UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -Penn State field hockey All-American and head coach Char Morett-Curtiss and football standout kicker Craig Fayak will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as part of the group's 54th annual ceremony. The induction celebration will take place on Saturday, October 22 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie.
Fayak was a four-year starter for the Nittany Lions as a place kicker. He ranks third in program history with 50 career field goals made and second in career scoring with 282 points via 50 field goals and 132 extra points. He converted on 95 percent (132-139) of his extra point attempts during his collegiate career.
As a freshman, Fayak connected on a 34-yard field goal with 58 seconds left to propel the Nittany Lions to a 24-21 win over No. 1 Notre Dame in 1990. The Nittany Lions were down 21-7 at halftime to the Fighting Irish. He also connected on a 50-yard field goal against Alabama as a freshman. During his senior season, Fayak led the Big Ten in extra points made (40), extra point attempts (42) and field goal attempts (23).
A Belle Vernon graduate, Fayak played quarterback, safety, kicker and punter at Belle Vernon Area High School. He scored 266 career points with 140 kicking points and 21 touchdowns. He led Belle Vernon to a 10-2 record as a senior and played in the 1990 Big 33 Game.