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).