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1 Braden Wieking

2011: Served as starting P/K in all nine games...finished second in scoring with 53 points, converting 8 of 12 field goal attempts while making 29-32 extra points, five of seven unsuccessful attempts were blocked (2 FG, 3XP)...knocked through a season high 3 FGs against Black Hills State (10/15), including his longest of the year (37 yards) to mark another season-high, 13 points on the day ... covered 40 yards per punt, sending four 50+ yards and placed 32% of his total punts inside the opponent's 20...averaged 59.5 yards per kick-off, drilling five more than 60 yards, which led to four touchbacks... enters senior season ranked seventh on the programs’ all-time scoring list with 309 career points on 201  PATs and 36 FGs... on track to become USF's all-time leader in field goals, PATs and points recorded by a kicker... named to Fred Mitchell Award watch list

2010: Voted a team captain as a sophomore...made 15 of 25 field goals in 2010, with a long of 44 yards...only missed PAT (point after touchdown) of his 73 attempts in 2010 was a blocked try in the playoffs...booted 45 punts an average of 37.7 yards, including five of 50+ yards and a long of 58 yards...showed extreme accuracy with 18 punts downed inside the 20 yard line (40% of punts)... named to Fred Mitchell Award watch list...
wore number 15 last year before changing to 1 for the 2010 season

2009: Played 15 games as a true freshman...set school and NAIA records with 139 points scored: made 13 of 17 field goal attempts and 100 of 101 extra point attempts...recorded one tackle...USF Special Teams Player of the Year...named All-GPAC Honorable Mention and twice GPAC Player of the Week for Doane and Morningside quarterfinal games...11-point (3 FG and 2 PAT) effort earned him National Championship Offensive Player of the Game...VSN Second Team All-American.

High School: First player to receive college football scholarship from Sioux Falls Christian High School...two-time first team All-American and four-time first team All-State...National Soccer Player of the Year for Christian Schools...National Honor Society.

Personal: Has three brothers, Brett, Blake and Bryant...Business Administration major

Position: Kicker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School: Sioux Falls Christian
Graduating Year: 2009
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