Daniel Carlson sizes things up before kicking an Auburn field goal
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. ― Daniel Carlson was honored as one of the top kickers in college football at the Lou Groza Award banquet Monday night in West Palm Beach, Fla.
The accolades didn't stop there. The Auburn place-kicker was selected as a member of the All-Southeastern Conference first team by the league coaches Tuesday. Auburn offensive tackle Shon Coleman won second-team honors.
Carlson will take part in the Home Depot 25th Anniversary College Football Awards in Atlanta on Thursday that honors some of the nation's college players. That's when they'll announce the Groza winner. Carlson's credentials are strong: He's the only kicker in the country who has four field goals of more than 51 yards, and has hit 8-of-10 attempts from 40 yards or longer. His 22 field goals this season ties the school record set by Scott Etheridge in 1992.
He made 16 straight field goals during one stretch, finishing the regular season hitting on 22 of 26 field goal tries. He leads Auburn in points with 102. Forty-five of his 63 kickoff attempts went for touchbacks.
Coleman has become a mainstay in Auburn's offensive line with 24 starts the last two seasons.
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine
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