According to the CFPA, Sievertsen is the strongest returning performer at the placekicker position for the 2013 season in the FCS. Three UNI players have earned CFPA honors: Ben Boothby (CFPA Defensive Tackle Award), L.J. Fort (CFPA Linebacker Award), and Sawyer Kollmorgen (CFPA National Freshman of the Year).
All CFPA recipients are selected exclusively based upon objective scientific rankings of the extent to which individual players increase the overall effectiveness of their teams. All players are eligible for awards at their respective positions; players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration.
Sievertsen finished second on the team in scoring during the 2012 season with 71 points off of 10 field goals and 41 extra points. He notched a career-best distance of 49 yards against Iowa and finished the season 10 of 13 from field goals. He finished the season as the FCS active leader in career field goal percentage (84.9).
Sievertsen and the Panthers open the 2013 season against Iowa State on August 31. The game is set to kick-off at 7:00 p.m.