Argyle’s Hedlund approaching state, national records

Argyle senior kicker Cole Hedlund hit three field goals in last night's win over Carrollton Ranchview. Hedlund is tied for second for the most career field goals in state history. (David Minton/Denton Record-Chronicle)

As a sophomore in 2011, Argyle kicker Cole Hedlund made history when he set the national record for most field goals made in a season.

Well, it looks like Hedlund might not be done rewriting the record books.

Hedlund knocked down three field goals in Argyle’s 65-9 victory over Carrollton Ranchview last night. The senior now has 42 career field goals and is tied for second all-time among Texas kickers.

Hedlund, who has committed to Arkansas, is tied with former Southlake Carroll kicker Garrett Hartley. Hartley is currently the starting kicker for the New Orleans Saints.

Hedlund is currently ranked as the No.5 kicker in the Class of 2014 by Kohl’s Camps.

Tomas Sanchez (Fort Worth Arlington Heights, 1995-1998) holds the state records formost career field goals with 48. With one more field goal, Hedlund will be tied for fifth nationally for career field goals (hat-tip to @ArgyleSports for bringing the total to everybody’s attention).

Jimmy Stevens (Heritage Hall (Okla.), 2003-2006) holds the national record with 50 career field goals.

Hedlund still has at least three regular season games and most likely one playoff game to inch towards the national and state record. When Hedlund hit 25 field goals in 2011 to set the national record for most field goals made in a season, he hit 12 of those in the playoffs. Argyle lost to Wimberley in the state championship game.

The way Argyle’s playing, he may have a few extra games to break the state record and flirt with the national mark.

Oh, and for what it’s worth, he knocked down a 52-yarder last night.

Here’s some footage of him kicking for the people at Kohl’s.

(Note: state records from Dave Campbell’s Texas Football; national records pulled from the National Federation of State High School Associations record book). 

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