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Cade York Shines in Training Camp and Receives Maurice Bassett Award


The Cleveland Browns came into training camp after having yet another year of new kickers. Chase McLaughlin hit on 71% of his field goals during last season. That was good for dead last among kickers who tried at least 20 field goals last season. The Browns knew they needed yet another change at kicker for the upcoming season. This time they went through the draft. They used their fourth-round pick on the kicker out of LSU, Cade York. Cleveland Browns fans are hoping this isn’t just another year with a different kicker. They want him to be the next “franchise kicker.” 

High School Days

Cade York attended Prosper High School in Prosper, Texas just north of Dallas. Prosper High School played in Texas 6A Division II. At Prosper, York became a three-star recruit according to ESPN and 24/7 Sports. In 2019, he attended the Under Armour All-America Game. In the game, he kicked a 59-yard field goal which is the longest in the game’s history. By the end of the 2018-19 season, he was named to the All-Texas second team. In his junior year, he led Prosper to a Regional Semifinal appearance. After high school, he decided to commit to LSU.

LSU Career

Throughout his career at LSU, Cade York racked up awards. In his freshman year, he was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week once, was named to the All-SEC 2nd Team, and All-Freshman team for the SEC. His sophomore season saw more of the same. He was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week once. During the game, he had a 57-yard game winning field goal through thick fog to knock off number 6 ranked Florida. He was also awarded 2nd Team All-American honors, 1st team All-SEC for the coach’s poll, and 2nd team All-SEC for the AP poll. During his final season he once again received All-SEC honors and received one SEC Special Teams Player of the Week award. By the end of his LSU career, Cade held the record for the longest field goal in the school’s history. York is second all-time in points scored for LSU (336), all-time leader in consecutive PATs (118), and holds the record for most points scored in a season (152).

Training Camp

The Browns have seen multiple rookies impress throughout training camp. Guys like CB Martin Emerson and RB Jerome Ford have received high praise from the coaching staff. Cade York however won over the hearts of Browns media members. They voted on the Maurice Bassett Award, that’s given annually, and came to Cade York as the winner. This award is given to the best rookie throughout the training camp. York is deserving of this award based off his numbers. He went 28-30 in field goals throughout camp and had a long of 57 yards. Many media members were in awe of his leg when he hit a 54-yarder through the top of the uprights. This would’ve given him another 10-15 yards to play with. With public camp now over, Cade York looks to put himself in a different conversation then past Browns kickers and be with the team for years to come.


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