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    Asen Asparuhov
    Asen Asparuhov

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    High School:
    Hristo Smirnenski

    Last College:
    Grossmont J.C.

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 215

    Position:
    PK

    Fresno State: Enters the 2002 season as one of the top placekickers in the nation ? should be a contender for postseason awards ? had never kicked a field goal in his life until the 2000 season opener against Ohio State ? possess a strong leg that is accurate out to 50 yards ? career .711 field goal percentage, including .821 (23-for-30) inside 40 yards. (2001) First-team All-WAC selection ? semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, presented annually to the nation?s top placekicker ? made 23-of-32 field goal attempts ? established new Fresno State single-season records for points scored (124) and field goals (23) ? was a hero in the Colorado State game, kicking four field goals, including a career-long 48-yarder as time expired in regulation to send the game into overtime, then a 43-yarder in overtime to clinch a victory. The plays made Chris Berman's Top 10 Plays of the Week on ESPN ? was 16-of-18 inside 40 yards. (2000) Went 9-for-16 on field goal attempts ? made a 43-yard field goal with five seconds left to defeat Rice 27-24. It was his career-long ? made three field goals against San Jose State ? converted 36-of-37 PATs.

    Grossmont Junior College: Handled the kickoff duties ? did not attempt any field goals or extra points.

    High School: Played soccer in high school.

    Personal: Born Nov. 13, 1977, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria ? son of Eraterina and Vasil Asparuhov ? has one sister, Sonia ? played soccer in the Bulgarian Air Force.

    Year   FGM-A   Pct   1-19   20-29   30-39   40-49   50+   Long   Blocked
    2000    9-16  .562    1-1     2-2     4-7     2-6   0-0     43      1
    2001   23-32  .719    1-1     7-8     8-9    7-13   0-1     48      0
    Totals 32-45  .711    2-2    9-10   12-16    9-19   0-1     48      1
    

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