Kickoffs are but one aspect of Sharp's job description. He's the Cowboys' punter and field goal kicker, too.
Monday, he was named as one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, presented annually to college's top kicker.
Sharp leads all kickers at 11.75 points scored per game and also ranks first nationally with 2.25 field goals per game. He's converted 18 of 23 field goals and has made all 40 point-after attempts.
MORE PRAISE FOR CHELF
Chelf replaced Lunt at K-State and played well, completing 16 of 27 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown, with an interception, in less than a half of play.
The third Cowboys quarterback called into meaningful action this season, Chelf's play off the bench was a popular topic when OSU met with the media on Monday.
“Clint's a great player,” said Cowboys receiver Josh Stewart. “I've enjoyed playing with him ever since I got here. He can throw well and he can get out of the pocket.
“We're not worried at all if he's is going to be our starting quarterback for the rest of the season. He'll be fine.”
Said fullback Kye Staley: “Clint was great out there. He was a great leader in the huddle. He kept telling us to never give up, never give up. We all knew that we could have made that game a lot closer than it was and he was the main guy behind that.”
OPPONENT WATCH: WEST VIRGINIA'S THREE-GAME SKID
West Virginia, on the verge of rebounding from back-to-back blowouts by Texas Tech and Kansas State, surrendered a late lead and eventually lost in double overtime Saturday to TCU, falling 39-38.
Afterward, Mountaineers coach Dana Holgorsen fired away at his offense, targeting virtually everyone on the offense and calling out quarterback Geno Smith by name.
“They whipped us up front,” Holgorsen said. “I though the O-line played bad. The receivers didn't make plays. And Geno was probably as bad as he's been since he's been here.”
By John Helsley and Berry Tramel