Buckeye NFLer Of The Week - 11

By Mark on November 20, 2007 at 7:00 am
Mike NugentNuge!!! (AP Photo: Bill Kostroun)

The Buckeye NFLer of week 11 goes out to Mike Nugent of the New York Jets. Nugent connected for one extra point as well as 4 field goals (25, 19, 28, and 38 yards) as the Jets downed the Pittsburgh Steelers 19-16 in OT. Nuge's 38 yard FG in OT was the game-winner.

In his 3rd season in the NFL, Nugent has connected for 17 of 22 FG attempts as well as all 17 extra point attempts. In his short career as a pro, Nuge has made 63 FGs in 77 attempts for an 81% average.

Nugent still holds or shares 22 Ohio State records, most notably the Buckeyes' record for points scored with 356. He was also the 2004 Lou Groza Award winner for college football's best placekicker.

The New York Jets selected Nugent in the 2nd round (47th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft.