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Adam Crossett
Adam Crossett

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Liberty, Mo.

High School:
Liberty

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
Placekicker/Punter

Experience:
3L


  • 2007 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America 1st Team
  • 2007 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1st Team
  • 2007 Academic All-Big 12 1st Team
  • 2006 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1st Team
  • 2006 Academic All-Big 12 1st Team
  • 2005 Academic All-Big 12 1st Team
  • 2005 Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 17)
  • 2005 Team Special Forces Player of the Year

2007 SEASON
Averaged 32.3 yards on six punts in the season-opener against Illinois, with one that went for zero yards because of a bad snap that held the average down considerably ... Longest punt of the day was a 49-yarder in the fourth quarter ... Put two of his punts inside the 20-yard line ... Averaged 36.0 on five punts against Ole Miss, placing two kicks inside the 20-yard line ... Had just two punts against Nebraska, but averaged 46.0 yards per boot, landing both inside the 20, including a 48-yarder that rolled dead at the Nebraska six-yard line ... Averaged 40.5 yards per attempt on four punts against Oklahoma ... Punted twice against the Sooners for an average of 56.5 yards, his best average of the year ... Had a season-long 63-yard boot against Texas Tech ... Averaged 40.7 yards on three punts against Iowa State ... Put two of his four punts against Colorado inside the 20 and averaged 35.0 yards per punt against CU ... Punted three times for 90 yards against Texas A&M ... Averaged 36.8 yards on four punt against Kansas State ... Had an average of 37.0 on four punts against Kansas and put two of his four kicks inside the 20-yard line ... Punted six times (the most all season) against Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship, averaging 44.5 yards per kick ... Has a career punting average of 40.3, which ranks fifth in MU history ... Earned Academic All-America honors in addition to being selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Team ... Held the starting PK job in 2005 and set a then-MU single-season kick scoring record with 81 pts. (14-of-20 FGs and 39-42 PATs) ... For career, is 15-of-24 in FGs (.625) and 41-44 in PATs (.932).

2006 SEASON
Was MU's top punter and kickoff man, a year after handling both of those duties, as well as placekicks ... Averaged 39.4 yards per punt, which was ninth-best in the Big 12, and 65th-best in the NCAA for the season ... Attempted 47 punts on the year in 13 games, which was a full 10 fewer than his 12-game totals from the 2005 season ... An outstanding student who was named First-Team Academic All-District by ESPN The Magazine, as well as earning First-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors for the Second-consecutive year ... Closed the season with an impressive game on kickoffs, as he boomed the ball for four touchbacks on his six kickoff tries in the Sun Bowl ... Averaged 48.0 yards on 10 punts over four games from 9/30-10/21 ... Boomed a 79-yard punt against Texas A&M, a career-long for him and just three yards short of the school record (averaged a career-best 55.7 yards on three punts on the day) ... Had an outstanding performance at Texas Tech, where he averaged 47.5 yards on 4 punts ... Had a boot of 48 yards against New Mexico and averaged 37.5 yards on four punts ... Served as backup placekicker and attempted 1 FG on the year, which was wide left from 56 yards just before the half against Ole Miss ... Recorded 2 tackles on special teams.

2005 SEASON
Was MU's special teams Mr. Everything, as he handled all of MU's placekicking, punting and kickoffs for most of the season ... After an outstanding regular season, was named the team's special forces player of the year, to go along with his First-Team Academic All-Big 12 honors received ... For the year, connected on 14-of-20 field goals (70.0%), including five kicks of 40 yards or more ... Averaged a respectable 42.7 yards per punt, on 57 attempts, with a long of 61 yards, and 13 kicks overall that went 50 yards or more ... Also placed 17 punts inside the opponents' 20-yardline ... Made 39-of-42 extra points on the year (92.9%), and proved to be a weapon on kickoffs, as he sent 25-of-72 kickoffs for touchbacks ... His 81 points on the season broke the MU single-season record for kickers (76 by Scott Knickman in 1997), and ranks seventh alltime among all players ... Closed the year in strong fashion, playing a big role in Mizzou's Independence Bowl win over South Carolina, as he nailed a career-long (and MU bowl record) 50-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter to give MU its first lead of the game, at 31-28 ... Also averaged an Independence Bowl-record, and MU bowl game record 45.8 yards per punt on five attempts, with a long of 53 yards ... Played the role of hero against Iowa State for the 2nd consecutive year, as he drilled a 26-yard field goal in OT to give MU a 27-24 win, marking the second straight season he beat ISU with an OT field goal ... Also averaged 47.0 yards on three punts against the Cyclones, was a perfect 3-of-3 on extra points, and had four touchbacks on five kickoffs ... His near-perfect day earned him designation as the Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week following the game ... Nailed a then-career-long 49-yard FG in game No. 10 against Baylor to put the Tigers up, 24-0 ... Ranked sixth in the Big 12 with his average of 1.17 FGs per game, as he made a FG in every game in which he tried one (9-of-12 games overall) ... Had his best punting day against Nebraska, averaging 48.5 yards on 4 punts, including a long of 61 yards ... Was given a scholarship after the 2004 season for his efforts.

2004 SEASON
Began the season as MU's primary kickoff man, but by the time the year ended, he was handling all three duties - kickoffs, placekicks and punts ... Took over the punting job for the final three games of the season, and averaged 39.4 yards per kick on 23 tries ... Boomed a 58-yarder and a 55-yarder against Kansas State in his first game as a punter, when he averaged a solid 44.3 yards on six punts ... Also had a 56-yarder in the season finale against Iowa State, and three of his eight punts on that game pinned ISU inside their own 20 yardline, helping MU in the battle of field position ... His biggest contribution in that game, however, was a 25-yard field goal (his first career make) in overtime that proved to be the winning points in MU's thrilling 17-14 win that spoiled ISU's North Division title hopes ... Also was perfect on two extra point tries in the game ... Took over permanent placekicking duties in game No. 10 against Kansas, but his only chance on the day was a missed field goal from 46 yards out that had the distance but sailed wide right ... Ended the season 1-of-3 on field goal attempts, as he first tried a 44-yarder at Nebraska that was no good ... Showed his athleticism against Kansas, when he made a hit on a punt return by KU's Charles Gordon that caused a fumble that was recovered by MU's Martin Rucker ... Had 12 touchbacks in his 52 kickoffs ... Was named First-Team Academic All-Big 12, as well ... Walk-on placekicker who made a good showing during the spring period ... Entered the fall listed at No. 2 on the depth chart, after making 3-of-4 extra point tries and 2-of-3 field goal attempts in the 2004 spring scrimmage.

2003 SEASON
Joined the team as a walk-on.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played football and tennis at Liberty High School ... Despite not playing organized football until his junior year, quickly became a standout kicker, as he earned all-conference honors both years ... Booted a school-record 45-yard field goal and was named his team's special teams most valuable player as a senior ... Was a Kansas City Star all-metro tennis player in 2003, and placed seventh at the 2003 state championships ... Was his school's valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 grade point average ... High school coach - Pat Hansen.

PERSONAL
Son of John & Gretchen Crossett ... Sister, Carrie, was a former soccer player at MU, and was married to assistant coach David Yost in June of 2005 ... Became an uncle when Carrie had a baby girl in December of 2006 ... His brother, Andy, was a golfer at Truman State University, and is now studying law at Mizzou ... Majoring in marketing at Mizzou.

CROSSETT CAREER STATISTICS
Punting Field Goals PATs
GP-GS Punts-Yds. Avg. Long TB FC 50+ I20 FGM-FGA Pct. Long XPM-XPA Pct.
2004 3-3 23-907 39.4 58 2 2 3 5 1-3 .333 25 2-2 1.000
2005 10-10 57-2,432 42.7 61 2 5 13 17 14-20 .700 50 39-42 .929
2006 13-13 47-1,852 39.4 79 6 7 4 14 0-1 .000 0 0-0 .000
2007 13-13 46-1,788 38.9 63 6 15 6 17 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000
Totals 39-39 173-6,979 40.3 79 16 29 26 53 15-24 .625 50 41-43 .953
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