Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Former Ranger sets career field goal record at Texas Tech University

Kilgore native Ryan Bustin, who played for the Kilgore College Rangers in 2010, set the all-time record for field goals in a season at Texas Tech University with 50.

Bustin, a senior this season at Texas Tech, kicked his record-setting 49th and 50th field goals in the Red Raiders' loss to Baylor Nov.  29 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

He entered the game tied at 48 field goals with Alex Trlica (Tech’s kicker from 2004-07). The 40-yarder Bustin kicked  in the second quarter put him at the top of Tech’s field goal kicking list. The 25-yarder added in the second half made it an even 50 for his career.

Bustin was one of 30 kickers in the country (only four out of the Big XII) who was named to the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Watch List, announced before the season in July.

He had a breakthrough season as a junior in 2013 breaking the school record for field goals made (23), field goals attempted (27), field goal percentage (.852) and points scored in a season by a kicker (121).


Photo above: Ryan Bustin kicks off for Kilgore College in 2010.  Bustin served as KC's place kicker and punter. At Kilgore, Bustin averaged 41.4 yards per punt.  His best performance came against Arkansas Baptist -- hitting six extra points and making field goals of 49-yards, 46-yards and 45-yards in 51-7 victory.