Kapaun Mt. Carmel
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5-10 / 183
2012 All-Big 12 Candidate
A reliable place kicker who is beginning his second season handling placements and kickoffs on a full-time basis... Earned Preseason Third Team All-Big 12 honors from Phil Steele... Enters his senior campaign with 18 career field goals, which ranks 10th in school history.
2011: Earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades from the Associated Press... Had 17 field goals in 2011 to tie for fifth in school history... Also seventh in single-season extra points with 48... Was 6-for-7 inside 30 yards, while he was true on 4-of-8 from 40-plus yards... Made three field goals against Kent State, Baylor and Iowa State, which is eighth in school history... Hit a 31-yard game-winning field goal against No. 15 Baylor, which propelled him to Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors... Also earned the award after making a pair of game-tying field goals against Texas A&M and hitting field goals from 19, 37 and 47 against Iowa State... Connected on a 54-yarder against Oklahoma, the eighth-longest in school history and tied for the longest in the Big 12 during 2011... Was a perfect 8-for-8 on PAT attempts at Kansas, which tied for fourth in school history... Kicked off 76 times for a 62.2-yard average and 14 touchbacks.
2010: Began the year as K-State's regular kicker, hitting a 35-yard field goal and booting four touchbacks against UCLA, earning Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors... His four touchbacks were the most by a Wildcat since 2008... Took a fake field goal in for a touchdown against Missouri State... Booted 15 touchbacks in 13 games played.
2009: Redshirted... A former soccer player at Missouri State who transfered to K-State prior to the 2009 season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner for Kapun Mt. Carmel, who was true on 20-of-23 career field goals, including a long of 50 yards... Connected on 145-of-147 PATs in his career... Was 10-of-12 in 2008... Named all-city four times, all-state three times and all-metro twice... Selected to the 2008 Kansas Shrine Bowl... Also lettered four years in soccer, leading his team to a state runner-up finish on two occasions... Was a three-time first team all-state, all-city and all-metro player, and the 2008 Kansas State Soccer Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Anthony Mark Cantele was born January 15, 1990, in Atlanta, Ga... Son of John and Sue Cantele... Has one younger brother, Jack, who is also a kicker for the Wildcats... Majoring in kinesiology.