|39 Michael Barbour|
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Provided the East Carolina program with an immediate and notable impact in 2010 following the graduation of Pirates' all-time leading scorer Ben Hartman a year earlier ... Will open senior season on the official watch list for the prestigious Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award ... A transfer from Atlantic Coast Conference member Maryland who earned an ECU roster position during fall camp and quickly claimed the top placekicking duties before following with a honors-winning performance ... Offers plenty of on-field maturity and poise, which helped develop reputation as one of the nation's most accurate kickers ... Offensive philosophy limited 45-yard or longer attempts to just two, but leg strength is a documented positive according to coaching staff ... Selected to the 2011 Consensus Draft Services (CDSdraft.com) Preseason All-America Team and is listed among the candidates for the 2011 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Placekicker Trophy ... Also a preseason second-team all-league choice by Athlon Magazine and Phil Steele Magazine.
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
2010: Transfer who immediately elevated the Pirates' kicking game and was rewarded with Conference USA Coaches Second Team All-C-USA, Rivals.com second Team All-C-USA and Phil Steele Magazine Second Team All-C-USA honors at the end of the campaign ... Also earned program's newcomer-of-the-year award at team banquet ... Set East Carolina single-season record with 56 points after touchdowns, surpassing Ben Hartman's 50 in 2007 ... Went 16 of 18 on field-goal attempts, good for the highest conversion percentage in Conference USA at 88.9 ... Averaged 1.23 field goals per game, the second-best mark in the league and 42nd at the FBS level ... Finished with 104 points (16 FGs, 56 PAT), establishing an East Carolina single-season record for points by a kicker, surpassing Hartman's 94 points (20 FGs, 34 PAT) in 2009 ... Point total is tied for third on the ECU single-season record list, trailing only Chris Johnson's 144 in 2007 and Leonard Henry's 109 in 2001 ... Tallied career-high 13 points versus Marshall and also reached double digits at UAB with 10 points ... Established a career high with three field goals against Marshall and drilled two versus Virginia Tech, N.C. State, UAB and Maryland ... For the year, converted 56-of-57 point-after attempts with lone miss in overtime versus N.C. State ... Made a season-high seven PAT versus Memphis in week two and converted year second-best six tries a week earlier versus Tulsa ... Ended strong debut season making all 12 field-goal attempts from less than 41 yards away ... Drilled all three attempts from 20-29 yards out and was 9-9 from 30-39 yards ... Finished 3-4 from 40-49 yards and 1-2 from 50 or more yards away ... Had streak of 12-straight field goal conversions snapped at end of the second quarter against SMU, missing wide left from 50 yards away ... Season's other miss was from 41 yards versus Memphis ... Made a personal-long, 52-yard field goal in the second quarter at UAB ... It was the first ECU field goal of 50 or more yards since Hartman's 51-yarder against Marshall, Nov. 8, 2008, and the longest since Hartman's 52-yard make at UTEP, Oct. 13, 2007 ... The 52-yard conversion is tied for the East Carolina program record since NCAA rules eliminated use of a tee before the 1989 season ... Named College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention placekicker following contest versus the Thundering Herd.
2009: Experienced action with the Terrapins in one game (Wake Forest) before opting to transfer.
High School: One of the top place-kickers in New York during final prep season at St. Anthony's High School ... Connected on 9-of-11 field goal attempts and also converted 33 PATs for 60 points as a senior in 2006 for coach Richard Reichart ... Led the Friars to an undefeated regular season and a Catholic High School Football League (CHSFL) championship ... Participated in three all-star games following the 2006 season - the Senor Bowl, the Boomer Bowl and the NY/NJ All-Star Classic ... A two-time letterwinner who handled placekicking duties in 2005, when the Friars were undefeated champions in the CHSFL.
Personal: Full name is Michael Randall Barbour ... Born Oct. 17, 1989, in Huntington, N.Y. ... Son of Richard and Rose Barbour ... Has two sisters, Gabrielle (16) and Kristen (21), who is a fi gure skater at the University of Delaware ... A geology major.