2008 Preseason Watch List

Player

School

Year

2007 FGs Attempt

2007 FGs Made

%

2007 Points

Notes

Bailey, Ryan

Texas

Sr

22

18

81.8%

112

2007 second-team All-Big 12, tied the school record and set a new career high by converting 5-of-6 FGs, including a 42-yarder and a 40-yarder, at UCF

Bell, Ben

Houston

Sr

N/A

N/A

Sat out 2007 as a redshirt, 2006 All-Conference USA Second Team, 2006 14-18 FG's, with a long of 42 yards

Brotzman, Kyle

Boise St.

Jr

18

16

88.9%

114

2007 Lou Groza semi-finalist, heads into 2008 season with consecutive PAT streak of 66

Buchholz, Mark

Clemson

Sr

14

8

61.1%

114

Two sport athlete (soccer), 5 field goals made between 40-49 yards, made all 48 PAT’s in 2007

Buehler, David

USC

Sr

19

16

84.2%

100

35 of his 84 kickoffs in 2007 pinned opponents within the 20-yard line, with 18 touchbacks, 4-of-6 on FG's from 40+ yards in his career

Ciaravino, Tony

UConn

Sr

27

22

81.5%

100

Went 3-for-3 on field goals, including a career-long 50-yard boot against Temple (Sept. 15) to earn both the special teams game ball and BIG EAST Special Teams Player of the Week honors

Parseghian, Nate

Miami (Ohio)

Sr

20

13

65.0%

57

Played in all 13 games, scored a team-best 57 points on 13-of-20 field goal kicking and 18-of-18 PATs. His career's top game was at Ohio in the regular-season finale when he made all five of his field goal attempts, tying Miami's single-game record

David, Colt

LSU

Sr

33

26

78.8%

147

2008 Preseason First-Team All-SEC, 2007 First-Team All-SEC, one of the most consistent kickers to play for the Tigers, having made .745 percent (38-of-51) of his field goal attempts and .988 percent (158-of-160) of his point-after attempts

Edminston, Drew

Louisiana-Lafayette

Sr

13

10

76.9%

61

2007 Second Team All-Sun Belt, did not miss any kicks from 40 yards or less in 2007, was one of only two kickers perfect in field goals during Sun Belt play

Forbath , Kai

UCLA

Jr

30

25

83.3%

105

Five field goals of atleast 50 yards in 2007, selected one of three Lou Groza Award "Stars of the Week" for his efforts versus the Huskies in 2007

Kelly, Dan

Hawaii

Sr

17

12

70.6%

106

2007 first team all-WAC, kicked game-winning 45-yard field goal with 11 seconds in win at Nevada, connected on 54-yard FG against Utah State, ranks eighth nationally among active players with 159 career extra points made

Kelly, Kevin

Penn St.

Sr

26

20

76.9%

110

School record with at least one made field goal in 20 consecutive games, career long 53-yard field goal against Iowa, 2nd in active kickers in NCAA with 58 career field goals made

Lee, Conor

Pitt

Sr

22

18

81.8%

82

Big East's active career leader in field goal percentage (83.3% made) and field goals per game (1.2 made/game), has missed only six field goals during his collegiate career

Leroy, Warley

FAU

Sr

27

19

70.4%

101

Career-long 46-yard field goal in 34-31 win over Arkansas State, two 40+ yard field goals versus Florida

Lincoln, Daniel

Tennessee

Jr

29

21

72.4%

115

2007 Football Writers All-America team, 2nd team ALL-SEC, knocked down career-long 48-yard FG to send South Carolina game to OT, then added game-winning 27-yard FG in OT against Gamecocks

Lopata, K.C.

Michigan

Sr

12

11

91.7%

61

 Hit nine straight field goal attempts to begin career, career long 42-yard field goal against the Gophers

Martinez, Jose

UTEP

Sr

20

17

85.0%

95

2007 Lou Groza finalist, set a C-USA record by connecting on a 57-yard field goal, 2007 first team All-Conference USA

Pretorius, Ryan

Ohio St.

Sr

23

18

78.3%

102

2007 Lou Groza semi-finalist, 2007 Big Ten all-academic team, 50-yard field goal at Penn State was career long, at 29, is the oldest player on the Ohio State squad

Reagan, Matt

Memphis

Jr

21

15

71.4%

80

Twice named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week in 2007, hit the game-winning 32-yard field goal in the third overtime and set a career high with seven PATs against SMU

Sakoda, Louie

Utah

Sr

22

19

86.4%

95

Two-time Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Year (2006-07), 2007 Lou Groza semi-finalist, first-team All-America place kicker by Rivals.com

Shadle, Patrick

Syracuse

Sr

14

10

71.4%

53

Career long 50 yard field goal against South Florida in 2007, Ranks eighth on SU’s career field goals made list (26) and 10th on SU’s all-time attempts list (33)

Starr, Austin

Indiana

Sr

23

21

91.3%

63

2007 Lou Groza finalist, first team All-Big Ten, kicked off 79 times with 15 touchbacks , Academic All-Big Ten selection

Strubeck, Jared

San Jose State

Sr

10

20

50.0%

52

Fourth kicker in school history to make all his PAT’s in a season, 2007 Season-long 42 yarder against New Mexico State

Succop, Ryan

South Carolina

Sr

13

17

76.5%

76

Previous Lou Groza semi-finalist, 2007 honorable mention ALL-SEC, hit a season-long 49-yard field goal at Tennessee with just under two minutes remaining to give the Gamecocks' a 24-21 lead

Swank, Sam

Wake Forest

Sr

21

18

85.7%

98

Will enter the 2008 season as the nation's active career leader with 60 field goals, 2007 Lou Groza semi-finalist, 9-of-12 lifetime from 50 yards and farther

Swenson, Brett

Michigan State

Jr 

20

13

65.0%

98

2007 honorable mention All-Big Ten, went 4- for-4 on field-goal attempts from 40-49 yards, made a 28-yard field goal with 13 seconds left giving Michigan State a 41-38 victory at Northwestern, completing the greatest comeback in NCAA I-A history

Tiffin, Leigh

Alabama

Jr

34

25

73.5%

111

Led the SEC with 10 field goals of over 40-yards on the 2007 season, nailed all four field-goal attempts against MSU, including two over 50 yards

Tracy , Jarod

Tulsa

Sr

12

7

58.3%

94

Career totals of 18-of-25 field goals and 124-of-129 PATs, named a Conference USA All-Academic Honoree for three straight years

Weber, Thomas

Arizona St.

Jr

25

24

96.0%

118

 2007 Lou Groza Award Winner, 2007 First-Team AP All-American, 2007 First-Team All Pac-10, career-best 53-yard field goal at UCLA

Wolfert, Jeff

Missouri

Sr

25

21

84.0%

130

2007 Hon. Men. All-American, 2006 Lou Groza semi-finalist, 151-of-157 combined kicks in 2006 and 2007



 


 


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