| Kris Stockton
5-9 · 195
Katy, Texas (Taylor)
Signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints ... was an athletic former soccer standout who showed tremendous poise and consistency in his four years at UT ... played in 51 career games ... participated in four bowl games (1997 Fiesta Bowl; 1999-2000 Cotton Bowls; 2000 Holiday Bowl) ... was listed as the fifth-best senior place-kicker NFL prospect by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ... three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 (1998-2000) ... ranked first on UT's career field-goal accuracy list (.753), second in field goals (58) and third in scoring (308 points) ... held UT's single-season record with 22 field goals set in 2000 ... five-time UT Frank Denius Award winner (Special Teams MVP) ... connected on three game-winning field goals during his career ... two-time UT Lan Hewlett Academic Award winner (1999-2000).
Served as the Longhorns' place-kicker and punter in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl vs. No. 8 Oregon ... voted first-team All-Big 12 by the Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News and Houston Chronicle ... semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award ... connected on a UT-record 22 field goals (of 26) and scored a team-best 107 points ... connected on 13-of-14 field goal attempts and scored 55 points in the UT's final four regular season contests (all victories) ... 24 of his 76 kickoffs (31.6%) were touchbacks ... averaged 38.9 yards per punt and pinned 14-of-54 punts (25.9%) inside the 20-yard line ... scored 10 points (7-for-7 PATs/1-for-2 FGs) and averaged 48 yards on two punts in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette ... had a career-long 63-yard punt against Houston and averaged 45.6 yards on five punts in the Longhorns' 48-0 victory ... scored 12 points (3-for-4 PATs/3-for-3 FGs) against Oklahoma State ... scored a then-career-high 16 points (4-for-4 PATs/4-for-4 FGs) and tied his then-career high with four field goals (44, 27, 22, 31 yards) against Baylor and earned Texas' Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts ... named UT's Special Team Player of the Week after he tied the school record and set a career-high with five field goals (22, 47, 22, 36, 32) and scored a career-best 17 points at Texas Tech ... named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after scoring 13 points (3-for-3 FGs/4-for-5 PATs) against No. 22 Texas A&M... also averaged 37 yards on four punts in the 43-17 victory against the Aggies ... punted three times for a total of 127 yards against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl ... also connected on all four PAT attempts.
Played in all 14 contests, including the Cotton Bowl ... second-team All-Big 12 selection ... named the Burger King Scholar Athlete of the Week on Oct. 23 vs. Nebraska ... received UT's Lan Hewlett Award for Academic Excellence ... his 20 field goals tied the school record for FGs in a season (Michael Pollak/1990) ... led UT with 107 points (ranked No. 2 among kickers on UT's single-season scoring list) ... set a UT record when he connected on his 55th consecutive extra point against Stanford ... that string was snapped at 57 when his 58th try was blocked later that game ... had another consecutive extra point string snapped (39) against Texas Tech ... appeared in eight games as a punter ... placed six of his 11 punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... received the Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Week Award after connecting on three-of-four field goals at Iowa State, including a game-winning 18 yarder as time expired ... helped seal an 18-13 win against Rice when he hit a 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining ... also tied a career-high in that game with four field goals ... tied a career-high with 14 points (three FGs/five extra points) at Iowa State ... connected on a Big 12-best 20 (of 30) field goals, which ranked 17th nationally (1.5 pg) ... recorded a season-long 50-yard field goal against Baylor ... also connected on 48-yard field goals against North Carolina State and Rice ... was good on a season-high eight extra-point attempts against Stanford ... connected on both field goals and all seven PATs at Baylor ... hit three-of-four field goals and scored 12 points against Oklahoma ... converted all three extra point attempts and added a 43-yard field goal in Texas' 24-20 upset win against No. 3 Nebraska ... scored 10 points on four extra points and two field goals at Oklahoma State ... was good on a pair of field goals in the Cotton Bowl.
Began the season as the Longhorns' starting place-kicker, punter and kickoff man ... played in all 12 games including the Cotton Bowl ... tabbed first-team Academic All-Big 12 and honorable mention All-Big 12 ... picked second-team All-Big 12 by the Houston Chronicle ... tabbed UT's Outstanding Special Teams Player ... named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week after converting game-winning field goals against Oklahoma State (29 yards) and No. 6 Texas A&M (24 yards) ... connected on 16-of-21 field goal attempts and tied a UT record by hitting all 46 of his extra-point attempts ... ranked second on the team in scoring (94 points) ... his point total was the fourth-most in a season by a kicker in UT history ... his 16 field goals tied him for fifth on the UT single-season field goals list ... connected on a career-long 53-yard field goal against Rice ... his 52-yard field goal on his first career attempt against New Mexico State was the second-longest first-attempt field goal in school history (behind Mark Schultis' 55-yarder at Texas Tech in 1994) and tied for 19th on the school's all-time field goal list ... connected on a season-high eight PATs against New Mexico State and Rice ... converted a season-best four field goals and accounted for a season-high 14 points (four FGs/two PATs) in Texas' 26-24 upset victory against No. 6 Texas A&M ... had 40 punts for 1,442 yards (36.1 avg.) ... placed 11 of his punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... recorded a career-long punt of 59 yards at No. 5 Kansas State ... converted two field goals and two extra points in Texas' 20-16 upset win against No. 7 Nebraska in Lincoln that ended the Huskers' 47-game home winning streak ... capped the year with five PATs and a 47-yard field goal against No. 25 Mississippi State in the Cotton Bowl ... made nine straight field goals at one point during the season ... redshirted in 1997.
Stepped in and assumed kickoff duties in all 13 games as a true freshman in 1996 ... tabbed honorable mention Academic All-Big 12.
Coached by Bubba Fife at Taylor High ... tabbed honorable mention Texas 5A all-state as a senior ... also earned all-district and All-Greater Houston honors ... was perfect on PATs for his career.
Born 2/25/78 in Wilmington, Del. ... full name is Kristopher George Stockton ... majored in biology ... named the 2000 Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Scholar-Athlete Award winner ... earned a spot on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll in each of his first eight semesters at UT ... posted four consecutive 4.0 semesters.
Year G FGs PATs Pts. Per/G High FGs High Pts.
2000 11 22-26 41-44 107 9.7 5*/TT 17/TT
1999 13 20-30 47-49 107 8.2 4/Rice 14/ISU
1998 11 16-21 46-46 94 8.5 4/A&M 14/A&M
1996 0 0-0 0-0 0 n/a n/a n/a
Career 35 58-77 134-139 308 8.8 5*/TT 17/TT
Year G 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total Pct. Long
2000 11 1-1 6-6 12-13 3-4 0-2 22-26 .846 47/TT
1999 13 2-2 5-6 6-9 6-10 1-3 20-30 .667 50/BU
1998 11 1-1 5-6 4-4 4-5 2-5 16-21 .762 53/Rice
1996 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 n/a n/a
Career 35 4-4 16-18 22-26 13-19 3-10 58-77 .753 53/Rice
Field Goals: 5* at Texas Tech (Sr.)
Field Goal Attempts: 6 at Texas Tech (Sr.); vs. Rice (Jr.); vs. Texas A&M (So.)
Extra Points: 8 (of 8) vs. New Mexico St. (So.); (of 8) vs. Rice (So.); (of 9) vs. Stanford (Jr.)
Extra-Point Attempts: 9 vs. Stanford (Jr.)
Points: 17 vs. Texas Tech (Sr.)
50-Yard Field Goals: 3 (53 vs. Rice, So.; 52 vs. New Mexico State, So.; 50 vs. Baylor, Jr.)