Historically, the SEC has come to be known as the most dominant conference in college football. This past week, they released their all-conference teams as voted on by the coaches, with both first and second team kicker/punter honors going to Kohl's Kicking athletes. All athletes competed in the Kohl's National Underclassman Challenge and the Kohl's National Scholarship Camp.
In his first year on the field, Emmit Carpenter has put up outstanding numbers, and has been named the Big Ten kicker of the year.
Carpenter has converted 21-of-23 field goals during this season for a 91.3% conversion rate, and had 4 games with 3 or more field goals. He also made the semifinalist list for the Lou Groza Award.
With his third field goal of the night, Zane Gonzalez broke the NCAA (FBS) record for most career field goals. The 89th field goal of his career and record setting mark came when Arizona State needed it most against UCLA in the 4th quarter. Arizona State went on to win by three points with Gonzalez hitting all three field goal attempts.
In every kicker's dream, he makes a run at 6 points on a fake field goal. Last week Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson did just that against Arkansas State.
Carlson receives the ball and makes a run at the open field to his right, and after 20 yards, enters the end zone.
Another notable about Carlson is that he has converted on 6-of-7 on his career field goal attempts over 50 yards.