9 Sam Marcotte
9 Sam Marcotte
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Year: Sr./Sr.
Hometown: Chardon, Ohio
High School: Chardon
Position: K/P

2011: Served as the team's starting placekicker for the third straight season and also added putning duties as a junior, playing in all 11 games... converted 32-of-35 point after attempts and was 10-of-16 on field goals for 64 total points... punted 44 times for a 36.89-yard average with a long of 52, the second longest punt in school history... also made three solo tackles on special teams and had a 12-yard run on a fake punt against Ashland on 11/12/11... made his first five field goal attempts of the season... had a season-long 44-yard field goal against Grand Valley State on 10/15/11 and was a perfect 6-of-6 on PAT's against Ashland... averaged 55.3 yards per kickoff with five touchbacks... pinned 13 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line and had three over 50 yards.

2010: Emerged as one of the top kickers in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as a sophomore, leading the team in scoring with 72 points... made 15-of-19 field goals on the season and converted 27-of-29 point-after attempts... was a perfect 8-of-8 in the win over Findlay, making good on all six PATs and booting the game-winning 22-yard field goal as a time expired... made a school single-game record three field goals at Grand Valley State on 10/16... connected on seven straight field goals during the season and was eight for his last nine attempts... blasted a career-long 47-yard field goal at Hillsdale on 9/25 and made six from over 30 yards overall... also averaged 56.2 yards per kickoff, including two touchbacks... twice averaged over 60 yards in a game... picked up three tackles - all solo stops - on special teams.

2009: Kicker appeared in all 11 games as a freshman... made five field goals in nine attempts on the season and 36 of 41 extra-point attempts… his 51 points were second on the team… made first career field goal on Sept. 19 at Saint Joseph’s… that kick was his career-long at 32 yards… hit a career-high two field goals against Urbana on Oct. 24… drilled two touchbacks on the season… averaged 48.9 yards per kickoff… set a then career-high with a 57.7-yard average at Saint Joseph’s on Sept. 19… hit five extra-points on Oct. 3 vs. Ohio Dominican.

PRIOR TO LAKE ERIE: Was the kicker at nearby Chardon High School for four years, earning First-Team All-Premier Athletic Conference, First-Team All-Lake County and Second-Team All-Northeast Ohio honors... was also a shooting guard on the Hilltoppers basketball team, earning All-PAC Honorable Mention laurels… played sweeper on the back line for Chardon’s soccer team.

PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1991… majoring in business administration… parents are Mike and Jane Marcotte.