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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Amherst Lord Jeffs Kicker, Punter & Snapper News

October 18, 2014 - Phillip Nwosu kicks game tying and winning field goals over Wesleyan
"A player with NFL potential stepped up to step into two game-changing kicks Saturday afternoon in a Little Three/NESCAC showdown — featuring a pair of unbeaten teams — to propel visiting Amherst to a 33-30 overtime victory at Wesleyan's Andrus Field. Senior Phillip Nwosu drilled a 41-yard field with 23 seconds left to forge a 30-30 tie, then connected on a 35-yarder in Amherst's first possession in overtime to lift the Lord Jeffs to 5-0 in the conference. Both kicks were no doubters, although rain had begun falling on the grass field, making the snap, hold, plant and kick all less than routine.... 'I'm out there for every kick,' said Nwosu. 'So I just repeat my mantra all the time: plant and trust.' Faith and confidence are secondary factors in Nwosu's kicking package. His power and accuracy are at the forefront, although Amherst coach EJ Mills noted that Nwosu had been having "an up-and-down year." Nwosu's shortest kickoff only made it a yard deep into the end zone. All three of his field goals in regulation, plus the game-winner, had plenty of distance. Nwosu's first field goal, with 23 seconds left in the first half, cut the Lord Jeffs' deficit to 13-10. That was a 32-yarder. His next field goal was 30-yarder to end the third quarter, making it 23-20 for Wesleyan." - Hartford Courant

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hes going to the nfl

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