ASU’s Arauco named CFPA Honorable Mention Placekicker of the Week

JONESBORO (11/16/09) – Arkansas State senior Josh Arauco has been named College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Honorable Mention National Placekicker of the Week after making four field goals in the Red Wolves' game against Florida Atlantic.

The College Football Performance Awards' performers of the week are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. Arauco received the weekly honorable mention placekicker honor along with Casey Barth (UNC), Josh Cherry (Kansas State), Morgan Flint (Oregon), Matt Nelson (Louisiana Tech), Alex Henery (Nebraska), Alex Carlton (Army), Matt Waldron (Virginia Tech) and Ian Watts (Wyoming).

The Grand Prairie, Texas native was a perfect 4-of-4 on his field goal attempts from 35, 19, 22 and 21 yards out.  His four field goals tied the most of his career in a single game and the most by a Sun Belt Conference player this season. The game marked the 18th time of his career he has made multiple field goals. A Lou Groza Award finalist last year, Arauco is now 12-of-14 on the season and has made his last eight attempts.

Arauco is the Arkansas State and Sun Belt Conference record holder for career field goals with 56 to his credit. He is currently ranked fourth in the nation among active players for career field goals made and 16th in field goal percentage (77 percent). He is ASU's all-time leader and ranked second in Sun Belt history for points by kicking with 270.

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The Red Wolves continue Sun Belt Conference play Saturday at Middle Tennessee. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. from Floyd Stadium.

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