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Kickers and Punters: Final Position Rankings

2019 NFL Draft:  Top Ranked Kickers and Punters

Oklahoma’s Austin Seibert is the all-time scoring leader among kickers.

***Updated April 18, 2019***

KICKERS

  1. Austin Seibert, Oklahoma, 5-9/207
  2. Cole Tracy, LSU, 5-11/190
  3. Matt Gay, Utah, 6-0/228
  4. Casey Bednarski, Minnesota State, 6-1/216
  5. Marc Orozco, Grambling, 5-9/170
  6. Bryce Crawford, San Jose State, 6-3/223
  7. Cole Hedlund, North Texas, 5-10/166
  8. Matthew Wright, UCF, 5-10/180
  9. Chase McLaughlin, Illinois, 5-10/180
  10. Roldan Alcobendas, Eastern Washington, 6-0/175
  11. Nathan Mesher, Wilfrid Laurier, 5-11/190
  12. Cade Stinnett, Jacksonville State, 6-1/270

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PUNTERS

  1. Jack Fox, Rice, 6-2/215
  2. Jake Bailey, Stanford, 6-1/197
  3. Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, 6-2/220
  4. A.J. Cole, NC State, 6-2/230
  5. Drew Galitz, Baylor, 5-11/212
  6. Zach Sinor, Oklahoma State, 5-10/223
  7. Stefan Flintoft, UCLA, 6-3/187
  8. Eric Williams, Montana, 5-10/192
  9. McKinley Loudermilk, Central Florida, 5-11/221
  10. Bryce Crawford, San Jose State, 6-2/227

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Team Needs:

AZ | SF | NYJ | OAK | TB | NYG | JAX | DET | BUF | DEN | CIN | GB | MIA | ATL | WASH | CAR | CLE |MIN | TEN | PIT | SEA | BALT | HOU | CHI | PHI | IND | DAL | LAC | KC | NO | LAR | NE

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The 2019 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

2018 CUSA Awards

CONFERENCE USA

CUSA MVP: BRENT STOCKSTILL, QB, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

Photo: Jim Brown/USA TODAY Sports

Middle Tennessee graduate QB Brent Stockstill is the recipient of the C-USA Most Valuable Player Award. Stockstill leads C-USA in completions (301) and touchdown passes (28) this season, ranking fourth in the FBS in completion percentage (70.5) and 15th nationally with 3,214 passing yards.  He has thrown multiple scores in seven straight games and nine total outings on the year, topping the 300-yard mark in passing four times.  He’s also tied for 20th all-time in the NCAA in touchdown passes (105), and the owner of virtually every passing record in school history.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JAYLON FERGUSON, LOUISIANA TECH

Photo: Tom Morris/USA TODAY Sports

In 2018, Louisiana Tech’s Jaylon Ferguson passed Terrell Suggs (Arizona State) to become the NCAA all-time sack leader with 45 career sacks. He leads the FBS with 17.5 sacks in 2018, while ranking second nationally with 26 tackles for loss.  Ferguson broke his own school record for single-season sacks, which he set in 2016 with 14.5.  A four-time all-conference selection, he has recorded 64 total tackles this season, including 37 solo stops, while he has also recorded nine quarterback hurries, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles. 

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: MASON FINE, NORTH TEXAS

Photo: Gary Sanderson

North Texas junior Mason Fine becomes the fifth player in C-USA history to be named Offensive Player of the Year multiple times, winning the honor for the second straight season.  He ranks eighth in the FBS in passing yards (3,743) and is eighth in the FBS in passing yards per game (311.2) through 12 games.  Fine has completed 295-of-457 passes (64.6%) for 3,743 yards and 27 touchdowns with only five interceptions.  He topped the 300-yard mark five times and the 400-yard mark twice, while throwing for 240 or more in all but one outing.  Fine, who also had a pair of rushing scores, threw multiple touchdowns in 10 games while becoming the all-time leading passer in program history in less than three full seasons (9,358 yards).

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JACK FOX, P, RICE

Several NFL teams have Fox on their radar.
Photo: Rice Athletics

Fox led C-USA in punting for the second consecutive year, finishing with a career-best 45.5 average.  His average was second best in the nation among punters with at least 60 punts in the regular season and ranked 8th nationally among all punters.  He topped the FBS with 3,636 punting yards in the regular season, which also set a school record.  He had 26 punts of 50 yards or longer and he placed 31 punts inside the 20-yard line, both top figures in the conference. 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: CHRIS ROBINSON, QB, FLORIDA ATLANTIC and ISAIAH GREEN, QB, MARSHALL

Photo: FAU Athletics

Robison played in all 12 games for the Owls, completing 63.2 percent of his passes (192-of-304) for 2,533 yards.  He threw 12 touchdowns and rushed for three scores.  Robison was named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10 after he set a school record with 471 passing yards and tossed three TDs in a win over Air Force. 

Photo: Herald-Dispatch

Green placed fourth in C-USA with an average of 248.7 passing yards per game.  He has thrown at least one touchdown pass in all nine games he has played (eight starts), totaling 15.  Green has five games with multiple TD tosses, with a season-high three in a win over Eastern Kentucky.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: JAMES MORGAN, QB, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL

Photo: Florida International University

Morgan, a junior graduate transfer from Bowling Green, started every game under center for the Panthers. He threw for a school-record 26 touchdowns and 2,764 yards, which ranks second in a FIU single season.  He lead C-USA in passer efficiency rating (157.6) and passing yards per attempt (8.4).  Morgan had a season-best 341-yard passing yards and set a school-record with four touchdown passes against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in late September. 

COACH OF THE YEAR: RICK STOCKSTILL, MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

Photo: Patrick Semansky/AP

After leading his team to an East Division title and a school-record fourth consecutive bowl appearance, Middle Tennessee head coach Rick Stockstill has been named Conference USA Coach of the Year, as voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches. Stockstill has led MT to an 8-5 record this season and bowl against Appalachian State. The Blue Raiders also played in and hosted the C-USA Championship game for the first time.  Middle Tennessee was picked by conference media members in the preseason to finish third in the East Division, but it defied those odds by finishing with a 7-1 league record and its first division title.

94th East-West Shrine Game

Since 1925, the East-West Shrine Game has benefited Shriners Hospitals for Children and its mission to provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay for services. 


Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 3 pm EST Kickoff

The East-West Shrine Game is the longest running college all-star football game in the nation. The East-West Shrine Game is an important part of America’s football tradition, giving top college players a chance to showcase their talents to NFL scouts and a national television audience.

Football Gameplan with Emory Hunt “The Czar of the Playbook”

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EAST TEAM 

Coach: Sam Mills III, Carolina Panthers

QB: David Blough, Purdue; Taylor Cornelius, Oklahoma State; Jordan Ta’amu, Mississippi

RB: Jordan Ellis, Virginia; Ty Johnson, Maryland; Darnell Woolfolk, Army; Marquis Young, UMass

WR: Jamal Custis, Syracuse; Ryan Davis, Auburn; Terry Godwin, Georgia; Jesper Horsted, Princeton; DaMarkus Lodge, Mississippi; Terry Wright, Purdue

Two sport star: Jesper Horsted chose Princeton over other schools because they allowed him to play football and baseball. Photo: Princeton Atheltics

TE: C.J. Conrad, Kentucky; Daniel Helm, Duke; Matthew Sokol, Michigan State

OT: Ethan Greenidge, Villanova; Justin Skule, Vanderbilt; Tyree St. Louis, Miami; Olisaemeka Udoh, Elon; Montez Ivy, Florida

OG: Tyler Jones, No Carolina State; Joshua Miles, Morgan State; Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky

OC: Nick Allegretti, Illinois; Alec Eberle, Florida State; Lamont Gaillard, Georgia; Sean Rawlings, Mississippi

K: Matthew Gay, Utah

DE: Mathieu Betts, Laval; Kyle Phillips, Tennessee; Kevin Wilkins, Rutgers; Jordan Brailford, Oklahoma

DT: Michael Dogbe, Temple; Cortez Broughton, Cincinnati; Chris Slayton, Syracuse; Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech

OLB: Ulysees Gilbert III, Akron; Malik Carney, No Carolina; Sione Takitaki, BYU; Tre Watson, Maryland

ILB: Khalil Hodge, Buffalo; Cole Holcomb, No Carolina

CB: Derrick Baity Jr., Kentucky; Rashad Fenton, So Carolina; Michael Jackson, Miami; Jimmy Moreland, James Madison; Isaiah Wharton, Rutgers; Tim Harris, Virginia

S: Lukas Denis, Boston College; Chris Johnson, No Alabama; Delvon Randal, Temple; Sheldrick Redwine, Miami; Zedrick Woods, Mississippi

P: A.J. Cole III, No Carolina State

LS: Jacob Bobenmoyer, No Colorado

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WEST TEAM 

Coach: Adam Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings

QB: Marcus McMaryion, Fresno State; Brett Rypien, Boise State; Easton Stick, No Dakota State

RB: Nick Brossette, Louisiana State; Darrin Hall Jr., Pittsburgh; Devine Ozigbo, Nebraska

WR: Jon Duhart, Old Dominion; KeeSean Johnson, Fresno State; Shawn Poindexter, Arizona; Cody Thompson, Toledo; Ron’quavion Tarver, Utah State; Brody Oliver, Mines

Raised in the rough neighborhood of East Palo Alto, CA, KeeSean Johnson has kept his focus on academics and football. Photo: Eric Paul Zamora/Fresno Bee

TE: Andrew Beck, Texas; Kendall Blanton, Missouri; Kano Dillon, Oregon

OT: Paul Adams, Missouri; Jackson Barton, Utah; Alex Bookser, Pittsburgh; Trey Pipkins, Sioux Falls; Ryan Pope, San Diego State; Brian Wallace, Arkansas

OG: Lanard Bonner, Arkansas State; Juwann Bushell-Beatty, Michigan; O’Shea Dugas, Louisiana Tech; Keaton Sutherland, Texas A&M

OC: John Keenoy, W. Michigan; Nick Linder, Indiana

K: John Baron II, San Diego State

DE: Landis Durham, Texas A&M; Derick Roberson, Sam Houston State; Marcus Jones, Angelo State; Joel Van Pelt, Calgary

DT: Daniel Wise, Kansas; Dayton Mack, Texas A&M;  Chris Nelson, Texas; Armon Watts, Arkansas

OLB: Cody Barton, Utah; B.J. Blunt, McNeese State; Joe Dineen, Kansas; Justin Hollins, Oregon

ILB: Drew Lewis, Colorado; Chris Peace, Virginia

CB: Blace Brown, Troy; Montre Hartage, Northwestern; Ka’dar Hollman, Toledo; Donnie Lewis Jr., Tulane;  Jordan Wyatt, Southern Methodist

S: Tyree Kinnel, Michigan; D’Cota Dixon, Wisconsin Adarius Pickett, UCLA; Andrew Wingard, Wyoming; Evan Worthington, Colorado

P: Chris Wilkerson, Stephen F. Austin

LS: Jack Fox, Rice

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