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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

McNeese State Cowboys Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

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September 14, 2015 - kicker Trent Manuel named Southland Special Teams Player of the Week
"redshirt freshman kicker Trent Manuel has been named this week’s Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in last Saturday’s 43-6 win over Incarnate Word the league office released on Monday. In making his collegiate debut, Manuel, a native of Orange, Texas, connected on all four of his extra point attempts and hit two of three field goals, making from distances of 20 and 22 yards." - KPLC

March 19, 2015 - spring specialists
"On special teams, punter and place kicker Jean Breaux returns for his senior season and is on the verge of rewriting the McNeese record book. The Cowboys will debut a new full-time field goal kicker and PAT guy with the loss of Alex Kjellsten who transferred to another school. Breaux was 2-for-3 in FGs last season. Redshirt freshman Trent Manuel will be in the running as the field goal kicker." - Sports NOLA

February 4, 2015 - long snapper Grant Merka signs
"Elgin, Texas • Elgin HS Senior year: 1st Team All-District 17-5A long snapper… Special Teams MVP… No. 2 ranked deep snapper in Texas by Rubio Long Snapping and No. 5 long snapper in the nation by Komblue's Fab 50 Ranking… Bi-District champions and area qualifier… Junior year: 1st Team All-District long snapper… District champs and regional qualifier… Sophomore year: Bi-District and Area champs… Regional qualifier." - Cowboys

October 23, 2014 - fall specialists
"Jean Breaux handles punts and kickoffs. He is averaging 41.2 yards per punt and has nine touchbacks in 42 kickoffs. Alex Kjellsten is the team's place kicker. He is 5-of-6 on field goal attempts and 27-of-29 on extra points." - UIW Cardinals

July 16, 2014 - punter Jean Breaux named to all-SLC preseason team
"Breaux, who was also named to the CFPA Punter Watch List on Wednesday, averaged 39.5 yards per punt last season, had five that went for 50 yards or more, and downed 15 inside the 20-yard line." - Cowboys

April 5, 2014 - second spring scrimmage
"Despite a stiff north wind, field goal kickers Jean Breaux and Tanner Graeber were perfect on the day by hitting all three field goals and all six PATs." - Cowboys

March 29, 2014 - first spring scrimmage
"The first score of the game came during the third series of the first group when newcomer kicker Tanner Graeber connected on a 47-yard field goal." - Cowboys

February 5, 2014 - kicker Trent Manuel signs
"Orange, Texas • Little Cypress-Mauriceville HS: No. 20-ranked kicker in the nation by Chris Sailer… first team All-District, All-Orange County and All-Orange Leader as a senior… was a perfect 24 for 24 in extra points and hit 8 of 10 field goals in 2013… had 12 touchbacks… for his career, made 44 of 46 extra points and 13 of 17 field goals for coach Randy Crouch at Little Cypress-Mauriceville… honor roll student… a member of the track team and participated in the regional meet as a member of his team's 4x200 meter relay squad." - Cowboys

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