OU Press Release NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt was named to the Football Writers Association of America’s Freshman All-America team the organization announced on Monday. The Richardson, Texas, native received the honor after tying an Oklahoma record with 21 field goals in 2011 despite not taking over as the Sooners’ starting kicker until the third game of the season.
Hunnicutt connected on 21-of-24 field goals on the season, setting a Big 12 record for field goals by a freshman. Hunnicutt finished the season by connecting on his final 10 field goal attempts and was perfect on his four attempts beyond 40 yards. His 87.5 field goal conversion rate is the third-best single-season mark in Oklahoma history as he finished the year with 118 points, the second-best single-season total in OU history. The 118 points tied the Big 12 freshman kick scoring record set by former Oklahoma kicker Jimmy Stevens in 2008.
Hunnicutt’s 21 field goals led all underclassmen nationally while his 118 points in 12 games ranked third nationally among kickers with an average of 9.83 points per game.