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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Johns Hopkins Blue Jays Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


August 29, 2015 - summer specialists

"Place-Kickers: Sophomore Jamie Sullivan and junior Nick Campbell both return and give the Blue Jays one of the top place-kicking tandems in the nation. During their careers, they have combined to connect on 17-of-22 field goals (.773) and 112-of-115 extra points (.974). 
Punters: Junior Matt Auran is back after handling the punting chores a year ago. He averaged 33.0 yards per punt and dropped 10 of his attempts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. " - Blue Jays
September 26, 2014 - kicker Jamie Sullivan
"Few people would know that Johns Hopkins kicker Nick Campbell’s freshman season in 2013 -- in which he led Division III in field-goal percentage (90.9 percent on 10-of-11 attempts) and converted 54-of-55 extra points -- was built despite a nagging leg problem. That same ailment has cropped up again this fall as Campbell has connected on just 1-of-3 field goals and made 8-of-9 extra points through the Blue Jays’ first three games. Campbell’s injury – which coach Jim Margraff declined to specify – has opened the door for freshman Jamie Sullivan to get some playing time. 'Nick has had some leg issues,' Margraff said Wednesday of the player who was picked to the All-Centennial Conference second team last year. 'So sometimes we’re letting Jamie kick off. Late in the game [against Moravian on Saturday], I just wanted to switch it up. I like to get a lot of guys experience early on. We don’t have a JV program. So whenever we can get a young guy some work, we want to be able to do that.' Sullivan converted his only field-goal attempt of 22 yards in the fourth quarter of the team's 33-14 victory over Moravian, and he is 4-for-4 on extra points. Sullivan, who has taken 13 kickoffs to Campbell’s five, doesn’t act like a first-year player, Margraff said. 'Jamie’s a confident guy, and he’s been doing great in practice,' Margraff said." - Baltimore Sun

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