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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kansas Jayhawks Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

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April 25, 2015 - spring game
"The Blue squad attempted a 43-yard field goal which sophomore kicker, Ryan Weese missed. Several plays later, Weese would redeem himself by completing a 38-yard field goal attempt to give the Blue squad a 3-0 lead at the 4:38 mark which would hold heading to half time.... junior kicker Matthew Wyman drilled a 28-yard field goal, capping a surge of 17-straight points in the final quarter for the Blue team." - Jayhawks
February 16, 2015 - kicker Tre Honshtein commits
"Honshtein tweeted on Monday that he will join the University of Kansas’ football program.... Honshtein will be a walk-on with the Jayhawks. Honshtein said that he expects to be the team’s kickoff specialist at a true freshman, and he will compete with incumbent kicker Matthew Wyman for place-kicking duties. Honshtein kicked 17 field goals over the past two seasons, and he converted two 51-yard attempts. Honshtein did not miss any of the 113 extra points that he tried during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and he contributed 100 touchbacks on East View’s kickoff unit. Honshtein was an APSE first-team all-state honoree during his junior and senior seasons." - Statesman

September 13, 2014 - punter Trevor goes long, often in loss to Duke
"Senior punter Trevor Pardula drew praise after averaging 51.8 yards on eight punts. A 72-yard bomb that was downed inside the 5-yard line was his longest of the season." - Kansas City Star
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September 6, 2014 - Matthew Wyman back as starting kicker
"Just when it looked as if the Kansas University football team had turned to a new place kicker, sophomore Matthew Wyman, the hero of last season's Louisiana Tech victory, went trotting onto the field for the first field goal attempt of Saturday's 34-28 victory against Southeast Missouri State at Memorial Stadium. And he drilled a 43-yarder like he was expecting to be out there all along. In fact, Wyman was pretty sharp all night, finishing 2-for-4 on field goal attempts — one 49-yard try was blocked — and drilling all four extra-point tries. 'Wyman hit the ball pretty well all night,' said KU coach Charlie Weis of his kicker, who, just last Tuesday, appeared to have been beaten out for the job by freshman John Duvic. 'Forget about the one that got blocked because he didn't have a chance. But even the one he missed from 49 yards, he hit that one really solid.' So why Wyman instead of Duvic? 'When Duvic was named the starting kicker this week, it didn’t go too well,' Weis said. 'We’ll just leave it at that. I don’t think he was quite ready for me to say ‘You’re the guy'." - KU Sports

September 2, 2014 - John Duvic named starting kicker
"John Duvic will be the kicker, beating out Matthew Wyman. Said Wyman has the stronger leg, but Duvic was more accurate in practice and he preferred accuracy. " - Topeka Capital-Journal

August 16, 2014 - kicking competition
"Matthew Wyman and freshman John Duvic added another chapter to the place-kicker showdown that has been ongoing throughout camp, and Saturday’s round went to Duvic, who drilled six of the seven kicks he attempted during the field-goal portion of practice. His only miss came from 42 yards on the right hash. Meanwhile, Wyman, who said prior to Saturday’s practice that he had performed well during camp and felt much more confident and consistent, struggled, missing four straight field-goal attempts during the seven-kick stretch.Weis has said from the beginning of camp that the two were in a close battle for the No. 1 job." - Lawrence Journal-World

August 8, 2014 - kicking competition
"Incumbent Matthew Wyman will battle with incoming freshman John Duvic during the next few weeks. 'Now, he has a pro leg, so he has every ability to be a front-line field goal kicker,' coach Charlie Weis said of Wyman. 'His whole summer was spent on being more dependable and being more accurate. With John Duvic coming in, he’s going to have his work cut out, because the one thing is, he is accurate. Let’s see what he does when there’s 50,000 people in the stadium, though, too'.” - KU Sports

April 5, 2014 - kicker John Duvic preferred walk-on
" recently reported that John Duvic, a first-team all-state kicker from Benet Academy near Chicago, was planning to enroll at KU this fall and would join the football team as a preferred walk-on. During his senior season at Benet, Duvic, the son of former Northwestern kicker John Duvic, set the Illinois state record for most field goals made in a game (five) and enjoyed a two-week stretch when he made nine field goals, including a 50-yarder." - Lawrence Journal-World

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