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14  Patrick Towles
Patrick Towles

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ft. Thomas, Ky.

High School:
Highlands

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 238

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
1L


11/29/2014

Football Closes Season With Loss at No. 22 Louisville

Boom Williams rushes for 128 yards and a pair of touchdowns; defense scores two touchdowns

11/28/2014

Wildcats Complete Regular Season with In-State Foe

Saturday, November 29 | 12:00 p.m. ET | ESPN2 | Louisville, Ky. | Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (55,000)

11/15/2014

Kentucky Falls at Tennessee

Blue catches six passes for 131 yards

11/08/2014

Kentucky Falls to No. 17 Georgia

Boom Williams rushes for 100 yards; Towles is 16-31 passing for 139 yards

11/01/2014

Kentucky Falls at Missouri

Cats return home to face Georgia

09/23/2014

Towles, Cats Hungry Entering Vandy Matchup

Patrick Towles leads UK into a game against Vanderbilt at noon on Saturday.

09/09/2014

Towles on UK's upcoming Florida test

Patrick Towles said on Tuesday that UK has shown a little extra in preparations for Florida.

04/26/2014

Towles on his spring game performance

Patrick Towles completed 11 of 15 passes for 126 yards in the spring game.

10/31/2012

Towles on bouncing back from Missouri game

Freshman Patrick Towles will once again split time at quarterback with Jalen Whitlow against Vanderbilt.

10/06/2012

Towles on his first game and injury

Kentucky freshman quarterback Patrick Towles talks about his first collegiate action and rehabbing his ankle injury.

11/29/2014

FB at Louisville, 112914

Kentucky falls to Louisville 44-40 in the annual Governor's Cup game between the in-state rivals

11/29/2014

Football vs. Louisville

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Louisville (USATSI)

11/15/2014

Kentucky @ Tennessee

Football, USATSI gallery -- 11/15/14

11/08/2014

Kentucky Football vs. No. 11 Georgia

USATSI Gallery

11/01/2014

FB at Missouri, 110114

The UK football team falls to Mizzou at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

* SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013)

Spring practice displayed the obvious progress he made during his redshirt season ... Coaches said he took advantage of the year by improving his fundamentals, most notably his footwork and the quickness of his release ... Was projected to redshirt in 2012 as a true freshman but was pressed into service when injuries struck at quarterback ... Has good size and a strong arm ... Grandson of Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame baseball pitcher and former United States Senator.

2013 (Sophomore): Redshirt season.
2012 (Freshman): Played in five games ... Completed 19 of 40 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown ... First career drive against Mississippi State was impressive, completing 5-of-5 passes for 71 yards, capped by a 32-yard TD pass ... Completed 4-of-6 passes for 47 yards in the win over Samford.
High School: Named to the Parade magazine All-America team ... "Mr. Football" for the Commonwealth of Kentucky ... Gatorade Player of the Year in Kentucky ... Won the Paul Hornung Award as the Kentucky Player of the Year ... Finalist for the National Scholar-Athlete Award by the National Football Foundation ... Big, strong-armed quarterback who also has notable running ability ... Led Highlands HS to three consecutive state championships as the starting quarterback, Class AAAA as a senior and Class AAAAA as a sophomore and junior ... Team compiled a three-year record of 44-1, including 38-1 with Towles as the starter ... As a senior completed 171 of 279 passes (61.3 percent) for 3,820 yards with 42 touchdowns and only one interception ... Also rushed for 589 yards and 15 TDs ... Career totals feature 7,429 passing yards and 73 touchdown passes while rushing for 1,718 yards and 38 TDs ... The No. 1 prospect in Kentucky and one of the top-10 pro-style quarterbacks in the country by Rivals.com and 24/7 Sports ... Athleticism is such that ESPN rated his college position as "athlete" instead of quarterback ... Coached by Dale Mueller ... Highlands' quarterbacks coach was former UK QB Jared Lorenzen ... Also played basketball, in which he earned all-region, and track and field, competing in the high jump ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Math tutor for elementary-school students.
Personal: Born in Bellevue, Ky. ... Last name is pronounced "TOLES" ... Son of Terry and Amy Towles ... Strong arms are in Patrick's heritage as he is the grandson of Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (and United States Senator) Jim Bunning ... Patrick's uncle, Jim Bunning Jr., played football at Indiana ... Patrick's brother, Thomas, played baseball at Transylvania ... Major is political science.
Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2012) and events with God's Pantry (2013) and Beaumont Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes (2013).
Patrick Says ... My nickname is: Patty Ice ... I wear uniform number 14 because: my grandfather wore it ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: Jordan Swindle ... I couldn't live without my: God ... My hidden talent is: harmonica ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: going to school with my sister.

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