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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Eastern Illinois Panthers Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


October 12, 2015 - punter Mike Bernier named OVS Special Teams Player of the Week
"after helping the Panthers improve to 2-0 in the OVC with a 33-28 win over Southeast Missouri. Bernier punted five times against the Redhawks for an average of 40.6 yards. His biggest punt of the day came in the final minute of the game as he connected on a 54-yard punt that was downed at the five-yard line with 34 seconds remaining in the game. For the season Bernier is averaging 39.1 yards per punt with three punts over 50 yards and eight punts inside the 20-yard line." - JG-TC

October 19, 2014 - kicker Nick Bruno adds punting against Southeast Missouri
"Also stepping into a new role was freshman Nick Bruno, the place-kicker from the start of the season and now debuting as a punter on Saturday with a 47-yarder and averaging 38.3 yards on three punts for an EIU team that entered this game last among the nation's 121 FCS teams with a 25.1-yard net punting average. 'We actually brought him here as a punter and he won the kicking job,' coach Dameron said. ' I'm glad to see it didn't mess him up. He had his longest field goal of the year." - Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

August 16, 2014 - summer scrimmage
"Among those auditioning were three place-kickers for each field goal situation – senior Cody Meyer of Tri-County, junior Taylor Kerr and freshman Nick Bruno. Each had conversions and misses from hash marks at 33 yards and 21 yards before all three connected on 44-yarders at the end of the practice. 'I'm hoping one will step up and not miss anything,” coach Kim Dameron said. “We'll figure that out pretty quickly'." - Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

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