The place kicker is normally one of the most overlooked players on any football team, but it’s impossible not to notice UCLA’s Kai Forbath.
The senior won the 2009 Lou Groza Award, was a consensus All-American last season and could have jumped to the NFL early if he wanted to. He connected on 28 of 31 field goal attempts, and the three he missed came from beyond 50 yards. At the 50-plus range he went three for six.
Basically, that means every time the Bruins’ offense gets to the 33-yard line, they’re assured three points. At his weekly news conference, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was asked about Forbath’s consistency, and the name Martin Gramatica came up. (more…)