Colorado kicker and nation's oldest college football player retires following Pac-12 opener
Colorado kicker James Stefanou has retired from his football playing career following his 2020 season debut this past weekend.
Stefanou was 33 years old and was the oldest player in college football. He ended up scoring 199 points for the Buffaloes, which is the eighth-most ever for a kicker in their school’s history, according to Sam Metivier of Ralphie Report.
His first game of the season didn’t pan out as he had a 51-yard attempt fall short and then his 40-yard attempt was blocked.
Before that though, he had a great season for Colorado in 2017 when he went 17-for-22 on field goals. In 2018, he went 5-for-8 after missing some time with injuries, and then last season, he was 12-for-17 overall.
His longest kick ever was a 53-yarder that he nailed back in 2017. After that, his second-longest was a 44-yarder last season.