2016 College Season

Memphis kicker named USAToday First Team All-American

Nov 22, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers place kicker Jake Elliott (46) kicks a field goal during the game against the South Florida Bulls at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 22, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers place kicker Jake Elliott (46) kicks a field goal during the game against the South Florida Bulls at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Jonah Jordan memphis.247sports.com/

Memphis Tiger kicker Jake Elliott has been named to the USAToday’s preseason First Team All-American list.

The four-year starter was named to the USATofay’s first team after his 2015 campaign. He also made the Associated Press’ and Walter Camp Foundation’s second team after going 23-28 on field goal attempts and 63-63 on extra point attempts. He also averaged 10 points per game, which was good for third amongst kickers.

Elliott only trails Memphis all-time greats Stephen Gostkowski and Deangelo Williams in all-time points. Gostkowski is first with 369 while Williams is second with 363. Elliott is sitting at 324 all-time points so, barring injury, he could be number one on that list after his senior season.

That isn’t the only category Elliott is almost leading. He is second all-time in points kicking, PAT made, PAT attempts, FG made and FG attempts. He does lead in field goal percentage and has a streak of 144 made extra points which is a Memphis record. He also has four of the five longest field goals in Tiger history.

No matter what happens this season, Elliott is already a Memphis legend. He has come up clutch for the Tigers so many times, and they’ll probably lean on him again this season.

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