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Leigh Tiffin
Leigh  Tiffin


Muscle Shoals, Ala.

High School:
Muscle Shoals

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 212



Career Stats

• Candidate for All-America honors
• Semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award
• Leads nation in field goals with 23
• Just 11 field goals shy of the NCAA career record (87) and eight shy of the single-season NCAA mark (31)
• The NCAA's active leader in field goals (76) made and second in points (347)
• Three times selected as the Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week"
• Alabama career leader points (347)
• Second at UA with 76 career field goals
• Has made 14 field goals in his last four games
• Has connected on eight straight field goals and 17 of his last 18 attempts

2009 (SENIOR): Leigh Tiffin has been almost automatic on field goals for the Crimson Tide as a senior ... leads the nation in field goals made at 2.56 per game ... is sixth nationally and first in the SEC in scoring at 10.44 points per game ... a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, which goes to the nation's top place-kicker ... has connected on 23-of-26 field goals and 25-of-27 extra-point attempts ... has hit 17 of his last 18 field goal attempts and eight straight ... is the NCAA's active leader in career field goals (76) and is second in total points (347) ... has been named a Lou Groza "Star of the Week" three times this season, including vs. Virginia Tech, at Mississippi and at home vs. Tennessee ... averaging 63.3 yards on kickoffs with a career-high nine touchbacks ... became the Tide's all-time leading scorer, passing Philip Doyle against LSU ... has 347 career points ... passed Shaun Alexander (300) against Kentucky, his father, Van (312), at Mississippi and Michael Proctor (326) vs. Tennessee ... ranks second in field goals made at Alabama with 76, two shy of Philip Doyle's school reocrd (78). Virginia Tech: Tied his career high with four field goals ... connected from 49, 34, 32 and 20 yards ... went 4 for 5 missing a 36-yarder at the end of the first half ... was 2 for 2 on extra points ... was named the Lou Groza "Star of the Week" for his efforts. FIU: Was 2 for 3 on field goal attempts, connecting from 23 and 29 yards ... also made all four extra points. North Texas: Hit both of his field goals, converting from 35 and 20 yards ... was 5 for 7 on extra points ... had one touchback on kickoffs. Arkansas: Connected on all five extra points and averaged ... did not attempt a field goal ... kicked off six times and averaged 64.3 yards per with a career-high two touchbacks. Kentucky: Made his only field goal attempt, from 36 yards, in a brisk swirling winds at UK's Commonwealth Stadium ... was also good on all five extra point tries ... averaged 59.4 yards on seven kickoffs ... tied his career best with two touchbacks. Mississippi: Named the Lou Groza "Star of the Week" for his efforts against the Rebels ... connected on a career-best five field goals (5 for 5) with kicks of 25, 21, 22, 21 and 31 yards ... scored 16 of the Crimson Tide's 22 points ... averaged 64.7 yards on seven kickoffs with one touchback. South Carolina: Connected on 2-of-3 field goals and both extra points to compile eight total points ... hit on field goals from 25 and 35 yards while missing an attempt from 49 yards. Tennessee: He was named a Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" for the third time this season after hitting on 4-of-4 field goals and scoring all 12 points in a 12-10 win over Tennessee ... connected from 38, 50, 22 and 49 yards to lift the Crimson Tide to victory. LSU: Was true on three field goal attempts, connecting from 28, 20 and 40 yards ... the 40-yard kick with 3:04 remaining in the game gave Alabama a nine-point lead and sealed the victory ... made his only extra-point try ... averaged 67.7 yards on six kickoffs and tied his career-high with two touchbacks.

2008 (JUNIOR): Tiffin proved to be one of the more accomplished kickers in the country as a junior ... selected as a semifinalist for the Lou Groza National Place-Kicker Award ... connected on 20-of-29 field goals (69.9 percent) with a long of 54 yards ... was 2-for-3 from beyond 50 yards ... tied for second in the SEC and 22nd nationally in field goals per game at 1.443 ... was 46-for-47 on extra-point opportunities ... scored 106 points (7.57 per game), which ranked seventh in the SEC and 49th nationally ... 7-for-8 inside 30 yards and 16-for-19 inside 40 yards ... twice named the Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" (Clemson and Mississippi State) ... was named the special teams player of the week by the Alabama coaching staff four times (Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee & Mississippi State) ... named the team's Special Teams Player of the Year ... earned Academic All-SEC honors during the fall of 2008. Clemson: Tiffin was named a Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" after booting four field goals in Alabama's 34-10 win over Clemson ... connected on a career-long 54-yarder that was the third-longest kick in school history and the second-longest without the benefit of a tee ... only miss came on a 52-yard try that had the distance but was pushed just a little to the right ... also good on both extra-point attempts. Tulane: He connected on both extra-point chances, but missed a good part of the game after absorbing a hit on his first kickoff ... returned to the game for one of his two extra points but did not try a field goal. Western Kentucky: Tiffin was 2 for 3 on field goal attempts ... connected from 22 and 25 yards ... missed a 45-yard attempt into the wind at the end of the first half against the Hilltoppers. Arkansas: He did not attempt a field goal in Fayetteville, but did connect on all seven point-after-touchdown opportunities. Georgia: Tiffin hit two field goals and five extra points for nine total points in the Crimson Tide's 41-30 win at No. 3 Georgia ... hit a 23-yard field goal on Alabama's second drive of the game ... then booted a 32-yarder through the uprights in the fourth quarter that doused a Georgia comeback and iced the game for the Tide ... was named the coaches' special teams player of the week for his efforts. Kentucky: He was 1 of 3 on field goal attempts against the Wildcats ... but booted through the 24-yard field goal with 2:12 remaining in the game to secure the win ... was 2-for-2 on extra-point attempts. Mississippi: Tiffin connected on a 41-yard field goal with 4:45 remaining in the second quarter in a 24-20 win over the Rebels ... also hit on all three extra points. Tennessee: He was selected as the special teams player of the week by the Alabama coaching staff against the Volunteers, going 3 for 3 on field goal attempts and connecting on both extra-point opportunities ... scored 11 points ... connected on field goals from 39, 43 and 30 yards in the Crimson Tide's 29-9 win in Knoxville. Arkansas State: Tiffin missed his only field goal try, a 37-yard kick at the end of the first half ... connected on all five extra points. LSU: He missed both field goal tries at LSU's Tiger Stadium ... missed from 42 yards in the second quarter ... with the game tied a 21-21 with only four seconds remaining had a 29-yard attempt blocked by the Tigers. Mississippi State: Tiffin garnered his second Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" after hitting all three field goals (35, 34, 35) against the Bulldogs ... also booted three extra points for 12 total points. Auburn: He booted a 37-yard field goal on the final play of the first quarter to open the scoring in a 36-0 rout of Auburn in the Iron Bowl ... had an extra-point blocked ... connected on three others. Florida: Tiffin connected on all four kicks against the Gators ... hit a 30-yard field goal with 3:28 remaining in the first quarter to put the Tide on top 10-7 after one stanza ... then drilled a 27-yard attempt with eight seconds remaining in third quarter for a 20-17 lead ... scored eight total points to put him over 100 points (101) on the year. Sugar Bowl vs. Utah: He was 2-for-2 on his extra-point attempts ... nailed his second 50-plus-yard field goal with a 52-yarder.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Handled place-kicking and kickoff duties for the team all season after earning the starting nod in fall camp ... was 25-for-34 on field goals and a perfect 36-of-36 on extra points ... led the SEC and was tied for third nationally with 1.92 made field goals per game ... led the SEC with 10 field goals of over 40-yards on the season ... scored 111 points on the season and set the UA record for points by a kicker in a season (Phillip Doyle, 1989) ... set the single-season school record for made field goals with 25, previously held by Doyle in 1990 ... also averaged 60.0 yards on 70 kickoffs on the season, with four touchbacks ... had the best game of his career against Mississippi State ... connected on all four field-goal attempts against MSU, including two over 50 yards to become the first kicker since his father, Van, to make two field goals of over 50-yards in a game ... the 51-yarder in the second quarter against the Bulldogs was a career long and helped earn him SEC Special Teams Co-Player of the Week honors ... was good on all three field goals, including a 41-yarder, in the win over Colorado in the PetroSun Independence Bowl ... went 3-of-5 in field goals against Vanderbilt, including one from 40 yards ... was 2-of-3 against Arkansas, including a clutch 42-yarder in the fourth quarter ... converted all three of his field goals against Georgia, including a 42-yarder in overtime to give the Tide the lead ... was 2-of-3 against Mississippi ... nailed 4-of-5 attempts in the 41-17 win over Tennessee ... made both field goal attempts against LSU and converted all four against MSU to give him a streak of nine-straight makes ... streak ended with a blocked attempt against Louisiana-Monroe ... hit a 49-yarder in the fourth quarter at Auburn ... named UA Special Teams Co-Player of the Week against Arkansas and Mississippi State ... Tiffin was named the 2008 Paul "Bear" Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship Player award following spring practice in 2008.

2006 (FRESHMAN): He served as a backup place-kicker and played in five games after an injury to the starter Jamie Christensen ... finished the season 8-for-13 on field goals and 12-of-13 on extra point attempts ... connected on 3-of-4 attempts in his first collegiate game in the season-opener against Hawai'i ... followed with a perfect 2-for-2 effort, including the game winning 47-yarder in the fourth quarter against Vanderbilt to earn him SEC Special Teams Co-Player of the Week honors ... made 2-of-3 field goals against Louisiana-Monroe along with five PATs, a season high ... made a 46-yard field goal in his first collegiate road game at Arkansas ... finished the season with three kickoffs for a 57.7 yard average ... named Alabama Special Teams Co-Player of the Week against Hawai'i and Vanderbilt.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Tiffin graduated from Muscle Shoals High School ... All-Region team member ... made 4-of-5 field goals as a senior at Muscle Shoals High School ... hit a long of 50 yards as a prep standout ... also recorded touchbacks on 95 percent of his kickoffs ... majoring in business management and on track to graduate in December of 2009.