PKDaniel Carlson

Auburn — SEC
  • Height: 6050
  • Weight: 213
  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Age: 23

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Senior): Senior kicker who holds 14 Auburn kicking records … third-year Lou Groza finalist … SEC special teams player of the year for second
consecutive season … All-America honors: first team (Walter Camp, AFCA, CBS, PFF); second team (FWAA, AP, SI.com, Sporting News) … became
Auburn’s leading career scorer vs. Georgia Southern; became SEC career scoring leader vs. Ole Miss … now has 471 points scored … SEC record 198
consecutive PAT made and 92 career FG made … 13-21 in 50+-yd FG for career, second-best percentage on 50+ kicks in NCAA history … holds NCAA
record with 7 games making 4 or more FG … 2-4 on FG against GSU with makes of 50 and 37 … 2-2 FG at Clemson … FG of 56, 52 and 41 at
Missouri; first Auburn game with 2 50+ FG since 1987 … 14 points scored vs. Ole Miss (5-5 PAT, 3-3 FG) … 3-3 FG, 2-2 PAT at LSU … 1-1 FG, 7-7
PAT at Arkansas … 2 blocked FG at Texas A&M … 4-4 FG, 4-4 PAT vs. Georgia … SEC special teams player of week: Ole Miss, Georgia … Lou Groza
Star of Week: Missouri, Ole Miss, Georgia … Wuerffel Trophy semifinalist … named to AFCA Good Works Team … SEC community service team …
Preseason: Lou Groza Award watch list, Wuerffel Trophy watch list, Walter Camp Award watch list, Reese’s Senior Bowl watch list, 1st team All-America
(Athlon, Lindy’s, ESPN, Street & Smith, Phil Steele, College Football News, Sporting News, 247 Sports, CBS Sports, AP), 1st team all-SEC (SEC
coaches, Athlon, Lindy’s, Birmingham News, Street & Smith, Phil Steele, SEC media, College Football News, CBS Sports) … graduate student in
business … Reese’s Senior Bowl invitation

 

2016 (Redshirt Junior): All-America second team (Walter Camp, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, Sports on Earth, AP, FWAA, CBS Sports, AFCA, Phil Steele) ... SEC Special Teams Player of the Year ... all-SEC first team (coaches, AP, ESPN, Pro Football Focus, Athlon, Phil Steele) ... appeared in every game this season ... Lou Groza award finalist for second consecutive year … holds Auburn’s single-season record for points kicking 128 ... nation’s second-best 57-72 touchbacks (79.2%) ... his 28 made field goals in 2016 are third in SEC history ... ranks seventh in SEC history with 32 field goal attempts in 2016 … 53-yard FG against Clemson is the 11th longest in FBS this season … scored 21 points against Arkansas State: 3-3 FG, 6-6 PAT and a 20-yard rushing TD on a fake field goal … FG, PAT vs. Texas A&M … tied Auburn and SEC record with six FG against LSU, with a long of 51 yds … 7-7 PAT but had a FG blocked vs. ULM … 25-yd FG, five PAT at Mississippi State … four FG, four PAT at Ole Miss … 3-4 FG vs. Vanderbilt with one blocked; connected from 53, 45, 33 yards … four field goals at Alabama … two field goals made in the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma ... SEC player of week: Arkansas State, LSU, Ole Miss … Lou Groza weekly star: LSU, Vanderbilt … ESPN mid-season All-America … Preseason: Lou Groza Award, Wuerffel Trophy watch lists … AFCA Good Works team nominee … All-America first team (Athlon, Lindy’s), second team (CBS Sports) … all-SEC first team (Athlon, Lindy’s, Phil Steele, SEC coaches, SEC media, Birmingham News, CFN, ESPN) … August graduate in business … second team CoSIDA Academic All-American … SEC Academic Honor Roll ... SEC Community Service Team ... named Auburn's male athlete of the year for the 2016-17 school year

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Lou Groza Award finalist (one of three) … Walter Camp second team All-American ... unanimous first team All-SEC selection (coaches and AP) ... one of three kickers in FBS with four FG of 51+ yards in 2015 … his string of 16 consecutive FG made set an Auburn record … Auburn record with four 50+ FG made in a season … 97 consecutive PAT made is fourth longest string in AU history … ranked fifth nationally in touchback percentage (71.0) … career long 56-yard FG vs. Louisville fifth-longest kick in FBS and set a Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game record … FG of 27 and 49 yards vs. Jacksonville State … 3-4 on field goals vs. Mississippi State, with a long of 51 … missed two FG vs. San José State … 3-3 FG at Kentucky with a long of 51 … 41-yard FG at Arkansas … 4-4 FG vs. Ole Miss, with long of 52 … 4-4 FG at Texas A&M … 2-2 FG vs. Georgia … 2-3 FG vs. Alabama … SEC special teams player of week (Louisville) … game captain: Ole Miss … Lou Groza Star (Kentucky, Texas A&M) … 4th team preseason all-SEC (Athlon) … nominated for CoSIDA Academic All-America ... SEC Academic Honor Roll and Academic Top Tiger

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Kicked in all 13 games; punted in 12 games ... the first Tiger specialist to do punting, placekicking and kickoffs since Damon Duval (1999-2002) ... second team Freshman All-America (Scout.com) ... honorable mention Freshman All-America (College Football News) ... honorable mention AP all-SEC team ... 42.0 punting average for season ... 57-57 on PAT, the most made PAT in a season without a miss by an Auburn kicker ever ... 50-81 kickoffs were touchbacks ... against Arkansas, Carlson averaged 53.3 yards on three punts, downing two inside the 20, and had seven touchbacks on kickoffs ... 53.3 yds-per-punt average was the best for an Auburn punter (min. 3 punts) since Kody Bliss averaged 54.7 yards on three punts against ULM in 2003; 62-yard punt in the second quarter longest by an Auburn punter since Ryan Shoemaker had a 64-yard punt vs. Tennessee Tech in 2007 ... 27-yard field goal vs. San José State was his first collegiate FG ... FGs of 34 and 25 yards at Kansas State ... 25-yd FG vs. Louisiana Tech ... field goals of 46, 42 yds vs. LSU ... 3-4 field goals at Mississippi State ... 5-5 field goals at Alabama, the most by an AU kicker since Jaret Holmes vs. UAB in 1996 ... his 18 points kicking at Alabama tied the Auburn single game record with Al DelGreco vs. Kentucky in 1982 ... career-long 51-yard field goal in the Outback Bowl ... SEC Special Team player of week (LSU) ... SEC Freshman of the Week (Arkansas) ... CFPA specialist of week (Alabama) ... A-Day spring game special teams MVP ... SEC Academic Honor Roll and Academic Top Tiger

2013 (Freshman): Did not see action while redshirting for the SEC Champions ... SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

High School: Versatile kicking specialist with tremendous leg strength ... 10 field goals and 54 kickoffs for touchbacks as a senior for Coach David Bervig at The Classical Academy ... top-ranked kicker nationally at Kohl's Kicking Academy Underclassmen Challenge ... ranked No. 4 nationally among kickers by Scout and Rivals ... MaxPreps small school All-America ... No. 8 ranking from 247Sports ... U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... top-ranked kicker nationally by ESPN ... Denver Post No. 6 in-state prospect and all-state Class 3A as a junior and senior ... as a soccer player, helped TCA advance to state finals as a sophomore and junior

Personal: Birthday is January 23 ... son of Jodie and Hans Carlson ... studying in the College of Business ... Chi Alpha Sigma honor society