Oct. 30, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – Fayetteville State kicker Antonio Mayo (So., Jacksonville, NC) has been honored by the Fred Mitchell Award for the second time this season after his performance during the month of October. Mayo also received the honor last month.
He is currently second amongst the Broncos this season in scoring with 51 points on 9 of 15 field goals and 24 of 25 extra points. Mayo tallied 27 points in October which includes 11 (two field goals and five extra points) in FSU’s 47-29 victory over Livingstone College.
“October was a terrific month for place-kickers,” the Award’s Selection Committee Chairman Chris Kearney said. “There were notable records set and game-winning field goals. Heading into the last month of the regular season, we are delighted to recognize these place-kickers that were nominated by their schools for extraordinary performance.”
The annual Fred Mitchell Outstanding Place-Kicker Award (also known as the Fred Mitchell Award) is provided to the nation’s top collegiate place-kicker among more than 750 FCS, Division II, III, NAIA and NJCAA football teams. The award is named for Fred Mitchell, the record-setting place-kicker, Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Famer, author, philanthropist and Chicago Tribune sports columnist. The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be chosen based on excellence on the football field and in the community.
“These place-kickers had a wonderful month on the football field,” Kearney added. “Their community service accomplishments are also impressive. We are pleased to salute this group of student-athletes.”