100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma: #34 Zach Schmit

Player Profile

Position: Kicker

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 187

Class: Redshirt Sophomore

Seasons at OU: 2

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

The Path to Norman

Zach Schmit played high school football just up the road from Norman at Bishop McGuinness. He was a 5* Kohl’s kicker and top five in the 2020 class. The kicker decided to join the Sooners to wrap up that class.

Career so Far

Schmit took a redshirt season in 2020, but saw action in two games. He kicked off once in each of those two games.

In 2021, Schmit was backup to Gabe Brkic in Brkic’s final season. Schmit played in four games, making one field goal and four PATs to go along with a few kickoffs. Schmit also earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors for the year.


Years: 2021 | 2020 | Career

Games Played: 4 | 2 | 6

Field Goals: 1 | 0 | 1

FG Avg Yds: 46 | 0 | 46

Stats via Soonersports.com

This Season

The departure of Brkic opens the door for competition at the kicker spot. Schmit is the likely starter, but freshman Gavin Marshall will certainly be battling for the spot. If he can secure the role, Schmit could be looking at a long career as the OU kicker with several season left in Norman.