Joey Ashcroft
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    Joey Ashcroft

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Springfield, MO

    High School:
    Glendale

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 210

    Position:
    PK

    Major:
    Operations Research

    2002 (Junior) - Semifinalist for the Lou Groza National Place-Kicker Award ... first Falcon to earn the honor ... hit his first career field goal attempt (35 yards) vs. Northwestern ... finished 16-18 on the season ... tied a school record with four field goals at Army ... first player to kick four FGs in a game since Dave Adams in 2000 ... kicked three field goals at Wyoming ... second in the MWC in kicker scoring with a 7.3 norm ... led the league in field goal percentage with .889 ... his .889 FG percentage is a career record at AFA and also ranks second in AFA single-season history ... second in the MWC in field goals, averaging 1.1 per game ... career-long 45-yard field goal vs. Virginia Tech... connected on a 26-yard field goal in the 2003 spring game.

    2001 (Sophomore) - Served as the team's backup place kicker ... made his only extra point attempt (vs. Tennessee Tech) ... did not attempt any field goals ... handled all the team's kickoff duties ... kicked off 67 times and had 32 touchbacks ... held the opponents to an average starting position of the 23 following kickoffs.

    2000 (Freshman) - Played on the junior varsity all season ... entered the fall co-No. 2 at place kicker.

    High School - Lettered four years in soccer and two each in football, basketball and baseball ... all-conference and all-southwest Missouri in soccer his junior year ... all-conference, all-district and second-team all-Ozarks in football as a junior ... all-conference and all-district in soccer his senior year ... all-conference and all-district in football as a senior ... named to the Gridiron Great team in football ... all-conference as a senior in baseball ... member of the National Honor Society ... named to the all-academic team in every sport ... member of the Boys Service Club ... high school football coach was Charlie Getty.

    Personal - Born Aug. 17, 1981 ... member of cadet squadron 1 ... son of Wes and Denise Ashcroft ... siblings include Danny (23) and Carrie Roberts (26) ... is a relative of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft ... would like to become a CEO of a company someday ... member of the dean's list ... an element leader during Basic Cadet Training this past summer ... hobby is spending time outdoors ... minoring in math ... favorite food is pasta ... favorite TV show is the Simpsons ... Favorite movie is the Shawshank Redemption ... lists his mother as having the greatest influence on his sports career.

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