Louisville vs. Cincinnati :: Oct. 15, 2011 (AP Photos)
Louisville: Strong-legged kicker who handled both the punting and placekicking duties... did an outstanding job changing field position on punts and pinning teams deep on kickoffs... improved his accuracy on field goals... finished seventh in the conference in scoring.
2010: Was 14-of-18 on field goal attempts... booted a 36-yard field goal in the fourth quarter for the game-winning points in a 31-28 win over Southern Mississippi... was 4-for-6 on PATs with one miss and one blocked versus Rutgers... booted a 43-yard field goal and ran for 21 yards and a first down on a fake field goal against West Virginia... averaged 41.3 yards on six punts in a win over Syracuse ... tied a school record, going 4-for-4 on field goals (39, 42, 26, 24 yds) and hit both PATs to score season and career high 14 points versus Connecticut... hit 2-of-4 field goals and made all three PATs in the loss to Cincinnati... connected on all eight PATs and sent five of nine kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks... buried a career-long 46-yard field goal in the win over Arkansas State... booted a 44-yard field goal in the second quarter versus Kentucky ... also connected from 32 and 27 yards.
2009: Came into his own late in the season... handled all the kickoff responsibilities... recorded five touchbacks... was a perfect 5-for-5 on field goal attempts.
2008: Handled all the kickoff duties, recording a pair of touchbacks... was 1-of-3 on field goal attempts... connected on a 19-yard field goal versus Tennessee Tech for his first collegiate field goal.
St. Pius X Catholic High School: Played for Paul Standard at St. Pius X Catholic High School... broke all the school records for kicking... connected on 12-of-15 field goals with longs of 49, 50 and 51... was 30-for-30 on PATs... averaged 41.0 yards per punt... named by Rivals.com as the second-most accurate kicker... rated as the 10th-best kicker by Rivals... strong leg kicker who can perform all three phases of the kicking game... has hit from a career-long 51 yards and averaged 41 yards per punt... placed 16 punts inside the 20-yard line... kicked 53 of 57 kickoffs out of the endzone... registered 37 tackles and eight pass break-ups as a defensive back... recorded two interceptions, including one for a touchdown... selected first team All-State and All-Conference... voted first team All-DeKalb County and All-Southeast... played three seasons on the soccer team.
Personal: Son of Sharon and Rob Philpott... born 5/30/90... communications major.