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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Big List of 2012 College Kicker & Punter Accolades

It's that time of year once again... lots of awards, lots of lists, and lots of accolades for college athletes. Following are the various conference, regional and national honors. If you know of anything we've missed, please feel free to post a message below!

National Individual Awards
All-Conference Teams
  • see separate post listing all-conference kickers and punters from over 50 different conferences 
AP (Associated Press) All-Americans
  • First team kicker: Cairo Santos, Tulane
  • First team punter: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
  • Second team kicker: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
  • Second team punter: Riley Stephenson, BYU
  • Third team kicker: Caleb Sturgis, Florida
  • Third team punter: Kyle Christy, Florida
AP (Associated Press) Little All-Americans
  • First team kicker: Sergio Castillo, Jr. West Texas A&M
  • First team punter: Taylor Accardi, Colorado Mines
  • Second team kicker: Allen Cain, Texas Lutheran
  • Second team punter: Randy Weich, Wayne State (Neb.)
  • Third team kicker: Sam Brockshus, Minnesota State-Mankato
  • Third team punter: Christian Hallingstad, Wisconsin-La Crosse
Walter Camp Foundation All-Americans
  • First team kicker: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
  • First team punter: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
  • Second team kicker: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
  • Second team punter: Kyle Christy, Florida
Capital One Academic All-America
  • D1 kicker 1st team: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
  • D1 punter 1st team: Dylan Breeding, Arkansas
  • D1 kicker 2nd team: John Bonano, Arizona
  • D1 punter 2nd team: Mike Sadler, Michigan State
  • D2 kicker 1st team: Sam Brockshus, Minnesota State-Mankato
  • D2 punter 1st team: Brandon Kliesen, Colorado State-Pueblo
  • D2 kicker 2nd team: Curt Duncan, Carson-Newman
  • D2 punter 2nd team: Cody Crosby, Gannon
  • D3 kicker 1st team: Allen Cain, Texas Lutheran
  • D3 punter 1st team: Brett Harmelink, Concordia-Moorhead
  • D3 kicker 2nd team: Brandon Rodrigues, Massachusetts-Maritime
  • D3 punter 2nd team: Andrew Banuskevich, Norwich
  • College Division kicker 1st team: Aaron Lorraine, Nebraska Wesleyan
  • College Division punter 1st team: Zach Antle, Grand View
  • College Division punter 1st team: Kelby Vandenberg, Nebraska Wesleyan
  • College Division kicker 2nd team: Jared White, Cumberland
AFCA (American Football Coaches Association) All-Americans
  • FBS kicker: Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
  • FBS punter: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
  • FCS kicker: Patrick Murray, Fordham
  • FCS punter: Bobby Wenzig, Alabama State
  • D2 kicker: Sam Brockshus, Minnesota State-Mankato
  • D2 punter: Randy Weich, Wayne State
  • D3 kicker: Kevin Grady, Redlands
  • D3 punter: Christian Hallingstad, Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • NAIA kicker: Andrew Nielsen, Doane
  • NAIA punter: Cordarious Mann, Bethel (TN)
Sporting News All-Americans
  • Kicker: Caleb Sturgis, Florida
  • Punter: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
  • Freshman kicker: Ross Martin, Duke
  • Freshman punter: Ethan Perry, TCU
Sports Illustrated All-Americans
  • First team kicker: Cairo Santos, Tulane
  • First team punter: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
  • Second team kicker: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
  • Second team punter: Riley Stephenson, BYU
BSN (Beyond Sports Network) 1st Team All-Americans
  • FCS kicker & punter: Patrick Murray, Fordham
  • FCS kicker: Jimmy Pavel, Eastern Washington
  • FCS punter: Bobby Wenzig, Alabama State
  • FCS long snapper: Richard Wright, Liberty
  • D2 kicker: Curt Duncan, Carson Newman
  • D2 kicker: Sergio Castillo, West Texas A&M
  • D2 punter: Taylor Accardi, Colorado Mines
  • D2 long snapper: Skylar West, Tusculum
  • D3 kicker: Mike Theismann, St. Scholastica
  • D3 kicker: Allen Cain, Texas Lutheran
  • D3 punter: Christian Hallingstad, Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • NAIA kicker: Fabian Miramontes,  Missouri Valley
  • NAIA punter: Kollin Carman, Saint Francis (IN)
NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) All-Americans
  • First team kicker: Lance Irvin, Iowa Western
  • First team punter: Johnathan Harrison, Northeast Mississippi
  • Second team kicker: Michael Mesh, Hutchinson
  • Second team punter: Chris Van Orden, Snow College
Daktronics All-Americans
  • First team kicker: Sergio Castillo, Jr. West Texas A&M
  • First team punter: Taylor Accardi, Colorado Mines
  • Second team kicker: Ryne Smith, West Alabama
  • Second team punter: Randy Weich, Wayne State (Neb.) 
FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) All-Americans
  • Kicker: Cairo Santos, Tulane
  • Punter: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
Lindy's Sports All-Americans
  • First team kicker: Cairo Santos, Tulane
  • First team punter: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
  • Second team kicker: Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
  • Second team punter: Kyle Christy, Florida
  • Third team kicker: Caleb Sturgis, Florida
  • Third team punter: Josh Hubner, Arizona State


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