89  Taylor Begley
Taylor Begley


Danville, Ky.

High School:
Boyle County

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 202




  • SEC All-Freshman Team by SEC Coaches, The Sporting News, and The Knoxville News-Sentinel (2002)
  • SEC Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Louisville by the SEC Office (2002)

    Finished the spring as the starting placekicker, but the competition is ongoing ... Showed good composure last year in his first season as the regular kicker ... Left-footed kicker ... Has played in 11 games.

    2002 (Redshirt Freshman): Handled the field goal and extra point duties in 11 games ... Connected on nine of 14 field goal attempts ... Made three of four field goals in his first collegiate game at Louisville, including what proved to be the eventual game-winner of UK's 22-17 upset of the No. 17-ranked Cardinals ... Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for that performance ... Had career-long 49-yard field goals against Middle Tennessee and Arkansas ... Made 31 extra points and finished the season with 58 points.

    2001 (Freshman): Redshirted.

    High School: Set national and state records for kicking during his three seasons at Boyle County HS in Danville, Ky. ... As a senior, made 97 of 98 extra points and 17 of 20 field goals for 148 points ... Broke national record for points by a kicker in a season and tied the national mark for extra points in a season ... Set a single-season state record for field goals made ... First-team all-state by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Made 64 of 65 extra points as a junior, along with 12 of 16 field goals ... Helped Boyle County win consecutive Class AA championships with a spotless 30-0 record during his last two seasons ... Two-year pick on the all-area team ... Career mark of 184 extra points made is a state record and seventh in national history ... Made 31 field goals in his career, with a long of 48 yards ... His career total of 277 points by a kicker is fifth on the all-time national chart ... Honorable mention all-state as a junior ... Left-footed kicker ... Coached by Chuck Smith ... Played in the Kentucky-Tennessee High School All-Star Game ... Four-year letterman on the soccer team, helping Boyle County win a pair of district championships ... A four-year letterman on the baseball team as a pitcher and third baseman ... Baseball team won four district championships ... An all-district pick as a senior ... Member of the school's academic team that won the district championship ... Chosen for Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Member of the Global Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Winner of the DAR Good Citizen Award, Faculty Award, and Social Studies Award ... Had been asked to walk-on at Mississippi State and South Carolina before UK's scholarship offer.

    Personal: Full name is Taylor Andrew Begley ... Born 12-13-82 in Danville, Ky. ... Son of John and Mary Reinle Begley ... Major is electrical engineering.

    The Cats' Cause: Helped with the "Mountain of Love" Christmas gift program (2002).

    Begley Career Statistics

    Year Pos.    G  FG.    XP   Points Long FG
    2002 Kicker  11 9-14  31-37   58    49

    Field Goals by Distance Year 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total 2002 0-0 2-3 3-5 4-6 0-0 9-14

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