Sept. 17, 2012
BIRMINGHAM – Auburn junior kicker Cody Parkey has been named the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday. Parkey was honored for his play in Auburn’s 31-28 overtime win over ULM on Saturday.
Parkey, a native of Jupiter, Fla., connected on a 35-yard field goal in overtime to give Auburn the win against Louisiana-Monroe. He also hit all four of his point-after-touchdown attempts in the game, accounting for seven points in the contest.
Additionally, the average starting field position for the Warhawks’ four possessions on Parkey kickoffs was its own 15-yardline, which included one touchback.
For the season, Parkey has hit all six field goal attempts and all six of his PAT tries. He has made eight-straight field goals, dating back to last season. Six different kickers have converted at least eight consecutive field goal attempts for Auburn since 1981.
Parkey leads the SEC in field goal percentage this season and ranks among the NCAA’s top 10 kickers in field goals per game.