Austin MacGinnis - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 99


  • height 5-10
  • Weight 185
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Wedowee, Ala.
  • High school Prattville

2016 – Junior

  • Hit 16-of-19 FG attempts for 84.2 percent which ranked third in the SEC … His only misses were a 34-yarder at Florida, a 28-yarder vs. Miss. State and a 47-yarder at Missouri
  • Enters the 2017 season with a streak of seven straight made field goals … He already owns the school record with 11 straight made FGs
  • Became just the second player in school history to hit at least 50 career field goals (57, Joey Worley, 1984-1987)
  • Has 257 career points for No. 2 on UK’s all-time scoring list … Lones Seiber (2006-09) holds the school record with 305 points
  • The 257 points are the most points ever for a Wildcat prior to his senior season
  • Ranked seventh in the SEC in scoring (kick), averaging 7.1 ppg
  • Is 4-of-7 in his career from 50+ yards and is just the second player in school history to have at least four career field goals of 51 yards
  • His 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds left at No. 11 Louisville marked his second game-winning kick of the season … Also made a 51-yard field goal as time expired for a 40-38 win over Mississippi State
  • Hit 4-for-5 field goals in the win over Mississippi State, including the game-winning 51-yard field goal as time expired … The 51-yarder was his season long
  • The 51-yard field goal vs. MSU was the longest made field goal by a UK kicker in an SEC home game since Ryan Tydlacka made a 51-yard field goal against South Carolina on Oct. 11, 2008
  • Scored 14 points vs. Miss. State, the most by a kicker in an SEC game since Oct. 31, 1992 (Doug Pelfrey)
  • Tied Randall Cobb for quickest to 200 career points (29 games played)
  • Became just the third player (Randall Cobb and Lones Seiber) in school history to reach 200 career points prior to his senior season and  the first to accomplish that feat since Randall Cobb in 2010
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season

2015 – Sophomore

  • Battled injury throughout the year, limiting him to 10 games
  • Was 13-for-17 in field goal attempts, including a long of 48
  • Extended his school-record streak of consecutive field goals made to 11 before missing
  • Made 22 PATs
  • Kicked off in 10 games, good for a 61.5 yard average, a career high
  • Moved up to No. 10 on UK’s career scoring list with 165 points
  • Had an interesting experience in May with a one-week service/educational trip to Ethiopia

2014 – R-Freshman

  • Made 21 of 27 field goals and all 41 extra point tries
  • Set school records for most points in a season (104), most field goals in a season (21), most extra points in a season without a miss (41 of 41), most kickoff touchbacks in a season (25), longest field goal in school history (54 yards) and consecutive field goals made (9)
  • Named first-team All-SEC and first-team Freshman All-America 
  • Top game came in the season finale at Louisville, when he made 4-of-4 field goals and 4-of-4 extra points
  • Named National Placekicker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards 
  • Made school-record 54-yard field goal at Tennessee 
  • Earlier in the season he tied the school record with a 53-yard FG vs. Ohio 
  • Nailed a clutch 51-yarder at Florida to send the game into overtime

2013 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season

High School

  • One of the nation’s top three kicker prospects according to Rivals and
  • Played his senior season at Prattville (Ala.) High School under Coach Chad Anderson
  • Handled punts, field goals and kickoffs for the Lions, making seven of 10 field goals, including a 50-yarder
  • 76 percent of kickoffs went for touchbacks
  • Named to the all-area team
  • Participated for the winning National team in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl in Houston following his senior campaign
  • Played at Randolph County High School before moving to Prattville his senior season
  • Converted six of nine field goals and made all of his extra points as a junior, with 81 percent touchbacks on kickoffs
  • Participated in the National Underclassmen Challenge and performed well 


  • Born in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Son of Kevin and Becky MacGinnis
  • Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in finance and is currently working on a master’s degree in business administration at UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics

Community Cats

  • Visited with sick children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital at the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. (2016)
  • Participated in a one-week service/educational trip to Ethiopia where he interacted with residents of impoverished communities, visited imprisoned men, helped widows, cared for orphans, and helped renovate houses (2015)
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
  • Served food to homeless people for Lighthouse Ministries (2015)
  • Volunteered for Bud Asher’s Kick Back to Central Florida Clinic in Daytona Beach, Fla. (2015)

Austin Says

  • His nickname is “kicker”
  • One word to describe him on the field is “focused”
  • He first became interested in sports when he started playing soccer at 3-years-old … Didn’t start playing football until ninth grade
  • His favorite part of game day is running out of the tunnel because the atmosphere is amazing
  • His favorite meal is steak and mashed potatoes
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