Thomas Weber Named A Playboy All-American For The Second Straight Year
July 1, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University junior place kicker Thomas Weber (Downey, Calif.), has been named to the 2009 Playboy Magazine College Football All-American team, the magazine announced today. The members of the team will be announced in September when the issues hits the newsstands.
This is the second straight year that Weber has earned membership on the prestigious Playboy Magazine All-American team, having made it in 2008 as well following a fantastic freshman campaign. In the history of Sun Devil football, Weber becomes only the second player to be named to the Playboy All-America team twice. Cornerback Mike Richardson, who was a second-round draft pick (33rd selection overall) of the Chicago Bears in 1983, made the team in 1981 and 1982.
Weber becomes the 14th Sun Devil to be named to the Playboy All-America team. It is the 16th time an ASU player has been named to the squad (Weber and Richardson twice). Former Sun Devil head coach Bruce Snyder was named to the team in 1997 as the National Coach-of-the-Year.
In 2008, Weber connected on 19 of 25 field goals, including a long of 49 yards. Three of his field goal tries were blocked. He his 29 of 30 extra points and scored 86 points to lead ASU. He also handled the punting duties, punting 59 times for a 41.4-yard average. He had a long punt of 61 yards.
In two years as a Sun Devil, Weber has hit 43 of 50 field goals, including a career-long 53-yarder. He has scored 204 points and sports a 40.5 yards per punt average on 106 punts. Weber is 33 of 36 on field goals inside 40 yards in his career.
Weber won the 2008 Lou Groza Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top place kicker, and was named to the 2008 Associated Press First-Team All-American squad.