Notre Dame 2012 Top 25 countdown: No. 24

January, 23, 2013
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Our series continues with a record-setter ...

No. 24: Kyle Brindza, K

Making the case: Brindza made the most field goals in a single season in Notre Dame history, connecting on 23 of 31 tries in 2012. And he was only responsible for kickoffs entering the season, before Nick Tausch suffered a groin injury following Week 1. Brindza responded a week later by hitting a 27-yard field goal late to beat Purdue. He connected from as deep as 52 yards out -- at USC in the regular-season finale -- and he nailed a 22-yarder in the pouring rain to force overtime in a victory over Stanford. Brindza will have plenty of opportunities to build off his record campaign, as he has two more years of eligibility remaining. Not a bad start for someone who was born with club foot and told he would never play sports.

Preseason ranking: NR

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