High school football: Football player turned kicker sets Alaska PAT brand

Approaching his senior year, Ryan Thomas, a senior from Lathrop (Fairbanks, Alaska), decided to try something new. He decided to play football. The rest is Alaskan history.

A lifelong football player who had played in traveling teams in his home country, Thomas had never played football until this year. He became an instant sensation, leading the nation in extra points, hitting 54 of 54 tries. His 54 extra points for a season is a new Alaska State record, as are his consecutive kicks. He also had 10 extra points in a game to set another state record.

“My friends who play football have been asking me to play for a few years now, and my coach asked me last season as well,” Thomas said. “I had never really watched or played football and my passion was football. I decided since it was my senior year at Lathrop High School and that I would play. It was a fun and amazing experience! was so exciting to be ranked No. 1 on MaxPreps.”

MaxPreps has compiled a list of over 150 kickers who have scored at least 70 or more consecutive extra points. With a few more games and the playoffs to come, Thomas has a shot at joining the roster.

Kim Braswell of Avondale Estates, Ga., held the record for consecutive extra points for more than 40 years with a total of 134. A total of 11 kickers have since surpassed that mark in the past 10 years, led by Nathanial Vakos of Avon (Ohio), who missed his first extra point as a freshman, then made 260 in a row.

MaxPreps compiled the list using the National Federation of High Schools Book of Records as well as state association records and MaxPreps Rankings.

Photo: Jim Ricketts

Chance Nevarez, Aledo

Most Consecutive Extra Points

Number 1-10
260 — Nathaniel Vakos, Avon, Ohio, 2018-21
202 – Chance Nevarez, Aledo (Texas), 2011-13
192 — Manny Berz, Citrus Hill (Perris, CA), 2013-16
172—Drew Brown, Southlake Carroll (Texas), 2012-13
157 — Cole Hedlund, Argyle, TX, 2012-13
145 — Joel Schipper, Christian (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 2010-12,
142 – Luis Martinez, Colquitt County (Norman Park, Ga.), 2013-15
140 — Eduardo Rosales, Angleton (Texas), 2016-18
137 — Trevor Robertson, St. Thomas More (Lafayette, La.), 2017-19
136 — Aaron Sears, Oakland (Murfreesboro, TN), 2015-17

11-20
135 – Cameron Dicker, Lake Travis (Austin, TX), 2015-16
134 — Kim Braswell, Avondale Estates (Géland), 1965-68,
130 — Shawn Moffitt, Dr. Phillips (Orlando, Fla.), 2009-10
125 – Hays McCannon, Lake Travis (Austin, TX), 2018-20
123 — Jerry Adams, Lowell, Michigan, 2007-08,
122 – Jake Vidmar, Hudson, Ohio, 2018-20
122 — Jason Alessi, Brother Rice (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), 2011-13,
114 — Connor Tierney, DeKalb, Ill., 2015-18
114 — James French, Chinese Spring (Texas), 2007-08
113 — Spencer Corey, New Palestine (Ind.), 2015-16

21-30
113—Riley Nuzzo, Ryan (Denton, Texas), 2018-19
113 – Serafino Desantis, Central Valley (Monaca, PA), 2020-22
112 — Andrew Harte, Catholic Montini (Lombard, Illinois), 2011-12,
111 — Hunter Niswander, Woodridge (Peninsula, Ohio), 2011-12
111 — Trey McTaggert, Muenster (Texas), 2017-18
110 — Nathan Geis, Madison Academy (Madison, Alabama), 2013-14
110 — Bret Miller, San Clemente, California, 2010-12,
109 — Ryan Bowersox, College Station, Texas, 2015-16
108 – Will Harris, Boyle County (Danville, Ky.), 2010-11
107 – Jose Chavez, East Chambers (Winnie, Texas), 2017-18

31-40
107 — Peyton Henry, Monte Vista (Danville, CA), 2015-16
106 — John McGrory, Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, CA), 2010-11,
106 — Jacob Noe, Hillsboro (Nashville, Tennessee), 2007-08,
106 – Kyle Koelblinger, Prairie Ridge (Crystal Lake, Ill.), 2018-19
106 — Peterman Crew, Chandler, Ariz., 2019-20
105—Brandon Fowler, Woodland Regional (Beacon Falls, Connecticut), 2007-09
105 — James McHugh, Sutter (California), 2015-17
104 — Joseph McCormick, Klein Collins (Spring, Texas), 2009-10,
104 – Keith Duncan, Weddington (Matthews, North Carolina), 2014-15
103 — Matt Ruffolo, Archbishop Alter (Kettering, Ohio), 2015-16

41-50
103 — Matteo Cordray, Highland Park (Dallas), 2016-17
102 – Grant Shaw, Argyle, Texas, 2017-18
102 – Sam Thomasson, Columbus East (Columbus, Ind.), 2017-18
102 — Alex Ball, Westlake (Westlake Village, CA), 2010-11
101 — Ryan Fitzgerald, Colquitt County (Norman Park, Georgia), 2017-18,
101 — Paul Steinke, Rossville (Canada), 2014,
100 — Benn Carr, Newton, Ill., 2016-17
100 – Hunter Rioux, Lake Travis (Austin, TX), 2021-22 (ongoing)
99 – Noah Maupin, Trinity Christian (Sharpsburg, GA), 2020-21
99 — Patrick Johnson, Athens, Alabama, 1999-01

51-60
99 — Luke Warner, East Lakes (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan), 2014
98 — David Leadbetter, Westlake (Austin, TX), 2019
97 – Gabriel Lozano, Westlake (Austin, TX), 2017-18
96—Steven Mette, Rockford, Michigan, 2010-11,
95 – Ross Martin, Walsh Jesuit (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio), 2008-11
95 — Patrick Crowley, San Marino, Calif., 2014-15
94—Henry Hansen, Morris, Illinois, 2019-21
93 — Jason Bondzio, Humble (Texas), 2001-03,
93 – Hayden Arnold, Vandegrift (Austin, TX), 2021-22
93 – Tucker Barefoot, Clinton (Miss.), 2015-17

61-70
93 – Jake Tremain, Folsom, Calif., 2021-22 (ongoing)
92 – Smith Garrison, Norwalk, Ohio, 2018-20
90 – Clay Gunkelmay, Buckeye (Medina, Ohio), 2018-19
90 — Nick Hayes, Shades Valley (Birmingham, Alabama), 1997-99
90 — Elijah Hoffman, South Columbia Region (Catawissa, Pennsylvania), 2017
90 — Ben Trumm, Folsom, California, 2013
89 – Evan West, Jones County (Gray, GA), 2020-21
89 – Michael Mahon, Hoover (Alabama), 2001-02
89 – Diego Gutierrez, El Campo (Texas), 2021-22
89 – Micah Mattes, Indianapolis Lutheran (Ind.), 2019-20

71-80
88 – Asher Sigmon, Benedictine (Savannah, Georgia), 2022-23
87 — Derek Burgett, Pulaski County (Somerset, Ky.), 2014-15
87 — Scooter Carranza, Pacifica (Oxnard, CA), 2019
87 — Abdul Shaban, Stone Bridge (Ashburn, Virginia), 2008-09
86 – Walker Wright, Dripping Springs, TX, 2021-22
86 — McKinley Uzzell, Princeton (NC), 2021
86 — Tristan Sprague, Covina, Calif., 2016-17
86 — Mike Jones, Steubenville, Ohio, 1998-2000,
86 — Will Harris, Boyle County (Danville, Kentucky), 2010,
86 – Scott Simmons, Derby (Kan.), 2020-21

81-90
85 – Caleb Holt, Argyle, TX, 2014-15
85 — Paul Grizzle, Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), 2013
85 — Matt Quinn, Spanish Fort, Alabama, 2015-16
85 — Camden Casper, Billings Central Catholic (Montreal), 2018-20,
85 — Griffin Seymour, Muskegon Catholic Center (Mich.), 2013-14
85 – Zach Keaton, Giles (Pearisburg, Va.), 2010-11
84 – Matt Coughlin, Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati), 2014-15
83 – Keegan Porter, Lincoln Christian (Tulsa, Okla.), 2018-19
83 – Stanley Schoppe, Jesuit (Portland, Oregon), 2019-20
83—Jamie Boyle, Monroe-Woodbury (Central Valley, NY), 2006-08

91-100
82 — Brian Alsobrooks, Churchill (Livonia, Michigan), 2012-14,
82 – Davis Rogers, Dorman (Roebuck, SC), 2014-15
82 — Alex Millard, O’Gorman (Sioux Falls, SD), 2010-11,
82 — Eric Rondeau, Centerville (Clifton, Virginia), 2013
82 — Dawson Goepferich, Kearney (Month), 2015
81 — Casey Griffith, St. Aloysius (Vicksburg, Miss.), 2013-14
81 — Scott Bentley, Aurora Central (Aurora, Colo.), 1989-92
81 – RJ Lopez, Mission Viejo, Calif., 2019-20
81 — Steve Bayer, Claremont, Calif., 1984-85,
81 – Devin Samples, Coronado (Lubbock, Texas), 2019-20

101-110
81 – Ross Krautman, Ramapo (Franklin Lakes, NJ), 2008-09,
81—Pat Jacob, Solon, Ohio, 2005-07
81 – Jimmie Martin, Longview, Texas, 2017-18
80 — Dane Haggarty, Chippewa Valley (Clinton Township, Michigan), 2013-14,
80 — Gage Turner, Gainesville, Ga., 2013
80 – Kirill Kotov, Venice (Florida), 2021-22 (ongoing)
79 — Michael Velasco, centenarian (Corona, CA), 2018
79 — Hal Hughston, Deshler (Tuscumbia, Alabama), 1999-00
79 – Dominic Pitman, Galleon (Ohio), 2017-19
78 – Luis Reyes, Cypress Woods (Cypress, TX), 2014-15

111-120
79—Joe Elliot, Cleveland (Tennis), 2000-01,
78 – Dylan Michel, Long Beach Poly (California), 2021-22 (ongoing)
78 – Chase Zion, Huntley, Ill., 2016-17
78 – Tyler White, Southlake Carroll (Texas), 2020-21
77 — Joey Catalano, St. Paul (Norwalk, Ohio), 2017
77 — Luke Goshorn, Lebanon (Ohio), 2009-10
77 — Ethan Blakey, AC Reynolds (Asheville, North Carolina), 2017
77 – Jake Perez, centenarian (Corona, Calif.), 2014-15
77 — Mark Brasco, Jeannette (Pennsylvania), 1982-83,
77 — Woody Parrish, Davie (Mocksville, North Carolina), 2010-12

121-130
76 — Blanton Creque, Collins (Shelbyville, Kentucky), 2011-13
76 – Jack Nguyen, West Lakota (West Chester, Ohio), 2014-15
76 — Than Hylen, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 2018
76 — Zach Pribyl, Palmer Ridge (Monument, Colorado), 2018-19
76 — Marshall Young, The Woodlands (Texas), 1990-91,
76 – Max Oldham, Bowling Green, Ky., 2007-08
76 – Keaton Carter, Shiloh Christian (Springdale, Ark.), 2019
76 – Shayne Graham, Pulaski County (Dublin, Virginia), 1992-93
75 – Taylor Clark, Tippecanoe (Tipp City, Ohio), 2013
75—Jason Dolly, Russell (Ky.), 2007-08,

131-140
75 – Scott Mackar, Thistle, Ohio, 1997-98
75 — Nick Galles, Valley (West Des Moines, Iowa), 2011,
74 — Mason Molique, Ryle (Union, Kentucky), 2016-17
74 – Derek Ng, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas), 2015-16
73 — Brendt Talcott, Lakeland (Florida), 1998
73 — Graham Newboult, Dutch Fork (Irmo, SC), 2018
73 — Tripp Eckerline, Catholic from Lexington (Lexington, Ky.), 2001-02
73 – Rece Verhoff, Columbus Grove, Ohio, 2019-20
72 – Jackson Smith, Boyle County (Danville, Ky.), 2019
72 — Omar Khan, Dorman (Irmo, SC), 2019

141-151
72—Alex Knight, Solon, Ohio, 2010-11
72 — Adam Richmond, Ansonia, Conn., 1998-99
71 – Alex Roca, Queensbury (N.Y.), 2018-19
71 – Nathan Hawks, Greenon (Springfield, Ohio), 2019-20
71 — Emmanuel Adagbon, Horn (Mesquite, Texas), 2017
71 — Brian Huston, Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati), 1991-93
71 — Sam Spencer, Rockwall-Heath (Rockwall, TX), 2021
71 — Carson Pledger, Mountain Island Charter (Mt. Holly, North Carolina), 2016
70 — Rico Brogna, Watertown, Connecticut, 1986-87
70 – Tripp Eckerline, Lexington Catholic (Lexington, Ky.) 2000-01
70 – Michael Mayfield, Guyer (Denton, Texas), 2020

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