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Kicker size doesn’t matter

THE WILL TO WIN AND THE HEART OF A CHAMPION The heart of a champion may be found in many-sized uniforms.  The great Walter “Eckie” Eckersall of Chicago performed his remarkable feats while weighing 138 pounds.  Because of his diminutive size the All-American...
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American Football’s First Kicking Coach – Leroy Mills

American Football’s First Kicking Coach – Leroy Mills Mills turned the punt into a weapon American football kicking strategy changed completely because a New York lawyer, Leroy N. Mills, made a hobby of applying all the mathematics and physics he knew to the prolate...
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Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr., M.D. – American Football’s Legendary Kicking Historian

Hugh E. Stephenson, Jr., M.D. – American Football’s Legendary Kicking Historian Dr. Stephenson had regulation-size goalposts in his front yard and spent many years kicking footballs with his son, Ted, and his daughter, Ann. Dr. Stephenson invented a drop-kicking...
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When Foot Meets Ball

When Foot Meets Ball Photograph by Harold Edgerton, National Geographic Creative All-American football player Wes Fesler is captured mid-kick in this 1934 photograph by Harold E. Edgerton, a pioneer of high-speed photography. The camera flash that caught this striking image was...
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