DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College's Tom Foos has been honored as one of 42 place-kickers from around the nation to be given with the Fred Mitchell Award for the month of October, marking the second-straight month that Foos has received the accolade.
The honor recognized kickers for excellence on and off the field and selected 10 kickers from the NCAA Division III level for the month of October. Foos helped Defiance to a 4-0 record in the month, while finishing second on the team in scoring with his 25 points. The senior connected on three field goal tries and was 16-of-20 in point-after attempts.
For the season, Foos has garnered a trio of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player-of-the-Week awards and has booted six field goals and 21 point-after attempts for 39 points. The Helena, Ohio, native is averaging 57.2 yards per kickoff, while also posting 38.5 yards per punt with 13 landing inside the 20-yard line.
Foos and the Jackets (5-3, 5-1 HCAC) will continue the 2010 campaign on November 6 with a 1:30 pm start at Manchester (2-6, 1-5 HCAC).