Kevin Youkilis was a 2-time All-American at the University of Cincinnati, and a member of the Sycamore High School 1994 AAU National Championship squad.

He has played with the Boston Red Sox from 2004-present.

Kevin becameecame just the 7th player in Boston's club history to hit a homer in his first major league game

In 2004,he was named the club's Rookie of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

In the 2008 season, Kevin evolved into an MVP candidate. With a .312 average, .390 on-base percentage, 29 home runs, and 115 RBI, Youkilis made the All-Star team and finished third in AL MVP voting. His 2009 season was a continuation of his power surge as he hit .305 with 27 home runs and reached base at a career-high .413 clip. Youkilis once again made the All-Star team and finished sixth in MVP voting.

As strong as his offensive game is, Kevin Youkilis has made a name for himself on the defensive side of the game as well. Though he started his professional career as a third baseman, Youkilis is one of baseball’s best defensive first basemen. In 2007, Youkilis took home the American League Gold Glove Award for first base. Between 2006 and 2008, Youkilis set a Major League record by playing 238 consecutive errorless games at first base.