January 8th, 2010
Now we know by looking at the statistics column and we can make note of all the great performances from kickers during the the 2009 Bowl Season:
- Andrew Aguila – 5 field goals and had a game winner in the GMAC Bowl
- Alex Tejada – had a game winner for Arkansas in the Liberty Zone
- Devin Barclay – had 3 field goals for Ohio State in the Rose Bowl
- Dustin Hopkins – had 4 field goals for FSU in the Gator Bowl
- Alex Henry – kicked a Holiday Bowl record for Nebraska with four field goals
And the list goes on…
BUT there are some other notable kicking performance that should have consideration as important plays during these bowl games.
1) Bosie State Punter – Kyle Broztman, Boise State, in the Fiesta Bowl, completed a 30 yard pass on a fake punt and earned #7 on the top ten list for ESPN Sports Center.
2) Alabama punter P.J. Fitzgerald – was interecepted on a fake punt pass during the first series in the BCS national championship game
3) Iowa kicker Daniel Murray – ran a fake field goal – during the Orange Bowl, which was snubbed out.
4) Texas recovered a “pooch” kick by Justin Tucker that caught Alabama off guard in the BCS National Championship game. Tucker also kicked a squib quick that Texas recovered in the second half.
5) Greg Little, North Carolina, Wide Receiver in the Mineke Car Car Bowl, made a great catch, and “punted” the bowl into stands. I have to say, he had great extension on the his follow thru.
Let me know your thoughts if we can add anything else kicking related…