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Oren

Milstein

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Place Kicker
Height 5'8"
Weight 160
Year Sophomore
Hometown Boca Raton, Fla.
High School American Heritage H.S.
Major Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience 1 Letter
School: CC
Birthdate June 16, 1997

Bio

CAREER

 

In two seasons as Columbia’s placekicker, has earned a total of five Ivy League weekly awards including three Special Teams Player of the Week honors (two in 2016 and one in 2017) and two Rookie of the Week honors … Kicked game-winning field goals in three games during his career (15-13 win at Wagner, Oct. 8, 2016, 9-7 win over Dartmouth, Oct. 22 and 17-14 win over Wagner, Sept. 16, 2017) … Led Columbia in scoring in each of the last two seasons … Scored 101 career points and converted 20 of 26 career field goal attempts and 40 of 42 career point after attempts … Owns school-record for most field goals in a game (5 at Wagner, Oct. 8, 2016) … Enters junior season ranked tied for No. 4 in school history with 20 career field goals (record is 38 by Jon Rocholl from 2005-08) and No. 6 with 42 career PATs (record is 72 by Luke Eddy, 2010-13) … Converted 35 consecutive point after attempts from Oct. 8, 2016 through Oct. 21, 2017 … Has kicked three or more field goals in three career games.

 

2017

 

As a sophomore placekicker, ranked among Ivy League leaders in several statistical categories: No. 5 and led the Lions in scoring with 50 points, No. 3 in point after kicking percentage (92.9 percent) and No. 5 in field goals per game (0.80) … Totaled 50 points on 8-13 field goals and 26 of 28 point after attempts … His 26 point after attempts rank as the No. 2 total in Columbia season history (the record is 27 set by Luke Eddy in 2010) … Converted a career-best 5-5 point after attempts in two games vs. Georgetown (Sept. 23) and at Marist (Oct 7) … Kicked season-high three field goals, including a long of 33 yards at Cornell (Nov. 11) … Named Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 9 after scoring 11 points, kicking a career-long 39-yard field goal, converting 2-2 field goals and 5-5 point after attempts at Marist (Oct. 7) … Kicked game-winning 29-yard field goal in the closing seconds to give Columbia a 17-14 win over Wagner in the season opener (Sept. 16).

 

2016

 

Unanimous First Team All-Ivy League selection as a first-year placekicker … Finalist for the Fred Mitchell Award, national placekicker of the year award … Named Columbia’s Special Team’s Player of the Year … In only his freshman season, ranked among national statistical leaders in field goal percentage (No. 2) and field goals per game (No. 13) … His 12 field goals rank No. 3 among all-time season leaders at Columbia … Led Ivy League in field goals made (12) and field goal percentage (92.3) and ranked second in the league in kick scoring (5.7 points per game, 51 points in nine games) and third in the conference in total scoring (5.7 points per game, 51 points in nine games) … Also was a perfect 16-for-16 on point after attempts … Concluded freshman season with a 92.3 percent field goal success percentage (12-13) … Columbia’s team leader in scoring (52 points) … Two-time Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week honoree and two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week awardee … Two-time FCS Player of the Week honorable mention selection … Kicked game-winning field goals for Columbia on two occasions: 15-13 win at Wagner and 9-7 win over Dartmouth … Kicked 31-yard field goal at Brown (Nov. 19) … Kicked two field goals, including a career-long of 44 yards vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) … Named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, co-Special Teams Player of the Week and the John Toner Homecoming Player of the Game after converting three field goals including the game-winner in Columbia’s 9-7 come-from-behind football win against Dartmouth (Oct. 22) … While battling rain and 40-mile per hour wind gusts, Milstein converted three of his four field goal attempts, including the go-ahead and eventual game-winning 33-yard kick with 1:05 left in the third quarter. Milstein’s field goals came at 31, 20, and 33 yards … Kicked then career-long 42-yard field goal at Penn (Oct. 15) … With five field goals against Wagner (Oct. 10), set school records for field goals made (five) and most points scored by kicking (15). His five field goals surpassed the previous record of four set by Nick Rudd (vs. Princeton, 2003) and Howard Miller (vs. Wesleyan, 1915) and his 15 points surpassed Rudd’s kick scoring record of 13 points set in 2003 vs. Princeton. Milstein was a perfect 5-5 on field goals for the game … Against Wagner, earned the dual honors on Oct. 10 after converting a school-record five field goals in Columbia’s 15-13 come-from-behind football win … Also earned FCS Special Teams Player of the Week honorable mention honors … With Columbia trailing 13-12 at Wagner, converted his fifth and final field goal of the game, a 36-yarder with 2:42 left, to give the Lions a 15-13 fourth quarter lead. The record-breaking field goal proved to be the game-winner … Converted his first career field goal in the first quarter on an 18-yard kick … Did not see action in the season’s first three games.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

 

A 2016 graduate of American Heritage High School in Plantation, Fla. where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Mike Rumph … Named a Second Team All-State placekicker for the Patriots … Converted 10 of 14 field goals with a long of 54 yards and totaled 51 touchbacks during his senior year … Named team captain as a senior in 2015 … Converted 6-6 field goals in the Class 5A state playoffs including a long of 48 yards and a 38-yard game-winning field goal with four seconds to play in the 2014 state semifinal game giving the Patriots a 20-17 win … The win helped American Heritage claim the Class 5A State Championship ... Also registered 49 touchbacks on kickoffs (90 percent) … Led team to the 2014 state title … Attended Chris Sailer Kicking Academy … Received 2014-2015 Calculus Achievement Award and is a member of the National Beta Club.

 

PERSONAL

 

Born Oren David Milstein on June 16, 1997 … Son of Steven and Pnina Milstein … Sister, Adi Milstein is a member of the Columbia women’s tennis team … Father attended George Washington University, while mother attended Florida International … Chose Columbia over several FBS schools including offers from Georgia, Northwestern, Colgate and Army West Point … Enrolled at Columbia College.

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Highlight: Oren Milstein Opens the Scoring
Highlight: Milstein Opening Day GWFG
Postgame: Kicker Oren Milstein (Football-Columbia vs. Wagner)