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James receives place kicker honors

Southwest freshman kicker Reed James, a graduate of Germantown High School, has been named as one of 24 honorees of the Fred Mitchell Award for Place-Kickers for the month of September.

REED JAMES

REED JAMES

The Fred Mitchell Award recognizes 24 place-kickers for their excellence on the football field and in the community during the month of September.

“The first month of the 2014 college football season was thrilling. There were quite a few games decided by late scores by place-kickers, long snappers, holders and blockers on special teams. We are pleased to recognize place-kickers that were nominated by their schools for extraordinary performance during the month,” said Fred Mitchell.

The Award’s Selection Committee Chairman Chris Kearney added, “These 24 place-kickers are succeeding on the gridiron, and their civic and volunteer activities are having a positive impact in their communities. We are delight to honor this group.”

The recipient of the Fred Mitchell Award will be announced in mid-December based on performance on the field and in the community. Details are provided at www.fredmitchellaward.com.

The breakdown of the 24 place-kickers is as follows:

• Collegiate Division – 13 FCS, six Division II, three Division III, one NAIA and one NJCAA

• State – the place-kickers play at schools located in 15 different states

• Year – 12 seniors, eight juniors, one sophomore and three freshmen.