New Lenox, Ill.
Lincoln Way Central HS
2011 SPECIAL TEAMS MVP
2012 WALT KICHEFSKI HURRICANE AWARD
2012 (Senior): Served as Miami’s placekicker and kickoff specialist in all 12 games … Led team in scoring with 99 points, connecting on 19-of-25 FGs and 42-of-42 point-after attempts … 99 points rank 10th on Miami single-season chart, while 19 FGM rank fourth … Opened season with 7 consecutive FG made … First miss came at Georgia Tech … After missing five of six during middle part of season, connected on 11 straight kicks before missing final kick at Duke … Made 2+ FGs in six games … Scored 11 points in season-opening win at Boston College … Added 10 points in OT win at Georgia Tech … Did not attempt FG against NC State or North Carolina … Added then-season-high 12 points against Virginia Tech … Connected on career-best 4-of-4 FGs in home finale win against USF … Hit career-best 7-of-7 PAT in season finale win at Duke … Earned letter … Named Walt Kichefski Hurricane Award winner at team’s end-of-season banquet … Lou Groza Award watch list member in July 2012.
2011 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 12 games while serving as team’s primary placekicker, assuming duty on kickoffs and field goals … Named Lou Groza Award Semifinalist, given annually to nation’s top placekicker … Finished season perfect on point-after attempts, converting 39-of-39 … Connected on 11-of-14 field goal attempts … Made 43-yard field goal against North Carolina … Converted 36-yard field goal as time expired to lead Canes to 6-3 victory over USF … Drilled season-long 49-yarder in season finale against Boston College … Limited opponents to 18.6 kick return average for season … Earned letter.
High School: Four-year starter, who connected on 19-of-23 field goal attempts as junior in 2006, with long of 48 yards … As senior in 2007, was 9-of-11 with long of 52 yards before breaking kicking foot while making tackle … 19 field goals in 2006 set state record … Set Illinois high school record for most career field goals (48) and was just two field goals shy of national record … Played receiver, notched team-leading 35 receptions for 485 yards and three touchdowns in 2007 … Coached by Rob Glielmi … Selected to PrepStar All-Midwest Region team and named second-team EA Sports All-America.