SU kicker Szmyt Vlade Award winner

Published Dec 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse placekicker Andre Szmyt has won the Vlade Award, given annually to college football’s most accurate kicker.

Szmyt, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound redshirt freshman, leads the FBS in field goals made (28), field goals attempted (32), field goals per game (2.33), and points per game (11.8) and ranks second in the nation in scoring with a school-record 141 points.

An All-ACC, first-team selection, Szmyt is 21 of 22 from inside 40 yards and has a school-record three field goals beyond 50 yards, including a career-long kick of 54 yards at Pittsburgh.

He also has made all 57 of his point-after attempts this season.

The award, named for former Ohio State kicker Vlade Janakievski, will be presented Feb. 9 in Columbus, Ohio.