Round 5: Chiefs Draft K Justin Medlock

OVERVIEW
Not sine the John Lee era (1982-85) has the Bruins faithful been able to boast about having one of the elite kicking specialists in the game of college football. Medlock forced his way into the national scene as a senior, when he led the NCAA Division 1-A ranks in field goals (2.15 per game) and tied for second in the country in kick scoring (8.69 ppg). Before his career would come to an end, Medlock finished second to John Lee in UCLA scoring annals with 357 points (Lee totaled 390) and his 70 field goals are topped only by Lee’s mark of 85. His six field goals of 50-plus yards are the most ever by a Bruins place-kicker. Medlock lettered twice in football at Mission San Jose High School. He was rated the ninth-best in the nation and earned a four-star rating by PacWest Football. He was a four-star prospect by Max Emfinger, a Prep Star All-American (rated the fourth-best kicker in the West by that recruiting service) and was a member of the Tacoma News Tribune Western 100.

Medlock was named All-County and All-League at both kicker and punter as both a senior and junior. He made four of six field goals as a senior, including a long of 48 yards, missing from 47 and 50 yards. He also averaged 43.1 yards per punt with a long of 73 yards. Eighteen of his 20 kickoffs went for touchbacks. As a junior, he made seven of 13 field goals with a long of 47 yards (all six of his misses were from at least 50 yards). He kicked four field goals of farther than 40 yards and made 29 of 30 PATs. Medlock also lettered three years in soccer, earning All-League honors as a sophomore and senior.

Medlock enrolled at UCLA, spending the 2002 season on the scout team. In 2003, he was named to The Sporting News Pac-10 Conference All-Freshman team. He was the team’s leading scorer with 68 points, as his 5.23 scoring average placed him eleventh in the Pac-10, as he also ranked fourth in the conference in field goals per game (1.08) and in field goal percentage (.737). He converted all 26 PATs and made 14 of 19 field goals with a long of 48 yards. As a sophomore in 2004, Medlock again led the team in scoring with 87 points and was one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award. He was a first-team All-Pac-10 pick and co-winner of UCLA’s Tommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player. On the year, he made 15 of 20 field goal attempts and 42 of 43 PATs. He ranked second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (75.0), second in kick scoring (7.25), third in scoring (7.25) and fourth (20th in NCAA) in field goals (1.25). He also became the first UCLA player to kick two field goals of at least 50 yards in the same game at Oregon.

Medlock earned All-Pac 10 Conference first-team honors in 2005. On the year, he made 13 of 17 field goals (.765) and all 50 PATs for 89 points, second on the squad. He ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in field goals (1.18), 33rd in the NCAA and seventh in the league in scoring (8.09) and third in kick scoring (8.09). In addition, 33 of his 76 kickoffs were touch-backs. Medlock was a consensus first-team All-American and unanimous All-Pac 10 first-team choice in 2006. He led the nation with an average of 2.15 field goals per game, while also leading the team in scoring with 113 points. He made all 29 extra points, extending his consecutive PAT string to 112. He connected on 28-of-32 field goals, the second highest total in school history.

In 49 games at UCLA, Medlock scored 357 points, the second-best total in school annals. He made 79.5% of his field goal tries (70-of-88) and 147-of-148 extra point attempts. He was successful on 31-of-42 field goals fromt past the 40-yard line, including 6-of-9 from 50-plus yards away. Of his 214 kickoffs during his last three seasons, the opposition returned 137.

CAREER NOTES
Ranks second in school history in points scored with 357, topped only by John Lee (390, 1982-85)…His 70 field goals made also rank second in school annals to Lee’s 85…His 28 field goals during 2006 rank second on the Bruins’ season-record list behind Lee’s 32 in 1984…His 113 points scored in 2006 rank fifth on UCLA’s season-record book, topped only by Skip Hicks (156 in 1997), Maurice Drew (120 in 2005), Skip Hicks (120 in 1996) and John Lee (117 in 1984)…Medlock’s career total of 357 points rank seventh in Pac-10 Conference annals…Vs. San Diego State in 2004, Medlock set a career-high with four field goals (22, 40, 43, 44) on four attempts, the most by a Bruin since Nate Fikse kicked five vs. Stanford in 2002…Put together a streak of 112 straight successful PATs…First UCLA player to kick two field goals of at least 50 yards in the same game (at Oregon, 2004) and is also the first Bruin to kick three field goals of 50 or more yards in a season (2004 - 52 v. Oklahoma State, 50 at Oregon, 52 at Oregon and 2005 - 51 v. Oklahoma)…Second player in UCLA history to kick four field goals of 50 or more yards in a career…Only John Lee made as many field goals (four) of at least 50 yards in a career…Vs. Rice in 2005, he tied school records for PATs made (nine) and attempted (nine). Zenon Andrusyshyn (1968 vs. Pittsburgh) and Efren Herrera (1973 vs. Utah) held the record for PATs made and attempts. Herrera also attempted nine versus Washington in 1973.

2006 SEASON
All-American first-team selection by the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association, College Football News and The Sporting News, adding second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report…Unanimous first-team All-Pac 10 Conference selection and named Special Teams Player of the Year by the league’s coaches…Also won the team’s Tommy Prothro Award (team special teams player of the year)…Led the nation with an average of 2.15 field goals per game, adding all 29 extra point tries to lead the team in scoring for the third time during his career, amassing 113 points…Made 7-of-10 field goals past the 40-yard line, including being successful on both 50-plus yard attempts…Kicked off 72 times for a 61.6- yard average.

2005 SEASON
All-Pac 10 Conference first-team selection by the league’s coaches…Ranked second on the team in scoring with 89 points…Finished fifth in the conference with an average of 1.18 field goals made per game…Hit on 13-of-17 three-pointers and was successful on all 50 extra point attempts…Made 7-of-10 field goals past the 40-yard line…Kicked off 76 times for a 62.1-yard average and 33 touchbacks, as the opposition had 44 returns for a 19.5-yard average.

2004 SEASON
Selected first-team All-Pac-10 Conference by the league’s coaches…Co-winner of UCLA’sTommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player…Semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award (natrion’s top kicker)…On the year, he made 15-of-20 field goal attempts and 42-of-43 PATs…Was the team’s leading scorer with 87 points (7.25) and ranked second in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (75.0), second in kick scoring (7.25), third in scoring (7.25) and fourth (20th in NCAA) in field goals (1.25)...Became the first UCLA player to kick two field goals of at least 50 yards in the same game at Oregon…Also the first Bruin to kick three field goals of 50 or more yards in a season.

2003 SEASON
Named to The Sporting News Pac-10 Conference All-Freshman team…Team’s leading scorer with 68 points…His 5.23 scoring average placed him eleventh in the conference… Ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in field goals per game (1.08) and in field goal percentage (.737)...Converted all 26 PATs and made 14-of-19 field goals with a long of 48 yards…His 14 field goals ranked 12th on the all-time single-season list at UCLA.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Mission San Jose (Fremont, Cal.) High School, playing football for head coach Kevin Lydon…Lettered twice in football…Rated the ninth-best in the nation and earned a four-star rating by PacWest Football…Was a four-star prospect by Max Emfinger, a Prep Star All-American (rated the fourth-best kicker in the West by that recruiting service) and was a member of the Tacoma News Tribune Western 100…Named All-County and All-League at both kicker and punter as both a senior and junior…Made four of six field goals as a senior, including a long of 48 yards, missing from 47 and 50 yards…Also averaged 43.1 yards per punt with a long of 73 yards. Eighteen of his 20 kickoffs went for touch-backs…As a junior, he made seven of 13 field goals with a long of 47 yards (all six of his misses were from at least 50 yards)…Kicked four field goals of farther than 40 yards and made 29 of 30 PATs…Also lettered three years in soccer, earning All-League honors as a sophomore and senior.

PERSONAL
Sociology major, earning a berth on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2005…Son of Tammy Medlock…Born Justin Charles Medlock on 10/23/83 in Santa Clara, California… Resides in Fremont, California.


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