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Levengood Named MAC East Special Teams Player Of The Week

Brendon Levengood tied the school record with four made field goals in the NIU game.


Brendon Levengood tied the school record with four made field goals in the NIU game.

Nov. 4, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - UMass football senior kicker Brendon Levengood was named the MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday morning. Levengood tied the program's single-game record by converting four field goals in the loss against No. 21 Northern Illinois on Saturday. The four field goals were all 40+ yard attempts highlighted by a career-long 46 yard conversion.

The game marked his first of the season where he was the primary place kicker in addition to handling kick-off duties. The Lebanon, Pa., native accounted for 13 of UMass' 19 points in the game. It was also the first time since Sept. 22, 2012 at Miami (Ohio) that Levengood had even attempted a field goal in a game.

He responded with made field goals of 42, 46, 44, and 40 yards. The 46 yard field goal was a career long, while both the four makes and four attempts were career highs.

He tied the UMass program record of made field goals in a game with George Papoutsidis who hit four field goals against Ball State on Sept. 1, 1984. His 46 yard boot was also the fifth-longest field goal in a single season at UMass.

Levengood is now 12-of-16 in his career kicking field goals for the Minutemen. His previous long before Saturday was 38 yards in 2011.

UMass will have a bye weekend this Saturday before returning to action on Nov. 16 at Gillette Stadium against Akron. The game will be Senior Day with the Minutemen's senior class being honored prior to kick-off. Tickets are available by going to UMassAthletics.com/tickets or by calling 866-UMass-TIX.

 

 

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