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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Connor McGinnis wins Mortell Holder of the Year Award

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Connor McGinnis has been holding for Austin Seibert for the past two years.

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Oklahoma Sooners holder Connor McGinnis has won the Mortell Holder of the Year (HOTY) Award. The Heritage Hall (Oklahoma City) product won a fan vote conducted on Twitter.

His kicker, Austin Seibert, has had a fantastic season as a placekicker. Anyone who has seen Ace Ventura: Pet Detective knows that it all starts with the hold, so McGinnis has played a huge role in Oklahoma’s success this season. Seibert hit all 75 of his PAT attempts this season and made 15 of 18 field goal attempts.

Connor’s kept the laces out for Austin all season!

Austin Seibert did a great job of bringing awareness to this award, as he created and starred in a video promoting McGinnis. The following video was posted last Friday: