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Kyle French
Kyle French

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Menomonee Falls, Wis.

High School:
Menomonee Falls

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
K

Experience:
1V

Honors and Awards
2012: Academic All-Big Ten
2011:
Academic All-Big Ten

2013: Earned third letter, playing in 8 games... kicked off once for 61 yards vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... kicked off twice, averaging 62.0 yards per kickoff at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... went 2-for-2 on PATs vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... went 1-for-2 with a 42-yard field goal and went three-for-three on PATs at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... made two field goals, from 32 and 27 yards, and kicked off three times, averaging 64.3 yards per kick, vs. Purdue on Sept. 21 ... hit a 34-yard field goal, converted three-of-three extra points and kicked off six times, averaging 64.8 yards per kick, and registered two touchbacks at Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... kicked off six times, averaging 64.0 yards per kick, and registering two touchbacks vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... connected for a 21-yard field goal and six PATs and kicked off eight times, including two touchbacks, against UMass on Aug. 31

2012: Earned second letter, playing in all 14 games and making 10-of-16 field goals ... kicked kickoffs against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... Converted on six of six extra points and kicked nine of ten kickoffs for touchbacks in the Big Ten Championship game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... made three extra points at Penn St on Nov. 24 ... had two extra points and three kickoffs for 180 yards against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... converted on two field goal attempts and six extra points at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... scored two field goals, including one in overtime, against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... recorded five PAT and one field goal against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... made one field goal and five PAT at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... recorded a career-long 46 yard field goal and four PAT against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... made a PAT at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... scored one PAT against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... went 1-for-2 on field goals against Utah State on Sept. 15 .... scored an extra point against Oregon State on Sept. 8 ... had the first multiple field goal game of his career against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1, connecting from 32 and 35 yards out

2011: Earned first letter, appearing in seven games ... kicked off once against Penn State on Nov. 26 ... made a 29-yard field goal against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... kicked off one time for 61 yards against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... hit on 1-2 field goals and was perfect on all 8 extra point tries against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... made all 7 extra point attempts against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... converted on all five extra point tries against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... in Badger debut, made 29-yard field goal and was 6-of-7 on extra points against UNLV on Sept. 1

2010:
Redshirt season

High School:
Ranked as the third-most accurate kicker by Rivals and the No. 8 overall kicker in the country by Rivals, No. 15 by Scout and No. 20 by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... named as the No. 15 player in Wisconsin by Rivals ... for career, made 19-of-34 field goals and 76-of-80 extra points ... as a senior, first-team all-state selection by Associated Press and coaches ... also named first-team all-area, all-suburban and all-county (Waukesha County) ... won the seventh annual Chris Sailer National Event in Las Vegas ... converted 15-of-22 field goals, including long of 42 yards, and made 39-of-40 extra points ... posted average of 38 yards per punt, with long punt of 71 yards ... as a junior, named second-team all-conference and honorable mention all-suburban as a kicker and punter ... went 1-for-3 on field goals and 25-for-25 on extra points ... averaged 60 yards per kickoff ... as a sophomore, made 3-of-9 field goals with longest being 44 yards ... converted 12-of-15 extra points ... won three letters in football and one in soccer ... named to high honor roll all four years ... high school coach was John Baker

Personal: Parents are Ken and Loriann French ... uncle, Jan Popiel, played professional hockey in the WHA in the 1970s ... hobbies include working out and playing video games ... double majoring in personal finance and economics

Career Kicking Statistics
Season GP/GS FGM FGA FG Pct. LG PAT PAT Pct.
2011 7/0 3 5 .600 29 26-27 .963
2012 14/0 10 16 .625 46 38-40 .950
2013 8/0 5 8 .625 42 23-24 .958
Totals 29/0 18 29 .621 46 87-91 .956

Game-by-Game Field Goals (made field goals in (parentheses))
2011 SEASON: UNLV (29); Northern Illinois 50; South Dakota (25), 50; Purdue (29)

2012 SEASON: Northern Iowa (32 & 35); Utah State (36), 19; Illinois (46); at Purdue 44, (30), 36; Minnesota (33); Michigan State (39 & 43); at Indiana (24 & 37); Ohio State 40; at Penn State 44; vs. Nebraska 45

2013 SEASON: UMass (21) 40; at Arizona State (34), Purdue (32, 27); at Ohio State 32 (42); Northwestern 38

Career Game Highs
Field Goals Made 2 (4x) MR vs. Purdue, Sept. 21, 2013
Field Goals Attempted 3 at Purdue, Oct. 13, 2012
Long Field Goal 46 vs. Illinois, Oct. 6, 2012
Extra Points Made 8 vs. South Dakota, Sept. 24, 2011
Extra Points Attempted 8 vs. South Dakota, Sept. 24, 2011
Kickoffs 10 vs. Nebraska, Dec. 1, 2012
Kickoff Yards 650 vs. Nebraska, Dec. 1, 2012
Kickoff Average (Min. 3 KO) 65 (2x) MRvs.Nebraska, Dec. 1, 2012
Touchbacks 9 vs. Nebraska, Dec. 1, 2012
2013 Season Game Highs
Field Goals Made 2 vs. Purdue, Sept. 21
Field Goals Attempted 2 (3x) MR at Ohio State, Sept. 28
Long Field Goal 42 at Ohio State, Sept. 28
Extra Points Made 6 vs. UMass, Aug. 31
Extra Points Attempted 6 vs. UMass, Aug. 31
Kickoffs 8 vs. UMass, Aug. 31
Kickoff Yards 519 vs. UMass, Aug. 31
Kickoff Average (Min. 3 KO) 64.9 vs. UMass, Aug. 31
Touchbacks 2 (3x) MR at Arizona State, Sept. 14

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