Owen Pochman Athlete Profile

#27 Owen Pochman

Position: Kicker Height: 6-0 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 1996-2000 Hometown: Mercer Island, WA Last School: Mercer Island High School

Personal

Born in Renton, Wash...parents are Bob and Bobbi...left-footed kicker...older brother, Ethan, was BYU's kicker in 1996 and set BYU records for most consecutive PATs (61), points in a season (123) and most field goals (21)...sister, Erin, was an All-Pac 10 soccer player in Washington...likes golf...other interests include a radio talk show, modeling, and motivational speaking...wants to own an exotic cat...recruited by Washington, Brown, Oregon State and Army...majoring in sociology and double minoring in communications and business.

Before BYU

Lettered four times in soccer and once in football at Mercer Island High...All-conference as a punter and kicker...All-region as a punter...soccer team captain for two years, all-conference for three years and team's leading scorer...holds school assist record...two-time state championship MVP...MVP of the Nantucket Men's League in 1995 ...MVP of the Seattle Soccer Club and awarded the Golden Boot...member of the Western 14-state regional team ...played junior pro teams in England ...member of the Washington all-star team...coached by Dick Nicholl (Washington).

Summary

Finalist for Lou Groza Collegiate Place Kicker of the Year Award as a junior and senior. Made all PAT's attempted as a senior including setting a BYU record 56-yard field goal against New Mexico. Holds the BYU scoring record with 333 points.

Stats

Year       PAT      FG     Pts
1997     29-30    9-15      56
1998     41-42   20-27     101
Total    70-72   29-42     157

1997 | Freshman Year

Attempted a 41-yard field goal and kicked a PAT in the Spring Game...Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete ...second team All-WAC...had field goals of 45 and 32 yards at Arizona State ...hit field goals of 47 and 41 yards at SMU, good for WAC Mountain Division Special Teams Player of the Week and coaches' special teams player of the game...field goals of 40 and 44 yards and was 4-4 in PATs vs. Utah State ...4-4 in PATs and a 42-yard field goal vs. TCU...was 29 of 30 in PATs as he succeeded his record-setting brother Ethan...was nine of 15 in field goals...perfect in his last 28 PATs.

1998 | Sophomore Year

Named second team All-WAC...WAC Special Teams Player of the Week on Sept. 19 after connecting on 4-of-4 field goal attempts, including a 41-yard field goal in BYU's 26-6 win over Arizona State...led BYU in scoring (and ranked third in the WAC), averaging 7.77 points per game...set a BYU record when he connected for his 62nd consecutive PAT against New Mexico...made 2-of-3 from 20-29 yards, 9-of-11 from 30-39 yards, 9-of-10 from 40-49 yards and 0-3 from 50+ yards...ranked second in the WAC, connecting on 20-of-27 (.740) field goals, including a streak of five straight to start the season...booted a season-best 47-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in the game to give BYU a 26-17 lead and secured the Cougars' seventh straight win of the season...made 4-of-5 field goals at Utah...hit 41-of-42 PATs on the season.

1999 | Junior Year

Named second team All-Mountain West Conference named a Lou Groza Collegiate Place Kicker of the Year Award semi-finalist by the Orange Bowl committee, earning the distinction of one of the top-20 kickers in the nation earned Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors following a five field goal performance on Oct. 21, leading the Cougars to a 29-0 win at UNLV recorded 17 points against the Rebels, setting a BYU single-game scoring record for a kicker his five field goals also tied a 30-year old school record for most field goals in a single game, set by Joe "The Toe" Liljenquist in 1969 tied a career-high with a 47-yard field goal with 8:13 left in the second quarter at UNLV made a school record 15 straight field goal attempts before having the streak snapped on a blocked 55-yard effort against Utah connected on 27 straight extra-point attempts throughout the season became BYU's all-time scoring leader during his junior season during the year, produced 48 touchbacks on 60 kickoff attempts to record an .800 touchback average scored the Cougars' only points of the game against Marshall to keep BYU's longest consecutive game scoring streak intact at 312 games.

2000 | Senior Year

Named to the All-Mountain West Conference First-Team...made 29 of 29 PAT's on the year...nailed a career record 50-yard field goal against San Diego State then broke that record when he set a new BYU record by kicking a 56-yard field goal against New Mexico...coaches special teams player of the game against Virginia, Air Force, New Mexico and Utah...holds the BYU scoring record with 333 points...made all four field goals attempted against Utah...named the Mountain West Conference Special Teams Player of the Week two weeks in a row on November 18 and 25...named Rivals.com All-Mountain West Conference First-Team...one of 20 finalists for the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-kicker Award for the best college kicker in the nation...made 58 straight PATs and only missed one PAT, which was blocked in 1999's Virginia game.