Archive for September, 2010

Mike Nugent is Living the Dream!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Mike Nugent is living the dream of a Dayton kid. The dream of watching your two favorite football teams growing up – the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Bengals – and hoping to play for both teams someday. Not only is he able to play for both of them, but he has been a superstar for both teams.

As a kicker at Ohio State, he broke or tied 22 records, including the most points by any player at OSU.  He was a consensus All-American and he won the Lou Groza award in 2004, as the nation’s top kicker.  He also became the first Buckeye kicker in history to earn team MVP (Wikipedia). 

The past several football seasons had been sub-par for Nugent until he recently signed with the Bengals back in April.  Since signing with the Bengals, he is having a breakout season so far.  In Week 2, he led the Bengals offense by making all 5 field goals in a 15-10 victory over the Ravens.  Nugent is off to an excellent start with the Bengals and was named AFC Offensive Special Teams Player of the Month.