LSU Gold
Position
Placekicker
Height
6'2
Weight
191 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Longwood, Fla.
High School
Lake Mary HS
  • 2001 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 1999 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 1998 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2001)
Four-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Named LSU’s Academic Tiger of the Year at the team awards banquet on Dec. 9 … Did not seen any game action for the Tigers as a senior.

JUNIOR SEASON (2000)
Played in five games for the Tigers … Handled kickoffs for LSU against Western Carolina, Houston, Auburn, Tennessee and Florida … Converted only extra-point attempt of the season against Western Carolina in season opener … Did not attempt any field goals … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight year.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1999)
Did not see game action … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (1998)
Played in three games handling kickoff duties for the Tigers vs. Arkansas State, Idaho and Georgia … Saw action on five plays on special teams … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll … Redshirted as a true freshman in 1997.

HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered twice in football, three times in soccer and once in baseball at Lake Mary High … Member of the National Honor Society … Two-time all-district and all-conference as a placekicker … 90 percent of his kickoffs went into the endzone his senior season as he went 10 of 11 in field goal tries and was perfect in 16 PAT tries … For his career, hit 16 of 19 field goals and all 30 of his PAT attempts … Never missed a field goal attempt inside 42 yards in high school and kicked six game-winning field goals … Was all-state as a soccer player … Also played in the outfield for his high school baseball team … Football coach was Doug Peters.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kristopher John Kessler … Born on Sept. 29, 1978, in Orlando, Fla. … Parents are Stephen and Susan Kessler … Has two brothers, Chad and Kyle … Majoring in zoology.

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