|| Mike Biselli
At Stanford: Now in his fifth season on The Farm, Biselli comes into the 2001 season as a former First-Team All-Pac-10 placekicker and among the school's all-time best in several scoring categories ... He is also in the hunt to be team's starting punter ... He begins the season seventh all-time at Stanford in PATs (75), tied for ninth in field goals (21) and just 39 points shy of moving into the school's all-time top-10 scoring list (he scored 141 points entering the '01 campaign) ... He has made 21-of-29 field goals and 75-of-81 PATs as Stanford's starting placekicker the past two seasons ... Was named First-Team All-Pac-10 in 1999 ... Started five games at punter a year ago.
Coaches' Comments: "Mike has a tremendous amount of talent, and has a terminator type work ethic. Our hope is that Mike can get back to concentrating on placekicking only. He came to Stanford as a place-kicker, but has been forced to do some punting the past two seasons. This year, Mike needs to focus on his field goals and PATs. We're really looking for great things from Mike in his senior year."
- special teams coach Phil Zacharias.
The 2000 Season:The Cardinal's starting placekicker for the second straight season ... One of three players to hold down the punting duties, Biselli started more games at punter - five - than any other player ... As a placekicker, he made 7-of-12 field goal attempts and 26-of-29 PATs ... He was 6-of-8 inside the 40 ... Had a season-best 42-yarder vs. Washington ... As a punter, he led the team in punts with 36, yards punting with 1,340 and average at 37.2 ... He also had a team-best eight punts inside the 20 ... Against USC, he had six punts for 259 yards (43.2 average), a long of 53 yards and four punts inside the 20 ... Had a season-best 55-yard punt at Notre Dame.
The 1999 Season: In his first season as Stanford's starting kicker, Mike Biselli turned in one of the finest seasons ever on The Farm ... He was named First-Team All-Pac-10 after hitting 14-of-17 field goals and 49-of-52 PATs ... He was second in the Pac-10 in both scoring (8.27 ppg) and field goals (1.27) and among the national leaders in both categories (22nd in scoring, 28th in field goals) ... He set a new school record with 49 PATs in a season, while the 14 field goals tied for the seventh best mark in school history ... Scored 91 points, which was the fifth highest total in Stanford single season history and second best by a kicker ... Went 2-of-3 from 40-49 yards ... Had career-best four field goals vs. Notre Dame, including the game-winning 22-yarder as time expired ... Booted three field goals vs. San Jose State ... Kicked a career-best 52-yarder, which is tied for the 10th longest in school history, against Washington State at Stanford Stadium.
The 1998 Season: Backup placekicker ... Received his first game experience as Stanford's kickoff specialist during the early part of the season.
The 1997 Season: Redshirted the campaign as a backup kicker.
In High School: The top placekicker in the state of Nevada in 1996 and a high school All-American by PrepStar ... Mike made 9-of-11 field goals in '96 to go along with a 40-yard punting average and 15-of-15 on PATs ... He was most impressive on kickoffs, where his average kick went five yards into the end zone ... He was named First-Team All-State, First-Team All-Region, First-Team All-Metro and First-Team All-Division as a senior ... He was the first player in his school's history to play on the varsity football team for four years ... In his career, he was 28-of-29 on field goals inside the 50-yard line ... His only misses in 1996 came on field goal attempts from 57- and 52-yards out ... Made 8-of-10 field goals as a junior and was named First-Team All-State, All-League and All-Division ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal Information: Communication major ... Plans to work on a master's degree in Sociology.
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