ECU kicker Verity honored for performance against BYU

The sophomore kicker tied a school record by making four field goals on four attempts in Saturday’s 33-17 homecoming win

ECU kicker Jake Verity watches the ball go through the uprights for one of his four field goals in Saturday's win against BYU (Rob Goldbert Jr./ECU photo)

East Carolina’s Jake Verity tied a school record by making four field goals in Saturday’s 33-17 win against Brigham Young.

Monday, the sophomore kicker was honored for his effort by the American Athletic Conference as its Special Teams Player of the Week. Verity was also recognized by the Lou Groza Award as one of its three Stars of the Week.  

Verity made kicks of 42, 42, 33 and 32 yards in the Pirates’ victory while also going 3 for 3 on extra points and scoring a career-high 15 points. He is the 10th player in ECU history to make four field goals in a game and the first since Warren Harvey did it on Oct. 12, 2013, against Tulane.

“I would love to have had five,” Verity said after the game. “But at the end of the day it was 100 percent and I did what I could for my team.”

The Bremen, Ga., native has made 11 of his 16 field goal attempts and all 22 of his extra points this season. He is the third Pirate this season to earn a weekly AAC honor, joining quarterback Thomas Sirk and wide receiver Davon Grayson.

ECU (2-6) is off this week and will return to action on Nov. 4 when it plays at Houston.