After sharing the award a season ago, Northwestern senior place-kicker Jeff Budzien has been named the outright winner of the 2013 Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker of the Year and a consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection, the conference announced this month.


Budzien and senior defensive end Tyler Scott received top honors for the Wildcats, with Scott closing his Northwestern career by earning second-team All-Big Ten accolades. Four additional 'Cats — junior linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo, junior safety Ibraheim Campbell, senior linebacker Damien Proby, and junior offensive lineman Brandon Vitabile — were named honorable mention All-Big Ten at their positions.

Budzien's honor caps a record-setting career for the Wisconsin native, one in which Budzien broke Northwestern standards for single-season field goals (23, 2013), career field goal percentage (.873), consecutive field goals made (17), career points scored (280) and most consecutive PATs made (136).

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