Lausanne's Max Gilbert '23 was named a finalist for the Tennessee Mr. Football High School Kicker Of The Year award that was given out on Wednesday at a ceremony in Nashville at Nissan Stadium.
Gilbert, recognized as one of the top kickers in the country, was nominated alongside Oziel Hernandez of Germantown High School and Reese Keeney of Farragut High School.
"It was an honor to be nominated,' Gilbert said. "To be seen as one of the top kickers in the state means a lot to me."
Award winners are voted on by a committee of statewide sportswriters based on performance in the regular season. High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.
Coming off a torn ACL amidst a record-setting junior year, Gilbert finished his senior season with 57 of his 61 kickoffs being touchbacks, with an average kickoff distance of 60 yards. He also punted the ball 17 times for 704 total yards, with an average of 42.2 and a long of 63.
When it came to field goals, Gilbert was responsible for 63 of Lausanne's points during the 2022 season, knocking through 45/46 PATs and six field goals during his senior season, including a 47-yarder. He finished his Lynx football career scoring 201 points off 19 field goals and 144 point after attempts.
"The support I have received here at Lausanne has been amazing," Gilbert said. "Coach Josh Jasper spent so much time with me, working on improving me over the years and making moments like today possible."
Gilbert announced in September that he will attend the University of Tennessee, having been recruited by the school for over a year.
"Ever since I visited there, it felt like home," Gilbert said. "The staff, the fans, everything. Knoxville is where I want to continue my education and playing career."