2013: Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America after going 5-1 with a 2.14 ERA. Had 55 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched and 22 total appearances on the mound, including six starts. Struck out three in two innings of perfect relief in Cardinals' win over Pittsburgh on May 17. Won second straight start striking out five while allowing two earned runs on four hits in 5.0+ innings at Ohio State on May 14. Struck out a career-best eight in a four-hit complete game shutout win at Eastern Kentucky on May 7. Did not issue a walk while scattering just four singles to deliver the first complete game shutout for a Louisville player since Dean Kiekhefer's five-hit, 7-0 win over Villanova on April 2, 2010. Struck out three in 1.1 innings of shutout relief to earn first career save on April 30 in Cardinals' win over WKU. Had two strikeouts in 1.1 innings of shutout relief against No. 3 Vanderbilt on April 23. Came out of the bullpen for 1.1 innings of shutout relief with three strikeouts at WKU on April 9. Making third start of the season, finished with no-decision after allowing two runs on one hit in 2.0+ innings against No. 6 Kentucky. Suffered first career loss and allowed first earned runs after No. 19 Indiana plated four earned and five total on six hits in 4.2 innings on March 27. Went career long 5.2 innings allowing only three unearned runs with career best four strikeouts in first career start to earn the victory in Cards' 6-3 triumph over USC on March 20. Earned first career win with 2.1 innings of shutout relief as Cardinals completed sweep of Xavier on March 16. Extended career-opening scoreless streak to 10.0 innings with 0.2 innings of shutout relief against Purdue on March 13. Struck out two without allowing a hit in 2.1 innings of shutout relief against Alabama on March 10. Provided third straight shutout relief appearance allowing two hits with three strikeouts in two innings against Morehead State on Feb. 26. Came out of the bullpen for two innings of shutout relief with three strikeouts in Cards' series-opening victory over Akron on Feb. 22. Pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts and only two hits allowed in collegiate debut against USF.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in baseball at Oak Forest High School. Ranked among Top 200 players in the nation as a senior by Perfect Game USA. 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year in Illinois. Two-time First Team All-State selection. Two-time Conference Player of the Year. Three-time All-Conference selection. Three-time All-Area honoree. School record holder in career wins, strikeouts, ERA and innings pitched. Finished 11-2 with 0.65 ERA and 132 strikeouts as a senior at Oak Forest. Was 12-0 with 0.83 ERA and 142 strikeouts as a junior as Oak Forest finished second in the state overall. Went 9-1 with 1.55 ERA and 65 strikeouts as a sophomore. Earned three letters in basketball playing guard/forward while earning All-Conference honors. Also earned one letter as quarterback and wide receiver in football at Oak Forest.
Personal: Born Kyle James Funkhouser on March 16, 1994 in Palos Heights, Ill. Son of Dennis and Laura Funkhouser. Has two brothers, Matt and Joe. Undecided on major at UofL. People with the greatest influence on his athletic career are his parents who have always kept him on track and helped get him into baseball. Hobbies and interests include sports, video games and music. Favorite movies are Remember the Titans and The Sandlot. Favorite TV shows are SportsCenter and Pawn Stars. Favorite athletes include Derek Jeter, Derrick Rose and Brian Urlacher. Favorite cereal is Cocoa Puffs. Favorite candy bar is 3 Musketeers. Favorite foods include deep dish pizza, hot dogs and grilled chicken. Favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago White Sox. Favorite restaurants are Olive Garden and Portillos. Was spelling bee winner from third grade through fifth grade. Mom Laura played college volleyball at Indiana State.