Austin MacGinnis

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Austin MacGinnis

Coach, Lexington

Coach MacGinnis was one of the nation’s top 3 kicker prospects out of high school, and was the all time leading scorer at the University of Kentucky, with a 53-yard field goal against Missouri late in the 4th quarter to give UK the lead. Train under this dynamic coach.

Biography

2018 Mini Camp with Chicago Bears

2017- Senior

 

  • All-time leading scorer (354points)
  • 53- yard field goal vs. Missouri late in the 4th quarter to give UK the lead.
  • 2017-18 SEC Boyd Mcwhorter Postgraduate Scholarship Winner
  • NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Winner.
  • Third-team All-Sec
  • CoSIDA Academic All-Regional Team
  • 22-of-28 field goals (5 misses were over 48 yards)
  • Perfect 36-of-36 extra points

 

2016 – Junior

  • Hit 16-of-19 FG attempts for 84.2 percent
  • 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
  • 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds left at No. 11 Louisville, the second game-winning kick of the season.
  • 51-yard game-winning field goal as time expired to beat Mississippi State.
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season

2015 – Sophomore

  • 13-of-17 in field goal attempts, including a long of 48
  • Extended his school-record streak of consecutive field goals made to 11
  • Took a one-week service/educational trip to Ethiopia in May

2014 – 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

High School

  • One of the nation’s top three kicker prospects according to Rivals and 247Sports.com
  • 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 

Personal

  • 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)