Game notes for this week's game between the Cougars and Green Wave
2008-09 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Senior (2011): Kicked four touchbacks on seven kickoffs in season opener against UCLA.
Junior (2010): Played in five games ... Drilled seven kickoffs, including four for touchbacks, against Texas State during the season opener ... Booted eight kickoffs with a touchback against UTEP ... Smashed three kickoffs with a touchback at UCLA ... Attempted an on-side kick at Southern Miss.
Sophomore (2009): Competed in seven games ... Connected on 6-of-7 PAT attempts against Northwestern State during the season opener ... Also drilled four kickoffs for an average of 66.0 yards per kick ... Nailed all six PAT attempts and a 31-yard field goal at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State ... Booted three field goals and two PAT attempts against Texas Tech ... Drilled a 50-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to pull the Cougars to within 21-13 against the Red Raiders ... Also connected on field goals of 21 and 30 yards against Texas Tech ... Recorded field goals of 39 and 31 yards and converted all five PAT attempts at C-USA rival UTEP ... Booted five kickoffs against C-USA rival Rice during the regular-season finale.
Freshman (2008): Freshman who worked his way into the lineup toward the end of the season ... Made his collegiate debut at Colorado State on kickoffs ... Booted four kickoffs an average of 67 yards per kick against the Rams ... Posted a pair of touchbacks on kickoffs against C-USA rival UAB ... Converted the PAT on the Cougars' final touchdown and booted a 66-yard kickoff against No. 24 Tulsa ... Converted a pair of PAT attempts and booted seven kickoffs against C-USA rival UTEP ... Connected on all six PAT attempts at C-USA rival Rice. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Booted field goals of 22 and 37 yards against Air Force ... Drilled all four PAT attempts against the Falcons.
High School: Lettered for head coach Jim Benkert at Westlake High... Named First-Team All-CIF as well as First-Team All-County and All-League ... Picked up CalHighSports.com All-State accolades ... Selected as the kicker to the Los Angeles Times team ... Also played goalkeeper in soccer and was a pitcher on the baseball team ... Worked with Habitat for Humanity.
Personal: Full name is Jeffrey Jordan Mannisto ... Born Oct. 18, 1989, in Dallas, Texas... son of Gretchen and Jeff Mannisto ... Also recruited by Iowa State, Oregon State, San Diego State, USC, Washington State, Wyoming, Nevada and Rice ... Ran a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash... Majoring in kinesiology-sports administration.
Mannisto's Career Bests