The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 31 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field for the 2019-2020 season and for continued community service during their off-season. As the list grows, so does our pride in these committed young men. Now our 11th year of presenting the Fred Mitchell Award, the quality of our watch-list members continues to impress.
“We are once again pleased to recognize the many outstanding college kickers and community-minded individuals who have come to the attention of the Fred Mitchell Award selection committee. We will continue to monitor these kickers and others throughout the 2019 season and take note of their achievements,” said Fred Mitchell.
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 31 place-kickers is as follows:
- Collegiate Division – 10 FCS, 9 Division II, 9 Division III, 2 NAIA, and 1 NJCAA
- State – the place-kickers are from 20 different states (CA (3), CO, FL, GA, ID, IL (2), IN, MA (3), MN, NB, NY, OH (2), SC, TX (2), WA, and WI) and three came from abroad (Saõ Paulo, Brazil, Missisauga, Ont., Canada, and Cabas, France).
- Year – 13 Seniors, 13 Juniors, and 5 Sophomores
In alphabetical order, the Fred Mitchell Award Watch List nominations for 2019 are listed below.
Watch List Players
Central College (Ill.) – Division III (DIII)
Furman University (Ala.) – Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)
Butler (Ind.) – FCS
Monmouth College (Ill.) – DIII
Dakota State University (S.D.) – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
Wheaton College (Ill.) – DIII
Fort Hays State University (Kan.) – Division II (DII)
Bentley University (Mass.) – DII
Colorado State University-Pueblo – DII
Doane University (Neb.) – NAIA
Westminster College (Pa.) – DIII
Elon University (N.C.) – FCS
Ashland University (Ohio) – DII
Ferris State University (Mich.) – Division II
Samford University (Ala.) – FCS
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – DIII
Hobart College (N.Y.) – DIII
Stonehill College (Mass.) – DII
St. Thomas University (Minn.) – DIII
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (N.Y.) – DIII
Concordia – St. Paul (Minn.) – DII
Alcorn State University (Miss.) – FCS
Harvard University (Mass.) – FCS
Stetson University (Fla.) – FCS
SUNY Cortland (N.Y.) – DIII
University of California at Davis – FCS
University of Central Oklahoma – DII
East Mississippi Community College – National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
St. Cloud State (Minn.) – DII
Weber State University – FCS
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – FCS