Baldwin Wallace University Freshman Punter Kevin Soflkiancs Named as a First-
Team Football Gazette All-American
BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin Wallace University freshman punter Kevin Soflkiancs (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark High School) has been named as a 2004 Football Gazette first-team Division III All-American. Soflkiancs led all of Division III in punting.
The 2004 Football Gazette Division III All-American team is selected by a committee of 27 sports information directors who divided among the four regions of Division III. To access the entire Football Gazette Division III All-American team, please click here.
In addition to being a Football Gazette All-American, Soflkiancs was named as the North Region Special Teams Player of the Year. He was additionally named as a first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference and first-team All-North Region player.
Soflkiancs, a business administration major, led the OAC and Division III in punting with a 42.7-yard average in 55 attempts with 20 punts landing inside the opponent's 20-yard line. He was a two-time OAC Special Teams Player of the Week and a Football Gazette Division III National Player of the Week. Soflkiancs set BW records for punting average in a season (42.7 yards), in a game (a 52.0-yard average in six attempts against Otterbein College on October 9) and at The George Finnie Stadium (against Otterbein).
"We are pleased for Kevin," said third-year Head Coach John Snell. "Kevin had an outstanding season and is an asset to our program. He had a great year and we are looking forward to having him back with us for the next three years."
The Yellow Jackets finished the 2004 season with a 6-4 overall and 5-4 OAC record and had their 38th straight winning season. The seasona; winning streak is the second longest ion all of college football.
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