Our summer tour of FBS schools looks at the specialists for the San José State Spartans.
Kicker: Austin Lopez, sophomore (Euless, TX / Trinity HS)
2012: Named to the FWAA Freshman All-America team... Second-team All-WAC... Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award semifinalist...One of two FBS kickers to make all his field goal tries in 2012 with 17-of-17...105 points are the most scored by a San José State kicker in a season... First freshman and second player in school history to score at least 100 points in a season
"I tore my meniscus so I just have been working to get back to 100%. Now that I am, I have been working on little things that got me this far. My plans for this upcoming season, just to be as good as I can be, find a way to top last years season."Kicker: Alex Anastasi, sophomore (Pacific Pailisades, CA / Palidsades HS)
2012: Was a member of the team's traveling squad during the season
"To start off I was kicking at least 3 to 4 days every week each day, was either field goal and punt or kickoff and field goal each day. Besides the kicking and technique work, it was running and lifting 5 days a week with the team to build up strength and flexibility. Goals for the season: I'm actually playing soccer now for SJSU."Punter: Harrison Waid, senior (Sunnyvale, CA / Fremont HS)