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Fred Mitchell Award

Fred Mitchell Award recognizes kickers for October performances

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 41 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field during the month of October and for continued community service during their off-season. As the list grows, so does our pride in these committed young men. The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced in mid-December based on performance on the football field and in the community. Details are provided at www.fredmitchellaward.com. The season’s watch lists and updates may also be found on Facebook, facebook.com/fredmitchellaward, and on Twitter at @kickeruww. The breakdown of the 41 place-kickers is as follows: Collegiate Division – 8 FCS,... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 30 kickers for September performances

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 31 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field during the month of September and for continued community service during their off-season. As the list grows, so does our pride in these committed young men. The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced in mid-December based on performance on the football field and in the community. The breakdown of the 30 place-kickers is as follows: Collegiate Division – 6 FCS, 8 Division II, 13 Division III, 1 NAIA, and 2 NJCAA State – the place-kickers play at schools located in 19 different states.... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award 2017 Watch List announced

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 36 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field during the 2016 season and for continued community service during their off-season. “I am looking forward to the 2017 college football season with much anticipation as another group of outstanding candidates for our annual national kicking award display their talents on and off the field,” Mitchell said. “We have had a number of previous winners and Top 10 finalists kick in the NFL and the Canadian Football League. More importantly, members of our esteemed selection committee are proud of the community-minded young men that are recognized... Read More

North Carolina Pembroke’s Davis named 2016 Fred Mitchell Award winner

University of North Carolina at Pembroke senior place-kicker Matt Davis (from Richlands, NC) is the recipient of the 2016 Fred Mitchell Award. The Award is provided to the nation’s top place-kicker in FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA for excellence on the football field and in the community.  Over 750 place-kickers are eligible. The Award is named for Fred Mitchell, the All-American place-kicker from Wittenberg University and sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune for 41 years.  Mitchell said, “We are delighted to congratulate Matt as the third Division II kicker to receive the Fred Mitchell Award in the... Read More

2016 award finalists, All-Americans announced

Ten finalists have been named for the 2016 Fred Mitchell Award designated as Fred Mitchell Award All-Americans. The Fred Mitchell Award is provided to the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community. The place-kicker chosen for this Award will be announced on December 13, and he will be honored on February 20, 2017 at the National Football Foundation Chicago Chapter Awards Ceremony at Halas Hall in suburban Chicago. There were 28 place-kickers nominated for this Award. The breakdown of the 10 finalists is as follows: Collegiate... Read More

14 kickers recognized in Oct. Watch List

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 14 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field during October and for continued community service off the field. It is a pleasure to recognize kickers that were nominated by their schools for terrific performances during the first month of the season. “I am pleased to see another impressive list of college kickers who excelled on and off the field in the month of October,” said Fred Mitchell. “Our esteemed selection committee looks forward to reviewing the performances of the eligible candidates this season and naming the 2016 winner next month.” The recipient of the... Read More

16 kickers recognized in Sept. Watch List

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 16 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field during September and for continued community service off the field. It is a pleasure to recognize kickers that were nominated by their schools for terrific performances during the first month of the season. The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced in mid-December based on performance on the football field and in the community. Details are provided at www.fredmitchellaward.com. The breakdown of the 16 place-kickers is as follows: Collegiate Division – 3 FCS, 5 Division II, 5 Division III, 1 NAIA, and 2 NJCAA... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award Watch List announced

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 27 place-kickers on its annual Watch List for their excellence on the football field during the 2015 season and for continued community service during their off-season. “I continue to be encouraged by the quality of kickers on our 2016 preseason Watch List and we look forward to monitoring their progress on and off the field throughout the season. The winner of our annual award will be announced in December and the top 10 finalists will be named All-Americans by our selection committee,” Mitchell said. “The winner of our award does not necessarily have to be... Read More

St. Ambrose’s Cotiguala named 2015 Fred Mitchell Award winner

Senior connected on 23-of-25 field goals in the 2015 St. Ambrose University senior place-kicker Matt Cotiguala (Orland Park, IL) is the recipient of the 2015 Fred Mitchell Award. The Award is provided to the nation’s top place-kicker in FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA for excellence on the football field and in the community. Over 750 place-kickers are eligible. The Award is named for Fred Mitchell, the All-American place-kicker from Wittenberg University and sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune for 41 years. Mitchell said, “It is a thrill to congratulate Matt as the first NAIA kicker to receive... Read More

Concordia’s Obarski wins 2014 Fred Mitchell Award

Senior 9-of-10 from 40-plus Concordia University, St. Paul senior place-kicker Tom Obarski (Burnsville, MN) is the recipient of the 2014 Fred Mitchell Award. The Award is provided to the nation’s top place-kicker in FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA for excellence on the football field and in the community. Over 750 place-kickers are eligible. The Award is named for Fred Mitchell, the All-American place-kicker from Wittenberg University and longtime sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Mitchell said, “It is a thrill to congratulate Tom as the second straight Division II kicker to receive the Fred Mitchell Award. With... Read More