Former Kent State kicker April Goss awarded postgraduate scholarship


April Goss, ex-kicker for the Kent State football team, Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015. 

Dan Armelli

Former Kent State football player April Goss will receive a postgraduate scholarship by the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

Goss walked onto the football team as a kicker in the spring of 2012.

Only the second female in FBS history, and Goss became the first since New Mexico’s Katie Hnida in 2003, to score a point in a regular season game. Goss kicked an extra point against Delaware State on Sept. 12, 2015 to put the Flashes up 29-6.

She was also a nominee for the Bobby Bowden Award, given to the player who conducts his or herself “as a faith model in the community, in the classroom and on the field.”

Goss, one of 12 Postgraduate Award winners, will speak at the 28th Annual Northeastern Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Cleveland Touchdown Club Charities Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet on Tuesday, March 8, at LaCentre Banquet Facility in Westlake.

Also receiving an award at the banquet will be former Cleveland Browns running back Kevin Mack. Former Ohio State football head coach and current Youngstown State president Jim Tressel will present the Lee Tressel Ohio College Coach of the Year Award at the banquet.

Goss will also participate in President Beverly Warren’s “Why Kent State University’s Future is So Bright” presentation on Monday, Feb. 1 in the Kent State Student Center Ballroom. 

Dan Armelli is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected].