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Chris Earnest
18   Chris Earnest

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Second Baptist HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 209

Position:
Placekicker

Experience:
3L



Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner . . . should be considered as an early season candidate for the Lou Groza Award . . . has connected on 18-of-31 field goals during his career, and 35-of-39 PATs . . . has 88 career points . . . ranks eighth on the school's career field goals list with 18, and needs one more to move into seventh place . . . 2000 -- Connected on 12-of-17 field goals . . . completed the season ranked third in the WAC and 46th nationally in field goals . . . began the season hitting 10-of-10 field goals until suffering a missed field goal against Hawaii . . . had a career-best 47-yarder against Oklahoma State . . . was named the WAC's Special Team Player of the Week twice for his performances against Louisiana Tech and Rice . . . converted three field goals against Tech (37, 41, 38) and three against Rice (32-25-42) . . . was 4-of-7 from beyond 40 yards on the season . . . ranked ninth in the WAC in scoring with 60 points . . . was an honorable mention all-WAC selection . . . was an all-WAC Academic selection . . . 1999 -- Handled kickoff duties and shared responsibilities for field goal and point-after-attempts . . . connected on just three-of-nine field goals . . . had a career-long 39-yard field goal against San Jose State . . . was an all-WAC Academic selection . . . 1998 -- Was one of six true freshmen to play during the '98 campaign . . . connected on three-of-five field goals . . . had a season-long 38-yard field goal against Wyoming . . . Overall -- Had a good spring . . . has a strong leg . . . improved on developing consistency with his accuracy during spring drills . . . a solid performer on kickoffs.

High School: Was a two-year letterwinner at Second Baptist High School . . . was a two-year starter at tight end as well as handling the kicking dutied both seasons . . . also handled the punting chores as a senior . . . was a two-time Texas Association of Private and Prochial Schools 5A all-state placekicker and also earned all-state merits as a punter his senior season . . . hit 26 of 28 PATs and four of five field goals as a senior . . . connected on eight of nine field goals and 60 of 64 PATs in his two varsity seasons . . . had a career-long 46-yard field goal . . . his team reached the state finals in 1996 and state semifinals in 1997 . . . kicked for the North All-Stars in the 1997 Bayou Bowl . . . handled the punting duties as a senior and had a 43.0 yard average . . . earned all-district honors as a kicker and punter his senior season . . . began playing football as a sophomore . . . was a four-year starter in baseball and earned all-district merits in baseball three years . . . high school coach was Mike Hall.

Personal: Favorite movie is Tombstone . . . the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is his favorite NFL team . . . defensive tackle Warren Sapp of Tampa Bay is his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite TV show is "Seinfeld" . . . lists Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio as his favorite athlete . . . country singer George Strait is his favorite singer . . . his dream as a child was to play major league baseball . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . majoring in law and society . . . born August 25, 1979 in Houston, Texas.

Earnest's Career Statistics

Field Goals1-1920-2930-3940-4950+TotalLong
1998 (Fr)0-02-31-10-10-03-538
1999 (So)1-11-21-30-30-03-939
2000 (Jr)0-02-36-74-70-012-1747
Totals1-15-88-114-110-018-3147

ScoringFG-FGAPATsPoints
1998 (Fr)3-51-310
1999 (So)3-99-1018
2000 (Jr)12-1724-2660
Totals18-3135-3988