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Monday, August 24, 2015

Chicago Maroons Kicker, Punter & Snapper News


August 21, 2015 - summer specialists
"UChicago was efficient all last season on special teams. Second Team All-UAA kicker/punter Karol Kurzydlowski (Sr.) made 9 of 11 field goals on the year, with six converted from 34 yards or longer. Long snapper Joseph Greene (Jr.) was selected First Team All-UAA as the special teams unit did not allow any punts or kicks to be blocked." - Maroons

October 4, 2014 - Karol Kurzydlowski kicks game winner over Rhodes
"The University of Chicago football team forced three-straight turnovers in the final five minutes of the game and rallied past Rhodes College 17-14 on Saturday. Junior Karol Kurzydlowski kicked a 23-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the game to seal the win in the second-annual Blues Bowl." - Maroons
"Quite honestly it all goes to my teammates and coaches continuing to have faith in me. I hadn't missed a field goal or extra point until yesterday so when I had missed both earlier in the game I started to doubt my abilities. Coach Wilkerson always reminds us to have a next play mentality and to always give a 100% effort on Special Teams because it is just as vital as the other 2/3rds of the game. I said a quick prayer before I went out there and just trusted my technique. I ended up hitting a great ball and then a touchback on the kickoff. Redemption felt great after losing to Rhodes College last year on some Special Teams blunders. Really though it is my teammates and coaches trust and reassuring gestures that took all the pressure off at the end." - Karol Kurzydlowski

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