September 3, 2009

Brauchle setting sights on record book

Mississippi State kicker Sean Brauchle believes in the old adage that records are made to be broken.

The two-time All-American junior college transfer holds his share of records at both Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and Mercy Cross High School. Now Brauchle has his sights set on the Bulldog record book as well.

"I've been a all-state kicker in high school my junior and senior year and then an All-American my freshman and sophomore year in junior college so I've got to follow up with something my two years here," Brauchle said. "I can't just walk out with nothing. I haven't got into the record books here at State but I would like to if I can get my hands on them. I want to break some records here for sure."

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder made 33 of his 44 attempts during his two seasons at Gulf Coast. He set the school record with a 52-yarder as a freshman only to break it from 55-yards out as a sophomore.

Artie Cosby currently holds the MSU record with a 54-yarder against Memphis State on Oct. 5, 1985.

Brauchle stated that his range is from 62-yards and in he would not shy away from attempting one from that distance if the weather conditions were right.

"If the wind is with me, I've tried 62-yards before in a game and I missed it wide right," Brauchle said. "But it had the distance so I would say 62-yards."

But a strong leg is not the only thing that Brauchle hopes to bring with him to Starkville. He and junior linebacker Chris White were part of back-to-back state junior college titles and a share of the national championship in 2007.

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