Continues to improve as he played the best football of his career during the spring ... Threw two touchdown passes in leading his team to victory in the Blue/White Spring Game ... Will open fall drills as the backup to returning starter Mike Hartline ... Has played in four varsity games during his career ... A lifelong Kentucky fan who completed his high school degree a semester early (Dec. 2005) so he could enroll at UK in January `06 and have the benefit of an extra spring practice.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in three games ... Completed his first two collegiate passes vs. Western Kentucky ... Also led a nice drive at Florida but ran out of time before he could get the team into the end zone.
2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Served as the team's No. 3 quarterback until being forced to the sideline with season-ending shoulder surgery ... Played in one varsity game, the win over Kent State ... Passed for 106 yards in the junior-varsity game.
2006 (Freshman): Redshirted ... Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week in preparation for the win over Georgia.
High School: All-America pick by PrepStar ... Won the Roy Kidd Award as the Class AAAA (largest classification) Player of the Year in Kentucky as a junior and senior ... Threw for 9,395 yards in his career, completing 618 of 1,017 passes, with 92 touchdowns ... Ranks fourth in state history in passing yardage, fifth all-time in attempts and completions ... Four-year letterman and three-year starter at Henderson (Ky.) County HS ... Team went 43-9 in his four years ... Went to the state playoffs each season, reaching the state semifinals his freshman and junior years ... Finalist for Kentucky's "Mr. Football" award as a senior as he threw for 2,288 yards and 25 touchdowns ... Also the team's punter, averaging 35 yards per punt ... Chosen for the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" top-22 seniors in Kentucky ... Named to the "Kentucky Tremendous 26" by the Kentucky High School Coaches Association ... The Louisville Courier-Journal pegged him second-team all-state as a senior (covering all classifications), third team as a junior, and honorable mention as a sophomore ... Kentucky Player of the Year his junior season by American Football Monthly ... Junior year stats featured 4,050 passing yards and 45 TDs ... Two-year choice for the All-Big Eight Conference team ... One of the nation's top-25 pro-style quarterback prospects by Rivals.com ... Also the Rivals.com No. 8 prospect in Kentucky and No. 11 by SuperPrep ... Coached by Tom "Duffer" Duffy ... "Will has the size, arm strength, and the `want to do it' to succeed in college," Coach Duffy said ... Two-year letterman in basketball ... Competed three years in track, competing in the discus throw and 400-meter dash ... Received recruiting attention from numerous teams, but made an early commitment to Kentucky and did not seriously consider other schools.
Personal: Born in Reading, Pa. ... Son of Bill and Peggy Fidler ... An uncle, George Petitgout, played football at Penn State ... A cousin, Luke Petitgout, played football at Notre Dame and 10 years in the NFL ... Three brothers, Rob Egan, Eric Egan, and Alex Egan, all played football at Southern Illinois; Rob also played at Alabama ... Major is community communications and leadership development.