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Monday, February 9, 2015

Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

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February 4, 2015 - kicker Tre Jackson & long snapper Hunter Colonna sign
Tre Jackson, Newland, N.C. / Avery County HS - Named Class 1A All-State by NCPreps.com as a punter … Played in the 2014 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … One of the state's most versatile players … Finished career with a 66.6 yard average on 102 kickoffs … Had 57 combined touchbacks over his final two seasons … Averaged 39.3 yards on 85 career punts, with 27 pinned inside the 20-yard line … Accounted for 40 career touchdowns as an offensive weapon and posted 3,189 yards of total offense over three seasons … A first-team All-Western North Carolina selection by the Asheville Citizen-Times as a senior … Named Western Highlands Conference Special Teams Player of the Year
Hunter Colonna, Waxhaw, N.C. / Marvin Ridge HS - Four-year varsity starter at long snapper … Ranked as top long snapper in North Carolina by Rubio Long Snapping … Played tight end and handled long snapping duties for the Mavs … Caught 40 passes for 400 yards and four touchdowns as a senior tight end … Earned All-Southern Carolina Conference honors … Team captain … Helped clear the way for a unit that managed 3,772 yards of total offense in 2014 … Standout snapper who attended the prestigious Sailor Kicking/Rubio Snapping Camp." - Bulldogs

February 27, 2014 - Jesse Bunton commits
"Bunton (6-1, 240), a three-year Panthers varsity starter and 2013 All-Northwestern 3A/4A Conference selection, has played all five offensive line positions as well as some defensive line, linebacker and long snapper. He said GWU has hinted that they’d like to keep him at offensive line and may try him at long snapper." - The News Herald

February 5, 2014 - kicker/punter Paul Schumacher signs
"West Palm Beach, Fla. / The King’s Academy Played at The King’s (Fla.) Academy … Earned second-team Class 3A All-State honors from the Associated Press following a strong senior season … Recipient of the prestigious 2013 Lou Groza Award as the top kicker in Palm Beach County … Selected to play in the Treasure Coast All-Star Game on January 11 … Made 7-of-10 field goals including a 50-yarder against state powerhouse Pahokee (Fla.) High … Had four field goals of 40 yards or longer … Made 29-of-31 PAT kicks and finished the season with 50 points in nine games … Had 32 touchbacks on 42 kickoffs (76.1 percent) … Averaged 40.4 yards per punt on 29 attempts with a long of 62 yards … Has also seen action at receiver and cornerback … Standout on the King’s Academy soccer team as a defender … Also a triple jumper with the Track & Field squad" - Bulldogs

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