Hawk Item – – Scored 145 career points, which ranks 22nd in school history… is 34-44 in field goals and 43-44 in PAT conversions… set Iowa freshman record with 16 made field goals… made field goal of 54 yards vs. Northwestern ties as seventh longest in program history… one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2022… joined program as a walk-on… enrolled for 2022 spring semester and participated in spring practice.
2023 Honors – – Lou Groza Award semifinalist for the second consecutive season… third team All-Big Ten by league coaches honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media… Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (11/5) for his game-winning 53-yard field goal at Northwestern… preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele… named to Lou Groza Award preseason Watch List… 2023 – – Leads team in scoring with 73 points… that point total ranks sixth in the Big Ten in kick scoring… is 18-26 in field goals with a long of 53 yards, and 19-20 in PAT conversions, and 39-52 in kickoff touchbacks on the season… his 18 made field goals ranks second in the Big Ten… matched a career-high, going 4-4 in field goal attempts (40, 53, 36, 34) with a season-long 53 yards and was a perfect 2-2 in PAT attempts in 26-16 win vs. Michigan State… averaged 64.3 yards on seven kickoffs, recording five touchbacks vs. Michigan State… was 3-4 in field goals (47 yards-missed, 32 yards, 43 yards and 24 yards-made) and 1-1 in PAT coversions in 22-0 win over Rutgers… averaged 64.7 yards on six kickoffs with five touchbacks vs. Rutgers… went 1-2 in field goals (53 yards-missed) with a season-long 53-yard game-winning field goal with 14 seconds left in the game in 10-7 win at Northwestern… averaged 63.0 yards on three kickoffs with two touchbacks at Northwestern… was 2-2 in field goals (48, 40 – both in the fourth quarter) and 1-1 in PAT attempts in 16-5 win at Wisconsin… averaged 60.8 yards on four kickoffs at Wisconsin… was 2-4 in field goals (27, 23) and 2-2 in PAT conversions in 20-14 win over Purdue… had five kickoffs for 325 yards (65.0 yard avg.) and five touchbacks vs. Purdue… made his only field goal attempt (20 yards) and went 3-3 in PAT conversions in season-opening 24-14 win over Utah State… averaged 65.0 yards on five kickoffs, recording five touchbacks vs. Utah State… went 2-2 in field goals (28 and 34 yards) and 2-2 in PAT conversions in 20-13 win at Iowa State… posted five kickoffs for 325 yards (65.0 yard avg.), recording five touchbacks vs. Iowa State… made his only field goal attempt (23 yards), went 1-1, and recorded three kickoffs for 171 yards (57.0 yard avg.) in 12-10 lost vs. Minnesota… went 1-2 in field goals (30 yards-made, 41 yards-missed) and was a career-high 4-4 in PAT conversions in 41-10 win over Western Michigan… kicked off seven times for 455 yards (65.0 yard avg.), recording seven touchbacks vs. Western Michigan… had one kickoff for 65 yards and one touchback in 31-0 loss at Penn State… kicked off three times for 413 yards (65.0 yard avg.), recording three touchbacks in 15-13 win over Illinois… handled all kickoff duties in all 12 games.
2022 Honors – – Next Man In Award, special teams… second-team Freshman All-America by College Football News… second-team All-Big Ten by league media, Associated Press and Phil Steele… third-team All-Big Ten by league coaches… semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, including one of just two freshmen… named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week for his play in 33-13 win over Northwestern… 2022 – – Handled all placements last 12 games, and kickoff duties in all 14 games… his 72 points led the team, his field goal percentage of .889 (16-18) led the Big Ten and ranked 16th in the nation… set Iowa freshman record with 16 made field goals… averaged 62.5 yards on two kickoffs, with no touchbacks in 7-3 opening win over South Dakota State… handled kickoff duties in 10-7 loss to Iowa State… recorded a touchback on each of two kickoffs vs. ISU… connected on both field goals attempts in 27-0 win over Nevada, converting from 43 and 33 yards in first career attempts… added 3-3 PAT conversions vs. Nevada and had five touchbacks in six kickoff attempts… connected on both field goal attempts in 27-10 win at Rutgers, including 25 and 51 yards… added 3-3 PATs and averaged 62.5 yards on six kickoffs, with four touchbacks… connected on both PAT attempts in 27-14 loss to #4 Michigan and had no field goal attempts… averaged 56.7 yards on three kickoffs, with two touchbacks… made 2-3 field goals in 9-6 loss at Illinois, connecting from 32 and 27 yards prior to missing from 45 yards… recorded touchbacks on all three kickoffs at Illinois… connected on only field goal attempt in 54-10 loss at #2 Ohio State, converting from 49 yards, and also was successful on only PAT… also recorded three touchbacks on three kickoffs at OSU… connected on all four field goal attempts and all three PAT kicks in 33-13 win over Northwestern, hitting field goals from 29, 24, 54 and 25 yards… averaged 63.5 yards on eight kickoffs, with four touchbacks… the made field goal of 54 yards vs. Northwestern is a career-high that ties as seventh longest in program history… made one of two field goal attempts and all three PAT attempts in 24-3 win at Purdue in conditions that included winds at more than 20 mph… missed field goal from 44 yards hit the left upright… averaged 57.4 yards on five kickoffs at Purdue, with one touchback… connected on 44-yard field goal in the fourth quarter in 24-10 win over Wisconsin on his only attempt, while hitting 3-3 PAT attempts… averaged 61.4 yards on five kickoffs, with two touchbacks… connected on two field goal attempts and one PAT in 13-10 win at Minnesota… connected on field goals from 38 and 21 yards, including the game-winner from 21 yards with 28 seconds remaining… averaged 61.8 yards on four kickoffs, with one touchback… connected on only field goal attempt and both PAT attempts in 24-17 loss to Nebraska, connecting on 45-yard field goal in fourth quarter… averaged 61.8 yards on four kickoffs, with two touchbacks… made all three PAT attempts in 21-0 Music City Bowl win over Kentucky and did not attempt a field goal… averaged 63.5 yards on four kickoffs, with two touchbacks.
High School honors – – Named first-team Class 4A all-state kicker by South Carolina coaches association as a senior… first-team all-region and all-area as a senior… named to Touchstone Energy Bowl following senior season… named to Augusta Chronicle Dream 16 and a CSRA Border Bowl selection as a senior… named Palmetto Preps first-team All-Midlands as a junior… honor-able mention all-area and second-team all-region as a sophomore, while earning varsity special teams MVP honors… Career – – Three-year football letterman as kicker… career-long field goal of 51 yards as a senior… helped prep team reach state playoffs three straight years, including semifinals in junior season… holds conference/region records for career field goals (16), season touchbacks (49), touchback percentage (85%), season field goals of 40-plus yards (six) and season field goals of 50-plus yards (two)… holds school records for career field goals (16), longest field goal (51), most field goals of 40-plus yards (six), most field goals of 50-plus yards (two), career field goal percentage (16-22, 73%), touchbacks in a game (eight, twice), touchbacks in a season (49) and career (57), highest career touchback percentage (55-65, 85%), and consecutive made PATs (39)… scored 123 career kicking points, second-most in school history… scored 63 points as a senior, including 9-14 field goals and 36-36 PAT attempts, with 49 touchbacks… scored 23 points in limited action as a junior (due to injury), making 2-3 field goal attempts and 17-18 PAT kicks, to go with eight touchbacks… scored 37 points as a sophomore, including 4-4 field goals and 25-27 PAT kicks… team captain as a senior… also competed in soccer as a prep.
Personal – – Born 12/9/03 in Augusta, Georgia… pre-business major… North Augusta HS Beta Club member and Leukemia Lymphoma Society Citizen Student of the Year… Honor Roll and Dean’s List four straight years… parents are Michelle and Tim Stevens… high school coaches were Jim Bob Bryant and Craig Gilstrap.