Hawk-Item – – Named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . granted scholarship retroactive with fall semester, 2019 . . . set Iowa and Big Ten Conference single-season record with 29 field goals, which ranks sixth all-time in the NCAA . . . ranks third in single-season scoring (119) and 14th in career scoring (184) . . . led the nation with 29 made field goals . . . connected on first nine field goal attempts of the season before initial miss . . . connected on 29-of-34 FGA on the season, including 14-18 from 40 yards and beyond . . . made 12-13 attempts in road games . . . one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2016 . . . only walk-on true freshman to see action in 2016 . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, fall, 2018, and fall, 2019.
2020 Honors – – Named to Lou Groza Award preseason Watch List . . . preseason first-team All-America by Walter Camp, Phil Steele and Athlon Sports . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele..
2019 Honors – – Consensus All-American . . . first-team All-America by Football Writers, The Associated Press, Sporting News, The Athletic, and Phil Steele . . . second-team All-America by Walter Camp Foundation and American Football Coaches Association . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . named Bakken-Anderson Kicker of the Year in the Big Ten Conference . . . one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award . . . first-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . first-team All-Big Ten by The Associated Press and Phil Steele . . . Hayden Fry Award, special teams . . . Reggie Roby Special Teams Award, specialist . . . named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa State . . . one of three players honored as Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week vs. Iowa State, Purdue and Wisconsin . . . 2019 – – Handled all field goal and PAT attempts throughout the season . . . led team with 119 points . . . converted 29-34 field goal attempts and all 32 PAT attempts . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 38-14 win over Miami . . . connected on 21-yard field goal for first points of the game, and added all five PAT attempts . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 30-0 win over Rutgers . . . connected on career-best three field goal attempts and all three PAT attempts vs. Rutgers . . . field goals covered 46 yards for a career-long, and then 19 and 43 yards, with previous career-long being 41 yards . . . handled all field goal duties in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . converted all four field goal attempts at Iowa State to reach career-high . . . connected from 25, 40, 42 and 39 yards at Iowa State, with 39-yarder providing winning margin late in fourth quarter . . . had no PAT attempts at Iowa State . . . handled all field goal and PAT duties in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee . . . connected on 2-3 field goals, including career-long 49 yard kick in the first quarter . . . also connected from 42 yards and was successful on all six PAT kicks . . . handled all field goal duties in 10-3 loss at Michigan, connecting from 22 yards on his only kicking action in the contest . . . handled all field goal duties in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . connected on field goals from 47 and 24 yards vs. PSU, while missing from 44 yards . . . had no PAT attempts . . . handled all field goal and PAT duties in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . matched career-best with four field goals vs. Purdue, connecting on all four attempts, along with hitting 2-2 PATs . . . field goals covered 30, 44, 42 and 38 yards vs. Purdue . . . handled all field goal and PAT duties in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . connected on field goals of 40 and 28 yards at Northwestern, while missing from 46 yards . . . also added 2-2 PATs . . . handled all field goal and PAT duties in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . connected on 3-3 field goals at Wisconsin, including kicks of 24, 40, and 39 yards to establish school record for single-season field goals (22) . . . also made only PAT attempt to remain perfect on the season in PATs . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . connected on only field goal attempt from 27 yards whole converting 2-2 PATs vs. Minnesota . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . matched career-high with four field goals vs. Illinois on career-high six attempts . . . connected from 23, 45, 24, and 29 yards vs. Illinois, while also converting only PAT attempt . . . handled all field goal and PAT attempts in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . matched career-long with 49 yard field goal on first attempt at Nebraska . . . connected on 48-yard kick with one second remaining to provide winning margin in 27-24 win . . . also connected on 3-3 PAT kicks . . . handled all PAT attempts in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, connecting on all seven attempts to match career-best, with no field goal attempts.
2018 – – Did not see any game action.
2017 – – Redshirted.
2016 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan after connecting on 2-of-2 field goals, including the game-winner on the final play of the game . . . 2016 – – Handled majority of PAT and field goal attempts throughout the season . . . connected on 38-39 PAT attempts (one blocked) and 9-11 field goal attempts, scoring 65 points . . . handled all PAT and field goal attempts in 45-21 win over Miami . . . handled all PAT attempts in 42-3 win over Iowa State, converting all six attempts, but had no field goal attempts . . . handled all PAT attempts in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State, converting all three attempts, with no field goal attempts . . . handled all PAT attempts in 14-7 win at Rutgers, making both PAT kicks, with no field goal attempts . . . handled all PAT and field goal duties in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . connected on all four PAT attempts and only field goal attempt (24 yards) vs. Northwestern to remain perfect through five games . . . saw action in 14-7 win at Minnesota, converting on both field goal attempts . . . remained perfect on the season with field goals of 22 and 28 yards and Minnesota . . . Iowa converted two-point conversion following only touchdown . . . handled all PAT attempts in 49-35 win at Purdue, connecting on all seven PAT attempts to remain perfect on the season . . . saw action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . connected on 2-3 field goal attempts vs. Wisconsin, including a best of 41 yards . . . also connected from 25 yards, while his first miss of the season came from 38 yards . . . saw action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State, connecting on both PAT attempts, while not attempting a field goal . . . saw action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan, connecting on both field goal attempts . . . connected on game-winning field goal from 33 yards on final play of the game to provide winning margin . . . also connected on 25-yard field goal in the third quarter to provide an 11-10 advantage . . . handled all PAT attempts in 28-0 win at Illinois, and had no field goal attempts . . . handled all PAT attempts in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska . . . connected on 4-5 PATs vs. Nebraska, with win attempt being blocked . . . handled all field goal attempts in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, connecting from 36 yards and missing from 30 yards.
High School honors – – Named to MaxPreps first team All-America team as a senior . . . first team all-state as a senior by Associated Press, Charlotte Observer and NC Preps . . . All- UCHSF . . . Chris Sailer All-American and winner of Chris Sailer Award . . . Union County SCC Special Teams Player of the Year . . . semifinalist for National Kicker of the Year . . . Touchdown Club Student Athlete of the Year . . . Charlotte Kicker of the Year as a junior and senior . . . South Charlotte Sports Report Gridiron Great . . . Union Power Gridiron Clash MVP . . . first team all-state (NC Preps) and all-county as a junior, and MaxPreps second team All-American . . . second team all-conference as a sophomore . . . Career – – Four-year varsity kicker, scoring 367 career points . . . helped prep team win three conference titles in four seasons . . . team reached state title game as a junior and regional championship as a senior . . . connected on 22-of-29 field goal attempts as a senior with a long of 54 yards, and five of over 50 yards, with the seven misses coming from 53-yards and beyond . . . did not miss from 50-yards and in (17-17) . . . made all 60 PAT attempts while scoring 126 points . . . as a junior made 17-22 field goal attempts, with a long of 48 yards, and 60-62 PAT kicks while scoring 111 points . . . scored 73 points as a sophomore, making 7-9 field goals and all 52 PAT attempts . . . as a freshman made all five field goal attempts and 42-45 PAT kicks, with three blocks, while scoring 57 points . . . records include state records for consecutive PATs (104), season field goals (22), career field goals (51), and most field goals over 50 yards in a season (5) . . . holds county records for season and career field goals, season and career scoring, and season and career touchbacks.
Personal – – Born 2/19/98 in Arlington, Texas . . . sport and recreation major . . . member of National Society of High School Scholars, National Youth Leadership Forum, Washington, D.C. Law & CSI, National Academy of Future Scientists Award of Excellence and Weddington HS Excelsior Award . . . parents are Jennifer and Stuart Duncan . . . high school coach was Tim Carson.