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88  Joe Mansour
Joe Mansour

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
LaGrange, Ga.

High School:
LaGrange

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 189

Position:
Kicker/Punter

Experience:
3L


05/12/2014

63 UK Student-Athletes Participate in Graduation

Commencement held Saturday

01/31/2014

59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 59 honorees is second most among the 14 SEC programs

11/30/2013

Kentucky Football vs. Tennessee -- Postgame Notes

Kentucky Football vs. Tennessee -- Postgame Notes

11/23/2013

Kentucky Falls to Georgia in Road Finale

Dyshawn Mobely rushes for 92 yards and a touchdown in first career start

11/16/2013

Kentucky Falls to Vanderbilt 22-6

Kemp scores on 2-yard touchdown run in the first drive

11/09/2013

FB vs. Missouri, 110913

The UK football team falls to Missouri on Saturday, November 9, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.

11/02/2013

FB vs. Alabama State, 110313

The UK football team defeats Alabama State 48-14, on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.

10/25/2013

FB at Mississippi State, 102513

The University of Kentucky football team fell to Mississippi State 28-22 on Thursday, October 25, 2013

09/28/2013

FB vs. Florida, 092813

The University of Kentucky football team fell to Florida 24-7 at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2013.

09/28/2013

FLorida @ Kentucky

FLorida @ Kentucky

- National Kickoff Specialist of the Week for the Louisville game by the College Football Performance Awards (2010)
- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011, 2012)

Versatile performer can handle placekicks, punting and kickoffs ... Hoping to earn the starting placekicker role following the graduation of Craig McIntosh ... Kicked well in the Blue/White Spring Game, making a 38-yard field goal and averaging 45.2 yards on punts ... Handled kickoffs for most of his first three seasons ... Has played in 30 games.

2012 (Junior): Kicked off in nine games ... Had 12 touchbacks ... His touchback percentage of 42.9 was the best of his career.

2011 (Sophomore): Kicked off in all 12 games ... Had 14 touchbacks ... Helped UK rank fourth in the SEC in net kickoff coverage ... Nailed three touchbacks in the win over Ole Miss.

2010 (Freshman): Kicked off in nine games ... Had 15 touchbacks, tied for the SEC lead ... Recorded a season high in touchbacks with five vs. Akron ... Named the College Football Performance Awards National Kickoff Specialist of the Week for his performance against Louisville, where he kicked off five times, causing three touchbacks.

High School: First-team All-America kicker among medium-sized high schools as selected by MaxPreps.com ... Also named first team on the Georgia "All-Decade" Team by MaxPreps ... Long-range kicker had six field goals over 50 yards during his career ... Made field goals of 59, 56 and 52 yards during his senior season at LaGrange High School ... The 59-yarder is the third-longest in Georgia high school history ... Had touchbacks on 84 percent of his kickoffs ... Punted for a 42.7-yard average ... First-team all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association for Class AAA ... The nation's No. 2 punter prospect by Scout.com and the No. 15 kicker as evaluated by Rivals.com ... Averaged 41.4 yards per punt as a junior, with 83 percent of his kickoffs in the end zone ... Four-year starter also hit field goals of 55 yards as a junior, 53 yards as a sophomore and 50 yards as a freshman ... LaGrange, a perennial power, advanced to the state playoffs each season, with a best finish of 11-3 in the state semifinals his junior year ... Continues the tradition of Grangers at UK ... Coached by Steve Pardue ... Played for the winning South team in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game, nailing a pair of field goals and all three extra points in a 27-20 victory ... Very good athlete in addition to his kicking skills ... "Joe is a tremendous talent," Pardue said. "He's a great athlete and could have played another position for us but he was just too valuable in the kicking game. His accuracy consistently improved over the years. He came in a good punter and left a great one." ... Played for the basketball and baseball teams, earning all-region honors in baseball ... Member of the student council and the school's service club ... Honor-roll student.

Personal: Born in LaGrange, Ga. ... Son of Nasor and Emily Mansour ... Name is pronounced "MAN-soo-er" ... Major is pre-management and pre-marketing.

Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12).

Joe Says ... My favorite college class is: calculus ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: an available one ... What non-football sporting event would you like to attend: Manchester United soccer match ... The one thing I like most about football is: hanging out with the team ... My hidden talent is: Scooby Doo impressions ... Something people might not know about me is: I am an athlete, not just a kicker.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium