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Dolphins don’t support eliminating kickoffs

By Brian Biggane / Palm Beach Post Staff Writer DAVIE, Fla. —NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell plans to send a proposed rule change eliminating kickoffs to the league’s Competition Committee this offseason, but it doesn’t have the support of Dolphins players or special teams coach...
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Calgary extends punter’s contract

By ALLEN CAMERON / Calgary Herald The Calgary Stampeders appear to have taken the first step toward solving their free-agent puzzle. According to a Canadian Football League source, punter Rob Maver, who earlier this week was named to the CFL’s first all-star team, has agreed to...
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Browns’ Cribbs not in favor of banning kickoffs

By TOM WITHERS / AP Sports Writer BEREA, Ohio — Kickoffs have defined Josh Cribbs’ career in the NFL, and made him an invaluable weapon for the Cleveland Browns. So the thought of the league abolishing the exciting play irritates the return specialist. “They need to call it a...
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La. Tech punter repeats as Ray Guy winner

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Louisiana Tech senior Ryan Allen has won the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s best punter, for the second straight year. Allen posted a nation-leading 48.0 yard average on 45 punts and he booted the longest punt this season with an 85-yard...
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Tulane kicker wins Groza Award

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Brazilian-born kicker Cairo Santos of Tulane University captured the 2012 Lou Groza Award on Thursday night. Santos, who was 21 of 21 on field goal attempts, edged Florida State’s Dustin Hopkins and Florida’s Caleb Sturgis for the award presented to the...
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Young prospects shine at Dover camp

DOVER, Del. – The future was on display at the Ray Guy Prokicker.com Academy winter camp in Dover last weekend. Andrew Kresge, a class of 2016 prospect, was the top kicker and kickoff specialist while the top long-snapper was Cameron Skaff, class of 2014. Matthew Phillips...
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Guy resigned to Hall snub

By LES CARPENTER / Yahoosports.com HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Behind a desk, in a second-floor office of an old mansion-turned-college alumni center, sits a man some call the greatest punter who ever lived. Ray Guy looks old now. His once boyish face has aged. His eyes droop. A white...
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Texas kicker hits game-winner

By MARK MAYNARD / Prokickernews.com HOUSTON — Stephen Giacobbe couldn’t have scripted a better finish to his high school career. The senior kicker booted a game-winning 40-yard field goal to lead Kingwood High School past Spring High School, 59-56, in a wild Texas shootout. “It...
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