Dawson And Oberkrom Garner Honors
Oct. 22, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU placekicker Jaden Oberkrom and wide receiver Skye Dawson have received national honors for their play in Saturday's Texas Tech game.
Oberkrom, who set TCU and Big 12 records with his six field goals and 23 kick scoring points, was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week as well as a "Star of the Week" by the Lou Groza Award, presented annually to the nation's top placekicker. Additionally, Oberkrom was tabbed the National Placekicker of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.
Oberkrom was 6-of-6 on field goals versus Texas Tech with his made kicks from 32, 41, 32, 45, 42 and 38 yards. The NCAA record is seven field goals. Oberkrom's 42-yard field goal with 18 seconds left in regulation forced overtime.
Oberkrom's 23 points (six field goals, five PATs) were one shy of the NCAA mark. Oberkrom tops the Big 12 and is tied for fifth in the nation at 2.0 field goals per game.
A true freshman from Arlington, Texas, Oberkrom is 14-of-16 on field goals for the season and has made 14 of his last 15 attempts. The only miss in that stretch was from 54 yards into the wind and rain at SMU. He is 30-of-30 on extra-point attempts for the season.
Oberkrom's streak of 10 consecutive made field goals ranks seventh all-time at TCU. His 30 consecutive PATs made place eighth.
Dawson was named to the Weekly Honor Roll for the Paul Hornung Award, presented to college football's most versatile player.
Dawson totaled 248 all-purpose yards. He set career-highs with his 10 receptions for 154 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown, while adding four punt returns for 60 yards and two kickoff returns for 34 yards.