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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Carson–Newman Eagles Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

September 8, 2015 - kicker Carson Wise named SAC Special Teams Player of the Week
"Wise, a freshman from Blacksburg, Va., nailed a 40-yard field goal that ended up being a difference maker as Carson-Newman defeated the University of the Cumberlands 59-56 on Sept. 3.  He also connected on eight extra points for the foggy gray and orange." - SAC

August 17, 2014 - summer specialists
"Kickers: Carson-Newman must recover from the loss of Curt Duncan at placekicker after the 2012 All-American wrapped his C-N career ranked second for field goals, extra points and points scored by a kicker in Eagle history. Duncan also holds the top two single season marks for field goals and points by a kicker. The lead candidate to replace his leg is none other than his cousin Ben Ogle. 'Curt was a great kicker, but he was also one of our best athletes and a great leader,' coach Dino Waites said. 'Ben has a high standard to measure up to. As he progresses and grows, he can be right there with Curt Duncan. Which is nice because he has three years left here.' Ogle has one varsity field goal in his career, however, he came a point from tying Duncan's single game school record of 17 points by a kicker in a junior varsity game against University of the Cumberlands. Ogle had a 50-yard field goal in that game. 
Punter: The Eagles must also find a new starting punter with  Duncan's departure, fortunately they have two men with starting experience. Charlie Rhea punted his way to all-conference honors in 2011 before tearing his ACL in game two of 2012. 'Charlie's in the weight room working hard,' Waites said. 'I can see him having a successful just because he's willing to go that extra mile to work hard and be a leader.' Nick Tankersly earned preseason all-conference honors in 2013 after his 2012 season in place of Rhea before being ruled academically ineligible. They'll battle it out for starting duties. Rhea averaged 38.3 yards per punt in his career while Tankersly comes in at 39.0 yards per punt." - Eagles

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