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Alex Gakenheimer
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Alex Gakenheimer 1235042
Position: Kicker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Country Day
Major: Economics

Alex GakenheimerPreseason All-Ivy League Second Team as selected by College Sports Madness.

All-Ivy League Second Team at placekicker ... third-leading scorer in the conference with 73 points ... second in the league in field goal percentage and 19th nationally ... also 26th among FCS kickers with 1.2 field goals per game ... converted a pair of field goals in a game on four occasions, including at fourth-ranked New Hampshire where he booted a season-long 41-yard three-pointer ... did not miss a kick (field goal or PAT) against Penn, Yale, Holy Cross and Columbia in consecutive games ... tied the score at 31 against the Bulldogs with a 35-yard boot in the middle of the fourth quarter to help Dartmouth go on to a 38-31 victory ... his 27-yard field goal versus the Crusaders began the game’s scoring and turned out to be the difference in the 24-21 Big Green triumph ... provided half of the team’s points against Harvard with two field goals ... split the uprights on all six of his PATs in a 42-7 romp at Cornell ... gave the Green a 17-14 lead against Brown with his 30-yard field goal as the half expired in another Dartmouth win ... posted a career-high 11 points in the season finale by successfully kicking both field goals and all five PATs in the 41-10 victory at Princeton ... filled in on kickoffs for a pair of games, averaging over 62 yards on five kicks against Holy Cross and 58.7 yards on six kicks at Columbia with one touchback in each game ... only once did either team return a kickoff to its own 30.

Took over placekicking duties for the final three games and thrived in the role ... first varsity appearance came against Yale to attempt a point after a touchdown, only to have the kick blocked ... did not miss another kick the rest of the year with 11 PATs and three field goals ... converted four PATs and a pair of field goals against Cornell in the 34-6 victory ... the following week, booted three more PATs and a crucial 21-yard field goal for the final points of the game with 3:23 to play at Brown for a little breathing room in the 24-20 triumph ... knocked all four PAT attempts through the uprights in the 28-24 win over 19th-ranked Princeton.

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association all-state and all-conference choice ... All-Charlotte public and private schools second-team pick ... Greater Charlotte Kicker Finalist in 2011 and ’12 ... hit 7-of-9 field goals with a long of 34 as a senior ... good on 45-of-48 extra points and registered 47 touchbacks on 66 kickoffs in final season ... 30-yard field goal at the end gave CCD a 31-28 win over rival Charlotte Catholic.

Economics major ... born on Feb. 3, 1995 ... son of Scott and Amy Gakenheimer has two sisters ... mother played field hockey at the University of Virginia ... once lived in Hawaii ... lead singer and guitarist for a band while in high school and is interested in joining a capella group at Dartmouth ... high school teammate of Big Green punter Ben Kepley ... planning on majoring in engineering.

Complete Career Statistics

2013 4 0 0 0 0 11-12 0 3-3 20 5.0
2014 10 0 0 0 0 27-30 0 12-15 73 7.3
TOTAL 14 0 0 0 0 38-42 0 15-18 93 6.6
FIELD GOALSgmadeattlongpct
2013 4 3 3 26 100.0
2014 10 12 15 41 80.0
TOTAL 14 15 18 41 83.3
2013 4 0 0 0 0.0
2014 10 11 665 2 60.5
TOTAL 14 11 665 2 60.5
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