Boomer Named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week

by Justin Wilson

ORLANDO – Following a record-breaking performance and game-winning field goal, sophomore kicker Colton Boomer has been named the Big 12 Football Special Teams Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.

Boomer turned in one of the best performances by a kicker in program history, highlighted by hitting a game-winning 40-yard field goal as time expired to lift UCF to an 18-16 victory at Boise State on Saturday. He was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, matching the program record for most field goals by an individual in a single game.

The Lake Mary, Florida, native converted his first try of the day from 50 yards to set a career long at the time. He drilled his next attempt from 33 yards and then tied the program record and topped his previous career long with a 55-yard field goal. Boomer became just the second player in program history to convert on two field goals from 50 yards during the same game and the first to do it at the FBS level. With three seconds remaining in the game, Boomer completed a perfect day by splitting the uprights from 40 yards out to send the Knights home victorious.

He accounted for 12 of UCF's 18 points in the game.

Boomer becomes the first UCF student-athlete to garner a Big 12 weekly award in the Knights’ first season in the conference.

The Knights return to action at home this weekend when they host Villanova at FBC Mortgage Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. ET on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.