Michael Torres

Michael Torres

RS Senior

Thiells, N.Y.

High School:
North Rockland

Last College:

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 229

Place Kicker



Knights Take Outright American Title

UCF tops SMU 17-13 in frigid Dallas Saturday.

2007: Booted three field goals at NC State (Sept. 1), including a 19-yarder at the end of the first half which proved to be the difference in a 25-23 win ... Named the C-USA Special Teams Player of the Year for his performance vs. the Wolfpack ... Connected on a 47-yarder on his only field-goal attempt vs. Texas (Sept. 15), and also added three extra points ... Was a perfect 7-of-7 on extra-point attempts vs. Memphis (Sept. 22) ... Went 3-of-3 on point-after tries vs. Louisiana (Sept. 29) ... At East Carolina (Oct. 6), had a 1-of-2 affair in field goals, including converting on a 20-yard attempt in the third quarter, and made all five extra-point tries ... Made a 35-yard field goal at USF (Oct. 13), and handled kickoff duties, averaging 60.2 yards with one touchback on four kicks ... Was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 5-for-5 on extra-point tries vs. Tulsa (Oct. 20) ... Also had nine kickoffs for an average of 55.3 yards vs. the Golden Hurricane ... Connected on a pair of field goals at Southern Miss (Oct. 28), the first from 41 yards and the second from 31 yards, while going 4-for-4 in extra-point tries ... Was 2-for-2 in field-goal attempts vs. Marshall (Nov. 3), hitting from 48 and 21 yards, while also going 5-for-5 in extra points ... Also averaged 59.9 yards on eight kickoff tries, including one touchback vs. the Herd ... Had eight kickoffs for a 59.9 average, and converted all seven extra-point tries ... Connected on all three field-goal attempts, including a 47-yarder, in a win over UTEP (Nov. 24) ... On kickoffs vs. the Miners, averaged 54.0 yards on eight kicks, highlighted by one touchback.

2006: Made 17 field goals, which ties for the second most in a single-season in UCF history ... After opening the season making just 1-of-4 attempts, converted on 16-of-20 to close out the campaign ... Made a 22-yard game-winning kick at Marshall (Oct. 4) with six seconds remaining in the contest ... Had a streak of eight-consecutive makes from the East Carolina (Nov. 4) through the Tulane game (Nov. 18), which tied for the fifth-longest in school history ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 in the Memphis game (Nov. 11), which tied a school record for field goals in a game ... His 51-yard field goal in the East Carolina game was a career-long ... Also perfect on extra-point attempts, converting all 25 he attempted.

Prior to UCF: Played two seasons at UMass ... converted 9-of-15 field goals as a freshman, good for third in the Atlantic 10 Conference ... kicked 44 of 52 kickoffs into the endzone for touchbacks as a sophomore ... finished third in the A-10 in PAT kicking percentage (96.4) as a sophomore ... played one year of post-graduate ball for coach John Shuman at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy ... made nine of 13 field goal attempts with a long of 53 yards during his lone season at Fork Union ... also had a punting average of 45.4 yards with a long punt of 85 yards, and recorded 26 touchbacks on kickoffs ... previously played at North Rockland High School ... hit four of seven field goals during his senior year, with a long of 55 yards ... also punted for a 48.7 yard average as a senior with a long punt of 82 yards, while recording touchbacks on 52 of 55 kickoffs ... played in the 2002 New York-New Jersey All-Star Game.

Personal: Torres is the son of Anthony and Theresa Torres ... born in the Bronx, N.Y. ... a liberal studies major.

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