This is a random order. Here’s Reason No. 11 that Ole Miss will be improved in 2011.
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Junior kicker Bryson Rose is a former walk-on entering his second year as a starter. His first was quite successful.
He doesn’t have a booming leg, so he isn’t a glamour pick for preseason attention – sharing a third-team preseason All-SEC spot with Arkansas sophomore Zach Hocker. At the end of the day Rose has what is more important – accuracy.
Rose led the SEC last year with an 88.9 success rate hitting 16 of 18 field goal attempts. He was third in field goals per game at 1.33.
His 7.6 point per game ranked him fifth in scoring by SEC kickers.
Rose’s longest made field goal for his career is 41 yards, but the consistency a year ago was remarkable. Get to the 25, and there was a very good shot at points.
Rose was 5-for-7 on attempts between 30 and 39 yards. He was 43-of-44 on PATs, the lone miss being blocked against Mississippi State.