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Cougar Kickoff Countdown: 56 Days

Will BYU ever sign a kicker as good as Owen Pochman?

George Frey

Owen Pochman was the kicker for the Cougars from 1996-2000. He quickly became a model of consistency as he surpassed his record setting brother Ethan as a freshman finishing the season with 28 straight PATs (29/30 total). As a sophomore he converted on 41 of 42 PATs and completed 20 of 27 field goals. The pattern continued, when as a junior he set a school record by scoring 17 points at UNLV as well as tying a 30-year old record of five field goals in a single game. He also set a school record with 15 straight field goals. As a senior things only got better. He set another school record for the longest field goal when he nailed a 56-yard attempt against the University of New Mexico. Pochman finished his career at BYU with 333 career points, yet another school record.

Pochman was drafted by the Patriots in 2001 and also played for the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers. He is now a small business owner and makes dog tag style custom jewelry out of NFL regulation footballs.