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14  Ryan Phillippi
Ryan Phillippi

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Henry Clay

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 178

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
SQ


Reserve quarterback ... His highlight of the spring came in a scrimmage when he threw a 37-yard pass, followed by a 38-yard touchdown toss ... Came out for the team in the spring of `09 ... His background with a pass-oriented offense in high school helped him make the adjustment to college ... Has good pocket presence and throwing ability ... Third-generation Wildcat as his grandfather, Chuck, was a Kentucky quarterback in the 1950s and his father, Kent, was a UK QB in the 1970s.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Continued to practice with the team.

2009 (Freshman): Redshirted.

2008 (Freshman): Enrolled at UK as a part-time student, which did not start his eligibility clock.

High School: Four-year letterman started two years at quarterback, leading Henry Clay High School to district and regional championships in both seasons ... Completed 343 of 522 pass attempts to finish his high school career with the second-highest completion percentage in state history of 66 percent ... Those completions totaled 5,054 yards ... Threw 56 touchdown passes against only nine interceptions over his career ... Also a scoring threat on the ground from the quarterback position ... Totaled 1,531 yards on 286 carries while scoring 23 touchdowns ... Honorable-mention all-state as a senior ... Named to the all-district and all-city teams in his final two seasons ... Named District Player of the Year as a senior ... In one game against Boyle County, gained 479 offensive yards, scoring three touchdowns on the ground while completing two more through the air -- one of which was a game-winning pass to current Wildcat teammate Aaron Boyd with 10 seconds remaining ... Coached by Sam Simpson ... Two-year letterman in basketball.

Personal: Born in Lexington ... Name is pronounced "fill-LIP-ee" ... Son of Kent and Vicki Phillippi ... Third-generation Wildcat on the gridiron, grandfather Chuck was under center for UK in the 1950s; father Kent played quarterback in the late 1970s ... Uncle Scott Phillippi was a quarterback and punter for Stanford in the mid-1980s ... Major is business administration.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium