Was the Aggies’ kickoff specialist in every game ... on 70 kickoffs, Bertolet averaged 63.0 yards with 40 touchbacks (57.1 touchback percentage) ... Aggies’ 40 touchbacks ranked No. 20 (tie) in the FBS (tNo. 2 in SEC) ... team touchback percentage of 55.6 ranked No. 18 (No. 2 in SEC) ... helped team rank No. 21 in kickoff return defense (18.2 average), which was No. 2 in the SEC.
Saw action in all 13 games as a placekicker … averaged 62.6 yards per kickoff on 97 kicks … recorded 47 touchbacks on the season, including a season-high and career second-best nine against Sam Houston State … was 2-for-3 in field goals on the year, with a season-best 44-yard kick against Rice ... named to the 2013 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Bertolet and quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshmen to surpass the 100-point level in a season ... scored 106 points including 13 field goals and a school record 67 extra points ... connected on 13 of 22 field-goal attempts with a long of 54 vs. Louisiana Tech … made two other 50-yard attempts, vs. LSU and Missouri ... boomed 65 touchbacks, which ranked No. 3 nationally.
Rated the No. 1 kicker nationally by Rivals.com and ranked No. 2 nationally by Jamie Kohl’s Kicking Camp … Under Armour All-American … made 4-of-6 field goal attempts with a long of 46 yards as a senior … 34 of his 43 kickoffs were touchbacks … made a pair of 60-yard plus field goals at the Texas A&M camp … connected on 6-of-8 FG attempts as a junior … AAAA First Team All-State (AP) … AAAA Pennsylvania Big 33 Team (PNC) … All-Berks County Team (punter/kicker) … IC Section 1 All-Star (punter/kicker) … Berks County Football Coaches Association All-Academic Team.
Taylor Bertolet is the son of Taran and Blayne Bertolet of Reading, Pa. … born Oct. 24, 1992 ... psychology major.