Kicker will be walk-on at Northwestern
News-Sun staff report April 30, 2012 5:04PM
Matt Micucci played quarterback and did all the kicking and punting for Stevenson. | Buzz Orr~Sun-Times Media
Updated: June 30, 2012 1:58AM
Matt Micucci, who was quarterback, kicker and punter for Stevenson’s football team last fall, has been accepted for admission into the School of Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston.
As a result, Matt be a walk-on (non-scholarship football player) and will try to win the kicking job for the Wildcats next fall.
As a junior in 2010, he made 50 consecutive extra-point kicks for Stevenson and also booted six field goals.
Last season, he kicked 25 extra points, made eight field goals, and 90 percent of his kickoffs from the 40 yard line went into the end zone for touchbacks.
Not surprisingly, he was a first-team selection on The News-Sun’s All-County Football Team last fall.
Last September, Matt literally had a leg, arm or foot in every point of his team’s 24-21 double-overtime win over Warren.
He ran for two TDs, threw a TD pass in the first OT period, converted three PATS, and then on fourth down in the second OT, kicked the game-winning field goal.
He also led the Patriots to a victory over the mighty Maine South Hawks in the Class 8A playoffs last November.