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 the 22 place-kickers is as follows:
- Collegiate Division – 7 FCS, 7 Division II, 7 Division III, and 1 NAIA
- State – the place-kickers play at schools located in 15 different states (CA, CT, IA, IL, IN, MA (3), MN (2), NC (2), NE, NH, NY (2), PA, TN, TX (2), and WI (2)).
- Year – 8 Seniors, 12 Juniors, and 2 Sophomores
In alphabetical order, the Fred Mitchell Award Watch List honorees for September, 2018 are listed below.
2018 Fred Mitchell Award Season Opening Watch List
Central College (Iowa) – Division III
Minnesota State University (Mankato) – Division II
Butler University (Ind.) – Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)
Monmouth College (Ill.) – Division III
Bentley University (Mass.) – Division II
Doane University (Neb.) – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
Lycoming College (Pa.) – Division III
Yale University (Conn.) – FCS
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.) – Division III
Tennessee Tech University – FCS
Texas A&M-Commerce – Division II
Harvard University (Mass.) – FCS
SUNY Cortland (N.Y.) – Division III
University of California, Davis – FCS
Saint Anselm College (N.H.) – Division II
University of Wisconsin – Stout – Division III
Colgate University (N.Y.) – FCS
Wingate University (N.C.) – Division II
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Stephen F. Austin (Texas) – FCS
Saint Augustine’s University (N.C.) – Division II
St. Cloud State University (Minn.) – Division II
St. Norbert College (Wis.) – Division III