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