Berea, Ohio – Brown now has a strong Cady York quarterback, who stacks positively with his North Asian counterparts Justin Tucker of the Ravens and Evan McPherson of the Bengals.
They made their fans happy on Saturday by knocking York out of LSU in 124th in Round 4. The pick in the deal was earned down from #44 on day 2. They followed in the footsteps of the Bengals, who drafted McPherson in the fifth round last year and watched him help kick Cincinnati in the Super Bowl.
He’ll take over from Chase McLaughlin, who struggled last season, especially from 40 to 49 yards.
Brown liked York so much, they sent special teams coordinator Mike Prever to LSU to work on it. He was the first player to come off the board, and would assist the Browns in their offensive strategy due to his ability to hit 50 outwards. 15 out of 19 of that distance have gone in college.
“He’s a player with great consensus across the organization and we’re really excited to have him added,” said Dan Sagani, an executive at Brown. “We love his mental makeup. He has a kicking mentality.”
From the LSU website:
“One of the best players in LSU history and the school record holder for the longest field goal in program history… A three-year start with the Tigers capped his career by calling 54 of 66 field goals and 164 of 168 extra points… he kicked his way to the He wrote LSU records by scoring a game-winning 57-yard field goal in the fog to help the Tigers beat 6th in Florida, 37-34, on Dec. 12, 2020… He received the second-team All-American honors from The Associated Press and the Ball Writers Association American Football in 2020 … the second team of the All-SEC in both 2020 and 2021 …
: LSU record holder for 50-yard field goals in his career (15), in one season (6 in 2020) and the only player in school history to score two 50-yard field goals in a game (versus Texas A&M, 2019 and vs McNeese, 2021 ) … tied for 2nd in LSU history (along with Colt David) for career field goals (54) and 4th in school history for field shooters (66) …ranks #2 on LSU history in total Points by kicking with 336… LSU’s one-season record holder for points by kicking in a season with 152 and PAT (89) in 2019… LSU’s record holder for consecutive touchdown points with 118… For the job, he went 26 of 30 in field goals at Tiger Stadium, 25 out of 30 in road games and 3 out of 6 in neutral site games.”
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