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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Towson Tigers Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


April 18, 2015 - Tiger Bowl V
"Senior kicker Sam Hurwitz made a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter to give the White Team a 9-7 lead, but redshirt freshman kicker Danny Sutton connected on a 37-yard field goal for the final points of the game to give the Black Team a 10-9 victory." - WNST

September 28, 2014 - kicker Sam Hurwitz
Like many of his teammates in Towson’s 27-24 stunning loss to Maine in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams Saturday night, Sam Hurwitz had an unsteady performance. The junior kicker converted all three of his extra-point attempts and easily nailed a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter. But he also had a 45-yard try that went outside the right upright in the fourth quarter that preceded the Black Bears’ eventual game-winning touchdown. Hurwitz, who has connected on four of six field goals this season, converted a career-long 39-yard field goal in the Tigers’ 31-20 victory over North Carolina Central on Sept. 20. But coach Rob Ambrose said he had no regrets about sending Hurwitz out rather than going for the first down on fourth-and-5 from Maine’s 28.... 'We were having issues with [kickoff] placement,' Ambrose said. 'So we decided we were just going to squib it, and there has been a conversation between me and the young man that should he get lucky enough to hit one of those guys on the run, it would be beneficial to the team. Sam didn’t kick well. He didn’t kick well. Missed a field goal. Placement on kickoffs was bad. [Sophomore punter Jake] Ryder didn’t kick well. Gave them short fields'.... Despite Hurwitz’s uneven outing, Ambrose said there would be no serious consideration to allow freshman Danny Sutton to kick in Hurwitz’s place." - Baltimore Sun

July 19, 2014 - punter Jake Ryder named to watch list
"Towson punter Jake Ryder made the 2014 College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punter Award Watch List, the school announced a few days ago. The complete list of CFPA winners is going to be announced on Jan. 14, 2015." - CSN Baltimore

February 5, 2014 - kicker/punter and long snapper sign
Danny Sutton, Place Kicker-Punter, New Hope Solebury H.S., New Hope, Pa. - Talented punter and place kicker who helped the Lions win their first Centennial Conference championship ... earned all-conference honors three times ... kicked game-winning 48-yard field goal on the final play of the game in the Lions’ Thanksgiving Day victory ... four-year performer at kicker who helped the Lions post an 8-3 record as a senior for Coach Jim Ditulio ... made 11 of 13 field goal attempts in career ... booted 70 percent of kickoffs into end zone for touchbacks ... made 67 of 72 conversion attempts in career ... also played lacrosse and basketball ... four-year starter for the Lions’ lacrosse team
Will Hayes, Long Snapper, North Forsyth H.S., Winston-Salem, N.C. - Four-year starter who earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior ... three-year captain for Coach Peter Gilchrist ... played offensive line and defensive end ... led the Vikings to an 8-6 record and the conference championship ... helped team reach the third round of the state playoffs ... ranked as the number one long snapper in the state ... also threw shot put and discus for the Vikings’ track and field team ... honor roll student ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... along belongs to the National Honor Society. - Tigers

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