Height:​​  5100

Weight:  185 lbs.

DOB:  May 4, 1995

Hometown:  Wedowee, AL

Airport:  Lexington, KY (LEX)

"For a game-winner, I'd be comfortable probably - depending on the wind - if we had to go 57, 58 (yards) maybe. I've seen him kick 60 in practice." That is high praise for the senior kicker. While I hope there aren't a lot of games that come down to a game-winning field goal this season I know that with Austin MacGinnis taking the kick that the Wildcats will stand a very good chance to win that game" -Head Coach Mark Stoops

Austin participated in minicamp with the Chicago Bears in 2018, following the NFL Draft.

Austin is Kentucky's all-time leading scorer and holds the UK career record for field goals (63). He is also the single-season record holder for points (104 in 2014), field goals (21 in 2014) and consecutive field goals (nine in 2014). He also has the longest field goal ever made by a Kentucky Wildcat when he boomed a 54-yarder against Tennessee in 2014. Austin has made big kicks under pressure his entire career.

From 2014-2017, MacGinnis has been one of the most reliable kickers in the conference. During his four years, Austin has connected on 70 of 88 field goal attempts, good for a 79.5 percent conversion rate. For the 2017 season, MacGinnis was 20-25, with three of those misses coming from 50+ yards. Inside 50 yards, MacGinnis was 18-20 on the year.

Below is a season-by-season breakdown of Austin's performance throughout his Wildcats career for your review.

  • 354 career points are the most in school history
  • Greatest kicker in Kentucky history
  • UK's all-time leader in made field goals in a season (22)
  • Career made field goals (72)

  • Made 22 Field goals and had 102 points
    Was perfect on extra points-36 of 36
    2017 Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award preseason watch list
    2017 semifinalist for the prestigious Campbell Award

  • Hit 16-of-19 FG attempts for 84.2 percent which ranked third in the SEC ... His only misses were a 34-yarder at Florida, a 28-yarder vs. Miss. State and a 47-yarder at Missouri
  • Became just the second player in school history to hit at least 50 career field goals (57, Joey Worley, 1984-1987)
  • Has 257 career points for No. 2 on UK's all-time scoring list ... Lones Seiber (2006-09) holds the school record with 305 points
  • The 257 points are the most points ever for a Wildcat prior to his senior season
  • Ranked seventh in the SEC in scoring (kick), averaging 7.1 ppg
  • Is 4-of-7 in his career from 50+ yards and is just the second player in school history to have at least four career field goals of 51 yards
  • His 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds left at No. 11 Louisville marked his second game-winning kick of the season ... Also made a 51-yard field goal as time expired for a 40-38 win over Mississippi State
  • Hit 4-for-5 field goals in the win over Mississippi State, including the game-winning 51-yard field goal as time expired ... The 51-yarder was his season long
  • The 51-yard field goal vs. MSU was the longest made field goal by a UK kicker in an SEC home game since Ryan Tydlacka made a 51-yard field goal against South Carolina on Oct. 11, 2008
  • Scored 14 points vs. Miss. State, the most by a kicker in an SEC game since Oct. 31, 1992 (Doug Pelfrey)
  • Tied Randall Cobb for quickest to 200 career points (29 games played)
  • Became just the third player (Randall Cobb and Lones Seiber) in school history to reach 200 career points prior to his senior season and  the first to accomplish that feat since Randall Cobb in 2010
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season

  • Battled injury throughout the year, limiting him to 10 games
  • Was 13-for-17 in field goal attempts, including a long of 48
  • Extended his school-record streak of consecutive field goals made to 11 before missing
  • Made 22 PATs
  • Kicked off in 10 games, good for a 61.5 yard average, a career high
  • Moved up to No. 10 on UK’s career scoring list with 165 points
  • Had an interesting experience in May with a one-week service/educational trip to Ethiopia

  • Made 21 of 27 field goals and all 41 extra point tries
  • Set school records for most points in a season (104), most field goals in a season (21), most extra points in a season without a miss (41 of 41), most kickoff touchbacks in a season (25), longest field goal in school history (54 yards) and consecutive field goals made (9)
  • Named first-team All-SEC and first-team Freshman All-America 
  • Top game came in the season finale at Louisville, when he made 4-of-4 field goals and 4-of-4 extra points
  • Named National Placekicker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards 
  • Made school-record 54-yard field goal at Tennessee 
  • Earlier in the season he tied the school record with a 53-yard FG vs. Ohio 
  • Nailed a clutch 51-yarder at Florida to send the game into overtime
  • One of the nation's top three kicker prospects according to Rivals and
  • Named to the all-area team
  • Participated in the National Underclassmen Challenge