Ranking the Pac-12 Kickers for 2020

Blake Mazza is the Pac-12's top kicker this Fall.


Photo: Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review


1. Blake Mazza - WSU


Mazza staked his claim as one of the best kickers in college football when he made 20 of his 21 field goal attempts in 2019 and was named 1 of the 3 finalists for the Lou Groza Award (given to the best kicker in CFB). Mazza was a 1st Team All-Pac-12 selection last season and should contend for All-America honors this fall.



2. Peyton Henry - Washington


Henry came to Washington as a walk-on but quickly managed to win the place kicking job. As a sophomore in 2019, Henry was a 2nd Team All-Pac12 selection while making 19 of his 21 field goal attempts.


3. Jet Toner - Stanford


Toner has had a great career for the Cardinal and was a 2nd Team All-Pac-12 selection in 2018. 2019 didn't turn out as planned for the Stanford kicker as he played in 7 games before suffering a season ending injury. Assuming Toner is back healthy in 2020, he should be one of the Pac-12's best and could end up at the top of this list by the end of the season.





4. Chase McGrath - USC


McGrath was a 2019 All Pac-12 honorable mention selection after connecting on 14 of his 17 field goals. The Trojan kicker has shown that he has NFL power and made 4 of his 6 kicks from 40 yards or longer, including a 52 yarder against BYU.


5. Cristian Zendejas - ASU


Zendejas was the Sun Devils' Sun Bowl MVP after he hit 4 field goals in the win over Florida State and his 23 made field goals led the Pac-12 in 2019.





6. James Stefanou - Colorado


The most unique aspect about Stefanou might be that he was born in 1987 and is currently 33 years old. Moving on from that shocking fact, Stefanou has been a quality kicker for the Buffs over the years. Stefanou has made 34 of his 47 attempts with a career long of 53 yards.


7. Jadon Redding - Utah


Redding walked on to Utah in 2019 and quickly became a major contributor for the Utes during their 11 win campaign. Redding made 10 of his 13 attempts with a season long of 42 yards.


8. Lucas Havrisik - Arizona


Havrisik has the most powerful leg in the Pac-12 but has had issues with accuracy over the years. He has made just 19 of his 32 career attempts but Arizona has asked him to attempt kicks from distances usually reserved for NFL players.





9. Everett Hayes - Oregon State


Hayes is mostly an unknown at this point but performed well enough as a freshman while making all 25 of his extra points and 2 of his 3 field goal attempts. Against WSU, Hayes showed off his power while nailing a 47 yard field goal.


10. Camden Lewis - Oregon


Lewis was another freshman kicker in the Pac-12 last season and had his share of struggles but also had some great moments. Against WSU, Lewis hit 3 field goals including a game winner as time expired. Overall, Lewis was 9/14 on the season and made just 4 of his 8 attempts from 20-29 yards out.


11. Dario Longhetto - Cal


Longhetto has experience punting for the Cal Bears and is currently projected to be Cal's kicker this season. Longhetto has never attempted a college kick.


12. Nicholas Barr-Mira or Luke Akers - UCLA


Barr-Mira was 247's 9th ranked kicker for 2019. Akers is the son of NFL legend David Akers and was the 3rd ranked kicker on the 247 composite.

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