No. 1 Florida State led all schools with seven players named to the USA TODAY Sports’ preseason All-America college football first and second teams released on Thursday. Aguayo had one of the greatest seasons ever by a kicker in college football history in 2013, setting the single-season record for points by a kicker (157) en route to the Lou Groza Award and several first-team All-America accolades.Punter: Mike Sadler, Michigan State (senior)
It will help that Sadler is past a series of injuries that have hampered him in recent years. He said Monday that he's feeling “as good as I’ve been since I’ve been here” after undergoing offseason knee surgery and missing all of spring camp. 'I’m excited for this year to start,' Sadler said. A strong, healthy season could help Sadler earn an NFL career -- something he admits is in the back of his mind. But knowing that won’t stop him from fully taking in his senior year. "It’s been a great time but at the same time it’s kind of been a blur," Sadler said.
“He’s hitting the ball really good,” coach Mark Richt said. “I like the way he’s hitting the ball. The ball gets up, his leg is strong, he’s doing a nice job.” That’s a continuation of how Morgan did as a sophomore last season. He led all SEC kickers in scoring (10.3 ppg) and field goals made (22) and was 22-of-24 overall while making all 47 of his PAT attempts.Punter: Drew Kaser, Texas A&M (junior)
2013 first-team All-American by The Sporting News and Sports Illustrated. Also a finalist for the Ray Guy Award. 2013 first-team All-SEC. Broke perennial NFL All-Pro Shane Lechler’s school record with 47.4 average. Had 17 “coffin corner” boots and 17 punts of 50 yards or more.
Enters his second season as college football’s top kicker looking to join former Seminole Sebastion Janikowski (1999, 2000) as the only repeat winners of the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top kicker. Has an explosive leg with impressive power and great accuracy as evidenced by only missing one field goal and no extra points in his first season. Gives FSU another weapon on offense as he is automatic on PATs and has field goal range that extends well past 50 yards. Versatile athlete with the ability to boom kickoffs for touchbacks or pin returners inside the 20.Punter: Drew Kaser, Texas A&M
Kaser, from Strongsville, Ohio, was a first-team All-America pick and a finalist for the Ray Guy Award in his first season as a starter in 2013 after averaging 47.4 yards per punt. Kaser led the SEC in punt average and broke Shane Lechler’s long-standing A&M record of 47.1 average from 1999. Kaser’s amazing season included 17 50-yard plus boots, 17 “coffin corner” efforts, 14 fair catches and a long punt of 76 yards on 44 total tries.Second Team
Phillips was a surprise bright spot for the U. last fall, going 17-for-20 on field goals and making all 41 extra point attempts. He was perfect on his first 11 attempts, gaining the moniker "Automatic Andy" from some fans. He's a candidate for the Lou Groza award, and has been on several preseason All-Pac-12 teams.Punter: Mike Sadler, Michigan State
Fifth-year senior enters his fourth season as Michigan State's starting punter in 2014... preseason first-team All-America selection by Athlon Sports... preseason All-Big Ten selection by Athlon Sports (first team), Phil Steele (second team) and Lindy's (second team)... named to watch lists for the Ray Guy Award (nation's top punter) and College Football Performance Awards Punter Trophy... three-year letterwinner has a career average of 42.4 yards per punt, which is currently sixth best in MSU history
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