This is not me...
I am walking on to AIB's basketball team.. not Iowa State's football team as a kicker.. even though that would be sweet...
That is all...
Why are there literally 20 people in the stands? I thought hs football is big in Texas.
i remember rhoads offering this punter who wasn't even his own HS team's punter at the time. He was a junior in HS and did really well at the ISU camp.
Oh yeah, it was kirby vanderkamp... the guy who was like 10th in the nation in punting last season. He turned out okay. I think we can all trust this staffs ability to judge punters, so hey why not kickers too.
does he play for a middle school? seriously his form looks weird too.
I seriously doubt this kid is walking on as a kicker. Judging by the highlights, he is walking on as a punter.
Oh and he was the best kicker at our camp last year too.
Here's a more full picture of Mahoney's stats:
For the season he was: 8 for 17. which means in his first 8 kicks he was 7 for 8.
Of those last 9 kicks, 7 of them were from 40+ yards and 5 were from over 50+. (which btw is more than any other kicker attempted in the big12 last year)
His career average is 62% (5th best average of returning big12 kickers)
His career average for kicks under 40 yards is 75%
Can he be better, yes. Did he have a bad streak going at the end of 2010, yes. Are you being an *** and throwing a player under the bus because of a couple of bad games, yes.
He's had another off season to get better and work on consistency and to get his confidence back. With a little help from the offense/staff not putting him out there in 50+ situations all the time, I don't see why Mahoney can't be an solid 75-80% FG kicker this year.