#8 Bryant Hahnfeldt Season 2006-07
MOST FIELD GOALS IN GAME: 3 (2x), most recently vs. Eastern Michigan, 9/27/2007
LONGEST FIELD GOAL: 51 yards, vs. Temple, 10/30/2006
LONGEST PUNT: 55 yards, vs. LSU, 10/8/2005
In first full year of competition following knee injury, served as team[apos]s primary placekicker and kickoff specialist… Has handled kickoff and placekicking chores for three consecutive seasons… Connected on 13 of 20 field goal attempts, bettering previous single-season high in field goals made (12, 2005)… Hit 28 of 29 extra point attempts… Named team[apos]s Specialist of the Week after kicking performances against Richmond and Florida… Finished season with team-high 67 points, one shy of his previous best set in 2005… Season point total is tied for fifth highest single-season total by kicker… Ranks third all-time among Commodore placekickers with 186 career points, trailing only John Markham (209, 1997-2000) and Ricky Anderson (192, 1981-84)… Ranks fourth among [apos]Dores with 33 career field goals, behind leader Markham[apos]s total of 47… Hit on nine of first 12 field goal attempts before struggling with leg muscle strain during last four games… Matched single-game career high with three field goals in victory over Eastern Michigan, including a season long of 45 yards… Also credited with four tackles on kickoff coverage.
Served as team[apos]s primary placekicker after battling back from off-season knee injury… Provided one of the top Commodore highlights in recent years, kicking a 33-yard field goal in the closing seconds to secure 24-22 win at Georgia… Working with new snapper and holder, converted on eight of 17 field goals, and 27 of 29 extra point tries… Ranked second in scoring on team, trailing QB Chris Nickson with 51 points… Hit seven of first 12 field goal tries, including a career long of 51 yards against Temple, then finished by making just one of last five FG attempts… Untimely wind left game-winning 48-yard FG attempt just short against Arkansas… Hit three of seven FGs beyond 40 yards, but struggled in 30-39 yard range, converting just two of six attempts.
Served as Commodores[apos] primary placekicker and punter as true freshman… Named All-SEC Freshman by coaches ballot… Recognized as team[apos]s postseason Special Teams Player of the Year… Topped Commodores in scoring with 68 points, converting 12 of 17 field goals and 32 and 33 extra point attempts… Point total was fourth highest ever by Commodore placekicker, earning Freshman All-American honorable mention status… Only four other placekickers in team history have made more than 12 field goals in a single season… Converted on five of seven FGs beyond 40 yards… Single-game career high of three field goals came against Middle Tennessee… Earned all-conference as punter, averaging 41.1 yards… Placed 33 percent of punts inside the opponent[apos]s 20-yard line… As kickoff specialist, knocked 36 percent of attempts for touchbacks… Ranked among the leaders in special team tackles with five solo stops… Season ended on sour note, suffering knee injury at Tennessee.
Three-year starter as kicking specialist for Division II power… Handled placekicking, kickoff and punting chores for Montgomery Bell… Recipient of Tennessee[apos]s 2004 Mr. Football Kicker Award, given for all classifications… Division II All-State selection… Converted on 17 of 22 field goals and 23 of 24 extra points as senior… Three field goal conversions came from 47 yards… Showed excellent leg strength, with 95 percent of kicks not returned… Averaged 39.6 yards as senior punter… Squad advanced to playoffs each year of varsity career, winning pair of state titles.
Bryant Campbell Hahnfeldt… Son of Ed and Elizabeth Hahnfeldt… Three older brothers… Mom is facilities manager; dad works in sales with the Shop at Home Network… MBA also produced former Commodore kicking standout John Markham… Vanderbilt senior linebacker Moses Osemwegie is product of school… Plans to major in Human and Organizational Development.
Montgomery Bell Head Coach Jeff Rutledge:
‘Number one, he is just a great kid and one of our hardest working kids. Bryant is a very good athlete and could have played defense for us if I had let him. Bryant has very good leg strength, gets his kicks up high and is very consistent.
‘If we got the ball in position