2000: Retained his place as top place kicker after spring drills ? kicked 35-yard field goal in spring game.
1999: Connected on seven of 13 field goal attempts ? kicked season-high 47 yarder against Oklahoma ? hit 41-yarder and 40-yarder at Baylor ? led team in scoring with 50 points ? has made 23 of 34 career field goal attempts ? has connected on 53 consecutive extra points ? boasts a cumulative 3.54 GPA and has posted better than a 3.0 in six straight semesters ? named to first team Academic All-Big 12 team ? named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
1998: Second on the team in scoring with 71 points ... made 16 of 21 field goal attempts ... was successful on 100 percent of point-after attempts (23 of 23) ... selected to GTE Academic All District 6 squad ... selected to All Big 12 Academic First Team ... semifinalist for the Lou Groza award for the nation's top kicker ? second-team all-Big 12 by Associated Press and Dallas Morning News ? finished the season tied for 16th in the nation and third in the Big 12 in field goals with an average of 1.45 field goals per game ? named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall semester ... kicked first collegiate field goal, a 43 yarder, at Texas Stadium in North Texas game ... also kicked a 45-yard field goal against North Texas ... made a 46-yard field goal versus Iowa State ... kicked two field goals in Fresno State game, including a 46 yarder ... kicked two field goals against Missouri ... tied school record with four field goals, including kicks of 53, 40, 28 and 25 yards against Texas ... named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall semester.
1997: Served as a squadman.
1996: Redshirt Season.
High School: Temple High School in Temple, Texas ... participated in football and soccer ... first-team all-state selection in football by Texas Sportswriters Association. ... first-team all-region in soccer ... went 12-for-14 in field goals on the season and 44-of-45 in point after attempts ... long field goal was 44-yards ... team won district title ... member of National Honor Society ? High School Coach: Bob McQueen.
Personal: Chris Birkholz ?son of Howard and Kay Birkholz ... born 12-15-77 in Temple, Texas.
Birkholz Kicking Stats