SPORTS For­mer Belleville West kicker Seib­ert earns Big 12 Con­fer­ence honor

Belleville News-Democrat - - Front Page - BY DEAN CRID­DLE dcrid­[email protected]

The 2018 col­lege foot­ball sea­son keeps get­ting bet­ter and Bet­ter for Ok­la­homa Univer­sity se­nior Austin Seib­ert.

A 2015 grad­u­ate of Belleville West, Seib­ert added an­other honor to his grow­ing list of ac­com­plish­ments Wed­nes­day when he was named the Big 12 Con­fer­ence Spe­cial Teams Player of the Year.

Seib­ert, a four-year starter, es­tab­lished sev­eral na­tional and school records as a se­nior.

Dur­ing a win over Texas Tech Nov. 3, Seib­ert broke the NCAA record holder for ca­reer ex­tra points (302) and ex­tra point at­tempts (307).

He en­tered the fol­low­ing week’s game against Ok­la­homa State need­ing just four points to set the OU scor­ing record. Seib­ert topped the record with 36-yard field goal in the sec­ond quar­ter.

His 12 to­tal points in the game also made him the Big 12 Con­fer­ence all-time scor­ing leader.

The per­for­mance in­creased Seib­ert’s ca­reer points to­tal to 458. Bay­lor’s Aaron Jones (201013) and TCU’s Jaden Oberkrom (2012-15) shared the pre­vi­ous Big 12 record of 451 points. Michael Hun­ni­cutt (2011-14) held the for­mer OU record of 450 points.

SEIB­ERT’S 12 TO­TAL POINTS VS. OK­LA­HOMA STATE MADE HIM THE LEAGUE’S ALL-TIME SCOR­ING LEADER.

SUE OGROCKI AP

Ok­la­homa place kicker Austin Seib­ert leads the Big 12 in scor­ing with 115 points and has con­verted on 12 of his 14 field goal at­tempts, with his longest of the sea­son (42 yards) com­ing at Iowa State.

Austin Seib­ert

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