A collection of quotes and player reactions to the hiring of new Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops.
- Freshman All-America first team by Scout.com (2012) - Freshman All-America second team by CollegeFootballNews.com (2012) - Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches (2012)
Won the starting punter job as a true freshman and earned Freshman All-America honors ... Combined good distance and hang time as he set the Kentucky freshman record for highest punting average ... Showed good composure in handling the duty.
2012 (Freshman): Averaged 42.9 yards per punt, highest ever by a Kentucky freshman ... Received Freshman All-America and All-SEC honors, see above for list ... Long punt was 58 yards at Arkansas ... Averaged a season high 50.7 yards in the win over Kent State ... Had 13 punts inside the 20-yard line.
High School: Has the ability and versatility to be a punter and kicker on the collegiate level ... Likely will concentrate on punting his first season ... Named first-team all-state in Class AAAAAA as a kicker by the Tennessee Sports Writers' Association ... Picked as the punter for the all-state "Dream Team," covering all classifications, by the Nashville Tennessean ... Made 11 of 16 field goals as a senior with a long of 49 ... Averaged 41.3 yards per punt ... 50 of his 56 kickoffs went for touchbacks and four of the others were on-side kicks ... Named his team's Most Valuable Player, a rare honor for a kicking specialist ... Independence HS went 8-3 his senior year and reached the state playoffs in Class AAAAAA ... Three-year starter as the team's punter and kicker ... Rated the No. 8 kicker in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 12 kicker by 24/7 Sports ... The No. 10 prospect in the state of Tennessee by SuperPrep, which wrote, "Technically strong with good hang times and directional ability. Also performs well under pressure." ... Played for the winning West team in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game ... Coached by Kevin Dyson ... Has worked with former Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich ... Also played soccer his first two years in high school ... Played on a regional all-star team that had matches in Mexico, England and Costa Rica ... Began receiving college scholarship offers in soccer as a sophomore but gave up the game the final two seasons to concentrate on football ... Principal's List student ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Member of the National Technical Honor Society for his studies in medical science.
Personal: Born in Franklin, Tenn. ... Son of Cliff and Tina Foster ... Cliff played college football at Tennessee ... Major is undecided.