The Tigers got some great news Thursday, as All-SEC kicker and two-time Lou Groza Award finalist Daniel Carlson has announced he will return for his senior season in 2017. Carlson was also named AP All-American for 2016 as well as Auburn’s Special Teams Player of the Year this season.

In his three seasons with Auburn, Carlson has yet to miss an extra point, hitting all 140 attempts and has successfully converted 82.7 percent of his 81 field goal attempts. During the Sept. 24 win at home over LSU this season, Carlson scored all 18 of Auburn’s points in the 18-13 victory.

Not only is Carlson extremely accurate as a field goal specialist, he routinely boots the ball out of the end zone on kickoffs, giving Auburn an extra advantage with all the hidden yards he is responsible for with each touchback forced.

While he’s been named a Lou Groza finalist twice, Carlson is coming back for one final go around to win the award. Also of note, his brother¬†Anders Carlson is scheduled to join the team, as he is a 2017 Auburn commit. Now both Carlson boys will be able to spend at least one season on The Plains together as Tigers.

It has got to be exciting for Tiger fans to know Carlson is returning, but as a word of advice, just remember next season it’s best not to try and field his kickoffs with your face: