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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Holy Cross Crusaders Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

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September 7, 2015 - kicker/punter Connor Fitzgerald named Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week
"for his performance in Saturday’s 27-19 victory at Monmouth. This marks the second time he has been chosen as the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week during his collegiate career. In the Monmouth game, Fitzgerald scored nine points, hitting both of his field goal attempts (from 22 and 40 yards) and all three of his extra points. His two field goals came in the fourth quarter, after the Hawks had trimmed the Crusaders’ lead to 21-16. He also averaged 38.0 yards on six punts, with four of his six kicks downed inside the Hawks’ 20-yard line. In 15 career games played, Fitzgerald has now scored 67 points, hitting 13 of 19 field goals and 28 of 29 extra points. He has also averaged 40.7 yards on 47 career punts, with 16 kicks downed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line." - Crusaders

February 4, 2015 - kicker/punter A.J. Wells signs
"A transfer from Middle Tennessee State University • Did not appear in any games in 2014, his only season with the Blue Raiders • Previously played for head coach Mike Swaney at Marion County High School in Buena Vista, Ga. • Served as team captain during his senior season • Hit 23 of 38 field goals and 179 of 191 extra points during his high school career, with a long field goal of 47 yards • Averaged 39.1 yards on 134 punts in his high school career, with 51 kicks inside the 20-yard line • A three-time All-State selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association • Selected as the Columbus All-Valley Area Special Teams Player of the Year in 2013." - Crusaders

February 5, 2014 - punter Will McGrail signs
"Played for head coach Greg Toal at Don Bosco Preparatory High School in Ramsey, N.J. Named first team All-Suburban, second team All-League and second team All-County as a senior. Helped team win a state championship in 2011 and a league title in 2013. Also lettered in basketball." - Crusaders

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