|High School:||Charlotte Country Day|
Needs 18 successful PATs to become first kicker in Big Green history with 100 in a career ... 10th on Dartmouth’s career scoring list with 141 points.
Scored in every game during the Big Green’s first Ivy League championship season in 19 years ... converted all five kicks in the season-opening 31-10 win at Georgetown, including a 20-yard chip shot field goal ... also averaged a season-high 58.7 yards on his six kickoffs ... perfect on all seven PATs — tied for fourth-most in a game by a Dartmouth kicker — in the 49-7 victory over Sacred Heart ... collected five more points after touchdowns in the 41-20 road win to beat Penn in the Ivy League opener ... put the finishing touches on the five TDs against Yale during the 35-3 homecoming triumph ... booted a pair of field goals at 15th-ranked Harvard from 33 and 39 yards ... not only split the uprights on all three PATs in the 21-3 win over Cornell, but also caught a five-yard pass on a fake punt ... converted each of his four PAT attempts in the 34-18 win at Brown ... his 22-yard field goal with less than five minutes to play tied the game, and he capped off the game-winning TD with a PAT with 24 seconds to play in the 17-10 win over Princeton that clinched a share of the Ivy League crown. Preseason honor: College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League Second Team.
All-Ivy League Second Team at placekicker ... recipient of the Big Green’s Doten Award ... 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.
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