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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


08/30/2014

Kentucky Rolls UT Martin 59-14 in Home Opener

Towles throws for 377 yards; Heard takes both rushes for touchdowns, 116 yards

08/30/2014

Kentucky Takes Down UT Martin, 59-14, in Opener

Kentucky outgained the Skyhawks in total yards, 656-398

08/30/2014

Kentucky-UT Martin Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 59, UT Martin 14

08/28/2014

Football Begins 2014 Season with UT Martin at CWS

Saturday, Aug. 30 | 12:00 p.m. ET | SEC Network | Lexington, Ky. | Commonwealth Stadium (62,093)

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

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.

10/02/2012

Sanders on first day of practice with new QBs

Kentucky practiced for the first time following Maxwell Smith's injury on Tuesday with Jalen Whitlow and Patrick Towles splitting reps at quarterback.

08/30/2014

Kentucky vs. UT Martin (USATSI)

Kentucky took on UT Martin to open the 2014 season.

04/13/2013

Blue-White Spring Game, 041313

The UK football team held their annual Blue-White Spring Game

10/06/2012

AP Photos: Kentucky vs. No. 20 Mississippi State

AP Photos: Kentucky vs. No. 20 Mississippi State

* 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.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium