Kicker Adam Keller Recognized for October Performance by the Fred Mitchell Award
Release: October 31, 2012
CHICAGO, Ill.--North Dakota State University's Adam Keller was one of 31 place-kickers recognized by the Fred Mitchell Award for his performance on the football field and in the community for the month of October.
Keller, a 6-foot-1,
208-pound sophomore from Lewisberry, Pa. (Red Land H.S.), leads the No.
1/2-ranked Bison in scoring with 74 points from 13 of 17 field goals and 35
of 38 PATs.
Keller, who is in
his first full year as the starting kicker, is also averaging 61.4 yards with a pair of touchbacks
on 37 kickoffs. He has been a coach for the Tri-City Soccer seventh
grade boys team, a Rosewood on Broadway Nursing Home volunteer, and
worked with children at TNT Gymnastics.
Of the 31 place-kickers honored, eight from the FCS were represented while 12 from Division II, eight from
Division III, one from NAIA and two from NJCAA also made the list. The 31
place-kickers represent 22 different states including three each from Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced in mid-December based on excellence on the field and in the community.