Will Reichard Makes Program History
With 21 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter against LSU, Will Reichard made a 46-yard field goal to send the game into overtime. In the shadows of the loss on Saturday, an Alabama scoring record was broken.
Little did anyone know that Reichard's kick broke a 13-year-old record held by former Alabama kicker Leigh Tiffin. Before the game-tying kick, Reichard and Tiffin shared the program's scoring record with 385 points. Reichard now sits at the top of Alabama's record books with 388 points and counting.
Reichard was very accurate to start the year making six of seven field goals, including the game-winning kick against Texas. However, he hit a rough patch against Texas A&M and Tennessee, only converting three of his six field goal attempts.
The Alabama kicker has since turned things around in the last two games, making all seven of his field goals, including a 50-yard kick against Mississippi State. Through nine games, Reichard has made 16 of 20 field goals and has converted all 44 of his extra point attempts.
In his four years at Alabama, Reichard has been a rather consistent and reliable force at Alabama. For years, Alabama fans worried every time Alabama lined up for a field goal, haunted by the "Kick Six" in 2013, along with other abysmal kicking performances from the early Saban era.
The success of Alabama's offense in Reichard's tenure has seen him take over triple the extra point attempts than field goal attempts. Reichard has been near perfect on extra point kicks, converting 220 of 222 career attempts.
With this being his senior season, Alabama fans only have a few games left to see one of the program's greatest kickers play in crimson and white.