Meet UK kicker MacGinnis

K Austin MacGinnis, 5-10, 175 pounds

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From UK bio: One of the nation’s top three kicker prospects according to 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 after 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 … According to, MacGinnis “is a tremendous kicker. He has a huge leg … kickoffs are Division I-ready right now. A great competitor that kicks well under pressure.” … Spent time with One-on-One Kicking.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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