Oklahoma has had its fair share of kicking woes (although none will ever contend with the Florida St. Seminoles and the costly multiple wide right kicks in my book). With no special teams coach, the kickers are left to literally coach themselves. However, the special teams coach could bring more than just that to this program. Given the circumstances, on kicker has really out done the rest. Earlier this week Michael Hunnicutt was added to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-American list. Hunnicutt continues the string of such players from 2010 into 2011 and Oklahoma should be poised to do so again in 2012.
Just a few games into the season Hunnicutt took over the starting position after a Jimmy Stevens injury and never looked back hitting 20 of 23 attempts giving him an 87% made field goal percentage while staying perfect on point after attempts going 51 for 51. His long this season was a 53 yarder against Kansas St. Hunnicutt will be the starter for four years most likely.
Congrats Michael and Boomer!