McDonald, Brown latest Tigers involved in championship game
Young Avenue Deli to host event
Tiger tandem set American Athletic Conference standards.
Game 9 - at USF - November 16, 2013 - Raymond James Stadium - Tampa, Fla.
Game 6 - vs SMU - October 19, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.
Career Summary: Is Memphis and C-USA all-time leading scorer with 369 points, and also holds the school record and C-USA record with 159 PATs and 70 field goals...Hit 70 of his 92 career FG attempts, and surpassed former Lou Groza Award winner Joe Allison who had 51 field goals made in his career...Ended his career ranked 13th all-time in NCAA history in scoring by kickers with 369 points, and tied for 14th all-time in NCAA history in field goals made with 70...Was 18-of-19 from 40-plus yards the last two years...Hit 88 consecutive PATs before missing his fourth try vs. USM in `04 (backed up due to penalty)...Drafted in the fourth round by New England Patriots...One of just two kickers selected in 2006 NFL Draft...Came to the Tigers in 2002 as a walk-on after signing a scholarship with Tiger Baseball...Made 9-of-14 FGs as a freshman, including a 50 yarder in the season-opener against Murray St....Kicked off 58 times during the season, and 12 kicks were touchbacks...Handled all of the FG and PAT duties in 2003...Had a then-career high three field goals against Ole Miss and was named C-USA Player of the Week...Finished the year ranked eighth nationally in FGs in 2004 with 24...Scored 17 points against Arkansas St. in 2004 with a 4-of-4 effort in FGs and a 5-of-5 mark in PATs, and was named C-USA Player of the Week...Was also named league Player of the Week after hitting three FGs and four PATs against Louisville...Took control of the East Carolina game and booted the game-winning 35-yard FG with six seconds remaining on the clock...Finished his junior season as the second-leading scorer with 108 points...Was ranked as high as second nationally in consecutive PATs. Kicked 88 consecutive PATs between 2002 and 2004 before missing an attempt in the 2004 Southern Miss game that was backed up from penalty...Holds the Memphis record for points scored in a career with 268 heading into the 2005 season...Also holds career records in PATs made with 124 and PATs attempted with 130...Needs just four more field goals made to garner the top spot currently held by Lou Groza Award winner Joe Allison who booted 51 FGs from 1990-93...As a sophomore, became just the second Tiger in history to score more than 100 points in a season with 101...Now that total is good for third and he is also second with 108 points in 2004 (RB DeAngelo Williams owns the top spot with his 138 points in 2004)...Has been named a C-USA Player of the Week three times in his career...
2005 Highlights: Ranked second in C-USA in points scored by a kicker with 101...Ranked second in the league in field goals made with 22, and tied for first with a perfect PAT percentage...Hit 136 of his last 137 PATs, including his last 48 consecutive attempts...Finished the season ranked fifth nationally in field goals made per game and 26th in scoring...Scored Memphis' only points against Ole Miss with field goals of 47 and 34 yards...Scored 10 points in the Chattanooga game off a 30-yard FG and seven PATs...Became Memphis' all-time leading field goal kicker with his 32-yard make against Tulsa...Handled all of Memphis' kick-offs and registered a touchback on 39 of his 68 kicks this year...Averaged a depth to the 3-yard line this season....Recovered his on-side kick vs. UH which gave Memphis the ball back and the Tigers scored on that drive...Kicked a then-career long 51-yard FG against East Carolina, and then bettered that with a school-record 53 yarder against Marshall...Also hit FGs of 49, 43 and 42 yds. against Marshall and was named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week...Hit field goals of 32, 25 and 50 yards in the Motor City Bowl...Totaled three FGs from 50 yards or more in 2005...Honors: Named to the 2002 C-USA All-Freshman Team...Named to The Sporting News' All-Freshman Team...Was the only player in C-USA to be named to the All-Freshman teams for football and baseball in the same year...Honored as C-USA Player of the Week once in 2003, twice in 2004 and once in 2005...Named to C-USA First-Team in 2004 and 2005...Picked as team's Special Teams Player of the Year in 2004, and co-winner with punter Michael Gibson in 2005...Was an honorable mention pick on CollegeFootballNews.com's All-America Team following the 2004 season...Was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award in 2004...Named to several All-America teams prior to the start of the 2005 season, including NationalChamps.Net (third-team), Athlon Sport's (third-team), Street & Smith's (honorable mention)...Entered 2005 on the Lou Groza Award and Draddy Trophy ("Academic Heisman") watch lists...Selected as C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year in 2005...Invited to the 2006 Senior Bowl and participated in the ESPN College All-Star Challenge.
2004: Named to the 2004 All-Conference USA first team as a kicker...Helped the Tigers to a 20-13 win over Ole Miss in the season opener by kicking two PATs and connecting on both of his field goal attempts...Kicked field goals of 39 and 45 yards in helping Memphis maintain its lead in the game...Made one of two field goal attempts in the victory over Chattanooga...Connected from 26 yards out but suffered his first miss of the season on a 39-yard attempt against the Mocs...Remained perfect on his PAT work booting seven on the night...Had another outstanding performance in the Tigers' win over Arkansas St., making four-of-four field goal attempts and all five PATs in the Tigers' 47-35 victory...His 17 points scored against Arkansas State rank as the second highest single-game total by a kicker in Memphis football history...Had field goals of 19, 41, 24 and 30 yards against ASU...Was named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week following the ASU meeting...Made two of three field goal attempts and four PATs in the UAB game...Hit on field goals of 47 and 19 yards against the Blazers, and his 47-yard effort was the third longest of his career...Booted two field goals of 47 and 30 yards in the win over Houston, and added five PATs...Made seven PATs in the Memphis victory over Tulane...Booted a 49-yard field goal against Cincinnati, which was his second-longest career field goal...Had an outstanding game against Louisville on national television when he connected on three-of-three field goal attempts and made four-of-four PATs...Totaled 13 points versus the Cardinals, which ranks in a tie for the sixth highest in school history....Was named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for the second time this season following the UL game...Connected on one-of-three field goal attempts against USM...Missed his only PAT in 89 tries as the last one of the USM game was backed up because of a penalty on an attempted two-point conversion...Took control of the East Carolina game and provided the Tigers with the winning margin by booting a 35-yard field goal with just six seconds left in the contest...Also connected on five-of-five PAT attempts in the ECU win...Helped ice the Tigers' eighth win of the season with three first-half field goals against USF...Connected on field goals of 47, 19 and 37 yards in USF game...Totaled five PATs in the GMAC Bowl, but did not have a field goal try versus Bowling Green...Booted his only kick off of the season in the fourth quarter Named Special Teams Player of the Year at the Tiger banquet...Was an honorable mention pick on CollegeFootballNews.com's All-American team following the 2004 season...Completed his junior season as the squad's second-leading scorer with 108 points...Was 20 of 24 on field goals and connected on 48 of 49 PATs...Was ranked as high as second nationally in consecutive PATs during the season...
2003: Was the Tigers' starting kicker for the second-consecutive season, and handled all of the field goal and PAT duties for the Tigers...Had two field goals in the season-opening win over Tennessee Tech...Booted field goals of 39 and 23 yards against the Golden Eagles...Had a career-high three field goals in the Tiger victory over Ole Miss and was named the Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week...Had field goals of 21, 42 and 17 yards against the Rebels...His 42-yard effort gave Memphis a fourth quarter lead and his 17-yard effort sealed the victory...Had two field goals against Southern Miss on kicks of 21 and 33 yards...Made two-of-three field goal attempts against Mississippi State... Kicked one field goal from 33 yards and connected on six-of-six PATs in the win over the Houston Cougars...Booted field goals of 30 and 23 yards in the win over East Carolina, giving him 11 points for the game...Tallied two field goals of 22 and 28 yards and made three PATs in the Memphis win over Louisville...Made one field goal in the regular-season finale against USF...Connected on 45-yard attempt against the Bulls...Tallied nine points in the New Orleans Bowl after kicking field goals of 21 and 42 yards and hitting three PATs...His 42-yard field goal with 2:26 remaining in the game locked the victory over North Texas...His 101 points scored in 2003 tied the Memphis record for the most points scored in a single season...His 28 field goal attempts in 2003 were a school record and his 19 field goals made were the second-highest total in school history...Came to the University of Memphis as a baseball signee, but earned a football scholarship in fall camp...Was the only player in Conference USA to be named to the All-Freshman Team in both football and baseball in 2002-03...Pitched for the Tigers in the spring of 2003...Compiled a regular season record of 4-4 with a 4.32 ERA in 61.2 innings pitched...Tied for second on the team in strikeouts with 45...
2002: Came to the Tigers as a walk-on kicker in fall camp and by the season opener, had earned a scholarship and was the team's starting kicker...Lettered while appearing in all 12 games of the 2002 season...Made nine-of-14 field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder in the season opener against Murray State...Also made 32-of-37 PATs in 2002...Opened his collegiate career making five-of-six PATs and his longest field goal of the season at 50 yards...Made five-of-five PATs in the win over Tulane and hit on a 48-yard field goal attempt...Had his only multiple field goal game in the season finale against TCU...Kicked off for the Tigers 58 times during the season and had 12 of his kickoffs declared as touchbacks...Had an average kickoff depth of the five yard line (5.10)...Was named to the 2002 Conference USA All-Freshman Team...Also named to The Sporting News All-Freshman Team...Prep: Lettered for four years in football and soccer and three years in baseball at Madison Central High...Earned all-state honors in all of the three sports...Complied an 8-2 record with a 1.40 ERA during his senior season...Had a batting average of .395 with three home runs and 25 RBI...Completed his high school baseball career with a 16-2 record and a 1.00 ERA...Led Madison Central to the 2002 Mississippi state championship...Holds the MCHS record for the longest field goal at 55 yards...
Personal: Stephen Carroll Gostkowski is the son of Larry and Cindy Gostkowski...Born January 28, 1984 in Baton Rouge, La...Majoring in exercise and sport science, and expects to graduate in May 2006...Also a member of the Tiger Baseball team.
GOSTKOWSKI'S CAREER STATISTICS Field Goal G/S FGA FGM LG PATs TP 2002 12/12 14 9 50 32-37 59 2003 13/13 29 19 45 44-44 101 2004 12/12 24 20 49 48-49 108