14  Patrick Towles
Patrick Towles


Ft. Thomas, Ky.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 238




Kentucky Drops Triple-OT Thriller to Florida

Towles throws for 369 yards and three touchdowns


Kentucky Improves to 2-0 With 20-3 Win Over Ohio

Towles passes for 170 yards and adds 59 on the ground


Kentucky-Ohio Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 20, Ohio 3


Kentucky Rolls UT Martin 59-14 in Home Opener

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


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

Kentucky outgained the Skyhawks in total yards, 656-398


Towles on UK's upcoming Florida test

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


Towles on his spring game performance

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


Towles on bouncing back from Missouri game

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


Towles on his first game and injury

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


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.


FB at Florida, 091414

Football lost a heartbreaker to Florida 36-30 in triple overtime on Saturday, September 13, 2014


Kentucky @ Florida

USATSI Gallery, 9/13/2014


FB vs. Ohio, 090614

Football beat Ohio University 20-3 on Saturday, September 6, 2014, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.


Ohio vs. Kentucky



Kentucky vs. UT Martin (USATSI)

Kentucky took on UT Martin to open the 2014 season.

* 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 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