Friday, November 10, 2006

Garrett Rivas is all-time scoring leader

With the 10 points (two field goals, 4 extra points) Garrett Rivas scored against Ball State, he became Michigan's all-time leading scorer as he surpassed Anthony Thomas (336 career points). Rivas' performance against Ball State also earned him the award of Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week. On the season, Rivas has converted 15 of 18 field goal attempts and 33 of 34 extra point attempts for a team-leading total of 78 points. Rivas is tied for 7th in the nation with an average of 1.50 field goals per game. In the Big Ten, he ranks second in field goals made and field goal percentage (.833). Rivas' field goal percentage is tied for third the third-best season mark in school history. Additionally, due to an injury to Ross Ryan, Rivas has also assumed the kickoff duties since the sixth game of the season. He is averaging 61.9 yards per kickoff during 2006. The one thing Rivas has not had to do this year, however, is kick a game-winning field goal. He may get his chance November 18th. Go Blue!

*Note: Photo of Garrett Rivas (38) from 2005 Penn State game by John T. Greilick/The Detroit News

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