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K - Carmody Art, Louisville 08
Conference: Big East
Hometown: Shreveport, LA
High School: Loyola College Prep
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Aptly nicknamed "Art-o-matic" by his coaches and teammates, Carmody's consistency on field goals and placements saw him end his career as the NCAA's kick scoring record holder with 433 points. The holder of virtually every school kicking record, he also holds the college football career record by being successful on 95.45 percent of his overall kicks (255-of-257 PATs, 60-of-73 field goals) during his time with the Cardinals.
While small in stature, Carmody stands tall on the football field, having scored in each of the 49 games he played in. Only Mason Crosby of Colorado (50, 2003-06) and Billy Bennett of Georgia (50, 2000-03) stood ahead of the Louisville kicker in that category in NCAA annals.
Carmody was a two-time All-District and All-City kicker at Loyola College Prep. He made 8-of-11 field goals as a senior, including a 45-yarder, and was a perfect 28-of-28 on extra points, earning All-State honors that year. He went 10-1 as a pitcher on the baseball team and batted .400 with 37 runs batted in as a junior, picking up All-State and two-time All-City accolades in baseball.
After having his first collegiate field goal try vs. Kentucky blocked at Louisville in 2004, he went on to set the NCAA, Big East Conference and school record for consecutive extra points made with 77 and went 12-of-15 on field-goal attempts. Carmody ranked second in the nation in scoring amongst kickers, finishing with 113 points as a true freshman.
In 2005, Carmody ranked third in the Big East by making 14-of-16 field goals and also placed third in the league in scoring with 105 points, making 63-of-65 PATs in the process. He was good on all five field-goal tries from 40 yards or longer. He also kicked off 28 times for a distance average of 61.4 yards, with four resulting in touchbacks.
As a junior, Carmody was named All-Big East Conference first-team, adding All-American honors while capturing the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top place-kicker. He ranked fourth in the nation in scoring among all players with 123 points and finished fifth nationally by connecting on 21-of-25 field goals. He was also successful on all 60 extra point attempts.
A bulging disc in his back hampered Carmody during the 2007 preseason and carried over into the regular schedule. He made just 13-of-17 field goals and all 53 conversions. His 92 points scored was the lowest season output for his career.
In 49 games at Louisville, the NCAA's kick scoring record-holder amassed 433 points on 60-of-73 field goals (82.19 percent) and 255-of-257 PATs (99.22 percent). He made an NCAA record 95.45 percent of his total kicks (315-of-330). He also kicked off 32 times for an average distance of 60.9 yards, with five attempts that were ruled touchbacks and one other that went out of bounds.High School
Attended Loyola College (Shreveport, La.) Prep, playing football for head coach Johnny LeBlanc...Two-time All-District and All-City kicker...Converted 8-of-11 field goals as a senior, including a 45-yarder, and was a perfect 28-of-28 on extra points, earning All-State honors that year...Went 10-1 as a pitcher on the baseball team and batted .400 with 37 runs batted in as a junior, picking up All-State and two-time All-City accolades on the baseball diamond.
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