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Fred Mitchell Award

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

Fred Mitchell Award recognizes September 2018 performances

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 22 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field for the month of September, 2018 season and for continued community service during their off-season. There have been some outstanding performances during the first month of the season.  We look forward to celebrating the following kickers, and others, in the coming months. 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. The breakdown of... Read More

2018 Fred Mitchell Award preseason Watch List announced

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 34 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field for the 2018-2019 season and for continued community service during their off-season. As the list grows, so does our pride in these committed young men. “In this, our 10th year of presenting the Fred Mitchell Award, I am especially proud of the caliber of college kickers and community-minded individuals we are privileged to recognize in the 2018 preseason Watch List,” Mitchell said. “We have honored kickers in the past who have gone on to play professionally, and we have highlighted exceptional college kickers who have gone... Read More

Assumption’s Tracy named 2017 Fred Mitchell Award winner

Assumption College’s senior place-kicker Cole Tracy (Camarillo, CA) is the recipient of the 2017 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. “Cole Tracy capped off a remarkable career with one of the most auspicious seasons in NCAA history by kicking 27 field goals in 29 attempts (93 percent), converting 67... Read More

Fred Mitchell Award announces final 2017 watch list

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 13 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field during the 2017 season and for continued community service during the year. Without exception, we are proud to celebrate the kickers listed herein. Fred Mitchell shared, “Our 2017 award finalists once again represent some of the finest college kickers in America, as well as some of the most conscientious and community-minded individuals.” The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced Dec. 11, 2017, based on performance on the football field and in the community. The breakdown of the 13 place-kickers is as follows: Collegiate... Read More

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