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Andrew Furney

School

Washington State

Position
Kicker
Major
Marketing & Finance

Classroom

Furney is a double major in marketing and finance at WSU. He enters his senior year with a 3.26 GPA and is expected to graduate in May, 2014. In 2012 he was a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection. He has participated in a number of special class projects, including Clean Cause, where they developed a non-profit organizational business plan for water sanitation distribution in Moldova; conducted a survey and analyzed data of Sports Apparel being Part of Your Personal Identity, to name just a few.

Character

Furney is a true reflection of a term student-athlete. Arriving at WSU as a walk-on, he earned a scholarship after his first year, when he took over kicking duties midway through the 2010 season as a true freshman. He is looked on by his teammates and peers not only for his perseverance, but also for his leadership. Last season he was selected as a weekly captain six different times. He has the respect of the entire team as well as the coaching staff for his work ethic and dedication to his craft.

Community

Furney has been involved in various community service projects throughout his four years at Washington State. In addition to serving as a freshman mentor in the football program, he has been involved in WSU’s Reading Buddies program, where student-athletes visit local elementary schools and read to the kids. He serves as a “leader” in the Athletes in Action program at WSU, has been an ambassador for WSU Athletics at local elementary schools promoting education, participated in Butch’s Bash, a holiday event sponsored by WSU Athletics for local children, while also volunteering at various department activities throughout the year.

Competition

Furney will leave WSU as one of the best field goal kickers in school history. He enters his final season among the school’s top five in career field goals made (T5th), most 50+ yard field goals (T3rd), career field goal percentage (2nd) and career points (5th). in 2012 he was an All-Pac-12 Second Team selection and named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-America First Team. His 60-yard field goal against Eastern Washington last season was the second-longest among all NCAA FBS kickers. In 2012 Apple Cup, hit all three field goals against rival Washington, including one to force overtime and then the game-winner in overtime. He was named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week following the game.