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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


September 7, 2015 - kicker Connor Rouleau named OVC Specialist of the Week
"Rouleau was crucial in the Gamecocks' grabbing the win in the only matchup of Top 10 teams in the nation last week. The Suwanee, Ga., native was a perfect 3-for-3 in field goals and 2-for-2 in PAT attempts to score 11 of the Gamecocks' 23 points. The second-year starter at kicker for the Gamecocks connected on field goal tries from 34, 35 and 32 yards in the win." - Gamecocks

September 23, 2014 -  kicker Connor Rouleau 
"This season, Rouleau is 3-for-4 on field goals and 9-for-9 on extra points. His 18 points are tied with Josh Barge for tops in team scoring. 'It’s been a fun experience so far,' he said. 'Kicking is like golf. If you shank one into the woods, and you’re still mad when you tee up another one, it won’t look any better. You have to have a short memory as a kicker'." - Anniston Star
 
April 12, 2014 - spring game
"Connor Rouleau, a redshirt freshman from Suwanee, Ga., who is vying to replace All-American Griffin Thomas (who finished his career as the school and Ohio Valley Conference's record holder for field goals in a season) as the Gamecocks' placekicker, contributed field goals of 26 and 25 yards for the Red team." - Gamecocks

April 8, 2014 - long snapper Andrew Dean
"Dean is the Gamecocks’ long-snapper, arguably the least recognized position on the team. The only time he gets noticed is when something goes ka-blooey in the kicking game and then, head coach John Grass said, 'everybody goes to the media guide to see who is that guy.' If Dean never gets noticed, that’s just fine by him. He’d rather have punter Hamish MacInnes or new kicker Connor Rouleau set all the records, while he quietly goes about his business delivering them the ball." - Anniston Star

March 20, 2014 - kicker Connor Rouleau
"The redshirt freshman is in the unenviable position of trying to replace one of the best kickers in the country. Even JSU head coach John Grass calls the spot vacated by the senior Griffin Thomas “the biggest hole we’ve got” — and that includes filling all the voids at inside linebacker and safety. But Rouleau seems up for the challenge and apparently in the lead. In Thursday’s final scrimmage before spring break, he kicked his fourth 50-yard field goal of the spring and came within the width of the uprights of hitting two 47-yarders into the wind. He hit a 52-yarder that matched the longest in JSU history at the end of last weekend’s scrimmage.... Well, it’s not quite his job, but he has the upper hand. He’s battling with Shorter transfer Kyle Trego this spring and will have an additional challenger in Enterprise’s Cade Stinnett when fall camp opens. Stinnett’s father kicked for the Gamecocks’ 1992 national championship team." - Anniston Star

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