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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Virginia Tech Hokies Kicker, Punter & Snapper News 2014


April 19th - third scrimmage
"Place kicker Michael Branthover hit a nice 52 yard field goal but also had a 22 yard attempt blocked. Mitchell Ludwig connected from 22 yards out. Remington (great name) Hinshaw made a 32 yard attempt while Eric Kristensen missed a 19 yard attempt. Meanwhile, punter A.J. Hughes punted five times with an average of 38.8 yards per punt and a long of 46." - Gobbler Country

April 12th - second spring scrimmage kicking
"Kicker Michael Branthover made his attempts from 33, 37, and 42 yards out and is said to be the early leader for the starting job. His projected back-up Eric Kristensen made both of his attempts from 37 and 33 yards." - Gobbler Country

February 3rd - kicker Carson Wise commits as preferred walk-on
According to Andy Bitter the Blacksburg High kicker committed to Tech as a preferred walk-on....'Carson Wise, the Blacksburg High kicker who committed to the #Hokies, kicked 55-yard FG in September. In VHSL top 10 with 32 career FGs'." - The Key Play

January 26th - kicker Joey Slye commits
"Slye, the five-foot 11-inch kick off specialist, turned down a full scholarship opportunity at James Madison University to walk on at Virginia Tech. He discussed his opportunity and commitment with VTScoop.com earlier tonight. 'I was like 90% sure and the visit sealed it,' Slye said about his commitment to Virginia Tech. With his mind almost made up, Slye took an official visit to Blacksburg over the weekend and fell in love with Virginia Tech, and he knew he was ready to accept the opportunity....Slye, who is also a linebacker for North Stafford, may get an opportunity down the road to try his hand at linebacker for the Hokies but he will report to Blacksburg over the summer as a kick off specialist and is eager to compete for a chance to see the field as a freshman." - VT Scoop

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