2012 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Bertolet and quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshmen to surpass the 100-point level in a season ... scored 106 points including 13 field goals and a school record 67 extra points ... connected on 13 of 22 field-goal attempts (59.1 percent) with a long of 54 vs. Louisiana Tech … made two other 50-yard attempts, vs. LSU (Oct. 20) and Missouri (Nov. 24) ... averaged 63.1 yard on 103 kickoffs, including an incredible 65 touchbacks ... his 65 touchbacks ranked No. 3 nationally ... only three placekickers booted more extra points than Bertolet.
Rated the No. 1 kicker nationally by Rivals.com and ranked No. 2 nationally by Jamie Kohl’s Kicking Camp … Under Armour All-American (made the game-winning field goal in the game) … made 4-of-6 field goal attempts with a long of 46 yards as a senior … 34 of his 43 kickoffs were touchbacks … made a pair of 60-yard plus field goals at the Texas A&M camp … connected on six-of-eight field goal attempts as a junior and was named first team all-county as a punter … AAAA First Team All-State (AP) … AAAA Pennsylvania Big 33 Team (PNC) … first Team All-Berks County Team (punter and kicker) … IC Section 1 All-Star (punter and kicker) … Berks County Football Coaches Association All-Academic Team (Reading Eagle) … PrepStar All-Region… … chose Texas A&M over Miami (Fla.).
Taylor Bertolet is the son of Taran and Blayne Bertolet of Reading, Pa. … born Oct. 24, 1992 ... communication major.