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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Northwestern State Demons Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


August 4, 2015 - kicker Austyn Fendrick commits
Chapel Hill senior kicking specialist Austyn Fendrick committed to Northwestern State.... Fendrick connected on 5-of-7 field goal attempts with a long of 43 yards last season. He also made 53-of-54 PAT attempts and put 28 of 72 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. As a punter, he averaged 38 yards per kick." - ETSN

September 20, 2014 - Chris Moore kicks game winner over Louisiana Tech
"A 20-point fourth quarter, capped by Chris Moore's game-winning 47-yard field goal on the final play, lifted visiting Northwestern State to a stunning 30-27 win over old nemesis Louisiana Tech Saturday night in front of 26,004 at Joe Aillet Stadium. Moore had tied the game with 1:05 left on a 29-yard field goal. Both kicks were set up by turnovers forced by a resilient Purple Swarm defense.... 'The rest of the team made big play after big play to give us the chance. I was more anxious about the kickoff after the field goal to tie it, because we were going onsides and they changed it after we lined up. You don't practice onsides kicks as much as you do end-of-game field goals,' said Moore, who said it was the first such actual game-winner in his career at any level. 'Their time out actually helped me relax and focus. Then it was really up to Hunter (Graves, the snapper) and Tuff (McClain, the holder) doing the same perfect work they have done all year, the protection was perfect as always, and I just had no worries. It was a blast seeing everybody go crazy,' he said. 'Everybody won this, I just had the final kick,' he said. Moore also had a 41-yard field goal midway through the second quarter to get NSU on the board. He is now 10 of 12 on field goals this season, 5 of 6 from 40 yards or more." - Southland

August 9, 2014 - summer scrimmage
"Junior kicker Chris Moore nailed 7 of 8 field goal tries in a placement-kicking segment ending the workout." - The Town Talk

April 28, 2014 - kicker Tanner Noel to sign
"Nederland kicker Tanner Noel will sign with Northwestern State Wednesday. #bescores" - Avi Zaleon

March 29, 2014 - spring drills
"We're still installing on both sides of the ball, and we're trying to catch up on the kicking game, but I like what I've seen there,' said coach Jay Thomas, who had junior Chris Moore drill a 43-yard field goal for the only scoring in the scrimmage portion of the 2:30-long practice." - Demons

February 5, 2014 - long snapper Cody Nelson signs
"Cody Nelson, DS, 6-3, 220, Slidell HS, Slidell, LA: First team All-District 6-5A as a senior, and Slidell’s Most Valuable Lineman award winner for a playoff team... honorable mention all-district as a junior ... won the Iron Tiger Award both seasons ... rated a 4.5 star long snapper by Chris Rubio ... three-year letterman in football, one in powerlifting ... qualified for the state powerlifting meet in his sophomore year ... won Tiger Achievement Award for character, service, scholarship and leadership as a sophomore." - Demons

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