WATCH: Bowling Green kicker drills 53-yarder for scholarship

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WATCH: Bowling Green kicker drills 53-yarder for scholarship

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Jake Suder hit 9-of-12 field goals for Bowling Green in 2016. (Getty Images)

Bowling Green kicker Jake Suder just made the biggest kick of his life.

Falcons coach Mike Jinks reportedly randomly challenged Suder: Make a 53-yarder, earn a scholarship. None of the other coaches knew of Jinks’ plan.


“So, at practice, they were kicking and Jake was nailing them," Bowling Green spokesman Jason Knavel told Yahoo! Sports. "So when they got to the long one (53 yards out), Coach Jinks out of the blue told him, ‘Knock this one down for a full scholarship.’ It really was organic and out of the blue.”

The redshirt junior delivered and earned his scholarship. His teammates surrounded him in celebration.


Suder connected on nine of 12 field goal attempts last season, while going 35-for-38 on extra points. The former walk-on was on scholarship in 2016, but it was just for a year.

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