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11-17-09 -- Kicker Becomes Oldest Player in College History
SHERMAN, Texas - Point after attempts are usually considered to be mundane plays in football, but on Saturday afternoon at Jerry Apple Stadium it was an extra point that made history for the Austin College football team and placekicker Tom Thompson. That's because Thompson, a graduate student at Austin College, is 61-years-old.
By taking the field against Trinity on Saturday, Thompson became the oldest player in college football history. The 61-year-old kicker, who is in his second year at Austin College, ran onto the field early in the second quarter after the roos scored on a 47-yard-run by freshman Phillip Gonzales, and drilled the extra point to tie the game at 7-7.
Previously, the oldest player in college history was believed to have been Mike Flynt, who suited up for Sul Ross State University during the 2007 season.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.