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Monday, September 9, 2013

College Special Teams Players of the Week 2, 2013


The following kickers and punters have been named Special Teams Players of the Week by their respective conference for the second week of the 2013 college football season. 

No slight intended to any returners that received such honors, but our focus (as always) is on the kicking end of things.

AAC - Houston kicker Richie Leone
ACC - NC State kicker Niklas Sade
Big Sky - Idaho State kicker Brendon Garcia
Big South - Liberty punter Grant Bowden 
CUSA - Tulsa kicker Carl Salazar
CWUFC - Saskatchewan kicker Denton Kolodzinski
Empire 8 - Salisbury punter Kyle Hamby
FBS Independent - BYU kicker Justin Sorensen
Frontier - Carroll College punter/kicker Connor Smith
GAC - Southeastern Oklahoma State punter Jared Heim
GNAC - Humboldt State punter Chris Campbell
LSC - Texas A&M-Kingsville kicker Matt Stoll
MAC -  Albright kicker Daniel Sobolewski 
MAC East - Miami (OH) punter Zac Murphy
MAC West - Toledo kicker Jeremiah Detmer
MASCAC - Plymouth State kicker Rob Giles
MEAC - North Carolina central kicker Oleg Parent 
MIAA - Washburn kicker Justin Linn 
MIAA - Trine kicker Tyler Keck
MIAC - Saint John's kicker Alexi Johnson
MSFA - Taylor punter Stephan Straits 
MVFC - Youngstown State kicker Joey Cejudo
NEC - Sacred Heart kicker Alec Finney
NEFC - MIT kicker Tucker Cheyne
NJAC - William Paterson punter Julian Frazier
NSIC - Augustana kicker Lucas Wainman
OUA - Western kicker Lirim Hajrullahu 
OVC -  Tennessee Tech punter Chad Zinchini
Pac-12 - Arizona kicker Jake Smith
PFL - Dayton kicker William Will
RMAC - Adams State kicker Logan Beck
SAA - Hendrix College kicker Steve Crenshaw
SAC - Catawba College kicker Chad Hollandsworth
SCAC -  Trinity kicker/punter/returner Matthew Kennemer
SoCon - Appalachian State punter Bentlee Critcher 

Lou Groza Award
  • Niklas Sade, North Carolina State
  • Justin Sorensen, BYU
  • Carl Salazar, Tulsa
Beyond Sports Network
  • FBS kicker: Chase Hover, SMU
  • FBS punter: Riley Dixon, Syracuse
  • FCS kicker: David Lopez, Wagner
  • FCS punter: Nick Bruno, Stephen F. Austin
  • Division II kicker: Connor Haskins, UNC Pembroke
  • Division II punter: James McCombie, Slippery Rock
  • Division III kicker: Daniel Sobelewski, Albright
  • Division III punter: Tracy Murden, Randolph Macon
  • NAIA kicker: Jordan Pedersen, Doane
  • NAIA punter: Spencer Nolen, Saint Xavier
College Football Performance Awards
  • FBS placekicker: Niklas Sade, North Carolina State
  • FBS placekicker: Scott Secor, Ball State
  • FBS specialist: Zach Hocker, Arkansas
  • FBS punter: Matt Yoklic, Pittsburgh
  • FCS placekicker: Brendon Garcia, Idaho State
  • FCS placekicker: Chris Rogers, Sacred Heart
  • FCS punter: Dominic Frescura, North Carolina A&T
If we missed someone that should be on the above list, please let us know!

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