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Northern Arizona’s Aguilar 2019 Fred Mitchell Award winner

The Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place Kicker Award is proud to announce Luis Aguilar as the most Outstanding Place Kicker for his excellence on the football field for the 2019 season, and for continued community service during his collegiate career. “Luis Aguilar stood out among an impressive list of exceptional college kickers and we are proud to recognize him as our 2019 winner,” Mitchell said.  “As the first underclassman to win the award since Tom Lynch in 2010, Aguilar portends to continue as one of the nation’s top college kickers and a conscientious, community-minded individual.” 2019 Fred Mitchell Recipient LUIS AGUILARNorthern... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award announces Top 10 for 2019

The Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place Kicker Award is proud to announce the Top 10 vote recipients of place-kickers for their excellence on the football field for the 2019 season and for continued community service during their collegiate careers. 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 season’s watch lists and updates may also be found on Facebook (http://facebook.com/fredmitchellaward), and on Twitter at @kickeruww. In alphabetical order, the Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place Kicker Award Top 10 nominations for 2019 are listed below. 2019 Fred Mitchell... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award recognizes November 2019 performances

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 51 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field for the 2019 season and for continued community service during their collegiate careers. 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 very excited to acknowledge the stellar performances of these kickers as the 2019 football season winds down and our Selection Committee prepares to vote for this year’s winner,” said Fred Mitchell. The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award recognizes October 2019 performances

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 38 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field for the 2019-2020 season and for continued community service during their collegiate careers. 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. Selection Committee Chairman Rob Perry, notes about our October nominees “The distances they are reaching are impressive. We’re confident that it will resemble the distances these young men will reach off the field, as well.” The recipient of the Fred Mitchell... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award recognizes September 2019 performances

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 37 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field for the 2019-2020 season and for continued community service during their collegiate careers. 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. Selection Committee Chairman Rob Perry lauds the September nominees as “A fine continuation of the character that drives the sport of football.  While it’s easy to see just one player, we know that it requires many teammates to be successful.” The... Read More

2019 Fred Mitchell Award preseason Watch List announced

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... Read More

Eastern Washington’s Alcobendas named 2018 Fred Mitchell Award winner

Eastern Washington University’s senior place-kicker Roldan Alcobendas (Camas, Wash.) is the recipient of the 2018 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 41-year sports columnist for the Chicago Tribune. “Roldan Alcobendas checks all the boxes when it comes to fulfilling the criteria for being the 2018 Fred Mitchell Award winner. His perseverance following a pair of devastating... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award announces 2018 finalists

The 10 finalists have been named for the 2018 Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-kicker Award (also known as the Fred Mitchell Award, which is provided to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community. “Strong cases can be made for all of our finalists in terms of kicking performance and community service. Our 35-person selection committee is proud and honored to recognize these worthy individuals,” Fred Mitchell said. The place-kicker chosen for this Award will be announced on December 10, 2018, and he will be honored... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award recognizes October 2018 performances

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 26 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field through the month of October, 2018 season and for continued community service during their off-season. There have been some outstanding performances during the first two months of the season. We appreciate the opportunity to celebrate following kickers, and look forward to the difficult task of selecting one deserving kicker from a field of many. 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 season’s watch lists and updates may also be... Read More