2012/2013 Top Bowl Performers - Special Teams

Posted Jan 10, 2013

The best and the brightest players of the 2012/2013 bowl season. Special Teamers

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Special Teams

1. Oklahoma State P Quinn Sharp averaged 52.7 yards per kick putting all three of his punts inside the 20 and was 3-for-3 hitting field goals from 20, 21 and 42 yards out and seven extra points against Purdue in the Heart of Dallas Bowl

2. BYU P Riley Stephenson averaged just 33.5 yards on his eight kicks thanks to a few early mistakes, but six were put inside the 20 and four put inside the five against San Diego State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

3. Clemson PK Chandler Catanzaro hit field goals from 26 and the game-winner from 37 yards away against LSU in the Chick-fil-A

4. Vanderbilt P Richard Kent averaged 46.2 yards per punt on his five kicks, putting three inside the 20 against NC State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

5. Central Michigan P Richie Hogan averaged 57.3 yards per punt, putting two inside the 20, helped by an 82-yarder against Western Kentucky in the Little Caesars Bowl

6. Oregon RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas ran twice for 15 yards, caught four passes for 60 yards and a score, and returned two kickoffs for 120 yards and a game-opening touchdown against Kansas State to basically end the Tostitos Fiesta before it got rolling.

7. South Carolina WR Ace Sanders caught nine passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns and returned three punts for 66 yards and a score against Michigan in the Outback Bowl

8. Texas Tech KR Jakeem Grant returned three kicks for 119 yards with a 99-yard score for the teams' first points against Minnesota in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

9. Utah State P Tyler Bennett averaged 43 yards per punt, putting all four of his kicks inside the 20 against Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

10. Virginia Tech P A.J. Hughes averaged 41.7 yards per try on 11 kicks, putting five inside the 20 against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic

11. Navy RB Gee Gee Greene ran 12 times for 112 yards and returned six kickoffs for 187 yards and a touchdown against Arizona State in the Kraft Fight Hunger

12. Florida State P Cason Beatty put four of his five punts inside the 20 averaging 36.8 yards per kick against Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange

13. NC State Tobias Palmer caught eight passes for 111 yards and returned six kickoffs for 173 yards and a score against Vanderbilt in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

15. Oklahoma P Tress Way averaged 49.4 yards per kick putting three of his five inside the 20 against Texas A&M in the AT&T Cotton

16. Florida Andre Debose returned two kicks for 124 yards and a score against Louisville in the Allstate Sugar

17. Oregon P Jackson Rice averaged 46 yards on three kicks, putting two inside the 20 against Kansas State in the Tostitos Fiesta

18. Alabama P Cody Mandell averaged 49.2 yards per kick on his four kicks, putting two inside the 20 against Notre Dame in the BCS Championship