Evan JaffeEvan Jaffe is the creator and data analyst behind the FAU Sport Management Kicker and Punter Indexes. Evan has created an FBS football database of over 10,000 field goal attempts and 35,000 punts which are used to make up the unique algorithms for evaluation of kickers and punters. Evan is a data analyst for FAU’s College of Business, where he also is an instructor of Quantitative Methods of Business in the Information Technology and Operations Management Department.







Marc RhorerMarc Rhorer is the marketing and public relations director for the FAU Sport Management Kicker and Punter Indexes. Dr. Rhorer has worked with Evan in developing the indexes since inception, and coordinates publicity and media relations. Marc is the Assistant Dean in the College of Business and a member of the Marketing faculty.








Steven JaffeSteven Jaffe is the web and data coordinator for the Kicker and Punter Indexes. He works to ensure data integrity and facilitates website operations.








Index Details and Methodology

The FAU Sport Management Kicker and Punter Indexes evaluate each active kicker and punter and provide weekly and cumulative rankings as well as insights into individual players. The indexes were created by Evan Jaffe, data analyst and quantitative methods instructor for the College. Mr. Jaffe believes in elevating the status of individual players in positions that receive little attention but have significant impact on the game. The indexes use the principles of business analytics applied to sport to gauge performance. Usually kickers are judged primarily by the distance and accuracy of their field goal attempts and punters by the distance of their kicks. FAU’s Kicker and Punter Indexes utilize these measures, but they are combined with additional indicators of performance for a more holistic, organized evaluation model. The indexes were developed based on extensive analysis of historical kicking and punting data, providing a systematic, refined method for gauging performance.

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The Kicker and Punter Indexes have a strong record of identifying which players will be selected for conference awards as well as semifinalist and finalist award honors posted by the nationally recognized Lou Groza Award (kickers) and Ray Guy Award (punters).

The indexes are updated weekly, on Wednesday mornings, throughout the NCAA football season. Final season index rankings will be published following the national championship game.

The indexes provide an innovative service that engages the broader community, connecting football fans with the power of business analytics. FAU’s College of Business’ Sport Management Kicker and Punter Indexes are examples of the impact that business education and essential skills of commerce can have on things we enjoy in everyday life.


Contact Us

FAU Sport Management Kicker and Punter Indexes email:  ejaffe@fau.edu

Evan Jaffe:     561-297-4180

Marc Rhorer:  561-297-0210