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‘Record-setting’ kicker commits to Stanford

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Emmet Kenney becomes the latest addition to the Card

Kicking is not a lost art in football, and the Stanford Cardinal picked up a great one this weekend when Fargo’s Emmet Kenney committed to his ‘dream school’ in Stanford.

“So excited to announce my commitment to Stanford University!” Kenney penned on social media, adding the appropriate hashtags, of course, #FearTheTree.

He also wrote a bit more in a detailed note, as well as some promising comments to North Dakota’s Inforum.

“First of all, I’d like to thank my family for their unwavering support and all those who have helped me through the recruiting process. A special thanks to Coach Mattern and all my coaches who have helped me get to where I am today. Finally, I’d like to Coach (David) Shaw and Coach (Pete) Alamar, and the whole coaching staff for the opportunity to play at one of the best athletic and academic universities in the nation. With that being said, after receiving an offer, I am very excited to announce that I am 100% committed to Stanford University!”

Kenny told the Inforum that Stanford was his dream school.

“Stanford, it’s always been my dream school, looking at the academic and the football culture,” Kenney said. “It’s one of the best schools in the nation and on top of that such a storied football program, as well.”

As to what got him on Stanford’s radar, he credits his record-setting 58-yard field goal made this season against West Fargo Sheyenne.

Kenney undoubtedly has a rocket for a leg. He stands 6’4, 185 pounds and has dual-threat abilities as well, doubling as a kicker, kickoff specialist and punter.

He’s ranked No. 42 by the Kohl’s Kicking Camps nationally.

Kenney also said he didn’t blink when the Stanford scholarship offer came through.

“I committed right on the call,” Kenney said. “It’s the perfect situation, I couldn’t ask for anything better and to have that presented to me, it was just an incredible moment.”

Welcome to The Farm, Emmet!

Bring the noise with you!