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November 3, 2012

Meyer gives boot to Buckeye kicking game

By DOUG LESMERISES / The Plain-Dealer COLUMBUS, Ohio — Drew Basil was stunned when he opened last week’s game against California with a missed extra point. “It’s like when you’re teeing off [in golf] and you go up there and feel good after your practice...
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Martin steadies Duke kicking game

By STEVE WISEMAN, swiseman@heraldsun.com DURHAM, N.C. — He walked into a situation rife with frustration, yet despite being new to college football, Ross Martin has become a soothing presence. Duke’s kickers have produced some forgettable moments over the years. Most recently,...
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Federico nominated for national award

By KEITH SARGEANT, Scarlet Scuttlebutt Kyle Federico, a Prokicker.com alum, had plenty of pressure on his shoulder pads Thursday night when he trotted on to the field to attempt a 52-yard field goal into the teeth of the University of South Florida student section at Raymond...
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Viking rookie has perfect start

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — You couldn’t have asked for a better NFL debut for a kicker than the one Blair Walsh had on Sunday. The sixth-round draft choice out of Georgia was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals in his first game as a pro, and the last two were big. His booming...
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Akers’ 63-yard football going to HOF

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — David Akers’ mouth fell open and his eyes popped as he threw his arms into the air in both celebration and disbelief. Somehow, a field goal from 63 yards out had gone in — after bouncing off the crossbar. Akers, a graduate of Lexington’s...
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Dolphins host PPK clinic

DAVIE, Fla. — The Miami Dolphins hosted the Punt, Pass, & Kick (PPK) clinic in the Doctors Hospital Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University. Over 125 kids participated in the clinic and had the opportunity to learn skills from current and former players to prepare...
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Penn State coach stands behind kicker

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — kicking woes underscore a larger problem for Penn State. Coach Bill O’Brien’s offense will need to improve in the red zone if the Nittany Lions plan on making any splash in the Big Ten. It’s getting tough enough after an 0-2 start in...
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Redskins sign long-snapper

The Washington Redskins signed long-snapper Justin Snow to replace Nick Sundberg, who was put on injured reserve with a broken left arm. Snow was signed Tuesday after a workout at Redskins Park. He spent the past 12 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Sundberg broke his left arm...
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Raiders struggle with special teams in loss

OAKLAND, Calif. — Of all the potential problems Raiders coach Dennis Allen played out in his mind before his head coaching debut, being unable to deliver the ball to the punter probably wasn’t one of them. The Raiders lost their season opener 22-14 to the San Diego Chargers...
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Why only one specialist in Canton?

By CLARK JUDGE / Senior NFL Consultant Shortly after San Francisco’s David Akers tied an NFL record by launching a 63-yard missile Sunday, coach Jim Harbaugh called him “the greatest kicker in the history of the game.” I don’t know about that, but I do...
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