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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Vietnam Men's National Soccer Team News


November 25, 2014 - Tuan, Tai & Hung score in win over Laos
"Vietnam put themselves in pole position to join the Filipinos in the semis after moving second in the group with a 3-0 triumph over Laos, who were eliminated in the process. Vu Minh Tuan fired the hosts ahead in the 27th minute when he made a late run into the box to meet Le Tan Tai’s visionary through-pass, and slid in to steer his shot into the bottom corner. However, they had to wait until the 84th minute before a second goal arrived as Tan Tai fired away a fierce shot that was parried by Seng Athit Somvang into the path of Le Cong Vinh, who made no mistake with a tap in from a couple of yards out. With two minutes remaining, the Vietnamese went on to seal the victory as Nguyen Van Quyet made his way past Bounthavy Sipasong and whipped in a cross for Nguyen Huy Hung to meet with a firm volley into the back of the net." - AFC

November 16, 12014 - Quan, Quyet & Thinh score in win over Malaysia
"Malaysia suffered another crushing blow to their confidence when they lost 3-1 to Vietnam in Hanoi on Sunday night in Dollah Salleh's final warm-up game before the AFF Suzuki Cup later this month.... Things started brightly for Malaysia when Johor Darul Takzim's strike duo of Norshahrul Idlan Talaha and Amri Yahyah showed flashes of brilliance, with the latter opening the scoring in the 23rd minute to give the visitors the lead going into half-time. But, barely two minutes into the second period, Vietnam levelled the game with a superb strike by Mac Hong Quan. Two minutes later, Dollah had to reshuffle his pack when defender Muslim Ahmad received a red card for pulling back Hong Quan and the writing was on the wall as the home team pounced on their numerical advantage to take the lead through a spot-kick from Nguyen Van. Toshiya Miura's men continued to surge forward despite having the lead and the comeback was completed in the 81st minute when Ngo Hoang Thinh latched onto a rebound after goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat parried the initial shot from Vo Huy Toan." - ESPN

Philippines Men's National Soccer Team News


November 25, 2014 - Younghusband, Ott, Steuble & Gier score in win over Indonesia
"Philippines are the first team through to the semi-finals of the 2014 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship after claiming a resounding 4-0 win over Indonesia on Tuesday. The Azkals took the lead at the My Dinh National Stadium in the 16th minute when Phil Younghusband clinically fired home from the penalty spot, after Misagh Bahadoran had been brought down by Firman Utina inside the area. Seven minutes after the break, they doubled their advantage through a stunning strike from Manny Ott, who latched onto Bahadoran’s cutback and sent an unstoppable 20-yard half-volley into the top corner. The game was then all but over eight minutes after the hour mark after Indonesia goalkeeper Kurnia Meiga conceded an indirect freekick inside the box by handling a back-pass; Younghusband immediately slipping the ball to Martin Steuble to slot into the unguarded net before their opponents could regroup.... the Azkals went on to wrap up an emphatic triumph as Rob Gier poked home a fourth goal on the rebound, after his initial header had come back off the post." - AFC

November 22, 2014 - Rota, Younghusband & Reichelt score in win over Laos
"The Philippine Azkals recovered from an early deficit to defeat Laos, 4-1, for a rousing start in the AFF Suzuki Cup  Saturday  night at the My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam. Patrick Reichelt provided the last two goals for the Philippines with his first goal coming in the 77th minute and his last in the 88th minute. Simone Rota delivered the equalizer in the 40th minute after Kampeng Sayavutth gave Laos a 1-0 headstart in the 20th. Phil Younghusband struck the go-ahead goal, 2-1, just before halftime." - Inquirer

November 14, 2014 - Sato, Ott & Younghusband score in win over Cambodia
"The Philippine men’s football team built up its confidence heading into an important tournament as it blanked Cambodia, 3-0, in their friendly on Friday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. In their last match before the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup, the Azkals leaned on two-goal lead in the first half to score the shutout. Phil Younghusband delivered as usual, but it was Daisuke Sato and Manny Ott who set the tone for the one-sided result. Sato put the Azkals on the scoreboard 13 minutes into the match when the Filipino-Japanese left-back fired a rocket from more than 30 yards out that grazed Cambodian goalkeeper Sou Yati before going in, sending the partisan crowd into frenzy. Manny Ott doubled the lead five minutes before first-half stoppage time when the Filipino-German midfielder scored off a Phil Younghusband miss for his first international goal as a senior. Younghusband found the back of the net in the second half, sneaking in a goal a minute past stoppage time." - Filipino Football

November 1, 2014 - Greatwich, Younghusband & Hartmann score in win over Nepal
"The Philippine Azkals continued their domination of Nepal on Saturday, registering a 3-0 victory at the Al Arabi Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The Azkals bucked a slow start, scoring three goals in the second half. It is the third straight shutout for Nepal, who suffered a 4-0 loss in their first meeting against the Philippines in 2011 and a 3-0 result earlier this April. Simon Greatwich put the Philippines on the board at the 49th minute, before Phil Younghusband converted on a penalty kick at the 90th. Mark Hartmann rounded up the scoring with three minutes of extra time added for the 3-0 win." - GMA News

October 12, 2014 - Mark Hartmann scores four in win over Papua New Guinea
"Fil-British midfielder Mark Hartmann scored four goals and the Philippine Azkals hammered out a 5-0 shutout over Papua New Guinea in a friendly at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium Sunday night. Hartmann wasted little time as he started his scoring binge in the 2nd minute before doubling the Philippines’ lead not long after in the 10th minute. 'So happy for me and for the team. Just one of those days where the ball fell for me,' Hartmann said. He scored two more with the last one late in the first half from outside the box. Phil Younghusband was the other Filipino player who scored when he struck one in the 42nd minute. - Inquirer

September 3, 2014 - Hartmann, Gier &Younghusband score in win over Taiwan
"The Philippine national football team dominated their foes Chinese Taipei, 5-1, at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Wednesday, September 3 to book a showdown with Myanmar in the Peace Cup final.... Mark Hartmann scored a brace while Rob Gier and James Younghusband also scored goals. An own goal by Taipei's Chen Yi Wei lifted the Azkals’ tally to 5, while Yen Ho-Shen scored Taipei’s lone goal." - Rappler

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Denver Broncos Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


November 25, 2014 - kicker Connor Barth signed, Brandon McManus waived 
"In choosing their next kicker, the Broncos went with experience in one sense, youth in another. Meld them together and Connor Barth is the newest Bronco. A former clutch field-goal kicker with the Tampa Bay Bucs, Barth on Tuesday signed a two-year contract that will keep him with the Broncos through 2016. Barth, 28, was selected over Jay Feely, 38, in a kickoff Tuesday at the Broncos' new indoor field house. The winner was to replace first-year kicker Brandon McManus. Feely went 14-of-15 in field-goal attempts with a long of 60 yards during his audition but was told by the Broncos they wanted to go with the younger option. To make room for Barth, the Broncos waived McManus, the first-year kicker whose fate was sealed when he clanked a 33-yard field goal off the right upright Sunday in a 39-36 win against the Miami Dolphins." - Denver Post 

November 23, 2014 - kicker Brandon McManus mad at himself 
"It hasn't hurt them yet, but the inconsistency of first-year kicker Brandon McManus remains a concern. McManus kicked too low on the ball as his 33-yard field-goal attempt Sunday against the Dolphins was a bit of a popup before it clanked off the right goalpost to spoil the Broncos' second half-opening drive, which lasted 13 plays and nearly seven minutes. 'It's completely inexcusable,' McManus said. 'I was mad at myself after that miss because I knew I had to stay in it because of the game situation we were in. I know my capabilities. I hit the first one good, and I needed to make the second one.' McManus made a 38-yard field goal to finish the Broncos' game-opening drive and was 5-of-7 in kickoff touchbacks." - Denver Post 

November 16, 2014 - Broncos forego long field goal attempts
"The Broncos may still feel strongly about McManus’ potential over the long haul, but presently they are not letting him attempt kicks Prater would have been asked to make. In the 22-7 loss to the St. Louis Rams Sunday in the Edward Jones Dome, the Broncos passed up opportunities for 54- and 55-yard field-goal attempts indoors. Following the game, Fox said he would have let McManus attempt kicks from as far away as the Rams’ 33-yard line. So after watching McManus warm up, the Broncos had capped his game-day range at 50 yards. 'We never got to that range,'’ Fox said following the game. '… I don’t know that was really the difference.' In the first instance, the Rams were holding a 3-0 lead and the Broncos had fourth down on the Rams’ 37-yard line. Instead of attempting a 54-yard field goal, they opted to go for it and did not convert. The Rams connected on a 63-yard touchdown play on the next snap to take a 10-0 lead. In the second instance, on the Broncos’ first possession of the second half and with the Rams leading 13-7, the Broncos sent the punt team out with the ball on the Rams’ 38-yard line. Linebacker Lerentee McCray committed a false start penalty, which moved the ball back to the St. Louis 43-yard line. Britton Colquitt then punted 28 yards to the Rams’ 15-yard line." - ESPN

November 2, 2014 - Britton Colquitt takes blame for punter return TD 
The snap was perfect but the wind was tricky. Britton Colquitt took the snap for granted and may have been thinking a bit too much about how to play the wind. 'I've got to do a better job with ball security and get a clean ball off, get good hang time and give our guys a better chance,' Colquitt said. The Broncos' punter dropped the snap, then rushed his punt a tad and didn't get his usual air under it. But still he booted it 53 yards. And shouldn't a delay from a dropped snap help the punt coverage? Apparently not. There was something counterintuitive about the 84-yard touchdown punt return by New England's Julian Edelman in the second quarter.... Colquitt knew the breakdown started with him. 'The wind was doing its thing and I'm probably instead of thinking of the basics ... you've got to pay more attention to details and I obviously didn't,' Colquitt said." - Denver Post 

November 2, 2014 - kicker Brandon McManus connects with upright
"The Broncos, who released kicker Matt Prater before the season, have first-year former undrafted free agent Brandon McManus doing their kicking. After Edelman’s score, he had a chance to cut into the Patriots lead with a 41-yard field goal. The ball clanged off the right upright. 'I thought I hit the ball well but unfortunately I left it open a little bit, so I didn’t hit it as well as I wanted,' McManus said. 'The wind may have pushed it over there to the upright'." - MetroWest Daily News

October 22, 2014 - kicker Brandon McManus injury update
"McManus, who was held out of Tuesday’s practice because of a groin injury, practiced Wednesday and will kick in Thursday night’s game. Get the latest NFL injury news NFLWho's out? Who's good to go? Who's questionable? We've got all the latest injury news from around the NFL. Injury Wire McManus’ injury is to his kicking leg and he has appeared on the Broncos’ injury report since Oct. 1. The Broncos had held McManus out of practice one day last week as well." - ESPN

October 3, 2014 - kicker Matt Prater released
"This was the Broncos — a team with Super Bowl-or-bust aspirations and a 38-year-old star quarterback — who essentially fired Matt Prater on Friday, three days before he was to be reinstated from his four-game suspension. 'I'm a little surprised,' Prater said from Florida. 'The Broncos look like they're going to do some great things this year. It's too bad I won't be a part of it'.... McManus didn't arrive in Denver conceding the job to Prater after four games. But he was a bit surprised the Broncos made their decision before his fourth game audition against Arizona. 'Yes, I am. Matt had a great year last year,' McManus said. 'He's done very well for himself. I still consider him a top three kicker in the NFL so it's a chance the Broncos are giving me, it shows the confidence they have in me and I'm excited for that opportunity.' The Broncos chose to release Prater on Friday to protect themselves against the league's termination rules. Waiting to release Prater after the Broncos' game Sunday could have subjected the team to paying the rest of his $2.117 million salary this season. The tiebreaker between Prater and McManus may have been an issue of trust. Prater was suspended after he tested positive for alcohol during the offseason. One more similar infraction would have meant a one-year suspension.... Broncos coach John Fox said keeping McManus instead of Prater 'was a football decision.' He also admitted the team took a 'leap of faith' by keeping McManus. 'He's good,' punter Britton Colquitt said of McManus. 'We've seen him in practice. I guess it got to the point where they've seen enough in the game and they've seen a lot in practice. He's real consistent and has a really strong leg'." - Denver Post 

September 8, 2014 - long snapper Kevin McDermott released
"The Broncos released long snapper Kevin McDermott from their practice squad. He was the San Francisco 49ers' long snapper last year and was brought in last week to compete with Aaron Brewer. Brewer apparently won the right to keep his job. " - Daily Camera 

September 2, 2014 - long snapper Kevin McDermott signed to practice squad 
"McDermott is considered one of the best pure snappers in the league. He snapped every game for the San Francisco 49ers last season and was a surprise cut last week, beaten out by Kyle Nelson, who doubles as a fourth tight end. The new practice squad rules made McDermott eligible despite playing in 19 games, counting playoffs last season. McDermott worked out Monday with the New England Patriots, then Tuesday morning with the Broncos. McDermott likely will compete this week with Aaron Brewer, who has been the Broncos' longsnapper the past two years." - Denver Post 

August 30, 2014 - kicker Brandon McManus remains
After a whirlwind arrival to the Denver Broncos, which saw Brandon McManus kicking field goals for the team just two days after being acquired by the team, the Broncos have decided to keep McManus around for a bit. The Broncos worked out another kicker Saturday -- former Washington State kicker Andrew Furney -- but when the initial cut to 53 players was made, McManus was still the kicker tabbed to fill in for Matt Prater." - ESPN

August 28, 2014 - kicker Brandon McManus debuts
"Rookie place-kicker Brandon McManus remains a possibility to replace the suspended Matt Prater, but cracked the door open for the Broncos to bring in competition this week. McManus missed 52- and 54-yard field goals, which Prater has made a career of converting. McManus nailed a 20-yarder and 39-yarder. His six kickoffs were touchbacks, bringing his total to 16-of-17 this preseason." - Longmont Times Call

August 26, 2014 - Mitch Ewald waived, more on Brandon McManus
"The rookie from Indiana saw Tuesday that he wasn't in the Broncos' plans. They released him after acquiring first-year kicker Brandon McManus from the New York Giants for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015. Ewald was unimpressive at Broncos camp, never quite finding a rhythm at altitude despite working alongside Prater, whom he studied while in college.... Josh Brown had high praise for McManus, who scored a school-record 338 points at Temple and was in the Colts training camp last season. 'He's one of those guys that's going to be a lifer,' Brown said. 'He's going to be a 10-year guy, easily. He's got that kind of talent and he's got that kind of head on his shoulders.' For now, the Broncos plan to use McManus only until Prater returns in early October. Because the Broncos have their bye in Week 4, Prater won't be allowed to practice with the team until Oct. 6 in advance of their game against the Jets. The Broncos decided to go with a youngster rather than an experienced kicker such as Jay Feely, who was released by the Cardinals this week. A vested veteran would put the Broncos on the hook for his entire 2014 salary even if he's only around for the first four games." -  Indy Star 

August 26, 2014 - kicker Brandon McManus acquired in trade with Giants
"With Matt Prater's four-game regular-season suspension looming, Denver acquired New York Giants' kicker Brandon McManus for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, according to an NFL source. Denver moved quickly before McManus was placed on waivers, working a deal as multiple teams were expected to place a claim on the former Temple product, including the Eagles. The Giants' Josh Brown beat out McManus, despite McManus' strong preseason. McManus, 23, made both field goal attempts (46 and 47 yards) and 10 of his 11 kickoffs were touchbacks. The Broncos are expected to give Indiana rookie Mitch Ewald a look Thursday in the final preseason game. He missed his only field-goal attempt last week. Ewald admitted Monday that 'at the end of the day, there's an opening there. Is it for me? Who knows? It might be. And it might be for someone else. I have to just keep working hard.' The conditional pick means the Broncos might not surrender anything if McManus doesn't make the final 53-man roster which is set on Saturday. McManus fits the profile for what the Broncos were seeking, a young kicker with a big leg capable of handling kickoffs." - Denver Post 

August 23, 2014 - kicker Matt Prater suspended first four games
"Prater will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse program, multiple team sources confirmed following the team's 18-17 preseason loss to the Houston Texans. Prater, who has been in the league's program since an August 2011 DUI arrest, acknowledged the suspension to the Broncos and confirmed the four games to The Denver Post on Saturday night before he left Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The suspension is alcohol-related, according to the newspaper.... rater played in Saturday night's game, making a 32-yard field goal and missing a 49-yard attempt.... The Broncos will give the waiver wire a close look in the coming days and do have a rookie in training camp, Mitch Ewald. Ewald missed his only attempt Saturday night -- a 36-yarder that he pushed left. Prater's suspension is for four games, so, because of the Broncos' bye in Week 4, he wouldn't be eligible to return until the Monday before the Broncos face the New York Jets on Oct. 12 at MetLife Field." - ESPN

July 23, 2014 - kicker Mitch Ewald signed
"Ewald played 48 games for Indiana University and is the program’s all-time leader in field goals (53), field goal percentage (80.3%) and extra points (161). During his four seasons with the Hoosiers, he hit 53-of-66 field goals (80.3%) and 161-of-162 (99.4%) extra points. He ranks second in school history with 320 points scored." - Broncos

June 13, 2014 - kicker Matt Prater healthy again
"At long last, the best place-kicker in football is feeling like himself again. Matt Prater, who set NFL records last year with a 64-yard field goal and 81 touchbacks, caught a debilitating virus in the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Then he started the offseason with a stitched lip from a golfing accident (he caught a backswing while delivering instruction) and a personal medical issue that caused him to miss some of the Broncos' organized team activity (OTA) sessions. 'I feel great now,' Prater said. 'I'm happy to be out here and kicking and getting to know all the new faces. Team looks good. I'm not getting younger. I'm actually one of the oldest guys on the team now. Which is crazy'." - Denver Post 

June 4, 2014 - kicker Matt Prater returns to practice
"Whatever it was, it apparently wasn’t that serious. Broncos kicker Matt Prater was back with the team Tuesday and Wednesday and participated in the closed offseason team activity (OTA) practices. Prater had missed the first four OTA sessions because of a personal medical issue." - Denver Post

May 19, 2014 - punter Steven Clark released
"On Monday, the team announced six transactions to reach the offseason roster limit.... In addition, defensive end John Youboty (Achilles) was designated as waived/injured, while defensive tackle Mister Cobble and punter Steven Clark were waived." - Broncos

May 10, 2014 - punter Steven Clark signed
"Steven Clark was not drafted, but the former Auburn punter will still get a shot in the NFL. Despite being ranked as one of the top punters in the draft class, Clark had to wait and sign a deal in free agency with the Denver Broncos, he confirmed to AL.com.... Early reports had Clark agreeing to a deal with the Miami Dolphins, but Clark confirmed to AL.com at the time he was still weighing his options. He agreed to a deal with the Broncos an hour later." - AL.com
See Clark's profile here.  

May 10, 2014 - long snapper Tanner Hedstrom to tryout
"Tanner Hedstrom, CSU's long-snapper, also will get a shot with the Broncos during a rookie minicamp that begins Thursday, he said....  Hedstrom doesn't yet have a contract with the Broncos but hopes to earn one with his performance in the minicamp. The 6-1, 230-pound Fort Collins native has been the Rams' long-snapper for the past 3½ seasons and had the opportunity to showcase his skills in an all-star game after the season, the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, South Carolina. Hedstrom said Broncos' long-snapper Aaron Brewer is one of the best in the business, and he hopes he gets the chance to compete with him during training camp. ' feel like I'm at least ready to compete with somebody at an elite level,' Hedstrom said. 'I'm feeling pretty confident right now, and hopefully I can prove that I can be the guy'." - Coloradoan


May 6, 2014 - Gene Mingo added to Ring of Fame
"Until Tuesday, just one player known mostly for his special-teams work was in the Ring of Fame: kicker Jim Turner. Rick Upchurch and Gene Mingo change that. Students of the history of the Broncos and pro football should always have a place of affection for Mingo. He scored the winning touchdown in the first game in AFL history, racing 76 yards with a punt return in the third quarter of a 13-10 win over the Boston Patriots. But Mingo was also the placekicker, the role for which he would be best known, and before he caught his breath, he had to line up for the kick. As he would later recall, 'I kicked this big divot; my leg was so dead'. But in the years that followed, Mingo had no such worries. Pro football's first African-American kicker became one of its best, leading the AFL in field-goal percentage in 1960 and 1964 and in total points in 1960 and 1962. His 137-point season in 1962 was a Broncos record until Terrell Davis amassed 138 points on 23 touchdowns in 1998 -- but took two more games than Mingo had to do it. Mingo's return at Boston was the first of 12 touchdowns he would score for the Broncos in four-plus seasons; he added eight rushing and three receiving. 'You know, what people said – for what I did with the Broncos, being the first black field goal kicker, scoring the winning touchdown against New England, leading the league in scoring, still hold the longest touchdown run from scrimmage -- they were questioning why wasn’t I one of the original ones going into the Ring of Fame. And, I couldn’t tell them,' he said." - Broncos

All-Conference College Specialists 2014

The following kickers and punters (and long snapper in a few cases) have been named first team all-conference players for 2014:

AAC American Athletic Conference
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ACC Atlantic Coast Conference
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ASC American Southwest Conference
  • K Adan Olivares, Louisiana College
  • P Nico Francino, Hardin-Simmons
  • P Tim Willett, Louisiana College
AUS Atlantic University Sport
  • K Ryan Begin, Acadia
  • P Kyle McLean, Mount Allison
Big 12
  • K
  • P
Big Sky
  • K
  • P
Big South
  • K
  • P
  • LS
Big Ten
  • K
  • P
CAA Colonial Athletic Association
  • K
  • P
CCIW College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin
  • K Dom Zavaglia, North Central
  • P Matt Kussmann, Illinois Wesleyan
Centennial Conference
  • K Connor Winter, Muhlenberg
  • P Eric Boyer, Ursinus
CIAA Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
  • K Alajandro Suarez, Winston-Salem State
  • P Christopher Palmer, Bowie State
Conference USA 
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  • P
  • LS
CSFL Central States Football League
  • K
  • P
CW Canada West
  • K Johnny Mark, Calgary
  • P Denton Kolodzinski, Saskatchewan
ECFC Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
  • K Diogo Dietrich, SUNY Maritime
  • P Stefano Marziale, Anna Maria
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
  • P
Frontier Conference
  • K
  • P
GAC Great American Conference
  • K Houston Ray, Henderson State
  • P Jared Heim, Southeastern Oklahoma State
GLIAC Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • K Brent Wahle, Ohio Dominican
  • P Chris Picano, Grand Valley State 
GLVC Great Lakes Valley Conference
  • K Scott Miller, Indianapolis
  • P Jacob Lamp, Truman State
GNAC Great Northwest Athletic Conference
  • K Matt Bruder, Humboldt State
  • P Chris Campbell, Humboldt State
GPAC Great Plains Athletic Conference
  • K Adam Meirose, Concordia
  • P Zach Decker, Morningside
GSC Gulf South Conference
  • K Taylor Pontius, North Alabama
  • P James Dugan, West Georgia
HAAC  Heart of America Athletic Conference
  • K Cristian Casillas, MidAmerica Nazerene
  • P Cody Thornton, Graceland
HCAC Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • K Shane Kelly, Mount St. Joseph
  • P Ryan Acosta, Earlham
IIAC Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • K Kevin Sheldon, Central
  • P Grant Zimmerman, Wartburg
Ivy League
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KCAC Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • K Dominic Sigala, Ottawa
  • P Jeff Stamp, Ottawa
Liberty League
  • K Andrew Franks, RPI
  • P Vinny Tavernelli, WPI
LSC Lone Star Conference
  • K Saul Martinez, Texas A&M-Commerce
  • P Sam Fowler, Angelo State
  • LS Cody Clark, Angelo State
MAC Mid-American Conference
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MAC Middle Atlantic Conference
  • K Daniel Sobolewski, Albright
  • P Patrick Newins, Misericordia
MASCAC Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • K Michael Killoran, Western Connecticut State
  • P Ryan Falaguerra, Western Connecticut State
MEAC Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
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MEC Mountain East Conference
  • K Andy Ellington, Concord
  • P Griffin Yocum, West Liberty
MIAA Michigan Intercollegiate Athletics Association
  • K Joel Lopshire, Trine
  • P Dean DeVries, Hope
MIAA Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association
  • K Connor Frazell, Pittsburg State
  • P Scott Groner, Missouri Western
MIAC Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • K
  • P
MSC Mid-South Conference
  • East Division K
  • East Division P
  • West Division K
  • West Division P 
MSFA Mid-States Football Association
  • K & P Josh Techeira, Robert Morris
  • P Brandon Haan, Taylor
MVFC Missouri Valley Football Conference
  • K
  • P
MWC Midwest Conference
  • K Ace Henricks, Monmouth
  • P Graham Fisher, Grinnell
MW Mountain West Conference
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NCAC  North Coast Athletic Conference
  • K Evan Grissom, Wittenberg
  • P Max Schenk, Oberlin
NEC Northeast Conference
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NEFC New England Football Conference
  • K Tucker Cheyne, MIT
  • P Tyler Henning, Coast Guard
NESCAC New England Small College Athletic Conference
  • K Phillip Nwosu, Amherst
  • P Kyle Pulek, Trinity
NJAC New Jersey Athletic Conference
  • K Tyler Knighton, Rowan
  • P Joe Janovic, Montclair State
Northeast-10 Conference
  • K Shane Grayson, Saint Anselm
  • P Ryan Handy, Stonehill
NSAA North Star Athletic Association
  • K Thomas Cortes, Valley City State
  • P Josh Borm, Dickinson State
NSIC Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
  • North K Andrew Brees, Minnesota Duluth
  • North P Aaron La Deaux, Minot State
  • South K Tom Obarski, Concordia-St. Paul
  • south P Mike Wenk, Southwest Minnesota State
OAC Ohio Athletic Conference
  • K Ed Ruhnke, Mount Union
  • P Sam Green, Muskingum
ODAC Old Dominion Athletic Conference
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OVC Ohio Valley Conference
  • K Ryan McCrum, Southeast Missouri
  • P Hamish MacInnes, Jacksonville State
OUA Ontario University Athletics
  • K Tyler Crapigna, McMaster
  • P Ryan Nieuwesteeg, Guelph
PAC Presidents' Athletic Conference
  • K Justin Dahl, Westminster College
  • P Stephen Amic, Bethany College
Pac-12
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  • P
Patriot League
  • K
  • P
PSAC Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference
  • East K Alec Rosenfeld, Kutztown
  • East P Jordan Bair, East Stroudsburg
  • West K Cody Nuzzo, California
  • West P Andy Cerett, California
RMAC Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
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RSEQ Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec
  • K & P Boris Bede, Laval
SAA Southern Athletic Association
  • K
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SAC South Atlantic Conference
  • K Justin Powell, Lenoir-Rhyne
  • P Kyle Clark, Newberry
  • LS  Dusty Nance, Carson-Newman
SCAC Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • K Tyler Brandenburg, Texas Lutheran
  • P Chadd Brown, Texas Lutheran
  • P Matthew Kennemer, Trinity
SCIAC Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
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SEC Southeastern Conference
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SIAC Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • K & P Juan Serna, Fort Valley State
SLC Southland Conference
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Southern Conference  
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SBC Sun Belt Conference
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SWAC Southwestern Athletic Conference
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UMAC Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
  • K Mike Theismann, St. Scholastica
  • P Donnie Mavencamp, Minnesota-Morris
USA South
  • K & P Mason Studer, Christopher Newport
WIAC Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • K Ryan Kusilek, River Falls
  • P Nate Ray, Oshkosh
WSFL Western States Football league
  • K Edgar Gastelum, Arizona Western College
  • P Tommy Jewell, Snow College
  • P Kolby Gregory, Glendale CC
Please let us know if you are aware of any additions for this list.

College Special Teams Players of the Week 13, 2014

article still in-progress... check back for updates...

The following kickers and punters have been named Special Teams Players of the Week by their respective conference for the thirteenth week of the 2014 college football season. 

No slight intended to any returners that received such honors, but our focus (as always) is on the kicking end of things.


ACC - Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo
Big Ten - Maryland kicker Brad Craddock
Big Ten - Illinois kicker David Reisner
CAA - Rhode Island kicker Dylan Smith
FBS Independent - BYU punter Scott Arellano
MAC East - Akron kicker Robert Stein
MAC West - Northern Illinois punter Tyler Wedel

MVFC - South Dakota State kicker Justin Syrovatka
NEC - Dusquesne kicker Austin Crimmins
NJAC - Morrisville State kicker Zach Drake
OVC - Tennesee Martin kicker Jackson Redditt
Pac-12 - Arizona punter Drew Riggleman 
PFL - Dayton punter Kyle Pignatiello
SEC - Arkansas punter Sam Irwin-Hill
SLC - Stephen F. Austin kicker Jordan Wiggs
SoCon - Samford punter Greg Peranich

College Football Performance Awards
  • FBS placekicker: Elliott Fry, South Carolina
  • FBS specialist: Brad Craddock, Maryland
  • FBS punter: Brandon McKee, South Alabama
  • FCS placekicker: Jordan Wiggs, Stephan F. Austin
  • FCS punter: Blake O'Neill, Weber State
If we missed someone that should be on the above list, please let us know!

Samford Bulldogs Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


November 24, 2014 - punter Greg Peranich earns weekly SoCon honors
"For the second week in a row, Samford senior punter Greg Peranich has been named the Southern Conference's Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Peranich averaged 41.2 yards on six punts in Samford's game at 14th-ranked Auburn Saturday night. Peranich placed one kick inside the Tigers' 20-yard line and booted a long punt of 54 yards." - Bulldogs

July 7, 2014 - kicker Warren Handrahan named to watch list
"Handrahan was named to the College Football Performance Awards' Preseason Watch List for the player of the year....Handrahan ranked third in the conference in scoring and first in the league in scoring by kick, averaging 7.5 points per game last season. Handrahan made 19-of-24 field goals, including a long kick of 48 yards. He was also good on 40-of-41 extra-point attempts. At the conclusion of the 2013 season, Handrahan was named second team All-Conference, as well as All-Freshman by the Southern Conference. He was also named Freshman All-American by the College Sports Journal." - Bulldogs

March 7, 2014 - spring specialists
"On special teams, the Bulldogs return punter Greg Peranich, place-kicker Warren Handrahan and kickoff specialist Michael O'Neal." - Bulldogs

Monday, November 24, 2014

UT Martin Skyhawks Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


November 23, 2014 - kicker Jackson Reddit earns weekly OVC honors
"Redditt made field goals of 25, 22 and 52 yards and was 4-for-4 on point after attempts in UT Martin's 37-16 victory at Eastern Illinois. The junior's 25-yards field goal at the end of the first quarter put his team on top for good while his 52-yarder in the third quarter equaled his career-long and is one of just seven field goals of 50 yards or longer in the OVC this season. Redditt is 12-of-15 (80%) on field goal attempts this season which ranks second in the OVC and 19th nationally." - OVC


October 4, 2014 - punter James Satterfield sets record
"The University of Tennessee at Martin football squad saw punter James Satterfield post a record-setting performance as the Skyhawks fell to Ohio Valley Conference foe and No. 8 ranked Jacksonville State 38-14 on Saturday afternoon at Burgess-Snow Field. The Skyhawks (1-5, 0-3 OVC) struggled to get anything going on offense in the contest, being held to just 216 yards on the day. With the offensive struggles the responsibility fell to senior James Satterfield to give the defense room to work and that is just what he did. Satterfield tallied a career-high 11 punts while breaking the UT Martin record for most punting yardage in a single game with 487 yards on the day." - Skyhawks