UK's 46 tied for fourth amongst the 14 SEC programs
- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2012)
Saw his first game action last season ... Can handle punt or placekick snaps ... Has strong work ethic and has shown steady improvement ... His athleticism is an asset in punt coverage ... Came out for the team in spring 2011 ... Good student who has been on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in one game, at Florida.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Practiced with the squad during his first season with the team.
2010 (Freshman): Did not play football.
High School: Two-year letterwinner and starter at Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Played tight end, defensive end and long snapper for the Vikings ... Coached by Bill Leach ... Also was a strong basketball player, lettering two years as a forward ... Helped the team to the state finals in 2009 when they finished as state runners-up ... Awarded to the Student Leadership Team in 2010 and a member of the Key Club.
Personal: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Son of Richard and Colleen Budde ... Major is economics.
Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-in (2011).
Kyle Says ... Favorite college course so far is: microeconomics ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: owning a business ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the Greek life is fun, football and basketball games, and Keeneland ... The one thing I like most about football is: feeling on gameday when all of your hard work pays off.