SMU Defensive End Heads To Cincinnati Bengals; Eighth Mustang Drafted In Five Years
Will sit out 2008 per NCAA transfer rules; Sophomore (2007): Handled all place kicking duties for the Aggies... Connected on 15 of 25 field goal attempts and 39 of 40 extra point attempts... Put 24 of 66 kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks (36%); Freshman (2006): Served as the kickoff specialist after graduating high school a year early to enroll at Texas A&M... Recorded 25 touchbacks on 69 kickoffs... Allowed opponents only 18 yards per return... Also made a 35-yard field goal in the Aggies non-conference win against Louisiana-Lafayette... Was a perfect 12-of-12 on extra points... Drilled a 32-yard field goal against Cal in the Holiday Bowl; Prep: Rated the No. 1 kicker in the nation by Chris Sailor Kicking... Named "Best Kicker" by 5ATexasFootball.com... Awarded the 2005 Marshall Young Trophy as the outstanding kicker by TexasHSFootball.com... Won kicking camps at Texas A&M, LSU, Ohio State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, California, Purdue and Mississippi State in the summers of 2004 and 2005... Was 19-of-26 on field goal attempts despite opting to kick without the aid of a kicking tee... The 19 field goals set a new Texas 5A high school football record... Hit a career-long 61-yard field goal against Euless Trinity in the state semifinals which stands as the longest field goal ever made in Texas 5A playoff history... Was also a perfect 33-of-33 on PATs... Also averaged 39 yards per punt with a long of 53... 13 of his kicks were downed inside the opponent's 20 yard line; Personal: The son of Marie and David Szymanski... Majoring in Economics.