We made the kickers play their way into the bracket, and Dan Eichloff knocked out Bucky Scribner by a 10-1 count. For a reward, Eichloff gets to face off against Nick Reid.
Reid was a linebacker at Kansas from 2002-05, a stalwart on the defense under Mark Mangino. Reid played in 48 games in his Kansas career, amassing 416 tackles, 3 INTs, 6 forced fumbles, and 14 sacks. Reid is the second leading tackler in Kansas history. He was named first team All-Big 12 after his senior season in 2005. Reid helped lead the Jayhawks to two bowl games, the 2003 Tangerine Bowl and the 2005 Fort Worth Bowl.
Sometimes, I don’t care that he missed Vince Young on that 4th-and-18 (4:08 mark). Other times, I really, really do.
Eichloff, as we already know, finished his college career at KU as the career FG leader, a spot he still maintains today. On top of that, he averaged 41.7 yards per punt on 217 career punts. He was named first team All-Big 8 his first three years, but struggled during his senior campaign, hitting only 13 of 22 attempts for a 59.1% conversion rate. He would finish his career 62 of 87, good for 71.3%.
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