Thomas Kinney
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    Thomas Kinney

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    McHenry, Ill.

    High School:
    Johnsburg

    Last College:
    Winona State

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 175

    Position:
    K

    Experience:
    5th


    09/06/2014

    No. 25 Salukis stun No. 14 Eastern Illinois with a big second half, 38-21

    SIU outscored EIU 24-0 in the second half to overcome a 21-14 halftime deficit

    07/30/2014

    Kinney named to Fred Mitchell Award Watch List

    Award honors outstanding kicking and community service

    07/29/2014

    Salukis picked fifth in preseason MVFC poll

    Pruitt and Kinney earn preseason All-Conference laurels

    07/07/2014

    Kinney named to CFPA Placekicker Award Watch List

    Kinney was named preseason first-team All-America placekicker last week

    07/01/2014

    Kinney, Pruitt earn preseason All-America honors

    Kinney and Pruitt named to TSN first team; Pruitt also named to BSN first team

    2013 (Redshirt Junior)
    2013 Game-by-Game
    All-MVFC second team...Selected to MVFC All-Newcomer team...Starting place kicker in all 12 games...Ranked second in the conference in field goals made (18) and field goals attempted (24)...His 18 made field goals tied for the second-highest single-season total in school history...His 52-yard field goal against WIU tied for the second-longest in the FCS this season...His 94 points were second in the conference among kickers...Named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week and CFPA National Performer of the Week for his performance against Western Illinois...CFPA Honorable Mention the following week for his performance against Missouri State...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.

    2012 (Junior):Redshirted...Named to MVFC Academic Honor Roll

    Prior to SIU:Kicked for two years at Winona State where he hit 19 of 30 field goal attempts...As a sophomore in 2011, converted 9-of-12 field goal attempts and was 7-for-9 on attempts of 30 yards or longer...Hit a career-long 45-yarder against Concordia-St. Paul, two yards shy of the school record.

    High School: Four-time special teams player of the year...All-Conference, allarea as senior...Made IHSA playoff-record 52-yard FG

    Personal: Thomas Kinney VI...Born on Nov. 16, 1991 in Flint, Mich....Son of Tracy and Tom Kinney...Has one brother, Lucas, and one sister, Holly...Growing up, lived in Michigan, Oklahoma, Maryland and Illinois...Majoring in exercise science.

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