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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 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 the 38 place-kickers is as follows:

  • Collegiate Division – 10 FCS, 9 Division II, 16 Division III, 1 NAIA, and 2 NJCAA
  • State – the place-kickers are from schools representing 20 different states (AL (2), AR (1), CT (1), IL (3), IN, KS (3), MA (3), MI (2), MN, MS (2), NC (2), NH, NJ (2), NY (4), OH (5), PA, TX, UT, WI, and WV).
  • Year – 1 Graduate, 14 Seniors, 13 Juniors, 2 Sophomores, and 7 Freshman

In alphabetical order, the Fred Mitchell Award October Watch List nominations for 2019 are listed below.

2018 Fred Mitchell Award October Watch List

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JON ALBERTS
Central College (Ill.) – Division III (D3)

NICHOLAS BAHAMONDE
Ithaca College (N.Y.) – D3

CORY BARNETT
University of Mount Union (Ohio) – D3

LAKE BARRETT
The College of Wooster (Ohio) – D3

MICHAEL BAUGUS
Northeast Mississippi Community College – National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

ALEC BENZINGER
University of Wisconsin-Stout – D3

DREW BEVELHIMER
Butler University (Ind.) – Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)

JOEY BIEL
Monmouth College (Ill.) – D3

DANTE BROWN
Fort Hays State University (Kans.) – D2

JAKE CHAPLA
Slippery Rock University (Penn.) –D2

DYLAN CURRAN
Christopher Newport University (N.J.) – D3

JACKSON DIETERLE
Ferris State University (Mich.) – D2

MITCHELL FINERAN
Samford University (Ala.) – FCS

IGNACIO GOMEZ
Lyon College (Ark.) – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

JOSH GORBALL
Grand Valley State University (Mich.) – D2

HUNTER HANSON
Alabama State University – FCS

TANNER HARDING
Notre Dame College (Ohio) – D2

JASON HUGHES
University of New Hampshire – FCS

PAT KRAMER
Denison University (Ohio) – D3

SANJAY KRISHNAN
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (N.Y.) – D3

GEORGE LAMPROS
Massachusetts Maritime Academy – D3

TANNER MATEUS
Benedictine University (Ill.) – D3

COREY McCULLOUGH
Alcorn State University (Miss.) – FCS

JAKE McINTYRE
Harvard University (Mass.) – FCS

MAKI MEDICI
Utica College (N.Y.) – D3

MATT MOSQUERA
Monmouth University (N.J.) – FCS

LUKE PALADINO
Marist College (N.Y.) – FCS

McLEAN ROBERTSON
Wingate University (N.C.) – D2

ELIJAH “STORM” RUIZ
Stephen F. Austin (Texas) – FCS

NOEL RUIZ
North Carolina A&T – D3

ANTHONY SanFILLIPO
Ohio Wesleyan University – D3

ADAM STAGE
St. Cloud State University (Minn.) – D2

JALIN TROUTMAN
Independence Community College (Kan.) – NJCAA

TREY TUTTLE
Weber State University (Utah) – FCS

JARED VINCENT
Pittsburgh State University (Kans.) – D2

MASON VON JESS
Wesleyan (Conn.) – D3

BRYCE WADE
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.) – D3

JUSTIN WATTS
Glenville State College (W Va.) – D2