35 Michael Cklamovski
2010: Illinois transfer played in all 14 games at kicker. Ranked second in the MAC in scoring, averaging 7.6 points per game, and led all MAC kickers with 106 points on the season. Made 17-of-27 field goals and 55-of-61 extra points. Averaged 64.4 yards on exactly 100 kickoffs and booted 27 into the end zone for touchbacks. Hit 8-of-10 field goals from inside 30 yards and 11-of- 15 from inside the 40. Made his first career field goal, a 48-yarder, at Illinois (9-18) and averaged 64 yards on four kickoffs in the game. That began a string of seven straight made 3s which continued through the Temple game. Connected on field goals of 21 and 35 yards and made all four extra points at Minnesota (9-25). Was good on a career-best three field goals, two from 27 yards and one of 48 yards, at Akron (10-2). Named NIU Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on a 28-yard field goal, making all four extra points, and kicking off six times, averaging 69.5 yards per kick, for 417 yards and four touchbacks against Temple (10-9). Made eight extra points, a field goal from 43 yards, and tallied 12 kickoffs for a career-high 757 yards with three touchbacks, averaging 63.1 yard per kick, against Toledo (11-9). Converted two field goals, including a career-long 51-yard attempt, and four extra points versus Fresno State in the 2010 Humanitarian Bowl (12-18). Also kicked off eight times for 528 yards for 66.1 yards per kick in the bowl game, with two touchbacks. Graduate student transferred to Northern Illinois from the University of Illinois, where he was a three-year member of the Fighting Illini football team from 2006-08. A student in NIU's College of Law.
Prior to NIU: In his Illinois career, averaged 63.0 yards on 86 kickoffs for 5,422 yards. In 2008, he handled kickoff duties for Illinois in four games and averaged 63.9 yards per kickoff on 21 kicks. Kicked four out of the end zone for touchbacks and had a career high eight kickoffs for 525 yards versus Eastern Illinois. Kicked off for Illinois in 12 of the team's 13 games in 2007 and averaged 63.1 yards per kickoff. Had six touchbacks that season on 59 kicks. Handled kickoff chores in every regular season game. As a freshman in 2006, kicked off six times in four games for a 60.2-yard average with one touchback.
High School: Played soccer as a freshman and sophomore and switched to football for his senior year. Made a school record 51-yard field goal. Earned all-area for football honors as a senior and all-area soccer honors as a sophomore.
Personal: Born Nov. 26, 1987. Son of Mike and Lilly Cklamovski. Earned his bachelor's degree from Illinois in three-and-a-half years while majoring in political science and communications. His uncle, Vlade Janikevski, was a Hall of Fame football player at Ohio State from 1977-80. Past summer jobs include a stint as a Congressional intern.
CKLAMOVSKI'S CAREER STATISTICS