The accolades keep coming for Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School kicker James Sherman, as the 5-10, 170 pound kicker was named First Team All-State released on December 26 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA).
Sherman handled all the kicking duties for the Knights this season, and averaged 38 yards per punt with five downed inside the 20 yard line.
Of his kicks, 85 percent went for touchbacks and he was rated as the top-rated kicker in the nation as a junior. Sherman was 9-of-13 on field goals with a long of 48, and was 21-of-21 on extra points.
He was one of eight underclassmen named to the First Team in Class 3A, and was the only underclassman kicker on the team. In all six classes, Sherman was the only underclassmen kicker to be named All-State. He was just one of three underclassmen all-purpose kickers to be named All-State, joining sophomore punter Tripp Burnett (Prattville) in Class 6A and sophomore punter Jake Smith (Holy Spirit) in Class 1A.
This is the second accolade this week for Sherman, as he was named All-Metro by The Montgomery Advertiser on December 24 as a punter. He is also the top-rated kicker in the nation for the Class of 2014 by Chris Sailer.
Article by Travis Jarome