JETS SIGN K MIKE NUGENT
New York City – The New York Jets announced today they have signed their first-selection in the 2005 draft, kicker Mike Nugent. The announcement was made by Jets? Executive Vice President and General Manager Terry Bradway.
Nugent, a 5-9, 182-pound product of Ohio State University, was selected in the second round with the 47th overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft. Nugent holds or shares 22 school records including most points scored (356), most points by a kicker (356), most field goals (72), most consecutive field goals made (24, 2001-02), most games with multiple field goals (20), most field goals of 50 yards or more (8) and best field goal percentage (.818, 72-of-88).
Nugent was the winner of the Lou Groza Award in 2004, given to the nation?s top kicker. He also became the first kicker in school history to earn team Most Valuable Player honors during his final season with the Buckeyes. Nugent was a consensus All-American first-team pick as a senior where he was successful on 24-of-27 FG, including five of at least 50 yards or more.
With Nugent’s signing Senior Vice President/assistant General Manager Mike Tannenbaum extends his current streak to eight-seasons without a draft selection holding out. The Jets will hold their first training camp practice on Friday, July 29 at 8:45 am. Quarterback Chad Pennington is scheduled to practice in both the morning and afternoon practice, seeing his highest passing activity in the 3:30 practice. He will be available to the media at the conclusion of the second practice.