Cantele Captures Big 12 Player of the Week Honors

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Following his 4-for-4 effort on field goals in Kansas State’s 39-33 triple-overtime victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday, senior place kicker Jack Cantele has been named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.
 
The honor is the second in Cantele’s career following the 2013 TCU game, while it was the first honor for the Wildcats this season. Additionally, Cantele’s accolade was the Wildcats’ Big 12-leading 31st weekly conference honor since the beginning of 2011, which includes 16 honors on special teams.
 
Cantele made his field goals from distances of 33, 38, 20 and 44 yards against the Bulldogs on Saturday. The 44-yarder came in a “must-make” situation to send the game to a third overtime where the Wildcats eventually won. Cantele now has 23 career field goals made to rank 10th in school history as he is 7-of-7 on field goals this season and 23-of-29 in his career.
 
A product of Wichita, Kansas, Cantele’s four made field goals tied his career-high, originally set on Nov. 16, 2013, vs. TCU, and were the second-most in school history for a game. The 44-yard field goal he made in overtime tied his career long set on Nov. 2, 2013, against Iowa State.
 
Kansas State is idle this week before traveling to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to take on Oklahoma State on Saturday, October 3, at Boone Pickens Stadium. The game is scheduled for a 3 p.m., kickoff and will be shown nationally on FS1.