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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Nevada Wolf Pack Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

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May 5, 2015 - spring specialists
"Projected starters: Kicker: Brent Zuzo (5-10/175; jr.); Punter: Alex Boy (6-3/195; jr.); Long snapper: Tyler Wilson (5-11/220; jr.)
Projected backups: Kicker: Boy; Punter: Brayden Sanchez (5-11/200; jr.); Long snapper: Wes Farnsworth (6-1/200; fr.)
Biggest spring riser: Zuzo — It's not like anybody was challenging Zuzo for the starting kicking job, but the junior had a good spring camp, capped by a perfect spring game in which he hit two long field goals, including a 52-yarder. Zuzo, who is 28-of-35 on field goals in his career (80 percent), could be in line for an All-Mountain West season." - Reno Gazette-Journal

February 4, 2015 - long snapper / DB Wes Farnsworth signs
"Will graduate this spring from Bishop Manogue Catholic High School ... Was a two-year letter winner in football under head coach Thomas Peregrin and a three-year letter winner in baseball ... Earned a five-star ranking as a long snapper and was heralded as one of the top long snappers in the nation ... Earned a top five spot in the 2014 Rubio Long Snapping ranking ... At the Rubio Long Snapping elite camp, ranked first in fastest snap average and second in accuracy ... Named the Miner's team captain in 2014 ... Earned Bishop Manogue's 2013 special teams MVP award." - Wolf Pack

February 3, 2015 - kicker Spencer Pettit commits as preferred walk-on
"A recruiting process that started with a visit from Washington State University when Glacier Peak senior Pettit was just a sophomore, concluded with a visit to WSU this past weekend. In between, Pettit was heavily recruited by seven schools and talked to numerous others. One of those schools, the University of Nevada, has found itself a new kicker. Pettit will become a member of the Wolf Pack later this year, joining the team as a preferred walk-on. Pettit is ranked eighth nationally by Chris Sailer." - Daily Herald

August 28, 2014 - summer specialists
"Coach Brian Polian said he felt very good about sophomore placekicker Brent Zuzo, and that while sophomore punter Alex Boy was inconsistent early in camp, he 'has gotten more confident and better lately.' Polian said reserve wide receiver and holder Brayden Sanchez, a lefty, also could give the team a change-up at punter'." - Reno Gazette-Journal

August 13, 2014 - kicker Brent Zuzo
"He earned his keep last year, converting his first 11 field goal attempts. Polian said he got fatigued toward the end of the season and ended up 14-for-17. 'I was thrilled (with Zuzo),' said Polian, who added that he and the coaching staff will manage Zuzo better this season to avoid him becoming fatigued. 'He is mature beyond his years, which you have to be. It's hard enough to be a kicker, then to be a true freshman and perform the way he did? He wasn't perfect. He knows that. But he was pretty damn good.' Polian also expects Zuzo to be more consistent with creating touchbacks. He caused 22 touchbacks in 67 kickoffs last season, but Polian said his leg is stronger this season. Zuzo, too, was happy with his freshman year, but he's not paying much attention to it. 'It's last year,' the former soccer player said. 'It stays in the past. I wasn't looking for specific numbers. This year is going to be pretty exciting'." - Reno Gazette-Journal

August 6, 2014 - punter Alex Boy
"Boy replaces two-year starter Chase Tenpenny, a left-handed boomer who averaged 44.5 yards per punt in 2013 and is now in San Diego Chargers camp. Tenpenny is the second-best punter in Wolf Pack history (behind Pat Brady), so Boy has big shoes to fill as he replaces a punter who consistently won the battle of field position. The Wolf Pack's backup punter is a wide receiver, so Boy has the starting role locked up. Boy has a big frame and strong leg, so the potential is there. Consistency has been his biggest issue. In Boy's last active season (2012 at Long Beach City College), he averaged 39.4 yards per punt." - Reno Gazette-Journal

June 29, 2014 - long snapper Wes Farnsworth commits
"This Reno, NV Bishop Manogue product has verbally committed to #Nevada as a Long Snapper for 2015" - Scout profile

April 29, 2014 - spring specialists
"Brent Zuzo had a very good season as a true freshman placekicker. Nevada would like to see more touchbacks (22 of 67 kickoffs). The team must replace second-team All-MWC punter Chase Tenpenny, as well as its top kick and punt returners.... Alex Boy, a sophomore who transferred from Long Beach City College last year and redshirted, assumes the punting duties." - Reno Gazette-Journal

April 26, 2014 - spring game
"The Blue D held and Brent Zuzo kicked the first of three field goals, a 22-yarder, to make it 6-3.
The Blue turned to the run game on the ensuing drive with Don Jackson and Nate McLaurin guiding a field-goal drive as Zuzo connected from 36 yards out to make it 9-3. Zuzo hit from 37 yards out for the Blue on their next drive to make it 12-3." - Wolf Pack

April 20, 2014 - spring scrimmage
"Brent Zuzo went 7-for-9 on field goal attempts. He converted kicks from 24 and 36 yards and missed from 46 during the scrimmage itself and went 4-for-5 from varying distances (35 to 47 yards) during halftime." - Reno Gazette-Journal

1 comment:

CharlieCoachLee said...

The long-line of great kickers and punters contninue at Nevada....

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