SAN ANTONIO – UTSA has placed one freshman on the USA Today All-American freshman team, Jared Sackett. The freshman kicker didn’t even play in the first game against Baylor.
The kicker had a record-breaking season in San Antonio, hitting 19-of-22 field goal attempts in his first year.
Sackett was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award. He did not miss in his first eight kicks and hit 3-for-3 in three different games in 2017.
He landed on the All-Conference USA and the conferences all-freshman team. He won the Special Teams Player of the Week award after scoring all nine Roadrunner points in a 9-7 win over Marshall.
The Timber Creek product was third in the FBS with 1.9 field goals a game and 13th nationally with a 86.4 make percentage.
Another Roadrunner made a freshman All-American team in 2016,Josiah Tauaefa.
There was one more Texas school with a freshman All-American, Texas Tech. Jack Anderson was honored with the award after starting every game for the Red Raiders.
Gerald Tracy is an assistant editor of Texas football for TexasHSFootball, covering prep football in the San Antonio region. Follow Gerald on Twitter, @GTracySports, and read more of his content here.
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