiced with the team
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List (Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
2015 – r-Freshman
  • In relief of an injured Austin MacGinnis, he stepped up with his first four career field goals, including a long of 46
  • Kicked off in five games and made 11 PATs
  • First career action came in kickoff duty vs. Eastern Kentucky, also making 4-of-5 PAT attempts
  • Also served in kickoff duty vs. Auburn and Georgia
  • Was 7-for-7 in PAT attempts in UK’s win over Charlotte, connecting on 3-of-3 field goal attempts, including his career long of 46
  • Made a 20-yard field goal vs. Louisville
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Dean’s List (Spring 2015, Fall 2015)
2014 – Freshman
  • Redshirt season
  • Dean’s List (Fall 2014)
High School
  • Three-year starter at Paducah Tilghman under Coach Randy Wyatt, who played at Kentucky in the 1990s
  • Finished his career as a kicker with 212 points, the most in school history
  • Holds school records for longest field goal (49 yards), most field goals made in a season (13) and a career (26)
  • Ranks fourth in the state for field goals made in a season and is fifth in field goals made in a career
  • Two-time all-conference selection
  • Also a starter in soccer and a pitcher/utility player in baseball
  • Named Mr. Tilghman, and was selected as the Paducah Sun Teen of the Year for 2013-14
  • Graduated as Tilghman’s salutatorian with a 4.0+ grade point average
  • Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Student Council
  • Born in Paducah, Ky.
  • Son of Dr. Danny and Lori Butler

Community Cats

  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
  • Served food to homeless people for Lighthouse Ministries (2015)
  • Volunteered at the Indian Summer Camp for children’s cancer survivors (2015)
  • Participated in food packing and delivery for God’s Pantry (2015)
Miles Says
  • His nickname is “Money Man”
  • One word to describe him on the field is “focused”
  • His life’s theme song is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin 
  • When he’s not playing football he enjoys playing ping-pong and cooking
  • His favorite part of the game is when the crowd gets loud
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