ASU Football: Gonzalez’s Steady Kicking Earns Pac-12 Honor


Oct 12, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils kicker Zane Gonzalez (5) kicks a field goal during the second quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY SportsThe Pac-12 Conference has announced that Arizona State placekicker Zane Gonzalez is its Special Teams Player of the Week. The freshman went 4-for-4 on field goal attempts in ASU’s 53-24 victory against the Washington Huskies on Saturday. Gonzalez accounted for 17 points in the game, and has made 11-straight FGs. He is now 15-of-18 on the season.

Originally from Deer Park, Texas, outside Houston, Gonzalez is tops in the Pac-12 and second in the nation in field goals per games (2.1). In addition, he is third in the conference and fifth in the nation in points per game (11.4).

As a senior at Deer Park High School, Gonzalez was perfect on his kicks, including 10-for-10 on field goals and 100-percent on extra points. His longest FG was 44 yards and 44 of his 62 kickoffs went for touchbacks.

As a junior, Gonzalez made 16 of 18 field goal attempts. His longest FG was 48 yards and 36 of his 50 kickoffs went for touchbacks.

Gonzalez received second-team all-Greater Houston recognition as a senior, and was also chosen as a first-team all-district and honorable mention All-American by The Texas Sportswriter’s Association named him as a third-team all-state selection for the year.

Gonzalez is the second ASU player to be named Pac-12 Player of the Week this season. Senior safety Alden Darby was chosen as the conference Defensive Player of the Week following ASU’s 62-41 win over USC.