LSU has landed a top-notch kicker in Cole Tracy from Division-II Assumption College. He won the Fred Mitchell award, which is given out to the best kicker at the FCS, DII, DIII and NJCAA levels.
LSU was not a great kicking team at all in 2017 as evidenced by them only knocking in 15 of their 24 attempts. Between their two place kickers in Connor Culp and Jack Gonsoulin, coach Orgeron was not impressed and it looks like they will be tested in spring and summer before the 2018 season as Tracy is a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play immediately for the one season he’ll be there.
Tracy has made 68 of hiss 84 career attempts. He made all 67 of his extra point kicks last season while going 27-of-29. He missed a 52-yarder and a 45-yarder, but had a long kick of 53 yards. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder’s 27 field goals were tied for the second-most ever by a Division II kicker in a season and his 11.4 points per game set the Division II record for a kicker (stats via NOLA.com).
[h/t Saturday Down South]