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Josh Arauco

Height: 5-09 | Weight: 210 | College: Arkansas State
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2008 Season

A 2008 Lou Groza Award Finalist, Arauco was a four-time Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week . . . 2008 First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection . . . He made 17-of-20 field goals, which included a school-record 15 in a row . . . He ranked No. 1 in the Sun Belt Conference and No. 12 in the nation in field goals made (1.55 pg), ranked No. 4 in the SBC and tied for No. 35 in nation in scoring . . . Additionally, Arauco ranked No. 2 in the SBC and No. 14 in the nation in scoring by kick . . . He tied his career high with four field goals made in ASU's victory over Texas A&M and made multiple field goals in five games . . . Arauco was 4-of-5 on FG attempts of 40 yards or more . . . He broke the Sun Belt Conference record for points by kicking (17) and extra-points made (11) in ASU's victory over Texas Southern . . . During the season he became ASU's all-time leader and the SBC's second all-time leader in field goals made (44).

2007 Season

Arauco had one of the best seasons in ASU history for a kicker, recording a careerhigh 15 field goals that ranked as the third most in school history and connecting on 34- of-34 extra-point attempts . . . Arauco ranked third in the Sun Belt in scoring (6.6 ppg), third in field goals made (1.3 per game) and first in PAT kicking percentage (1.000) . . . Also ranked tied for 46th in the nation in field goals made . . . Kicked a career-best 45-yard field goal against Texas and made three field goals from at least 40 yards out . . . Made four field goals from 32 yards or more . . . After two seasons, he is already tied for the sixth most field goals made (27) in school history.

2006 Season

Sporting News Honorable Mention Freshman All-American Team . . . Ranked second in the nation in field goals made among all freshmen kickers . . . Arauco tied the ASU school record for consecutive field goals made with 10 and finished the year hitting 12-of-16 attempts for a .750 percentage . . . Arauco recorded a career-best 38 yard field goal in ASU's last game, but five of his field goals were from at least 33 yards out . . . He made a season-high three field goals in ASU's victory over Troy and made multiple field goals in three games . . . Among the Sun Belt Conference's elite kickers as just a freshman, Arauco ranked second in the league in field goals made, third in field goal percentage, fourth in scoring (by kick) and sixth in scoring among all players . . . 12 field goals made tied the fifth most ever by an ASU player . . . Received the "Most Improved Special Teams Player award at the conclusion of spring practice.

2005 Season

Redshirted and participated on the scout team.

High School

Three-year letterman at South Grand Prairie High School.


Born 6-29-87 in Grand Prairie, Texas . . . Son of Rodolfo and Melinda Arauco . . . Majoring in history.


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