Cleveland Cobras Kicker still has eyes on NFL
“I can’t live my life knowing that I didn’t pursue it, that I didn’t at least try,” said Ivkovic, a Lake Catholic graduate and native of Euclid. “I at least want to know.”
After rewriting the kicking record books as a junior, this decorated senior will look to continue to execute on field goals, special teams and kickoffs in 2014.
Hometown: Euclid, OH
High School: Mentor Lake Catholic
Birth Date: 11/12/1992
Fred Mitchell Award finalist, 2013
Associated Press Little All-America, 2013
NCAA Statistical Champion, most field goals per game, 2013
D3football.com All-Region first team, 2013
All-Ohio first team, 2013
All-OAC first team, 2013
D3football.com Team of the
Week Presented by Scoutware, 9/25/13
OAC Special Teams Player of the Week, 9/23/13, 10/28/13
School Records Held/Shared
Most field goals made in a season, 20 (2013)
Most field goals attempted in a season, 24 (2013)
Most extra points made in a season, 57 (2013)
Most extra points attempted in a season, 57 (2013)
Finalist for the prestigious Fred Mitchell Award given annually to the best non-FBS kicker ... 2013 Associated Press Little All-America honoree ... NCAA Division III statistical champion with 1.8 field goals per game ... First team D3football.com, All-Ohio and All-OAC honoree ... Named OAC Special Teams Player of the Week and D3football.com Team of the Week Presented by Scoutware for performance against BW ... Owns the school record for most extra points converted in a season (57) and also owns the record with 20 made field goals ... Tied 23-year old OAC record for most field goals in single season ... Buried multiple field goals in eight of 11 games including career-best four at Ohio Northern ... Went 20-of-24 on field goals this season with two misses being from 40 or more yards out ... Made two field goals (22 and 21 yards) against St. Norbert in season-opener (9/7/13) ... Booted a 45-yard field goal against BW as time expired in the first half (9/21/13) ... Recorded three touchbacks on five kickoffs against Otterbein (9/28/13) ... Made three field goals in NCAA Championship first round contest against St. John Fisher (11/23/13) ... Booted 49 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone.
Continued right where he left off in 2011, handling all kickoff duties... covnerted 28-of-32 PAT's, along with three field goals ... Longest was 37 yards.
Converted 23-of-26 PATs and 6-of-10 field goal attempts while splitting time as a freshman ... Made a long of 33 ... Handled kickoff duty throughout his freshman campaign ... Was named the team’s Co-Most Valuable Player on Kick Teams.
Earned Division II first team All-Ohio honors as a senior ... First team All-District, first team All-North Coast League, first team All-News Herald in 2010 ... As a junior, was honorable mention All-Ohio, first team All-District, first team All-North Coast League, and second team All-News Herald ... 3.4 GPA in high school ... Vice President of German Club ... LC Ambassador.
Academic & Personal
Majoring in Finance at JCU ... Holds a 3.0 GPA ... Point person behind JCU football's Kick-It for Cancer fundraiser ... Volunteers with the Croatian Community ... Son of Milenko and Slavica Ivkovic.