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Janssen Among Kickers On Watch List For Fred Mitchell Award

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Release: August 02, 2011
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Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011

(courtesy of the Fred Mitchell Award)

The Watch List for the Fred Mitchell Award includes 50 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) collegiate place-kickers that were nominated by their colleges for excellence on the football field and in the community.

Drake fifth-year senior kicker Billy Janssen (Round Lake Beach, Ill.) is among the 50 nominees for 2011.

The Award's Selection Committee Chairman Chris Kearney said, "These place-kickers are terrific on the football field and off the field representing their schools, their football teams, their conferences, their communities, their families and themselves.  We look forward to following their accomplishments during the next few months."  The Watch List includes place-kickers from more than 750 eligible colleges.  Fred Mitchell said, "It is a pleasure to include these fine young men on the Watch List for this Award.  We are delighted to recognize them based on outstanding performance in the community and expectations going into the 2011 college football season."

The breakdown of the 50 place-kickers is as follows:

  • Collegiate Division - 15 FCS, 20 Division II, 11 Division III, 3 NAIA and 1 NJCAA
  • State - the place-kickers play at schools located in 30 different states, led by Minnesota with 5 place-kickers
  • Year - 23 Seniors, 16 Juniors, 11 Sophomores
  • Fred Mitchell Award Finalists in 2010 that are on the 2011 Watch List - 28

The summary of Janssen's qualifications is below:

Drake University (Iowa) - FCS
Senior from Round Lake Beach, IL....led the Bulldogs in 2010 scoring with 44 points from 3 of 9 FG's and 35 of 35 PAT's....2nd player in school history and 1st in non-scholarship era to make all PAT's in a season....scored 4 points in 10-7 win over Butler on November 13....instrumental leader on the team's May 2011 trip to Tanzania, Africa to perform service projects and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro as extensions of the Bulldogs' Global Kilimanjaro Bowl game...helped build an addition on a school and make significant repairs to orphanages and schools in Moshi and Arusha...helped organize his teammates for their participation in the program's annual Youth Day where area school children are invited to come to Drake Stadium for an afternoon of football-related fun and games...visited youth at the Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines....packed meals for "Meals from the Heartland"

In alphabetical order, the remainder of the 2011 Fred Mitchell Award Watch List is provided below.

TYLER ALMEIDA                                             

University of Mount Union (Ohio) - Division III

Junior from Elyria, OH....2nd on the #2 ranked Purple Raiders in 2010 scoring with 82 points from 10 of 13 FG's and 52 of 54 PAT's....7 of 7 in PAT's and 1 of 1 FG's in 52-0 win over Muskinghum on November 13....made 6 PAT's in three games this season...scored 8 points in 38-0 win over Capital on October 23....scored 9 points in 45-7 win over Heidelberg on October 16....made a career-long 34-yard FG at John Carroll...Raider Buddy Program volunteer to visit local elementary schools to mentor and tutor students

DREW BEHRENS                                             

Augustana College (South Dakota) - Division II

Junior from Pleasant Hill, IA....2nd on the team in 2010 scoring with 90 points from 16 of 27 FG's and 42 of 46 PAT's...set school single-season records for FG's attempted, FG's made, PAT's attempted and PAT's made....named NSIC South Division First Team Special Teams....earned Don Hansen All-Central Region First Team honors....named All-America Honorable Mention by Don Hansen Football Committee...set single-game records with 5 FG's made, 6 FG's attempted and 16 points scored against Concordia University on October 2....made career-long 46 yard FG against Concordia...named D2football.com and NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week after game against Concordia....led Conference with 14 FG's and 64% FG percentage in Conference games....averaged 61 yards per kickoff....Sioux Falls Community Clean-Up volunteer....Dakota Dunes flood fight in southeastern South Dakota....Adopt-a-Highway....food server at Banquet homeless shelter....Shriners Hospital visits....Moving Assistance program volunteer

GREGG BERKSHIRE                           

Ashland University (Ohio) - Division II

Senior from Ashland, OH....led team in 2010 scoring with 96 points from 16 of 23 FG's and 48 of 50 PAT's....was kicker on summer 2011 United States team that won the Gold Medal at the International Federation of American Football Senior World Championship....First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region....led Conference kickers in scoring (20th in Division II) and FG's per game (6th in Division II)....set school record for scoring by place-kickers in a season, breaking his record that he set in 2009....set school record for most PAT's and most FG's in a season in 2010....tied for school record with 118 career PAT's....ranks 2nd in career kick scoring (248 points), 3rd in career FG's (40) and tied for 1st in career PAT's (118)....scored 14 points in 44-15 win over Ohio Dominican on November 6....scored 12 points in 30-24 win over Saginaw Valley State on October 23....made a career-long 50-yard FG and scored 13 of Ashland's 19 points at Northern Michigan on September 25....starting place-kicker all three seasons....averaged 61 yards in 80 kickoffs...filmed a television spot for Ashland County United Way to promote the United Drive program to collect canned goods from local residents...volunteered for United Drive collection campaign...spoke to Ashland Middle School students about the importance of goal setting and he also read them books....guest speaker at several Sunday School classes at local church....involved in community drive to upgrade Ashland City Schools where he distributed literature, posted signs in the community and sent letters to support the initiative

GARRETT BIEL                                               

Trinity University (Texas) - Division III

Junior from Clayton, CA....leads the Tigers in 2010 scoring with 52 points from 8 of 13 FG's and 28 of 31 PAT's....scored 7 points in October 23 game against DePauw....48-yard FG against Rhodes tied for the 4th longest in school history....45-yard FG against Millsaps tied for the 8th longest in school history....ranked in top 5 in Trinity history in career FG's made (25) and attempted (32) in just his second season....D3football.com Preseason All-American...Conference Special Teams Player of the Week following 38-28 win over Birmingham-Southern on October 2 when he made all five PAT's and a 49-yard FG late in the fourth quarter which is the 3rd longest FG in school history....averaged 50 yards in 21 kickoffs....assists families unable to properly care for  their dogs by working with a San Antonio organization that distributes coupons, dog food, leashes, toys and more....helps youth place-kickers at his former high school....visited an orphanage in San Antonio to spend the day playing outside, painting and eating with the children....helping to organize the school's blood drive


Portland State University (Oregon) - FCS

Junior from Keizer, OR....led the team in 2010 scoring with 79 points from 18 of 26 FG's and 23 of 23 PAT's....enters 2011 season as Preseason All-Big Sky Conference and named Second Team All-American by The Sports Network....All-Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention....school's Special Teams Player of the Year....two-time Conference Special Teams Player of the Week....scored 17 points including rush on 2 point conversion in 41-33 win over UC-Davis on September 10....scored all of the team's points against Arizona State by making FG's from 43, 53 and 47 yards....set school record with 18 FG's in a season as a Freshman and tied that record as a Sophomore....holds school record for most career FG's with 36 and with two seasons yet to play....tied for 3rd in FCS with 1.64 FG's per game....44 of 44 PAT's in career and has set school record for most consecutive PAT's made....has made 4 of the school's 9 all-time FG's over 50 yards....averaged 64 yards on 55 kickoffs....volunteer at McLaren Juvenile Detention Center....participated in Male Involvement Night at River Road Head Start which is a child development program for low-income and special needs children

TYLER CANNON                                              

Eastern New Mexico University - Division II

Senior from Los Lunas, NM....led the team in 2010 scoring with 84 points from 13 of 18 FG's and 45 of 46 PAT's...scored 7 points in 55-20 win over Southeastern Oklahoma on October 30....scored 14 points in 44-21 win over defending Lone Star Conference North Division Champion Texas A&M-Commerce on September 25....volunteer reader to elementary school students in Dr. Seuss Day at schools in Floyd, NM....youth football camp volunteer


Northwestern Oklahoma State University - NAIA

Sophomore from Pauls Valley, OK...2nd on the team in 2010 scoring with 71 points from 9 of 12 FG's and 44 of 49 PAT's....Central States Football League Special Teams Player of the Week three times....scored 15 points in 51-14 win over Bacone on October 16....scored 10 points in 62-42 win over Southern Nazarene on October 9....tied school record by making 9 PAT's in 79-20 win over Texas College on September 25....took part in the Big Event community event when the football team planted 80 trees at the recreation center

JASON CUNNINGHAM                         

Montana State University (Montana) - FCS

Senior from Amarillo, TX....led the Bobcats in 2010 scoring with 88 points from 18 of 21 FG's and 34 of 40 PAT's....set school record with 17 FG's in a season on October 23 against Northern Colorado....made a school record 14 consecutive FG's this season....ranks 2nd in school history with 225 points....made game-tying 36-yard FG with 2:17 left in regulation to force overtime, leading to 20-17 win over Idaho State on October 30....scored 13 points in 37-35 win over Northern Colorado on October 23....scored 17 points in 64-61 win against Sacramento State on October 2, including the game-winning FG in overtime....The Sports Network FCS Special Teams Player of the Week after scoring 18 points in 48-21 win over Drake on September 18....averaged 67 yards in 64 kickoffs....volunteer in the Bozeman public school system

ERIC DOBRATZ                                               

Shepherd University (West Virginia) - Division II

Senior from Woodbridge, VA....2nd on the Rams in 2010 scoring with 61 points from 5 of 10 FG's and 46 of 48 PAT's....scored 7 points in 37-26 win over 21st ranked West Virginia Wesleyan on October 16....scored 8 points in 56-19 win over West Virginia State on October 30 to clinch the Conference championship....West Virginia Conference Special Teams Player of the Week following standout performance in September 25 win over Seton Hill and after making game-winning 32-yard FG in 19-16 win over Fairmont State on September 18....averaged 61 yards in 68 kickoffs....volunteers at events to raise funds and awareness for Autism....volunteered in his hometown to clean-up the community after an Independence Day celebration

DANIEL FISHER                                              

Bloomsburg University (Pennsylvania) - Division II

Sophomore from Harrisburg, PA....2nd on the Huskies in 2010 scoring with 85 points from 20 of 23 FG's and 25 of 26 PAT's....set school record for most FG's in a game with 5 in 36-16 win over C.W. Post on October 30....easily broke previous school record of 10 FG's in a season with 20 FG's in 2010...kicked career-long FG's of 43 yards against Indiana (PA) and Shippensburg....Habitat for Humanity volunteer....helped renew local town park in The Big Event community service program....Ronald McDonald House volunteer


William Jewell College (Missouri) - Division II

Sophomore from Lee's Summit, MO....led the Cardinals in 2010 scoring with 62 points from 15 of 15 FG's and 17 of 20 PAT's....school moved from NAIA in 2010 to Division II in 2011....led NAIA in 2010 FG percentage and ranked 2nd with 1.4 FG's per game....participated in the football team's annual Community Service Day....part of a group that provided holiday gifts for a local family


Ouachita Baptist University (Arkansas) - Division II

Junior from Mesquite, TX....led team in 2010 scoring with 80 points from 13 of 17 FG's and 41 of 42 PAT's....2011 Consensus Draft Services Division II Pre-Season All-American First Team....2010 All-Conference First Team, Daktronics All-South Region Second Team, Don Hansen All-Super Region Two Third Team....scored 11 points in 37-34 win over Harding on September 25...two year participant in community service projects as part of the Ouachita Tiger Serve Day....volunteers at summer soccer camps

JACOB GAHART                                             

Ripon College (Wisconsin) - Division III

Junior from Elkhorn, WI....2nd on the team in 2010 scoring with 78 points from 7 of 11 FG's and 51 of 53 PAT's....highest scorer among Midwest Conference place-kickers....First Team Midwest Conference....tied for 4th in Red Hawks history with 7 FG's in a season, just 2 FG's behind his school record in 2009....scored 9 points in October 9 game against Monmouth...made game-winning 25-yard FG in OT to beat Carroll University 27-24 on September 25....named Midwest Conference Performer of the Week following September 25 game....averaged 53 yards on 67 kickoffs....career development department volunteer at Ripon College....mentor to students at Ripon Middle School....assisted with research to establish an improved test for freshmen during Summer orientation

EMILIO (E. J.) GENZANO                                            

The College at Brockport (New York) - Division III

Junior from Albany, NY....2nd on the Golden Eagles in 2010 scoring with 41 points from 5 of 6 FG's and 26 of 31 PAT's....set school record for most career PAT's when he made his 67th PAT in a game against Rowan on October 23...started the "Kicks for a Cure" campaign to raise funds and awareness for Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, a rare degenerative condition that affects E.J.'s 13-year old brother...exceeded $2,500 fundraising goal for MMD by raising over $3,500 for research based on his made FG's and PAT's


University at Albany - FCS

Senior from Miller Place, NY....led team in 2010 scoring with 52 points from 8 of 19 FG's and 28 of 29 PAT's....164 career points is among the school's all-time leaders....needs 4 more points to become the school's highest-scoring place-kicker....2nd in career FG's (26) and 1st in career FG's attempted (50)....86 PAT's attempted is 4th all-time....averaged 57 yards on 46 kickoffs....10 special teams tackles....participates in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk


Cornell University (New York) - FCS

Senior from Encinitas, CA....led team in 2010 scoring with 26 points from 4 of 5 FG's and 14 of 15 PAT's...has led team in scoring each of the past three seasons and is a four-year starter at place-kicker...21 of 34 career FG's and 51 of 55 career PAT's...ranks 3rd in school history in career FG's, 8th in PAT's and 14th in career points with 114....made career-long 49-yard FG against Dartmouth and a 45-yarder at Columbia....averaged 63 yards on 29 kickoffs....gathered school supplies, cleats and jerseys to bring to children in Ghana as part of community service initiative....visited an Agent Orange community in Vietnam that has disabled children whose parents were impacted during the Vietnam War where he visited several schools to play with children...reads to elementary school students as a volunteer in a local program....volunteer coach in the Challenger Soccer Camps for special needs children...volunteers at Ithaca's Salvation Army by helping organize clothes and goods throughout the store....Boys and Girls Club of San Diego volunteer


East Stroudsburg University (Pennsylvania) - Division II

Sophomore from Manheim, PA....led the Warriors in 2010 scoring with 87 points from 16 of 21 FG's and 39 of 41 PAT's....set school record for most FG's in a season....ranks 2nd in school history among kickers with 87 points in a season....one of two Division II kickers to make FG's in each game....12 of 12 FG's inside 40 yards....led Conference and ranked 9th in Division II with 7.9 points per game by a kicker....made FG's of 45 and 48 yards to end the first half in two games....averaged 62 yards on 65 kickoffs....volunteer for children's programs at local church....participates in school's Breakfast with the Warriors during preseason camp...volunteers at Kohl's Kicking Camps and Special Teams Solutions Camps


University of Central Missouri - Division II

Junior from Cassville, MO....3rd on the 8th ranked Mules in 2010 scoring with 108 points from 15 of 19 FG's and 63 of 72 PAT's....set school record for most points in a season by a place-kicker and 6th highest among all positions....set school record for the most PAT's made in a season and ranks second in FG's in a season....Second Team All-MIAA....scored season high 13 points in 37-20 win over Pittsburg State on September 18 from 3 of 3 FG's and 4 of 4 PAT's....averaged 58 yards on 11 kickoffs....volunteered on the school's Literacy Team where student-athletes read to local elementary school students


North Dakota State University - FCS

Senior from Sioux Falls, SD....transferred from New Mexico State who received playing opportunities late in the 2009 season....converted 15 of 27 FG's and 48 of 49 PAT's in 19 career games....2nd on team in 2010 scoring with 84 points from 14 of 23 FG's and 42 of 43 PAT's....first PAT of 2010 season was blocked and following 42 PAT's were all made....made career-long 51-yard FG against Robert Morris on November 27 in first round FCS playoff game....scored all of the  team's points in 6-3 win over Kansas on September 4....Missouri Valley Football Special Teams Player of the Week and College Sporting News FCS National Weekly All-Star....made career-best 6 of 6 PAT's in 42-17 win over Montana State on December 4 in second round playoff game....Kohl's Kicking Camp Counselor....Fargo Parks & Recreation work during summer months

AUBURN JIMENEZ                              

Macalester College (Minnesota) - Division III

Sophomore from East Los Angeles, CA....led team in 2010 scoring with 64 points from 9 of 14 FG's and 37 of 39 PAT's....scored 12 points against Hamline on October 2....scored 12 points in 48-27 win over Minnesota-Morris on October 29....made 43-yard FG with 3 seconds remaining to beat Crown 44-41 on September 25....44-yard FG against Minnesota-Morris was the longest at Macelester since Matt Kesler's 49-yard FG in 1997....averaged 53 yards on 57 kickoffs....volunteered and raised money for the Alhambra American Little League....assisted the elderly at the Montebello Convalescent Home


Fairmont State University (West Virginia) - Division II

Senior from Byfleet, England....Team Captain....led the Fighting Falcons in 2010 scoring with 62 points from 8 of 10 FG's and 38 of 41 PAT's....First Team All-Conference....Team Captain....led the Conference in FG percentage and ranked 13th in Division II....Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after scoring 11 points against West Liberty on September 30....38 PAT's in 2010 ranks 3rd in school history...averaged 58 yards on 58 kickoffs....played rugby at a university in England before attending Fairmont State....President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee....raises funds for Make-A-Wish....reads at local elementary schools....coordinated the Community Read & Feed program where fans brought food and books to a FSU football game to the student-athletes who distributed these items to libraries, food shelters and schools...was instrumental in involving the school's student-athletes in the "Paint the Town Maroon" initiative where the teams put up school-themed scarecrows on local light posts...organized events for Pancreatic Cancer Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month


University of California Davis - FCS

Senior from Monrovia, CA....led team in 2010 scoring with 65 points from 13 of 17 FG's and 26 of 27 PAT's....has led Aggies in scoring each of the past three seasons...ranks 2nd in school history with 35 career FG's....made all three FG's in comeback 22-21 win over #19 Cal Poly on November 14....Great West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week...All-Conference First-Team in 2009 and 2010....averaged 60 yards on 51 kickoffs....volunteers at Shriners Children's Hospital in Sacramento

ANDREW KOCUREK                            

Southwest Baptist University (Missouri) - Division II

Sophomore from Aledo, TX....3rd on the Bearcats in 2010 scoring with 67 points from 4 of 7 FG's and 55 of 59 PAT's....scored 10 points in 52-0 win over Central State on October 23....made career-long 47-yard FG against William Jewell on September 18, which was the school's longest FG since 2003...averaged 52 yards in 77 kickoffs....participates in the Big Cat Little Cat program where the school's football players visit local elementary schools each Friday to visit the kids and assist teachers in their daily lessons....visits local nursing homes to volunteer time with the elderly


Butler University (Indiana) - FCS

Senior from Lowell, IN...led the Bulldogs in 2010 scoring with 62 points from 14 of 23 FG's and 20 of 22 PAT's....3rd in scoring among kickers in the Pioneer Football League and 7th overall....set school record with 14 FG's in a season...All Pioneer Football League Honorable Mention....Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking three FG's and scoring 12 points in season-opening win over Ablion....made career-long 45-yard FG against Morehead State...football team's representative on the Butler Student Athlete Advisory Committee....participated in fund drive for the Angel Tree program which donated over 200 "shoe box" gifts for children in Indianapolis....Ronald McDonald House food delivery volunteer

SHAWN LEO                                       

West Chester University (Pennsylvania) - Division II

Sophomore from Harleysville, PA....2nd on the Golden Rams in 2010 scoring with 63 points from 9 of 10 FG's and 36 of 38 PAT's....set school record for the highest FG percentage in a season with 90% and only miss was a 49-yard attempt at Slippery Rock....scored career-high 14 points and converted all five FG attempts in October including a 48-yard FG against Shippensburg in a nationally televised game on CBS College Sports Network on October 7....tied school record for most FG's in a game with 3 against Shippensburg including a 42-yard FG with 25 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, leading to a 44-43 win in double overtime....scored five points against 15th ranked Kutztown on October 30...Autism Walk volunteer on October 16....Relay for Life participant on campus in October....participated in football team's Bone Marrow Donor program....volunteers at the Harleysville Community Center...little league umpire....volunteers at various kicking clinics with kicking coach Jeff Dinnocenti

JOSH LEWIS                                       

McNeese State University (Louisiana) - FCS

Junior from Denham Springs, LA....led the Cowboys in 2010 scoring with 65 points from 13 of 16 FG's and 26 of 29 PAT's....7 of 8 FG's in October....made game-winning career-long 52-yard FG (3rd longest in school history) as time expired to beat Southeastern Louisiana 13-10 on October 23 and scored 7 points....named Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week two times including after Southeastern Louisiana game and after scoring 12 points on 3 of 3 FG's and 3 of 3 PAT's in 30-27 season opening win over Lamar....named Special Teams Player of the Week after October 23 win by the Sports Network/Fathead.com, College Football Performance National Team and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association....helps young place-kickers with their technique....volunteers to help the underprivileged in his hometown....Fellowship of Christian Athletes volunteer....volunteer assistant coach for his sister's soccer team

TOM LYNCH                                        

Saint Xavier University (Illinois) - NAIA

Senior from Frankfort, IL....2nd on the #3 ranked Cougars in 2010 scoring with 121 points from 13 of 15 FG's and 82 of 84 PAT's....ranked 1st in total points among NAIA place-kickers....ranked 2nd in NAIA among place-kickers with 8.6 points per game....scored 11 points on November 20 in NAIA First Round Playoff game, a 66-19 win over Cumberlands and 10 points in the Cougars quarterfinals win over Saint Francis (Indiana)....scored 14 points on 3 of 3 FG's and 5 of 5 PAT's in 46-21 win over Taylor University on October 2....moved up to 2nd in school history in career scoring by place-kickers (231 points)....named MSFA Mideast League Special Teams Player of the Week on September 6, October 11 and November 8....averaged 60 yards in 82 kickoffs....participated in the school's annual Service Day where students do community service projects....Emergency Management Association volunteer at the Department of Homeland Security in Palos Hills....volunteers at the PADS homeless shelter in Hazel Crest....South Bridge Community Church summer day camp volunteer and provides complimentary maintenance and lawn care....place-kicker tutor to kicker at his high school alma mater


Colorado State University-Pueblo - Division II

Senior from Littleton, CO....led the team and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in 2010 scoring with 96 points from 16 of 23 FG's and 48 of 49 PAT's....4th highest scorer among Division II place-kickers and top 20 overall regardless of position....set school record with 16 FG's in a season, which was tied for 6th in Division II....Conference Special Teams Player of the Week three times, which was the most among Conference special teams players....set school records for most career FG's, career points and points in a season....career-long FG is 52 yards....averaged 65 yards on 73 kickoffs....speaks to local elementary and middle schools about sportsmanship and motivation....visits the St. Mary-Corwin Hospital during the football season to lift the spirits of sick children


Saint John's University (Minnesota) - Division III

Junior from Eau Claire, WI....led Johnnies in 2010 scoring with 64 points from 7 of 7 FG's and 43 of 47 PAT's...All-MIAC Second Team....led Conference kickers in MIAC games in scoring with 49 points and FG percentage with 100%, and finished 2nd in FG's per game....tied for 6th in school history in FG's in a season...made season-long 40-yard FG in 20-17 OT win at Wisconsin-Eau Claire on September 11....MIAC Special Teams Player of the Week....averaged 56 yards on 62 kickoffs....volunteered with the Eau Claire Area Youth Football Camp during each of the past three summers....Eau Claire Salvation Army volunteer each of the past three years....Eau Claire Elementary School classroom volunteer during breaks and summers for the past three years


University of North Alabama - Division II                       

Junior from Russellville, AL...led the Lions in 2010 scoring with 68 points from 10 of 12 FG's and 38 of 39 PAT's....scored 7 points in 31-7 win over Delta State on October 28....scored 12 points in 48-6 win over Southern Arkansas on September 18

ADRIAN MORA                                    

Georgia Southern University - FCS

Senior from Dalton, GA....led the Eagles in 2010 scoring with 102 points from 19 of 21 FG's and 45 of 45 PAT's....finished in the top two in the Conference in kick scoring, FG's made, FG % and PAT %....2nd in the Southern Conference in scoring....set school records for most consecutive PAT's (95) and most FG's in a season (19)....led the team in scoring each of the past three seasons....ranks in the top 10 in four FCS career categories including FG's made, FG %, FG's per game and FG scoring and ranks in the top 20 in 11 categories....45 of 55 career FG's....named Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after scoring 11 points from 2 of 2 FG's and 5 of 5 PAT's....volunteers at the local Boys and Girls Club as mentor, tutor and participant in after-school athletics....reads to local elementary school students as part of the Real Men Read program of the Bulloch Board of Education....Relay for Life volunteer...participates in school's Little Eagles Camp

MATT MYERS                                     

Northern Arizona University - FCS

Senior from Corona, CA....2nd on the team in 2010 scoring with 76 points from 14 of 18 FG's and 34 of 36 PAT's....Honorable Mention Preseason All-American selection by Consensus Draft Services....Honorable Mention All Big Sky Conference....13 of 13 FG's inside 40 yards....tied for 16th in the nation with 1.27 FG's per game....scored 9 points in 26-23 win over Southern Utah on October 2....scored 12 points including a 51-yard FG in 48-0 win over Western New Mexico on September 2....scored 12 points in the Lumberjacks 32-7 win over Idaho State on September 25....participated in Earth Week community cleanup event and Flagstaff kickoff setup....participated in Red Ribbon Week volunteer events....community drug-free campaign speaker at local elementary schools....involved with local Humane Society....Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer....St. Mary Food Bank volunteer....helped protect homes from 2010 flood and assisted with the flood clean-up efforts...Allstate Good Words Team nominee

DAVID NADEAU                                               

University of Minnesota Duluth - Division II

Senior from White Bear Lake, MN....2nd on the Bulldogs in 2010 scoring with 92 points from 9 of 11 FG's and 65 of 69 PAT's....first two-time First Team All-Conference kicker in school history....led Conference place-kickers in scoring for the second straight season....set school record for career points by a kicker (273), PAT attempts (213) and PAT's made (198)....made career-high 9 FG's in 2010....scored 13 points in 45-21 win over Minnesota State on November 14....averaged 58 yards on 86 kickoffs....Engineering Society member....annual volunteer in the Big Jig Fishing Contest

NATE NYGARD                                    

Jamestown College (North Dakota) - NAIA

Senior from Fargo, ND....led the team in 2010 scoring with 75 points from 14 of 19 FG's and 33 of 33 PAT's....First Team All-Conference....holds NAIA record for most consecutive PAT's (107)....NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week on September 6...Conference Special Teams Player of the Week 8 times from 2008-10....ranked 1st in PAT % in NAIA and 12th in total scoring....holds school records for FG's in a season (14) and career (29)....has made 109 of 110 career PAT's with only miss on his third attempt as a freshman.....made 3 FG's in a game against UW-Stout, Mayville State and Dakota State...Kohl's Elite Kicking Camp in 2009 and 2010....Jamestown College Ambassador....Biology tutor....Frazee Care Center Nursing Home volunteer....organized fundraisers for Haiti Hurricane Relief....Character in Leadership Member....Vice President of Health Professionals Club

MATT RAWSON                                               

Amherst College (Massachusetts) - Division III

Senior from Bethesda, MD...led the team in 2010 scoring with 67 points from 9 of 10 FG's and 34 of 36 PAT's and scored a touchdown after a fake FG....named to 2010 D3football.com All-East Region Second Team....2010 Division II/III All-New England selection by the Football Writers Association...2010 All-NESCAC First Team as specialist....set school record with 9 FG's in a season on November 13....scored 16 points in 70-49 win over Tufts on October 30 from 10 of 10 PAT's and a 3-yard TD run after a fake FG....NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week following October 30 win and September 25 win over Bates....scored 7 points in 37-10 win over Wesleyan University on October 23....scored 45 points during October....raised money during each of the past two years for the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser on campus....Habitat for Humanity volunteer....George Washington University intern for The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project....Mississippi Teacher Corps in summer 2011

SCOTT ROCHE                                    

Wheaton College (Illinois) - Division III

Senior from Evergreen, CO...led the team in 2010 scoring with 87 points from 18 of 28 FG's and 33 of 39 PAT's....2010 Second Team All-North Region selection by d3football.com....led Division III in FG's made during regular season with 16 and 1.6 FG's per game....set school record for FG's in a season....scored 5 points in 31-21 win over Coe College in the Division III Playoffs on November 20....kicked a school all-time best 52-yard FG at Augustana on October 30...4 of 4 FG's against Augustana tied for the 2nd most FG's in a Division III game in 2010....two-time CCIW Special Teams Player of the Week....3 FG's of 40+ yards and 101 FG's of 30+ yards....averaged 61 yards on 75 kickoffs....works with area youths as a leader in the Young Life program at a nearby high school for three nights each week....volunteered for Feed My Starving Children by packaging approximately 1,000 meals for those in need....actively participates in the football program's ministry project each year during Spring Break, most recently in Senegal to help missionaries with work projects and building churches, playgrounds, lodging and other necessities....in his 4th year as a leader of a small group of football players as a part of ministry and accountability needs


Endicott College (Massachusetts) - Division III

Sophomore from Palos Verdes, CA....led the Gulls in 2010 scoring with 81 points from 14 of 19 FG's and 39 of 39 PAT's....named NEFC First Team, D3football.com, All-East Region First Team, ECAC Division III North All-Star and NEFC Special Teams Player of the Week....top scorer on a team that won the school's first NEFC Championship and made their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance....14 FG's in rookie season set school record, ranked first in NEFC and 13th in Division III....scored 11 points in 29-28 comeback win over Salve Regina from 3 of 3 FG's and 2 of 2 PAT's....scored 11 points in 23-15 win over Western New England from 3 of 3 FG's and 2 of 2 PAT's to solidify the NEFC Boyd Division title....averaged 56 yards in 33 kickoffs....participates in annual run to raise money for St. Vincent de Paul as well as monthly food and clothing drives throughout local parish in Dublin, Ireland....assisted with Habitat for Humanity projects in Wilmington and Long Beach, CA....participates in weekly events with special needs children at North Shore Arc...Open Door Food Pantry volunteer during holidays to distribute food and household products....raises funds for Relay for Life, Walk for Life, City of Hope and Wellness Community


University of New Haven (Connecticut) - Division II

Sophomore from Coral Springs, FL....led the team in 2010 scoring with 70 points from 11 of 15 FG's and 37 of 39 PAT's...scored 12 points on 3 of 3 FG's and 3 of 3 PAT's in 30-0 win over Lincoln on September 9...averaged 57 yards in 63 kickoffs....Chamber of Commerce volunteer for Dover Beach Clean-Up....Pagels School Student Mentor....West Haven leaf raking


Stony Brook University (New York) - FCS

Junior from Brandon, FL...3rd on the Seawolves in 2010 scoring with 65 points from 7 of 12 FG's and 44 of 46 PAT's....scored 9 points in 27-9 win over VMI on October 9 including career-long 44-yard FG....made 11 PAT's in wins over Charleston Southern on October 30 and Coastal Carolina on October 23....averaged 51 yards on 35 kickoffs....Friends of Jaclyn Program volunteer....Sunrise Fund volunteer at Stony Brook University Medical Center


Western Illinois University - FCS

Sophomore from Quincy, IL....scored 36 points in 2010 from 5 of 7 FG's and 21 of 21 PAT's....became starter in the 6th game of the 2010 season....2011 Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference....scored 12 points in 30-14 win over Northern Iowa on November 20....averaged 64 yards on 2 kickoffs....YMCA Youth Football Coach....MS Telethon volunteer....Veteran Buddy Program at Vets Home....Kindergarten Buddy Program volunteer....Olympic Day Helper

STEPHEN STANSELL                         

Austin Peay State University (Tennessee) - FCS

Junior from Athens, TN....tied for 1st on the Governors in 2010 scoring with 54 points on 11 of 17 FG's and 21 of 22 PAT's...made 50-yard FG against Jacksonville State on October 23....made 50-yard FG against Tennessee State on September 18 en route to 26-23 win while also tying the school record by making four FG's in the game....earned Conference Specialist of the Week and College Football Performance Awards Place-Kicker Co-Performer of the Week....made 51-yard FG at Wisconsin to score Austin Peay's only points....only place-kicker in school history to make FG's of 50 yards or more in consecutive games....only player in school history to make three 50+ yard FG's in a season....averaging 610 yards in 45 kickoffs....volunteers in the Young Life program that serves youth in the Clarksville area

JON STORCK                                      

Waynesburg University (Pennsylvania) - Division III

Junior from Smyrna, DE.... led team in 2010 scoring with 64 points on 8 of 11 FG's and 40 of 42 PAT's....scored 13 points in 55-42 win over Geneva on October 9....scored 10 points in 34-6 win over Thiel on September 18 and named to D3football.com's Team of the Week after the win....averaged 58 yards in 59 kickoffs....Habitat for Humanity volunteer...Uniontown city mission charity work....participated in highway clean-up with football team


Bemidji State University (Minnesota) - Division II

Senior from Argyle, MN....finished 2nd on the team in 2010 scoring with 48 points from 6 of 7 FG's and 30 of 32 PAT's....two-time All-NSIC Second Team....two-time NSIC Special Teams Player of the Week...scored career-high 11 points including 3 FG's including game-winning 26-yard FG with 21 seconds remaining to beat U-Mary 23-22 on October 23....school's first kicker to make 3 FG's in a game since 2000....participates in Spring Clean-Up efforts at a local park....volunteers at the Special Olympics on campus...visits local elementary schools as part of partnership between the schools and the football program


Wayne State University (Michigan) - Division II

Sophomore from Warren, MI...2nd on the team in 2010 scoring with 77 points from 11 of 15 FG's and 44 of 44 PAT's....set school record with most kicking points in a season...school's Special Teams Most Valuable Player....All-Conference Honorable Mention as a Freshman....tied for 4th in school history with 11 FG's in a season...broke school record for consecutive PAT's made when he made his 34th PAT in 41-27 win at Saginaw Valley on October 30....scored 14 points in 44-27 win against Findlay on November 13...averaged 59 yards on 65 kickoffs....participated in United Way's Martin Luther King Day of Service by assisting the Motor City Blight Busters with a renovation project in metropolitan Detroit....collected consumer products for the DO Foundation's Hit the Street Mission and Covenant House Michigan


Adams State College (Colorado) - Division II

Junior from Elizabeth, CO....2nd on team in 2010 scoring with 39 points from 4 of 14 FG's and 27 of 28 PAT's....D2football.com Preseason All-Conference and All-American Second Team....made career-long 51-yard FG against Colorado Mines on October 30 which was the second longest FG in the Conference in 2010....chosen by the National Football Foundation Colorado Chapter as the 2009 Special Teams Player of the Year and First Team All-Colorado....led Division II place-kickers with 1.89 FG's per game in 2009....averaged 65 yards on 43 kickoffs....set school records for points (71) and FG's (17) in a season ....Student-Athlete Work Day volunteer....Work-A-Thon participant....rakes leaves for senior citizens


Campbell University (North Carolina) - FCS

Senior from Gibsonville, NC....2nd on the team in 2010 scoring with 55 points from 9 of 15 FG's and 28 of 31 PAT's...entering Senior season with school records for career points (126), FG's made (23) and PAT attempts (57)....2011 College Football Performance Awards Preseason Place-Kicker....set school record with 47-yard FG against Virginia-Wise on September 4....named Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week on November 22....averaged 54 yards on 46 kickoffs....recorded 7 tackles on special teams....Relay for Life volunteer for four years....participates in Stop Hunger Now program by providing food for local families....promoted local community service events by visiting three local elementary schools

BRADEN WIEKING                  

University of Sioux Falls (South Dakota) - Division II

Junior from Sioux Falls, SD....2nd on the #1 ranked Cougars in 2010 scoring with 118 points from 15 of 25 FG's and 73 of 74 PAT's....set NAIA record with 162 consecutive PAT's and team is joining Division II in 2011....scored 12 points in 66-21 win over Briar Cliff on October 9....scored 10 points in 34-10 win over 22nd ranked Hastings on September 25....scored 13 points in 37-7 win over Midland Lutheran on September 11 including a career-long 44-yard FG....named NAIA Player of the Week and Great Plains Athletic Conference Player of the Week after win over Midland Lutheran....two-time Conference Honorable Mention selection....averaged 62 yards on 77 kickoffs...scored 139 points in 2009 which set an NAIA record.....team's nomination for Allstate Good Hands Team....Sioux Falls Fellowship of Christian Athletes volunteer and Group Huddle Leader on campus....Habitat for Humanity volunteer....Vacation Bible Study volunteer


Rowan University (New Jersey) - Division III
Senior from Pine Hill, NJ....takes over starting place-kicker position in 2011....scored 7 points in 2010 on 7 of 8 PAT's....made 5 of 5 PAT's on October 23 at The College at Brockport....converted both PAT's on November 13 at The College of New Jersey....averaged 52 yards on 11 kickoffs....participated in the team's annual Get in the Game, Save a Life bone marrow registry....Rowan University Clean and Green event volunteer....involved in the football team's adoption of a family via the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation


Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College (Minnesota) - NJCAA

Senior from Cloquet, MN....scored 18 points in 2010 from 1 of 1 FG's and 15 of 15 FG's after joining the Thunder mid-season....earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the Minnesota Community College Conference....intern in Athletic Director's office....Student Senate Activities Coordinator....volunteers to help local high school place-kickers and punters....coaches Junior Varsity soccer at Cloquet High School

About the Fred Mitchell Award

The annual Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award (also known as the Fred Mitchell Award, www.fredmitchellaward.com) is provided to the nation's top collegiate place-kicker among more than 750 FCS, Division II, III, NAIA and NJCAA football teams.  The Award is named for Fred Mitchell, the record-setting place-kicker, Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Famer, author, philanthropist and Chicago Tribune sports columnist.  The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be chosen based on excellence on the football field and in the community.  The Award's Watch List is released in August, top performers are recognized monthly during the college football season, and the winner (who is not required to be on the Watch List) is announced in mid-December.  The school of the Award winner receives scholarship funds and the Fred Mitchell Award trophy will be presented in February 2012 at the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter Awards Ceremony at Halas Hall.

A blue-ribbon Selection Committee (listed at www.fredmitchellaward.com) evaluates place-kickers that are nominated by their schools.  Members of the Pro and/or College Football Hall of Fame on the Selection Committee include Tom Beck, Kevin Butler, Paul Hornung, Marv Levy, Steve McMichael, Don Pierson and Gale Sayers.  Several former football players that are active in their communities are also on the Selection Committee including Carl Allegretti, Sean Gothier, Dan Jiggetts, Jeff Michalczyk, Mark Murphy, Rob Perry, Jeff Schebler, Bob Thomas, Todd Wilkins, Gary Zauner and Rob Zvonar.  There are eight former college or NFL place-kickers on the Selection Committee, including Schebler, the inaugural Fred Mitchell Award recipient in 2009 and the highest-scoring place-kicker in NCAA history at any level.

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