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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

October 3, 2015 - Frank Raggo kicks game winner over William & Mary
"The University of Delaware fought back from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit and knocked off No. 25 William & Mary Saturday as redshirt freshman kicker Frank Raggo nailed a 29-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give Delaware a hard-fought 24-23 victory.... Raggo, who had missed a 25-yard field goal attempt in the second quarter, redeemed himself in a big way with the winning kick, Delaware's first game-winning field goal since 2013 when Sean Baner's 33-yard field goal on the final play clinched a win over CAA foe Albany. 'I had to wait almost an hour to kick again,' said Raggo of the time between his miss and his game-winner. 'But I had total confidence in myself and just went back to basics. This is one of the best experiences of my life'." - Blue Hens

October 8, 2014 - punter Eric Enderson
"Enderson's booming punts have since become a Blue Hen staple. He went on to punt for a 45-yard average last year, a UD record by 2.2 yards. It was the best mark by a Colonial Athletic Association punter since 2008 and third best nationally in FCS. He's been a valuable asset again in 2014 for the Hens (3-2, 1-0), who play Elon (1-4, 0-1) in a 3:30 p.m. Parents Day game Saturday at Delaware Stadium. 'I am kind of surprised,' Enderson said of his development as a punter. 'If you had asked me before I even came to Delaware if I would be punting, first off, or if I would be punting this well I would have told you you were crazy. But now it's just awesome that everything's come together and I'm just really lucky to be in the position I am.' This season, Enderson's 44.8-yard average is second in the conference, just behind William & Mary freshman Hunter Windmuller's 45.1, and sixth in the FCS. Kicking is something he only does now casually, sometimes in practice competitions with Delaware's regular kickers." - Delaware Online

August 9, 2014 - summer scrimmage
"Garrett Greenway kicked 22-, 37-, 40- and 40-yard field goals and had the distance but not the accuracy on a longer attempt. "Garrett did a terrific job kicking the football," Brock said. Back-up Kevin McLaughlin drilled 30- and 37-yarders." - Delaware Online

May 2, 2014 - kicker Garrett Greenway
"Sean Baner closed his career in 2013 No. 2 all-time at Delaware in field goals (39) and No. 3 in kick scoring (223 points). The Blue Hens need a new leg to provide those services, and junior Garrett Greenway has, so far, earned that opportunity. Through spring drills, which close with Saturday's Blue-White intrasquad game at noon at Delaware Stadium, Greenway has come out on top in the kicking competition and been named the Hens' most improved special teams player... He first saw action in 2012, kicking off three times in the win over Rhode Island. Last year, Greenway was Delaware's holder on placements the first seven games and also delivered the successful and ultimately decisive onside kick in Delaware's dramatic 32-31 upset win at Towson. Greenway, whose older brother Brad was an All-Ivy kicker at Cornell, faces more challenges in August. Among Delaware's incoming scholarship freshmen is kicker Frank Raggo from Randolph, N.J. Raggo kicked four field goals of 40-plus yards and had 52 touchbacks on kickoffs in his career." - Delaware Online

February 5, 2014 - kicker Frank Raggo signs
"Randolph, N.J. (Randolph HS): Four-year starting kicker at Randolph High School for head coach Joe Lusardi...also a three-year starter at captain...earned All-State Group 4 honors as a senior...first team all-conference each of his final three seasons and an all-county pick’s Defensive Player of the Year his senior year in 2013...led team to 10-1 record and the state title as a freshman in 2010...led team to four-year mark of 26-15-1...kicked 13 career field goals, including four of 40+ yards, and booted 52 touchbacks, including 23 as a senior...was 101 of 112 on extra points, including 30-30 accuracy as a senior...averaged 30.0 yards per punt as a sophomore but improved to 37.0 as a junior and 37.7 as a senior...had career-best 77-yard punt as a senior...honor roll student." - Blue Hens

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