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

    11/15/2014

    Football vs. Northern Iowa

    Football vs. Northern Iowa Photo Gallery

    2014 (Senior)
    Served as the primary field goal kicker and kickoff man in all 12 gamesâ?¦Named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week after hitting a 50-yard field goal into the wind in a win at No. 14 Eastern Illinoisâ?¦One of three players in the MVFC who was perfect on extra points (41-for-41)â?¦One of two players in school history with two 50+-yard field goals in his careerâ?¦Connected on 10 of 19 field goal attemptsâ?¦Was 41-for-41 on extra pointsâ?¦Averaged 62.8 yards on 65 kickoffs and had 30 touchbacksâ?¦SIU had a nine-yard advantage on opponents after kickoffs; SIU started on the 32-yard line on average while Kinney and the kickoff coverage team held opponents to an average starting point of the 23-yard lineâ?¦Made two tacklesâ?¦Preseason first-team All-MVFC and All-America.... Earned a spot on the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.

    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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