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Friday, February 11, 2011

All-Star Bowls: Punters Postscripts

In the wake of two recent all-star games, one college and one prep, several punters weighed in on the experience of playing in the game and on their off-season plans.

Dixie Grid Iron Classic

"It was a great opportunity to play with a lot of good talent," Langston said. "I'm happy with the way I played and have no regrets in today's game." Langston said if there was anything he may have regretted it was not inviting enough friends and family. Langston won the halftime kick-off contest.
Although Dolan’s team, the Pacific All-Stars, suffered the loss against the Mountain All-Stars, he felt the experience was immeasurable. “It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Dolan said. “Being able to compete with some of the most talented players from all over the nation was such a wonderful experience. It was also a great way to create exposure and to have a couple of good kicks on film.” Dolan, who leaves Nicholls as the career-holder in punting average (43.2 yard/punt), hopes to prolong his career at the professional level as he continues to train for pro day in mid-March. Along with working out, he will attend kicking camps and specialist combines.
U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Miller Snyder (signed with North Carolina) recently answered a few questions for us.

What were your impressions of the week leading up to the All American Bowl?
"The entire week was great. We were treated like kings and there was that perfect balance between being serious (practice) and having fun."
What moment will you most remember from the game itself?
"My 47 yard punt."
Did playing in the game help increase interest from colleges?
"I'm sure it would have but I committed before I played in the game."
What have/will you be doing for off-season training?
"I'm going to train with Athletic Republic and continue to do yoga and kick during the week."

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