Going into his third year as a starter, Anders Carlson is the X-Factor of special teams for Auburn.
Carlson had an up-and-down first two years as the starting kicker, connecting on just 66% of his field-goal attempts.
However, it has been the tale of two different kickers when it comes to kicking range.
From 40 yards and under, Carlson is 20-of-21, while from 40-plus, Carlson is 13-for-29.
Carlson had his fair share of struggles last year, including a stretch where he missed six-straight kicks from 40-plus yards before the Iron Bowl.
He shined in the Iron Bowl, where he made field goals from 43, 43, 44 and 52 yards out against Alabama, earning him SEC Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Auburn coaches hope they’ll see a lot more of that Carlson in 2020.
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