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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Idaho State Bengals Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

September 10, 2014 - long snapper Andy Burtenshaw
"Former Pocatello standout Andy Burtenshaw is the first long snapper Mike Kramer has ever recruited on scholarship. And two games into his freshman season, Burtenshaw will take over as Idaho State’s long snapper after senior Jake Belnap went down with an injury against Utah State. Kramer said Belnap will be unavailable for about two months." - ISJ Sports

August 27, 2014 - punter C.J. Reyes
"Reyes (a senior) returns as ISU's punter. The Bengals typically roll out on punts, and Reyes fits the style well. He averaged 38.5 yards per punt last season on 66 punts (with a long of 65 yards). Additionally, he only had one touchback last season and no blocked punts. In 2012, Reyes averaged 40.2 yards on 59 punts. He clearly has a decent leg and should be as good or better this season than in previous seasons." - Block U

August 16, 2014 - kicker Zak Johnson
"Johnson spent his true freshman season sitting on the bench, observing and learning from Brendon Garcia. This year the job is all his. But after such a shaky spring, head coach Mike Kramer had his concerns. And, frankly, he still does. 'He’s not a Division I kicker yet,' Kramer said. 'He’s never kicked in a game. He has no idea what it’s going to be like until he has to do it and it’ll be a painful process. It always is. Freshman kickers, they will take your hair off'.... And about that lousy spring? Johnson shrugged it off, went back home to Boise this past summer and got to work. He would go to Meridian High School and kick there, and his own backyard has a field goal. 'I feel like I learned a lot. ... I got to the point where I feel I need to be to start this year,' Johnson said. 'I felt like by the time this camp hit I would be hitting the ball pretty well'.” - Idaho State Journal

April 26, 2014 - Dave Kragthorpe Classic
Field Goals C.J. Reyes ... 1-2, 3-4 PAT... Good from 29, missed from 48 yds - Bengals

April 20, 2014 - second spring scrimmage
"Zak Johnson connected on field goals of 42, 32, 43, 28 and 29 yards. He missed from 38 and 37 yards out and he had a 48-yard kick blocked by Vai Peko." - Bengals

February 5, 2014 - long snapper Andy Burtenshaw signs
"Pocatello High School, Pocatello, Idaho... Ranked third in the Western United States for long snapping at Prokicker … ranked 21st in the nation by Prokicker and No. 1 in Idaho … was invited to the Prokicker Championship camp in Florida and placed third at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp … three-year letter winner in football, four years in baseball and two years in basketball … ranked in the Top 12 of the National Ranked Long Snappers in attendance … invited to attend the Rubio Long Snapping Invitational Camp in Las Vegas … voted Most Outstanding Special Teams Player at Pocatello High School in 2013." - Bengals

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