Oct. 23, 2007
Senior placekicker Alan Kimball has been named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after an excellent performance in a 26-20, triple-overtime win at Penn last Saturday.
Kimball, who helped the No. 13 ranked Bulldogs improve to 6-0, split the uprights on two of his three field goal attempts and nailed both PATs against the Quakers. In the second OT, he had to wait for his holder to recover a bouncing snap before booting the ball over the rushing defenders and through the uprights from 21 yards out to send the game into a third OT.
Kimball, who has 28 career field goals and trails school record holder Mike Murawczyk (36) by eight, has connected on all 25 PATs this fall.
The Bulldog kicker is also a semifinalist for the 2007 Draddy Award as one of college football's top scholar-athletes. The award is handed to one football player each year by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame.
Yale travels to Columbia this Saturday for a 12:30 game at Wien Stadium.