Friday, December 28, 2012
Tiger Tale: Drew Alleman
By Gary Laney
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Leading up to the Chick-fil-A Bowl, we'll take a daily look at a key LSU player and examine how he has done and what his challenges are for the Clemson game.
Drew Alleman, K, Senior
Accomplishments: One of the most accurate kickers in LSU history, Alleman overcame a mid-season slump to finish 20-for-28 on field goals for the Tigers, including a 3-for-3 outing in the Tigers' late win over Mississippi State. He's 36-for-46 on field goals in his two seasons as LSU's starting kicker and he has made all 42 of his PAT attempts.
Shortcomings: Bothered by nagging injuries, Alleman was not as consistent this season as he was last year when he was 16-for-18 on field goals. He had some big misses, notably a missed 46-yarder that set up Alabama's game-winning touchdown drive. He relinquished kickoff duties to James Hairston last season.
Against Clemson: If the game turns out to be as close as a matchup of No. 8 and No. 14 suggests it might, there might be a pressure-packed field goal awaiting Alleman in Atlanta in what will be his last college game. If he is to attempt a big field goal, he'll do it without holder Brad Wing, who is suspended for the bowl game for violating team rules.