Andrew Furney was and is still a major bright spot in what was a mostly dismal season for Washington State during 2012. The Junior placekicker earned CBSSports.com’s First Team All Conference honors Monday. He put WSU’s effort in rebuilding back into perspective a few weeks ago against the Washington Huskies, as he blistered both game tying and game winning field goals right down the middle of the uprights to beat the Dawgs. The Apple Cup win was the first in four seasons for Wazzu and really gave them hope with their solid coming back for his senior season.
Furney also kicked the conference season long 60 yarder before the Cougars escaped the Eastern Washington Eagles in the final moments in Pullman. The kick was attempted to end the first half and gave WSU a double digit lead heading into the break. He thanked the coaches for just giving him a shot at the kick and has been a humble guy, even after the Apple Cup winner.
The kid is known for some exotic and perhaps slightly unorthodox dances after big field goals, as well as his big leg. He was 14-20 on the season, including the 60 yarder which was one of the longest in Pac-10/Pac-12 history. CBS wasn’t the only one to tab Furney this offseason either, as the conference coaches voted him 2nd Team All Conference behind Cal’s Vince D’amato.