All-American Cairo Santos will be honored at the Tulane men's basketball game this Saturday.
Jan. 25, 2013
New Orleans - Tulane junior kicker Cairo Santos, a 2012 consensus first team All-America selection and Lou Groza Award winner, will be recognized for his historic and award-filled campaign this past season prior to and at halftime of the Green Wave's men's basketball game against Rice this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Devlin Fieldhouse.
Santos will sign autographs in the main lobby of Devlin Fieldhouse beginning at 12:15 p.m. and will be presented with the College Football Performance Award National Kicker of the Year trophy from the CFPA representatives at halftime.
This past season, Santos turned in one of the best seasons by a kicker in NCAA history, finishing a perfect 21-of-21 on field goal attempts, and joined 1996 Groza winner Marc Primanti as the only kickers in FBS history to stay perfect throughout a season in which they attempted 20 or more. However, Santos connected on one more make than Primanti, who finished 20-of-20 in 1996.
Santos, who hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil, but prepped as an exchange student at St. Joseph's Academy in St. Augustine, Fla., also connected 27-of-28 PAT attempts, led the nation with 12, 40+ yard field goals, including a pair of 50-yarders, and set the school record with a 57-yarder vs. Rice, which tied for the fourth longest in the nation this season.