ASU: One of the top placekickers in the Pac-10...a postseason honors candidate...is listed as the 25th-best kicker in the nation by The Sporting News...missed the majority of spring practice in 2001 due to appendicitis...has connected on 66.7 percent of his career field goal attempts (26-39). 2001: Was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, which is annually presented to the nation's top placekicker...earned honorable-mention All-Pac-10 honors...first-team Pac-10 All-Academic...first-team Verizon Academic All-District VIII selection...led ASU in scoring with 70 points...made 43 out of 44 extra point attempts...was 6-for-6 on extra point attempts against San Jose State and UCLA...made seven extra points against Louisiana-Lafayette...connected on nine of 14 field goal attempts...hit a season-long 47-yarder at Stanford...made two field goals against each Stanford and Oregon State...had one field goal blocked against Oregon State...finished sixth in the Pac-10 in scoring at 6.4 points per game...finished sixth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage at 64.3 percent (9-14). 2000: Handled the kickoff and placekicking responsibilities...made 16-of-24 field goals (66.7 percent)...kicked five field goals over 40 yards...was a perfect 8-of-8 from 20 to 29 yards...longest field goal was a 49-yarder vs. UCLA...booted 32-of-34 PATs...led team in scoring with 86 points...in season opener vs. San Diego State kicked a 21-yard field goal in the fourth quarter that would stand as the game-winner in a 10-7 nail-biter...one week later booted a 41-yarder as the clock expired to beat Colorado State 13-10...gave ASU a win over Washington State with a 41-yarder in overtime...converted on three-of-four attempts vs. USC from 27, 28 and 45 yards...against Arizona, kicked three field goals (24, 39 and 48 yards) and ran in a touchdown from 13 yards...Pac-10 All-Academic honorable-mention selection...led the Pac-10 and finished 15th nationally in field goals. 1999: True freshman who took over kickoff duties against UCLA ... one of four true freshmen to play ... began kicking extra points vs. Stanford and connected on all three attempts ... tremendous effort in win over arch-rival Arizona, connecting on all five extra point tries ... sent all seven kickoffs against the Wildcats either into or out of the end zone...ended the season connecting on all nine PATs.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix...1998 honorable-mention all-region All-American by PrepStar Magazine...listed by PrepStar Magazine as the No. 10 "Athlete" in the Western Region...Student Sports Magazine preseason all-region pick...a member of the "Western 100" by the Tacoma News-Tribune... listed in 1998 by USA Today as one of the top high school players in the state of Arizona...was a 1999 honorable-mention All-American by USA Today...earned first-team defensive honors by the East Valley Tribune (1998 All-East Valley)...a "Best of the Rest" player by the Arizona Republic as a kicker/linebacker in 1998...earned first-team all-state accolades in Class 5A by Arizona Football Magazine...collected 86 tackles, six quarterback sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two caused fumbles last year as a senior...holds the Mountain Pointe school record for the longest field goal (46 yards) and the most field goals in one game with three (46, 42 and 37 yards)...lettered three times in football, four times in soccer and once in baseball...captained the football and soccer teams...won the Joe Selleh Award for team leadership in 1997 and 1998...was selected for the Tempe All-City Association's Award of Excellence, given to the Tempe district student exhibiting the most outstanding academic, athletic and extracurricular achievement...had a 3.97 grade-point average...awarded an ASU Freshman Achievement Scholarship...coached by Karl Kiefer.
PERSONAL: Majoring in finance...parents are Michael and Juleen Barth of Phoenix...born Nov. 24, 1980, in Lima, Ohio...has two brothers, Chase (13) and Hunter James (born Dec. 5, 2001)...hobbies include ping pong and water volleyball...full name is Michael David Barth.
CAREER HIGHS: Field Goals: 3, three times, last at Arizona (11/24/00). Field Goal Attempts: 4, vs. USC (11/4/00). Longest Field Goal: 49, at UCLA (9/30/00). PATs: 7, twice, last vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (10/6/01). PAT Attempts: 8, vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (10/6/01).
Barth's Career Statistics
Barth's Game-by-Game Statistics
|at San Diego State||1/3||41, 40, (21)|
|Colorado State||2/3||50, (23), (41)|
|at Washington State||1/3||52, 36, (41)|
|USC||3/4||(28), (45), 43, (27)|
|at Arizona||3/3||(39), (24), (48)|
|vs. Boston College||1/1||(21)|
|San Diego State||1/1||(38)|
|at Stanford||2/2||(47), (46)|
|San Jose State||1/1||(31)|
|Oregon State||2/3||(39), (24), 36|
|at Oregon||1/2||(19), 53|
|Washington State||0/2||53, 46|
(parentheses indicate field goals made)