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Levengood Earns Two More Weekly Honors From The ECAC & CFPA

Brendon Levengood earned three weekly awards following his performance against NIU.


Brendon Levengood earned three weekly awards following his performance against NIU.

Nov. 6, 2013

AMHERST, Mass. - After a career performance against No. 21 Northern Illinois, Brendon Levengood received two more additional honors this week. The senior kicker from Lebanon, Pa., was named the College Football Performance Awards National Specialist of the Week as well as The Corvias ECAC Football Bowl Subdivision Specialist of the Week. On Monday he was also named the Mid-American Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week.

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. He 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.

Levengood 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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