Nov. 21, 2011
Rice sophomore kicker Chris Boswell has been honored by Conference USA as its Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Owls 19-7 win over Tulane on Senior Day last Saturday at Rice Stadium.
Boswell, who was a semifinalist for the 2011 Lou Groza Award, booted a pair of long distance field goals, including a career-best, 54-yarder into the wind and averaged 69.8 yards on his five kickoffs against the Green Wave. The pair of three pointers ran his season total to 16, one shy of the school season record of 17 set by James Hamrick in 1985.
His 54-yard effort matched the third longest kick in school history and was the longest by an Owl since Hamrick set the school record with a 57-yarder at Texas Tech in 1985. Hamrick and Boswell are the only Owls to kick three field goals of 50 yards or more in a season, and share the school record with five career field goals from that range.
Boswell is one of four kickers in the nation to have connected on three field goals of 50 yards or more this year.