COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Colorado State University-Pueblo football kicker Mitchell Carter (R-Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.) has earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors, announced by the league office Monday.
The honor is the first of the kicker's young career and the third for the ThunderWolves this season, as Darius Williams (Jr., CB, Gilbert, Ariz.) earned the defensive award last week and senior defensive lineman Josh Croy (Littleton, Colo.) was honored after week 1.
Carter, a redshirt-freshman, was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals and 3-of-3 on extra points to total 12 points in the 30-24 victory against then-No. 8 Colorado Mesa University. His long field goal went for a season-best 47 yards. Carter's second field goal came from 37 yards out, while the third was 18 yards and gave the Pack a 30-24 lead with three minutes left in the game. He added 374 yards on six kickoffs to average 62.3 yards per kick.
Carter is a perfect 23-for-23 on extra points and 6-of-6 on field goals this season. He ranks tied for first in NCAA Division II with four other kickers in the category of field goal percentage (min. 1 FGA per game) and is tied for 26th nationally in field goals per game. His 41 points is second on the team in fifth in the RMAC.
The ThunderWolves were ranked No. 14 in Monday's American Football Coaches Association poll and will host Adams State University Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. in the annual Homecoming Game. The contest also serves as the CSU-Pueblo Athletics Hall of Fame Game. Ticket information can be found at www.gothunderwolves.com/tickets.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.