2004 Draft . . . Drafted third round by San Diego.
Hawk-Items - - One of five seniors selected to team Leadership Council for 2003 season . . . Iowa’s career scoring leader with 373 points . . . shares Big Ten Conference record with 367 career kick scoring points and is Iowa’s career leader in PATs (166) . . . career numbers include 67-83 field goals and 166-169 PATs, and he scored one rushing touchdown from field goal formation . . . set school single-game record with 16 kicking points (four PATs, four FGs) in win at Iowa State and tied that record in win over Minnesota (four PATs, four FGs) . . . tied school record for field goals in a game (four) against Minnesota and Iowa State, a feat he also accomplished vs. Penn State in 2000 and Texas Tech in 2001 . . . career totals include making 5-6 field goal attempts from 50 yards and beyond . . . made 7-9 field goals while participating in three bowl games in his career . . . 2002 season total of 120 points is Iowa single season scoring record and is a Big Ten Conference record for kicking points in a season . . . established Iowa record by making 22 consecutive field goal attempts over Alamo Bowl game of 2001 and first nine games of 2002 season . . . set Iowa record with 60 consecutive PATs, with streak ending on blocked PAT at Penn State in 2002 . . . set school records in 2002 for made PATs (57) and PAT attempts (58) in a season . . . tied Iowa bowl record with 13 kicking points vs. Texas Tech in 2001 Alamo Bowl and vs. Florida in 2004 Outback Bowl . . . set Iowa bowl records for field goals (four) and field goal attempts (five) vs. Texas Tech.
2003 Honors - - Pre-season first team all-America by The Sporting News . . . pre-season all-America by Playboy magazine . . . pre-season first team all-American by Athlon Sports . . . One of three finalists for Lou Groza Collegiate Place-kicker Award . . . first team all-America by American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and SI.com . . . first team all-Big Ten . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . District VII first team academic all-American . . . Permanent Team Captain, special teams . . . Special Teams co-Player of the Year . . . Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” Award . . . Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in 40-21 win at Iowa State . . . co-Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in 40-22 win over Minnesota . . . selected to compete in Senior Bowl . . . Pre-season first team all-America by The Sporting News . . . 2003 - - listed as first team placekicker following spring practice . . .converted multiple field goals in six of 13 games, making three or more in four games . . . ranked first in the Big Ten in FG percentage (.952) for a season, third in field goals per game (1.5), fourth in kick scoring per game (7.7) and fourth in total scoring per game (8.2) and PAT percentage (.976) . . . ranked 15th nationally in field goals per game . . . season totals include 20-21 field goals and 38-39 PATs . . . converted all three PAT attempts in opening win over Miami and had no field goal attempts . . . three of four kick-offs were touchbacks, while single Miami return covered just nine yards . . . made all five PAT attempts in win over Buffalo, but had no field goal attempts . . . set Iowa single-game record with 16 kicking points in win at Iowa State, including 4-4 PATs and field goals of 42, 23, 19 and 20 yards . . . made all three PAT attempts in win over Arizona State and had no field goal attempts . . . made only field goal attempt (23 yards) and only PAT attempt at Michigan State . . . made all three PAT attempts and all three field goal attempts (34, 25 and 32 yards) in win over Michigan . . . connected on only field goal attempt (36 yards) and only PAT at Ohio State . . . scored first career touchdown at Ohio State on five-yard run from field goal position . . . made two of three PAT attempts in win over Penn State, with only miss being blocked . . . blocked PAT by PSU ended string of 56 consecutive PATs . . . made all five PAT attempts in win over Illinois, while also converting field goals of 23 and 24 yards . . . converted both PAT attempts at Purdue, but missed only field goal attempt, his only missed field goal of the season . . . tied his own school records with 16 kicking points and four field goals in win over Minnesota . . . matched career-best with 55-yard field goal in second quarter . . . also converted from 27, 33 and 28 yards and was perfect on four PATs . . . scored nine points in win at Wisconsin, including three PATs and field goals of 50 and 28 yards, providing winning margin in 27-21 victory . . . scored 13 kicking points in 37-17 Outback Bowl win over Florida . . . connected on field goals of 47, 32 and 32 yards and made all four PAT attempts. . . 2002 Honors - - winner of Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award . . . first team all-America by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) . . . first team all-America by The Sporting News . . . first team all-America by CNNSI.com . . . first team all-America by ESPN.com . . . second team all-America by the Associated Press . . . first team all-Big Ten . . . Verizon Second team Academic all-American . . . Verizon District VII first team Academic all-American . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . permanent team captain, special teams . . . special teams co-Player of the Year . . . Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Penn State . . . 2002 - - career totals include 47-62 field goals and 126-128 PATs . . . made 21-24 field goals and 57-58 PATs while handling all field goal and PAT duties . . . only missed PAT and one of three missed field goals were blocked . . . 13 points vs. Akron on two field goals and seven PATs, with field goals covering 23 and 20 yards . . . 11 points on three field goals and two PATs in win at Miami, with field goals covering 37, 27 and 49 yards . . . 49-yard field at Miami ties for career longest . . . made all four PAT attempts and a 40-yard field goal vs. Iowa State . . . scored 12 points in win over Utah State, with 6-6 PATs and field goals of 35 and 51 yards . . . scored 10 points in win at Penn State, with 4-5 PATs (one was blocked) and field goals of 47 and 55 yards . . . 55-yard field goal at Penn State ranks as career best and matches third longest ever at Iowa . . . made all four PATs and a 51-yard field goal in win over Purdue . . . connected on three field goals and 5-5 PATs in win over Michigan State, with field goals covering 36, 43 and 28 yards . . . scored as many as 14 kicking points in a game for the third time in his career . . . scored six points in win at Indiana, including 3-3 PATs and a 43-yard field goal on his only three-point attempt . . . scored 10 points in win at Michigan, connecting on 4-4 PATs and field goals of 19 and 27 yards . . . scored eight points in win over Wisconsin, connecting on field goals of 32 and 30 yards and both PAT attempts . . . first field goal miss of the season came on a 27-yard attempt in the second half . . . made all eight PAT attempts in win over Northwestern and for the first time in 2002 did not have any field goal attempts . . . made all six PAT attempts and one of two field goals in win at Minnesota, connecting from 21 yards in the fourth quarter . . . made both PAT attempts and a 35-yard field goal vs. Southern Cal in the Orange Bowl, while a 28-yard attempt was blocked . . . 2001 Honors - - academic all-Big Ten . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . selected as Iowa’s special teams Player of the Year . . . named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Kent State . . . named to all-Bowl team by Sports Illustrated magazine following the Alamo Bowl . . . 2001 - - team scoring leader with 85 points, making 49-50 PATs and 12-16 field goal attempts . . . game captain vs. Miami, OH . . . 41-yard average on six punts, with a best of 47 yards . . . handled all PATs and field goals throughout the season . . . career numbers include 26-38 field goals and 67-68 PATs . . . 15 kicking points vs. Kent State, hitting 6-6 PATs and field goals of 37, 31 and 30 yards . . . set Iowa record with 11 straight field goals over five games, with the record-breaker a 36-yard kick vs. Miami . . . missed PAT vs. Miami was the first of his career after making 30 straight . . . 47-yard field goal vs. Penn State and 3-3 PATs . . . 2-2 PATs at Purdue . . . first punt of career covered 33 yards at Michigan State . . . 4-4 PATs at Michigan State, with one missed FG . . . 6-6 PATs in win over Indiana and one punt for 42 yards . . . 2-2 PATs and field goals of 26 and 40 yards vs. Michigan, along with 45-yard average on two punts . . . 4-4 PATs at Wisconsin and 40.5-yard average on two punts . . . made 8-8 PATs at Northwestern and an 18-yard field goal . . . 6-6 PATs in win over Minnesota . . . 2-2 PATs at Iowa State, with a missed 55-yard FG attempt . . . scored 13 points in 19-16 win over Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl . . . connected on field goals of 36, 31, 46 and 47 yards, with the final kick coming with just 44 seconds left in the game . . . 2000 Honors - - named third team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News . . . 2000 - - Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Penn State, after kicking four field goals and two PATs in Iowa’s 26-23 overtime win . . . . . . connected on 14-22 field goals and was successful on all 20 PAT attempts . . . connected on final seven field goals attempts over final three games . . . made 8-11 kicks from outside 40 yards . . . was successful on first two attempts of his career vs. Western Michigan, hitting from 41 and 47 yards . . . connected on field goals of 40 and 39 yards at Nebraska . . . was good from 31 and 35 yards at Indiana . . . was good on 22-yard FG vs. Ohio State . . . made only PAT attempt vs. Wisconsin and no FG attempts . . . made all four field goal attempts vs. Penn State, including career-best 49-yarder . . . also connected from 48 and 46 yards in regulation and added a 26-yarder in overtime to provide final margin . . . made field goal attempts from 42 and 46 yards and added two PATs in win over Northwestern . . . made only field goal attempt, from 30 yards, at Minnesota, along with three PATs.
High school honors - - First team all-state as a senior and third team as a junior . . . earned first team all-conference honors as a junior and senior . . . served as team captain as a senior and was special teams MVP and winner of Leader of the Year award . . . Career - - in three seasons connected on 152-156 PATs (97.4%) and 20-32 field goals (62.5%) for 212 career points . . . longest field goal of prep career was 50 yards . . . 86 touchbacks on kickoffs in three seasons and had a career punting average of 40.9 yards, with a best of 65 yards . . . as a senior made 63-63 PATs and 10-19 field goals, with a best of 50 yards, scoring 93 points . . . punted 34 times for 45.3 average as a senior, including 13 punts over 50 yards and a best of 65 yards . . . as a junior made 52-54 PATs and 6-9 field goals, scoring 70 points . . . made 37-39 PATs as a sophomore and all four of his field goal attempts for 49 points . . . as a senior set state single-season records for kicking points (93), most PATs (63-63) and most touchbacks (53) . . . holds all kicking and punting records at West High and holds conference records for points by a kicker in a season, punting average in a game and season, consecutive PATs in a game and season, field goals in a game, season and career and touchbacks in a game, season and career . . . played for West High team that won back-to-back state titles his junior and senior seasons, posting a two-year record of 26-0 . . . along with three letters in football, lettered in basketball and soccer . . . was a starter on prep basketball team that won state title as a senior . . . was a key member of prep soccer team that won state title his senior season, kicking final point in shootout that earned win in state championship game.
Personal - - Born 3/26/82 . . . history/secondary education major . . . member of National Honor Society and Youth-Salute Program . . . academic all-conference . . . one of five players from Iowa City on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as DL Tyler Luebke . . . parents are Terry and Larry Kaeding . . . high school coach was Reese Morgan, who is now Iowa’s offensive line coach.
Kaeding's Career Stats