Walker Himebauch - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 56


  • position Long Snapper
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 232
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Monument, Colo.
  • High school Palmer Ridge

2023 (Freshman)
• Named to SEC All-Freshman Team
• Saw action in all 13 games and was the primary snapper for both punts and field goals in nine games after an injury to Ron Gaines
• Contributed to a nearly perfect operation, as kicker Alex Raynor made 10-of-11 field goal attempts and 48-of-49 PATs

High School
• Began high school career as a two-year letterman and one-year starter at Bishop Manogue Catholic High School under head coach Ernie Howren
• As a junior and senior, played and started at Palmer Ridge High School under head coach Mike Armentrout
• Helped PRHS to a Pikes Peak Conference Championship and earn a 12-1 record as a senior in 2022
• That season, recorded 65 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks as a defensive end and made four catches for 60 yards receiving as a tight end
• Named Bear of the Year and Male Athlete of the Year as a team captain in 2022, also being named to the All-State Second Team and the All-Conference First Team
• Also played basketball and ran track in high school
• Earned sixth place in shotput at the state championship as a senior in 2022, earning Colorado Thrower of the Year
• Involved in National Honor Society and FCA in high school
• Chose Kentucky over UNLV, Coastal Carolina and UNC Charlotte among others

• Born in Las Vegas, Nevada
• Son of Jessica and Jonathan Himebauch
• Father, Jonathan Himebauch, was a center at USC from 1993-98, before a professional career that included stints at the Arizona Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs
• Grandfather, Jack Himebauch, was a wide receiver and tight end at Miami (Ohio) from 1962-64
• Uncle, Curt Himebauch, was a defensive back at USC from 1989-91
• Major is undecided

Walker Says
• He chose Kentucky because of the culture and the coaching staff
• One thing most people don’t know about him is he has lived in five different states
• If he could eat one meal for the rest of his life it would be sushi
• The best piece of advice he has ever received is to live in God’s image, which came from his youth pastor
• One thing he will never do again is eat the hottest wings at Buffalo Wild Wings


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