CAREER HONORS 2014 -- First Team Academic All-Big 12 -- Lou Groza Award watch list
2013 -- Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (TCU) -- First Team Academic All-Big 12
A talented place kicker who has developed since arriving in Manhattan in 2011... Served as the full-time place kicker in 2013... Is two extra points and three field goals shy of entering the school’s top-10 lists in both categories... Voted a player representative for the 2015 season.
2014 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Saw action in seven games, serving as the primary place kicker in the first three contests... Made 5-of-9 field goals on the year, including a season-long 43-yarder against Stephen F. Austin... Made two field goals against the Lumberjacks and two at Iowa State, including a 41-yarder... Was also true on all six extra-point attempts against SFA... Made a 39-yard field goal against Kansas... Earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors.
2013 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): One of the top place kickers in the Big 12 who connected on 11-of-13 field goals... Finished fourth in the Big 12 with an 84.6 percentage, sixth in field goals (1.10 per game), seventh in overall scoring (7.3 points per game) and sixth in kick scoring despite missing the final three games of the season... Was 8-for-10 in league action to rank third in percentage... Ranks second among sophomores in school history with 73 points and fifth in school history in season percentage... Also finished just outside the school's single-season top-10 list in field goals and extra points (40)... Earned Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors after going 4-for-4 against TCU, which included the game-winning 41-yarder with three seconds remaining... It was the Wildcats' first game-winning field goal under one minute since 1980, while his four makes tied for second in school history... A First Team Academic All-Big 12 performer.
2012: Did not see any game action as a member of the squad.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years at Kapaun Mt. Carmel under head coach Dan Adelhart... An all-state selection by the Kansas Football Coaches Association, Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle as a senior... Helped the Crusaders win three-straight district championships... Booted over 50 touchbacks and made 15 field goals... Also lettered four years in golf, earning all-city accolades from 2009-11 and all-state honors in 2010 and 2011... Held the low city scoring average and the second lowest round in Kansas state high school golf history with a 5-under par 67 in 2010... Was a four-year member on the superior honor roll and graduated cum laude.
PERSONAL: Jack Gregory Cantele was born July 1, 1992, in St. Louis, Missouri... Son of John and Susan Cantele... Brother, Anthony, was a three-year kicker for the Wildcats from 2010-12... Majoring in civil engineering.