Jonathan Weitz Sep 23, 2023; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers kicker Jonathan Weitz scores the first points of the game with a field goal against the Florida State Seminoles during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

Jonathan Weitz hadn’t kicked a football since April. But that changed Monday as Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney put in a call to his former kicker, who agreed to return to the Tigers with a showdown against No. 4 Florida State looming.

Starting kicker Robert Gunn is just 1-4 on field goal attempts this season. Even worse, the one make was a 23-yard chipshot. The misses came from 41, 23, and 31. Gunn also is just 14 for 15 on extra-point attempts.

The interesting part of all of this is that Weitz is a Clemson graduate student who was set to start a non-football job in New York in two weeks. He isn’t graduating until December. So far, Weitz is 3-for-3 on his kicks against the Seminoles. And after making his first career field goal attempt from 30 yards, ESPN’s Sean McDonough offered a look into Weitz’s awesome story.

Those in the college football world were quick to react to Clemson’s kicker’s insane story.

How can you not love college football?

[Awful Announcing on X]

About Sam Neumann

Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.