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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lincoln (MO) Blue Tigers Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


October 15, 2014 - mid-season report
"Julio Segura has been fantastic at creating field position swings for LU, averaging 55.5 yards on kickoffs and 38.0 yards on punts, the fifth-most in the GLVC. Segura has landed 14 of his punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line while 12 have forced returners to signal for a fair catch.... Andrew Fishel is just a sophomore, but he has already become the program's all-time leader in successful extra point kicks. Fishel, who set a single-season record in that stat with 35 last year, has added 20 this season for 55 total made-PATs. That mark surpasses the old record of 49, set by Gerald Walker from 1963-65." - Blue Tigers

August 20, 2014 - summer specialists
"We're definitely excited about (the special teams) this season,' said Anthony Broadnax, Lincoln's special teams coordinator. 'We got Julio (Segura) back and we got Andrew (Fishel) back, our punter and kicker from last year, and they both got better in the offseason. We expect them both to increase in their yardage and consistency and distances, all at the same time.' Segura, a senior, had a breakthrough season as Lincoln's punter in 2013. In 2012, before Segura arrived at Lincoln, the Blue Tigers had six punts blocked and averaged only 29.0 yards yer punt. Last season Segura, who was named the MIAA Special Teams Athlete of the Week after helping the Blue Tigers defeat NCAA Division I team Grambling State, averaged 36.4 yards per punt and had no kicks blocked. Four of those punts went over 50 yards, and 14 pinned opponents inside their own 20. Segura also handled most of the kickoff duties for Lincoln, averaging 53.3 yards per kick with 10 touchbacks. 'During the offseason, Julio was able to go and get some isolated work on his punting, so we expect him to increase his yardage this year,' Broadnax said. All Fishel did during his freshman season as Lincoln's field goal and extra point kicker was become the Blue Tigers' single-season record holder for successful point-after tries (35, breaking the 1964 mark of 29) and points scored on kicks (53, surpassing Gerald Walker's record of 41, also set in 1964). Broadnax thinks Fishel, now back for his sophomore year, will be even more consistent in 2014. 'Andrew also had some isolated work in some specific areas during the summer and he's come back looking sharper,' Broadnax said. Fishel made 75-percent of his field goal tries last year, ranking him fifth in the MIAA and tying him for 51st in the country. Fishel's 53 points ranked ninth in the conference in scoring by kickers and were 28 more than Lincoln's kickers managed in 2012." - Blue Tigers

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