CAREER HONORS 2014 -- Honorable Mention All-America (Sports Illustrated) -- Freshman All-America (FWAA, USA Today, Phil Steele) -- Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches) -- Third Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele) -- Lou Groza Award Star of the Week (Texas) -- Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (Kansas) -- Second Team Academic All-Big 12
A talented place kicker who took over duties during the fourth game of the season and completed one of the best seasons by a kicker in school history... Will compete to be the primary place kicker again in 2015... Voted a player representative for the 2015 season.
2014 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Served as the primary place kicker over the final 10 games, connecting on 18-of-19 field goals – including all 11 from 30 yards or more – and 41-of-42 extra points en route to Freshman All-America and Honorable Mention All-America and All-Big 12 honors... Led the nation in field-goal percentage at 94.7 percent, while he was 20th nationally and fourth in the Big 12 in field goals per game (1.50)... Shattered the K-State freshman record for points with 94, nearly 40 more than the previous record held by Martin Gramatica (1994)... Season totals ranked second in school history for field goal percentage and tied for fifth in field goals made... Also tied for third in school history in single-season 50-yard field goals... Connected on a 53-yarder against Oklahoma State, the longest by a freshman in school history and the longest by a Wildcat since 2011... Also true on a 52-yard attempt against Kansas as he became the first freshman kicker in school history with two 50-yarders in a year... Made four field goals at West Virginia, which tied for the second most in school history, were the most in the Big 12 and tied for the sixth most nationally in 2014... Earned Lou Groza Star of the Week honors following the Texas game when he made all three field-goal attempts, tying for 10th in school history in single-game field goals made... Named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week following the Kansas game by making both field-goal attempts and all five extra-point attempts... Also made five or more extra points against UTEP (7), Oklahoma State (6) and Texas Tech (5)... A Second Team All-Big 12 honoree.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Brownwood under head coach Bob Shipley... Connected on 7-of-12 field goals as a senior, including a school-record 52-yarder... Selected to play on Team USA in the 2013 U19 International Bowl.
PERSONAL: Matthew McCrane was born September 8, 1994... Son of Steven and Lori McCrane... A business major.