OU's new all-time leading scorer

A quick look at Sooners' senior kicker Michael Hunnicutt

Oklahoma kicker Michael Hunnicutt never set out to be the school’s all-time leading scorer.

But who really does?

For Hunnicutt it was a slow process, even if the offenses that he was a part of sped up it up a little bit.

He just wanted to start. Then, he just wanted to make the next kick. Only just before this season – his fifth with the Sooners – did he even know he was within striking distance of the mark.

“It’s a great honor,” he said. “For me, it just shows I was on a bunch of good teams and a bunch of good offenses. I had good holders. Just to be on a list with some of those guys – DeMarco Murray and Steve Owens – it’s just an unbelievable experience or an honor.” With Samaje Perine’s third touchdown Saturday, Hunnicutt passed Murray, a former running back and current star with the Dallas Cowboys, for first all-time with 391 points. He made a final extra point to reach 392.

“He’s the new all-time leading scorer in Oklahoma history,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said after the game. “He’s been great and steady with a very strong leg.” Hunnicutt was right, though. Being a part of some potent offenses during his time with the Sooners definitely helped. He still did a handful of if on his own.

He hit 86 percent of his field goals. More than half of his points came on field goals, but the Sooners scored more than 50 touchdowns in each of his first two seasons.

After redshirting his freshman season, Hunnicutt took over after just his third game. “It was always the next kick, make every kick, it just kind of built on each other,” Hunnicutt said. Along the way, he broke the Big 12 Conference record with 21 field goals as a freshman and became the first kicker in school history to kick four field goals in two different games.

As a junior, he became Oklahoma’s all-time leading field goal leader and was an honorable mention All-American.

Soon enough, Murray started to chime in – jokingly asking Stoops to go for it on fourth and sending Tweets and direct messages to Hunnicutt.

“He’s happy for me,” Hunnicutt said.


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