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BEST IN BOOTS
STEWART MANDEL
August 22, 2012
They are tried and true, all but automatic after a touchdown and dead solid in the clutch. Here, in alphabetical order, are the nation's top kickers
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August 22, 2012

Best In Boots

They are tried and true, all but automatic after a touchdown and dead solid in the clutch. Here, in alphabetical order, are the nation's top kickers

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With his booming leg, Hopkins is considered this year's top NFL prospect after pumping home 22 of 27 field goal tries in 2011. The previous year he hit a game-winning 55-yarder against Clemson.

MICHAEL HUNNICUTT

OKLAHOMA SOPHOMORE

As a walk-on redshirt freshman, Hunnicutt beat out more experienced teammates to become the Sooners' primary placekicker. Successful on 21 of 24 field goal attempts, he nailed a 53-yarder at Kansas State.

BRETT MAHER

NEBRASKA SENIOR

Taking over for departed All-America Alex Henery, Maher filled his shoes by earning first-team All--Big Ten honors as both a kicker and punter (44.5-yard average). He made 19 of 23 field goals, including a careerlong 51-yarder against Michigan.

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