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2009 CFN All-Americans - Kickers and Punters
Arizona P Keenyn Crier
Arizona P Keenyn Crier
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Aug 12, 2009


CFN 2009 All-Americans and Top 25 Players - Kickers and Punters

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2009 1st Team All-Americans

PK Brett Swenson, Sr. Michigan State
Swenson was a top recruit who bounced back from a relatively shaky sophomore season to his 22-of-28 field goals including a 50 yarder. The second-team All-Big Ten selection came through clutch with a 4-for-4 day in the win over Wisconsin and had a three game stretch going 10-of-10. Three of his misses came against Michigan and he two of his six misses on the year came from beyond 50 yards.

P Ross Thevenot, Sr. Tulane
While he might have struggled mightily as a placekicker last year, he showed why he's one of the nation's premier punters finishing second in the nation with a 45.8-yard average. While he only put 15 kicks inside the 20, he was consistent and was great at airing it out to get the team out of jams.

10 Best Kickers

1. Brett Swenson, Sr. Michigan State
2. Kai Forbath, Jr. UCLA
3. Matt Bosher, Sr. Miami
4. Josh Arauco, Sr. Arkansas State
5. Thomas Weber, Jr. Arizona State
6. Philip Welch, Soph. Wisconsin
7. Alex Henery, Jr. Nebraska
8. Jonathan Phillips, Sr. Florida
9. Ben Hartman, Sr. East Carolina
10. Sam Glusman, Sr. Troy

10 Best Punters

1. Ross Thevenot, Sr. Tulane
2. Bryan Anger, Soph. California
3. Matt Dodge, Sr. East Carolina
4. Keenan Crier, Jr. Arizona
5. Derek Epperson, Jr. Baylor
6. Zoltan Mesko, Sr. Michigan
7. Clinton Durst, Soph. Auburn
8. Chas Henry, Jr. Florida
9. Rob Long, Jr. Syracuse
10. Kyle Petersen, Jr. UTEP
2009 2nd Team

PK Kai Forbath, Jr. UCLA
Forbath has both distance and accuracy, nailing 44-of-52 career field goal attempts, including a sizzling 6-of-6 beyond 50 yards. On a team that has a noticeable lack of firepower, he is arguably its most consistent weapon.

P Bryan Anger, Soph. California
A former walk-on, Crier has been recognized as an All-Pac-10 performer the last two seasons, averaging just under 44 yards a punt a year ago. He displays outstanding leg strength and hang time to go along with rapidly improving directional kicks.

Honorable Mention

PK Josh Arauco, Sr. Arkansas State
Arauco came up with a monster season nailing 17-of-20 field goals on his way to All-Sun Belt honors and a finalist spot in the Lou Groza Award voting. He doesn't have the biggest range, with his leg topping out at around 45 yards, but he'll nail almost everything in close. Two of his missed came in the same game, and three of his final five kicks were missed, but he's still going to be a weapon.

PK Matt Bosher, Sr. Miami
Bosher was named Miami's MVP after starring as both a punter and a placekicker. A member of the All-ACC second team at both positions, he nailed 18-of-20 field goal attempts and was among the league leaders in net punting. More than just accurate, he has terrific leg strength, connecting on a 52-yarder against Wake Forest last fall.

P Keenan Crier, Jr. Arizona
Crier has been recognized as an All-Pac-10 performer the last two seasons, averaging just under 44 yards a punt a year ago. He displays outstanding leg strength and hang time to go along with rapidly improving directional kicks.

P Matt Dodge, Sr. East Carolina
Dodge finished 14th nationally with an average just below 44 yards. Not only does he display outstanding drive and distance on his kicks, but his hang time has improved and his directional kicks have been an asset for the Pirate D.

P Derek Epperson, Jr. Baylor
Epperson turned the woeful BU punting game around in a big way averaging 44.3 yards per kick putting 14 inside the 20 and forcing 15 fair catches. The Bears finished fourth in the nation in net punting.

PK Thomas Weber, Jr. Arizona State
While not as sharp as his All-America, Groza Award-winning debut in 2008, Weber still managed to nail 19-of-25 field goal attempts. He had some issues beyond 40 yards, hitting just 3-of-7, but some of the problems could be traced to nagging injuries. When he’s on, he’s a boomer with incredible accuracy.