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Philip Welch
Philip Welch

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fort Collins, Colo.

High School:
Fort Collins

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
K

Experience:
4V

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Honors and Awards:
2011: Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media)
2010:
Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten ... Preseason: Named first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and second-team by Phil Steele
2009: Lou Groza Award Preseason Watch List ... preseason first-team All-Big Ten selection by Lindy's ... preseason second team pick by Phil Steele and Athlon
2008: Lou Groza award semifinalist ... first-team Freshman All-American (Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com, Phil Steele, FWAA) ... consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten ... third-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele

Career: Big Ten leader in career extra points made with 207 ... holds school record with 211 extra points attempted and .981 extra point percentage (min. 50 attempts) ... ranks second in career field goals made with 59, career points with 384 (most by a kicker) and field goal percentage at .776 (min. 30 attempts)... third at UW with 76 career field goals attempted ... 384 career points are second-most in Big Ten history by a kicker

2011: Earned fourth letter ... kicked in final 10 games after missing first four due to injury ... scored 69 points on 5-of-6 field goals and 54-of-55 PATs ... made a 29-yard field goal and all five of his extra point attempts in the Rose Bowl vs. Oregon ... converted on all four extra point tries against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3 ... made a 44-yard field goal and converted all six extra points against Penn State on Nov. 26 ... named UW's co-special teams player of the week by matching career high with three touchbacks on kickoffs at Illinois on Nov. 19 ... made all six extra point tries at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... booted season-long 52-yard field goal and made all eight extra points against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... made all three extra points at Ohio State on Oct. 29 ... went 1-of-2 on field goals, converting from 33 yards, and hit all four extra points at Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... made 38-yard field goal and all 8 extra point tries against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... converted on 6 of 7 extra points against Nebraska on Oct. 1

2010:
Earned third letter ... played in all 13 games ... owns Big Ten record with 67 extra points made in one season, tied for best mark in school history with 100 percent accuracy on extra points ... 118 points is most ever by a UW kicker and fourth-best for one season at UW ... 17 field goals made and 22 field goals attempted each tied for sixth-most in one season at UW ... went 2-3 on field goals in the Rose Bowl against TCU on Jan. 1 ... connected on all 10 extra point tries against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... made both field goals and all six extra points at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... 17 points against Indiana (two field goals and school-record 11 extra points) is most-ever by a UW kicker in one game ... made 2-of-3 field goals at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... and went 1-for-2 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... converted 41-yard field goal and made all four extra point tries in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... made all five extra point tries against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... tied season-long with 49 yard field goal at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... nine extra points made against Austin Peay on Sept. 25 ... made season-long 49 yard field goal, part of 2-for-3 day against Arizona State on Sept. 18 ... earned UW co-special teams player of the week honors after going two-for-two on field goals and three-for-three on extra points against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... made both field goals and all five PAT at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009:
Earned second letter ... ranked second among kickers and third overall in the Big Ten with 98 points ... 98 points also ties for ninth-most in single season at UW ...17 field goals made ranks as sixth-most in one season at UW ... tied for fourth with 24 field goals attempted in single season ... made both field goal tries and both extra point attempts against Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... made 35-yard field goal and went 4-for-4 on PATs against Northwestern on Nov. 21 ... converted from 28 yards out and hit all six PATs against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... named UW's special teams player of the week after making good from 26 yards and on all four PAT tries against Indiana on Nov. 7 ... season-high three field goals and hit on all four PATs against Purdue on Oct. 31 ... made only field goal attempt and was 4-for-4 on PATs against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... named UW's special teams player of the week after going 1-for-1 on field goal attempts, 5-for-5 on PATs and making one tackle against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... converted on lone field goal attempt and was 5-of-6 on PATs against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... made 2-of-3 field goals, including the game-winner in double overtime and a 57-yarder in the first half that was the longest in Camp Randall Stadium history and second-longest in school history, and went 4-for-4 on PATs to earn UW's co-special teams player of the week against Fresno State on Sept. 12

2008:
Earned first letter ... made 20-of-24 fields goals, tied for the third-best total in a single season in UW history ... his .833 field goal percentage was the third-best single-season mark in school history and tied for fourth in the country among kickers with at least 20 field goals made... first on the team in scoring with 99 points ... fifth amongst all Big Ten players in scoring, averaging 8.1 points/game ... first in the Big Ten in field goals (1.70/game) ... made 11 straight field goals at one point during the season ... hit two field goals (31, 41 yards) against Florida State in the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl ... connected on the game-winning PAT to beat Cal Poly in overtime on Nov. 22 ... made a 47-yard field goal against Minnesota on Nov. 15 ... connected on field goals of 19 yards and 39 yards at Indiana ... hit a 31-yard field goal at Michigan State on Nov. 1 ... went 2-for-2 on field goals (40, 38) against Illinois on Oct. 25 ... named UW's co-special teams player of the week against Iowa ... connected on three FGs (42, 40, 35) at Iowa on Oct. 18 ... made a career-high four field goals and hit a season-long 52-yarder at Michigan on Sept. 27 ... his four field goals tied a school-record for makes in a game and his 52-yard FG is tied for the fourth-longest in school history ... was 2-for-3 on field goals on Sept. 13 at Fresno State ... made field goals from 38 and 23 yards ... his 23-yd FG in third quarter was game-winner against Bulldogs ... made 45-yard field goal and was 5-for-6 with PATs against Marshall on Sept. 6 ... made his Badger debut as the team's starting kicker against Akron on Aug. 30 ... was a perfect 5-for-5 on PATs and hit his only field goal attempt (32-yds) ... UW's special teams player of the week against the Zips

2007: Redshirted

High School:
First-team EA Sports All-American and second-team All-American according to USA Today ... 15th-ranked kicker in the nation according to Scout.com ... first-team all-state and all-conference selection ... named team's special teams MVP in 2006 after making state-record 19 field goals ... connected on 17 of 20 inside 50 yards and made two others from 56 and 51 yards, respectively ... 85 percent of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks in 2006 ... scored state-record 106 points as senior in `06 ... career totals include 227 points scored, 35 field goals and 122 PATs ... three-time football letterwinner ... coach was Eric Rice

Personal:
Parents are Kim and Tom Welch ... major is life sciences communication

Career Kicking Statistics
Season GP/GS FGM FGA FG Pct. LG PAT PAT Pct.
2008 13/0 20 24 .833 52 39-40 .975
2009 13/0 17 24 .708 57 47-49 .959
2010 13/0 17 22 .773 49 67-67 1.000
2011 10/0 5 6 .833 52 54-55 .982
Totals 49/0 59 76
.776 57 207-211 .981

Game-By-Game Field Goals (made field goals in (parentheses))
2008 SEASON: Akron (32); Marshall (45); Fresno State (38), 50, (23); Michigan 34, (21), (42), (41), (52); Ohio State (20); Iowa (42), (40), (35); Illinois (40), (38); Michigan State (31), 44; Indiana (19), (39); Minnesota 33, (47); Florida State (31), (41)

2009 SEASON: Northern Illinois 51, 44; Fresno State 47, (57), (22); Wofford (36); Michigan State (41); Minnesota (39); Ohio State (50), 57, (46), 33; Iowa (34), 38; Purdue (32), (42), (22); Indiana (26); Michigan (28); Northwestern (35); Hawaii 41, (33); Miami (37), (29)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (20), (33); San Jose State (45), (37); Arizona State 44, (49), (44); Michigan State (49); Minnesota 49; Ohio State (41); Iowa (33), 67; Purdue 40, (44), (38); Indiana (32), (41); Michigan (25), (40); TCU (30), 39, (37)

2011 SEASON: Indiana (38); Michigan State 30, (33); Purdue (52); Penn State (44); Oregon (29)

Career Game Highs
Field Goals Made 4 at Michigan, Sept. 27, 2008
Field Goals Attempted 5 at Michigan, Sept. 27, 2008
Long Field Goal 57 vs. Fresno State, Sept. 12, 2009
Extra Points Made 11 vs. Indiana, Nov. 13, 2010
Extra Points Attempted 11 vs. Indiana, Nov. 13, 2010
Kickoffs 13 vs. Indiana, Nov. 13, 2010
Kickoff Yards 804 vs. Indiana, Nov. 13, 2010
Kickoff Average (Min. 3 KO) 69.7 at Fresno State, Sept. 13, 2008
Touchbacks 3 (2x), MR at Illinois, Nov. 19, 2011
2011 Season Game Highs
Field Goals Made 1 (5x), MR vs. Oregon, Jan. 2, 2012
Field Goals Attempted 2 at Michigan State, Oct. 22, 2011
Long Field Goal 52 vs. Purdue, Nov. 5, 2011
Extra Points Made 8 (2x), MR vs. Purdue, Nov. 5, 2011
Extra Points Attempted 8 (2x), MR vs. Purdue, Nov. 5, 2011
Kickoffs 8 vs. Purdue, Nov. 5, 2011
Kickoff Yards 527 vs. Purdue, Nov. 5, 2011
Kickoff Average (Min. 3 KO) 68.9 vs. Oregon, Jan. 2, 2012
Touchbacks 3 at Illinois, Nov. 19, 2011

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