Ohio State '22 FL K (RS FR) - Jayden Fielding ('23 Second Team All-BIG)

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    • Fielding said being Ohio State’s starting kicker is “a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to play big-time college football, and there’s no place to do it like Ohio State. It’s the best in the country. Best players in the country, best coaches, just the best environment, too.”
    • He said he “felt really, really comfortable” after making his first field goal, a 40-yarder just before halftime.
    • After his name was pronounced “Felding” on Saturday’s TV broadcast, Jayden confirmed that his name is in fact pronounced “Fielding, like in baseball.”
    • Fielding said Parker Lewis “really pushed me to be a better kicker” as they competed for the starting kicker job this offseason. “Parker’s a great kicker, and I feel like I had to prove myself every day.”
    • Fielding said he chose to walk on at Ohio State last year because “I’ve always bet on myself.” He said he wants to emulate Xavier Johnson’s story of starting his Ohio State career as a walk-on and becoming a valuable player for the Buckeyes.
    • Fielding said he feels comfortable kicking field goals anywhere inside of 60 yards. He said his longest field goal in high school was 55 yards.
     
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