A few days after being named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press, LSU sophomore kicker Cade York added another accomplishment to his phenomenal 2020 season with the Tigers.
York was named a second-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) on Wednesday, the only LSU player to appear on the list. In addition to being named on both All-American teams, York was a first-team All-SEC selection following his exemplary second year as the Tigers' placekicker.
The sophomore York came into the season with high expectations and exceeded all of them en route to a dominant kicking performance. York was arguably the best placekicker in college football during the 2020 season, going 18-for-21 on his field goals including a program record 57-yarder that won the Tigers the Florida game. On field goals of 50+ yards, York was 10-of-12 which was by far the best showing across the country.
"The biggest difference in this year and last year is I'm a lot more confident in myself," York said. "Basically every kick they throw me out for I know I can make it."
That kick against Florida will be etched in LSU fans' memory for a long time as it was the saving grace for a lost season that could've wound up much worse had it not been for those final two wins. York is expected back for his junior season with the purple and gold.
His 81.3% field goal percentage is currently fourth in LSU history while his 39 made field goals through two seasons has him No. 5 in program history. The all time record is currently held by David Browndyke, who converted on 61 field goals in the late 1980's for the Tigers.