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Joe Rheem
15  Joe Rheem
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Collegiate HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
K

Birthdate:
07/01/1982

Experience:
1L

2001 (Freshman) - One of two true freshmen on 2001 depth chart (RB Darren Sproles)... Saw action in six games at place-kicker... Tallied 32 points on the season, 20 on extra points and 12 on field goals... Connected on 4 of 6 field goal attempts this season, including four in a row dating back to Louisiana Tech (11/17)... Had a season-best 38-yard field goal in the season finale against Missouri (11/24) to cap a 3-for-3 afternoon... Also made field goals of 22 and 32 yards against the Tigers... His longest attempt of the season was a 45-yarder against Louisiana Tech (11/17)... Made 20-of-22 extra-point attempts, including a streak of 17 in a row dating back to Kansas (10/27)... Went a perfect 6-for-6 on extra points at Iowa State (11/3).

WICHITA Collegiate HS - Named to Parade magazine high school All-America team... Was only kicker named to 57-player squad... Listed as the top kicking prospect in the nation by Rivals.com website... Member of PrepStar magazine "Dream Team"... Selected to Wichita Eagle's Top 33 squad... Three-time first team Class 3A all-state kicker... Was unanimous selection as All-MCAA kicker for three seasons... Three-time all-league punter... Also played quarterback and led Spartans to the Class 3A state championship as senior, earning all-league and honorable mention 3A all-state accolades as QB.... Made 11 of 13 field goals, including season-best 55-yarder... Converted 76 of 78 extra-point kicks... Threw for more than 1,700 yards... Had 48-yard average as punter his junior year... Started and lettered for three seasons at Collegiate... High school coach was Mike Gehrer... Also lettered twice for state-champion golf team and twice in baseball.

Personal - Born July 1, 1982 in Wichita, Kan... Parents are Jim and Liza Rheem... Brother, Jamie, was a two-time All-America kicker at Kansas State and ranks 2nd on the Wildcat career scoring list... Has two brothers and a sister... Has been involved in various musical and dramatic endeavors in high school... Last name is pronounced "REEM."

Bowl Performance - Good on 1 of 2 field goals vs. Syracuse in the 2001 Insight.com Bowl... Connected on a 29-yarder in the first quarter and missed a 41-yard attempt just before halftime.

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