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Monday, September 14, 2015

South Dakota Coyotes Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


September 13, 2015 - punter/kicker Miles Bergner named MVFC Special teams Player of the Week
"Bergner made field goals of 30 and 45 yards and netted 41.1 yards per punt in South Dakota’s 27-17 win against UC Davis Saturday evening in Davis, Calif. Bergner punted seven times for 293 yards for an average of 41.9. He had two punts of 50 yards or more including a long of 57. He pinned three inside the Aggies’ 20-yard line. Bergner also averaged 59.8 yards on six kickoffs and had one touchback. His 45-yard field goal was the ninth 40-yarder in his collegiate career and fourth-longest overall." - MVFC

November 16, 2014 - kicker/punter Miles Bergner leaves game with concussion
"The accumulation of injuries this season for the Coyotes took an odd turn when Miles Bergner, the team's kicker and punter, was taken out of the game with a concussion in the first half against the Redbirds. It was a double-whammy because Bergner serves both roles. Tight end Josh Hale took over at punter, averaging 35 yards on four tries. The Coyotes used Matt Miller, a defensive end, on kickoffs, as well as freshman backup kicker Ethan James, a Vermillion grad who had never played college football before. USD did not try a field goal, and attempted only one extra point. Ironically, though it was blocked, it was the only play in which the Coyotes were able to add to their total after scoring a touchdown. Fullback Drew Potter picked up the ball after it was rejected and scored, adding two points. The other three two-point attempts all failed." - Argus Leader

October 30, 2014 - kicker/punter Miles Bergner
"He's a perfect 12-for-12 on field goals this season for the 2-6 Coyotes, who travel to Youngstown State on Saturday. Twelve consecutive field goals is a USD record and he's also one of just seven FCS kickers who has not missed this year. 'You have to take kick the same way,' Bergner said. 'You really try to get in a routine and a rhythm. That's the biggest part for me. Keep the same rhythm and preparation and keep doing the same thing prior to each kick'.... Bergner made 12 of 21 kicks last year, but hit his last six in a row. Technically, there was one miss but that was blocked. That means he's actually at 18 in a row going back to last year. His job as a punter has also been getting better. He's averaging 39.5 yards per kick for the year and is second in the Missouri Valley against conference opponents with a 42.4 average. 'Confidence is a huge part of punting,' Bergner said. 'As soon as I established some confidence this year against Northern Arizona and Southern Illinois, things got easier. I felt like I could hit the ball better and get more behind it'." - Argus Leader

April 26, 2014 - Spring Showcase
"Kicker Miles Bergner added two field goals for the offense, connecting on attempts from 37 yards out and 42 yards out." -  Keloland

February 5, 2014 - long snapper Brandon Godsey signs
"Godsey earned honorable mention all-conference honors as a defensive lineman for the Panthers. He also plays baseball at Ray-Pec and has an older brother, David, who plays football at Missouri State." - Coyotes

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