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    16 Mitch Ewald  
    Mitch Ewald

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Waubonsie Valley

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 176

    Position:
    K

    Experience:
    4L


    Ewald leaves Bloomington as the program's all-time leader in field goals, field goal percentage and extra points. He is also tops among kickers and second overall with 320 points. Ewald connected on 53-of-66 (80.3 percent) field goals and 161-of-162 (99.4 percent) extra points. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree in public affairs management in December 2013.

    2013 Honors: Named second team All-Big Ten by the coaches and honorable mention by the media ... Athlon second team All-Big Ten selection ... Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Michigan) ... named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List ... Indiana's Special Teams Player of the Year ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2013 (Senior): Made 9-of-11 (81.8 percent) field goals and 56-of-56 extra points ... 56 extra points set an IU single-season record, tied for 10th on the Big Ten's single-season list, ranked second in the league and 22nd nationally ... 83 points rank ninth on IU's single season list and led team ... averaged a career-best 63.3 yards on 77 kickoffs with a career-high 38 touchbacks ... topped conference and ranked 15th nationally in average ... touchbacks were second in Big Ten and shared 17th nationally ... Indiana paced league and finished sixth nationally in kickoff return defense ... hit a pair of field goals, including a career-best 50-yarder, and all five extra points at Michigan ... 50-yarder was 18th in school history and program's first since 2002 ... closed career 9-of-13 (69.2) from 45-plus yards ... saw streak of 10 consecutive field goals, tied for second-longest streak in IU lore, snapped at No. 4 Ohio State in week 11 ... opened year with a Hoosier record 10 extra points in season-opening win against Indiana State ... nailed eight extra points in victory over Purdue and seven in win vs. Illinois ... seven-time IU special teams player of the week ... Wisconsin game captain.

    2012 Honors: Received honorable mention All-Big Ten from the media ... Indiana's Special Ops Player of the Year (special teams) ... named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2012 (Junior): Connected on 15-of-20 (one blocked) field goals (75.0 percent), 42-of-43 extra points (97.7 percent) and averaged 61.5 yards on 68 kickoffs with 31 touchbacks ... second in Big Ten in touchbacks, fourth in field goal percentage, fifth in fields goals made per game (1.25) and extra points made, and sixth in points per game (7.2) ... 42 extra points are fourth, 15 field goals are tied for fifth and 87 points are eighth on IU's single-season lists ... had streak of 100 consecutive extra points made snapped ... streak was second-longest in IU history and fifth-longest in Big Ten history ... made nine consecutive field goals, fourth-longest streak in IU history ... hit three field goals for second and third times in career at Navy and at Penn State ... drilled a pair of 46-yarders ... averaged season-high 64.9 on eight kickoffs with six touchbacks and was perfect 6-for-6 on extra points in addition to a field goal in win at Massachusetts ... recovered third onside kick of career at Penn State ... team converted a Big Ten-best 3-of-4 onside kick attempts ... four-time IU special teams player of the week.

    2011 Honors: Received honorable mention All-Big Ten from the coaches and media ... named to the Lou Groza Award Watch List ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2011 (Sophomore): Went 13-of-16 (one blocked) from field goal range (81.2 percent), 30-of-30 on extra points and averaged 61.7 yards on 50 kickoffs with eight touchbacks ... fourth in Big Ten in field goal percentage ... posted a perfect 10-of-10 mark from inside 40 yards ... connected on 9-of-10 attempts in Big Ten play ... 90.0 percent ranked second in Big Ten games only ... matched career-long from 49 yards twice (Ball State and Penn State) ... 13 field goals are tied for the ninth most on IU's single-season list ... made seven consecutive field goals, tied for eighth-longest streak in IU history ... recorded three multi-field goal games ... recovered onside kick at North Texas.

    2010 Honors: Co-Big Ten Special Teams and Freshman Player of the Week (Purdue) ... honorable mention All-Big Ten from the coaches ... CollegeFootballNews.com All-Freshman team ... ESPN.com and Rivals.com Big Ten All-Freshman teams ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.

    2010 (Freshman): Hit 16-of-19 field goals (84.2 percent), with a long of 49 yards, 33-of-33 extra points and averaged 58.4 yards on 52 kickoffs with three touchbacks ... 16 field goals tied for most for a freshman and are tied for third-most on IU's single-season list ... 33 extra points are second-most for a freshman and are ninth-most on IU's single-season list ... 81 points are 10th on IU's single-season list ... 1.33 field goals per game ranked third among freshmen nationally and fourth in Big Ten ... finished second in conference in field goal percentage ... made eight consecutive field goals, tied for fifth-longest streak in IU history ... forced overtime with a 26-yarder and hit game-winner from 31 yards in victory at Purdue ... connected on career-high three field goals (20, 34, 46) in win over Arkansas State ... drilled 49-yarder vs. Penn State and connected on 48-yarder at No. 6 Wisconsin ... recovered onside kick at Western Kentucky ... six-time IU special teams player of the week and team's special teams player of the year.

    2009: Redshirted the 2009 season.

    Prep/Personal: Kicker for head coach Paul Murphy at Waubonsie Valley High School ... rated the No. 3 kicker nationally by Rivals.com, No. 4 by ESPN.com and No. 5 by Scout.com ... ranked the No. 27 prospect in Illinois by Rivals.com ... earned all-state, all-city, all-area and all-conference honors in 2008 ... captain of the High School All-American Bowl ... connected on a career-long 47-yard field goal and recorded an 85.0-percent touchback rate as a senior ... kicked a 63-yard field goal to win a camp kicking contest ... honor roll student ... two-year football letterwinner also lettered in baseball ... parents are Ron and Diane Ewald ... Mitchell Ryan Ewald was born on Sept. 2, 1990.

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