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Ranking the Pac-10 kickers...

July, 21, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Kickers? The Pac-10's got kickers, even with the departure of 2006 Groza Award winner Alexis Serna of Oregon State.

That's because 2007 Groza Award winner Thomas Weber will again be splitting the uprights for Arizona State.

Only three schools are looking for new kickers: Oregon State, Stanford and Washington State. And the returning kickers ranged from solid to, well, Weber.

  1. Thomas Weber, So., Arizona State: In 2007, he was the nation's best kicker. He might not connect on 24 of 25 field goals again, but he's got a big, accurate leg. And he's been clutch.
  2. Kai Forbath, So., UCLA: Just about any other year, connecting on 25 of 30 field goals with a long of 54 would be good enough for First-Team All-Pac-10. In 2007, all it got was an honorable mention.
  3. Jason Bondzio, Sr., Arizona: This is depth -- the No. 3 kicker hit 21 of 26 in 2007.
  4. David Buehler, Sr., USC: Trying. To. Resist. 80s movie. Reference. 16 of 19 last year. Anyone? Anyone?
  5. Matt Evensen, Sr., Oregon: Good on 16 of 20 in 2007 and looked good this spring.
  6. Ryan Perkins, Jr., Washington: Add toughness to his resume (15 of 20) -- he's struggled with injuries.
  7. Jordan Kay, Sr., California: Coaches would like him be as consistent on field goals (65 percent) as extra points (100 percent).
  8. Justin Kahut, So, Oregon State: He looked so good this spring, some wondered if he might be better than Serna.
  9. David Green, RFr., Stanford: Former big-time recruit expected to win the job.
  10. Wade Penner, So, Washington State: Kicker has been uneven, at best, for the Cougars in recent years. Penner showed promise during the spring.

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