RENO, Nev. – Halfway through the 2019 college football season, Nevada true freshman placekicker Brandon Talton has been named a midseason first team All-America selection by The Athletic.
Talton is one of two from a non-Power 5 program to be placed on the first team, along with Boise State defensive end Curtis Weaver. Between the first and second team, Talton is one of seven to earn the distinction from a mid-major. The Athletic’s college football writers across the country nominated players based on their performance in the first seven weeks, and a panel of editors selected the final teams.
Talton hit his second game-winning field goal of the season on Saturday, pushing the Wolf Pack to a 41-38 win over San Jose State as time expired from 40 yards out. He made his first game-winning field goal during the season opener against Purdue, hitting a 56-yard attempt as the clock hit zero. That kick earned him a scholarship immediately following the game.
Through six games of the 2019 season Talton has been perfect, making 12-of-12 field goal attempts including three of 40 yards or more. He is one of nine players nationally that have not missed a field goal attempt this season. His 12 field goals made ranks second in the nation among players who have not missed, behind Peyton Henry of Washington who has hit 14-of-14. He has earned Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week honors on three separate occasions.
Single-game tickets for the two remaining home games are available now with prices as low as $17 per game, with discounts available for children and seniors. Get your tickets today by calling (775) 348-PACK or visiting NevadaWolfPack.com.