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Press Release


Dec. 4, 2012

Adolf named Fred Mitchel Award finalist

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Senior Todd Adolf has earned a spot as one of 10 finalists for the 2012 Fred Mitchell Award, honoring the nation’s top non-FBS place kicker that excels on the football field and in the community.

Adolf is the only player from a MIAA team to be nominated and one of five players from NCAA Division II. He was the second leading scorer for Northwest Missouri State in 2012 with 109 points. He was 13-of-16 on field goal attempts and a perfect 70-of-70 on extra point attempts. The Omaha, Neb., native kicked a career long 48-yarder in a win over Fort Hays State.

For his career, Adolf finished making 268-of-272 extra points as his 371 points rank him sixth on the Northwest all-time scoring list. He was also 73 percent on field goal attempts in four seasons connecting on 33-of-45. Adolf has participated each of the last four years in the Bearcats annual ‘Spring Cleanup.’

The Bearcats finished the season 10-3, falling in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs. It was the ninth straight trip to the NCAA playoffs for the Bearcats, the longest current streak in NCAA Division II football.

The Fred Mitchell Award, which is provided to the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community. The place-kicker chosen for this Award will be announced on December 11, and he will be honored on February 18, 2013 at the National Football Foundation Chicago Chapter Awards Ceremony. Details about the Award and the Blue-Ribbon Selection Committee are provided at

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

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