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Wyoming kicker Cooper Rothe kicks an extra point in the Cowboys' victory over Air Force last year at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

Cooper Rothe picked up his latest preseason All-America nod Wednesday.

Wyoming's senior placekicker was named a second-team All-American by The Sporting News. It's the third preseason All-America honor for Rothe, who was a third-team selection by Athlon Sports and a fourth-team pick by Phil Steele.

Rothe has been one of the nation's most consistent kickers the last two years, connecting on 89 percent of his field goals during that time. The 5-foot-11, 178-pounder was 16 of 17 last season and hit a career-long 51-yarder at Missouri.

Rothe made 18 straight field goals dating back to the 2017 season -- the longest streak in the nation -- before missing his lone field goal last season against San Jose State. He was named Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, which is awarded to the nation's top placekicker.

He was also 28 of 28 on point-after attempts last season and has missed just one in his career (128 of 129).

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Davis Potter is the University of Wyoming athletics reporter. An Alabama native and 2011 Auburn University graduate, Potter joined the Star-Tribune in 2018 after five years covering Ole Miss and the Southeastern Conference. He lives in Laramie.

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