45  Mike Kamphake
Mike Kamphake


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Running Back



Team?s starting fullback when UK goes to a two-back set ... Hared-nosed gamer who is a good fit for his role ... Played well in spring practice ... In one scrimmage, he scored a touchdown all three times he touched the ball ... Missed part of the spring because of knee surgery, but expects to be fully recovered by August ... Has been a special teams contributor ? Already has finished his bachelor?s degree in social work ... Has played in 27 games.

2001 (Junior): Played in 10 games at fullback and on special teams ... Picked up a squib kickoff and returned in 10 yards.

2000 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games, with the majority of the action on special teams ? Made one tackle ? Earned his second varsity letter.

1999 (Sophomore): Redshirted.

1998 (Freshman): Played in six games as a true freshman, mostly on special teams ? Earned his first varsity letter ? Also played in five junior varsity games.

1997: Spent the fall rehabilitating an injured knee ? Enrolled at UK in January, 1998.

High School: First-team all-state as chosen by the Ohio Sportswriters his senior year at Moeller HS in Cincinnati ? Rushed 276 times for 1,764 yards, an average of 6.4 per carry, and 19 touchdowns ? Caught 15 passes for 210 yards and one TD ? Averaged 22.9 yards on kickoff returns ? Set four school records and was team captain and Most Valuable Player ? Co-Most Valuable Player of the Greater Catholic League ? Led the league in rushing and led the city of Cincinnati with 2,364 all-purpose yards ? Team reached the regional finals with a 9-3 record ? Winner of a scholar-athlete award from the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame ? Four-year letterman and three-year starter ? Gained 864 yards on 161 tries and seven touchdowns as a junior ? Caught 18 passes for 373 yards, an average of 20.7 yards per catch, and two touchdowns ? Coached by Steve Klonne ? A two-year letterman in track ? Member of the student council, peer ministry, Big Buddies mentor program for elementary school children, and the Drama Club.

Personal: Full name is Michael Edward Kamphake ? Last name is pronounced ?cam-PAY? ? Born 1-16-78 in Cincinnati ? Son of Edward and Sally Kamphake ? Major is social work ? Hobbies include long range silhouette rifling and big-game hunting.

The Cats? Cause: Guest speaker at Lansdowne Elementary (2001) ... Participated in a service event at the Children?s Museum (2001).

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium