Daniel Carlson might hand Auburn’s placekicking duties over to a familiar face. The Tigers received a verbal commitment from the All-SEC first teamer’s younger brother Anders Carlson on Saturday night.
The Classical Academy senior out of Colorado announced his decision on Twitter.
“Blessed to announce that I am committed to Auburn University! #WarEagle,” Carlson tweeted.
Daniel Carlson was quick to congratulate his little brother.
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“Proud of the little man! Can't wait to have him here with us! #WarEagle,” Daniel Carlson tweeted.
Kohl’s Kicking has Anders Carlson ranked as the No. 2 placekicker in the 2017 Class and 24th ranked punter. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder was one of the top performers at the Texas Showcase Camp in May with a pair of 85-yard kickoffs and 9 of 10 field goals.
As a junior, Carlson had a standout season similar to the one his brother had on the Plains. The younger Carlson connected on 12 of 17 fields with four from 50 or more yards. He didn’t miss a single of his 29 extra-point attempts and had an impressive touchback percentage (44 of 47).
He could have big shoes to fill in two years with his brother rewriting Auburn’s record books.
Daniel Carlson was one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award, the award given annually to the nation’s top kicker.
Carlson set a new Auburn record with 16 consecutive field goals during the season and also set a program record with four 50-plus yard field goals in one season.