|Hometown:||New Lenox, Ill.|
|High School:||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.