PUEBLO, Colo. - CSU-Pueblo sophomore placekicker, Greg O'Donnell (So., Monument, Colo.), is one of just 12 Division II kickers placed on the Fred Mitchell Award Watch List, released Tuesday by the Fred Mitchell Award committee.
The Watch List for the Fred Mitchell Award includes 34 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Division II, III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) collegiate place-kickers that were nominated by their colleges for excellence on the football field and in the community.
The Award's Selection Committee Chairman Chris Kearney said, "These place-kickers are terrific on the football field and off the field representing their schools, their football teams, their conferences, their communities, their families and themselves. We look forward to following their accomplishments during the next few months."
The Watch List includes place-kickers from more than 750 eligible colleges.
Fred Mitchell said, "It is a pleasure to include these fine young men on the Watch List for this Award. We are delighted to recognize them based on outstanding performance in the community and expectations going into the 2013 college football season. It is also a thrill to see so many familiar names on the Watch List, including 17 finalists and three place-kickers that were among the ten for the Award last season."
As a redshirt freshman in 2012, O'Donnell led the ThunderWolves in scoring with 87 points, going 13-for-16 in field goal attempts and 48-for-51 in PAT's. A 2012 Fred Mitchell Award finalist, he set school records for most points (87) and field goals (13) by a freshman, and has made his last 10 field goal attempts, which is the second-longest streak in school history. Addionally, in 2013, O'Donnell was the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week three times.